From the maritime city of Halifax to the breathtaking beaches of Jamaica, our Contributing Editor, Jessica Mulroney, has been traveling all over to film her brand-new wedding television series I DO, REDO. As an avid traveler, we asked Jessica for her top tips to help inspire your destination wedding packing list. From products that will keep your skin looking and feeling great even when you’re 30,000 feet in the air to travel looks that are both pretty and practical, read on to find out what’s in Jessica’s suitcase!
You’ve been traveling a lot lately for I DO, REDO, what are some staple items that you can’t leave home without?
No matter where I’m traveling, there are four essential items I always have with me: AirPods, a great book, sunglasses and a moisturizing mask.
Can you share any packing tips?
I’m a firm believer in overpacking. For me, it helps to plan ahead and pack outfits instead of individual pieces. Once I have these laid out, I’ll add extra items to account for inclement weather or last-minute events – I like to be prepared for anything.
Do you have an inflight skincare routine?
Hydration is key when it comes to my inflight skincare routine. My carry-on always includes coconut oil for moisturizing and removing my make-up, Vitamin C serum and an overnight mask to wear throughout the flight.
What are some of your beauty essentials?
It’s no secret that travel can take a toll on your skin, so I always make sure to pack products that can keep my skin hydrated. Some of my favorite products to travel with are Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair night serum, Sunday Riley’s C.E.O Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream and the LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask.
My must-pack beauty products are NARS Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer which are conveniently packed as a duo making it perfect for travel.
What’s your go-to outfit for a day of traveling?
For me, comfort is key! Typically, my travel looks involve jeans and running shoes. If I’m traveling somewhere tropical, I like to wear layers, such as a t-shirt and a sweater, so it’s easier to adapt to different temperatures.
Also, I always pack a cozy scarf in my carry-on bag. I’ll wear this for the entire flight and then tuck it back in my carry-on and swap it for sunnies once I arrive in destination.
What tips do you have for couples packing for their destination wedding?
I recommend that couples pack separately. This way you can each pack your things your way which makes the packing process much smoother.