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Essential Summer Bachelorette Party Packing List

Must Haves
Planning and Budgeting
August 3, 2023

As you start to prepare to celebrate the bride-to-be and her upcoming wedding fun, one aspect that deserves special attention is proper packing. A well-thought-out packing plan ensures you will have all the essentials for the celebrations and activities that come along with a bachelorette party.

From sun-soaked beach days to lively night-outs, a well-thought-out packing strategy guarantees that you're fully equipped to make the most of this memorable experience. So, let's dive into the essential summer bachelorette packing list. 

Choosing the Right Luggage

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The first step to smart packing is selecting the right luggage. Lightweight, versatile, and easily identifiable options are the key factors to consider. Let’s take a look at three fantastic luggage choices. 

1. Carry-On Garment Bag

This inexpensive garment bag is a go-to choice for travelers seeking to keep their clothes in pristine condition while on the move. A carry-on garment bag is versatile and spacious, with a hanging clothes compartment, interior pockets, and an additional shoe bag. In our opinion, it’s a definite winner.

2. BÉIS: “The Weekender”

Traveling for a short weekend getaway? Look no further than the BÉIS "The Weekender" to simplify your packing process. This lightweight and stylish option features a built-in bottom compartment designed to keep your shoes, toiletries, and travel essentials separate. You can even stash a hair dryer or dry shampoo in there!

3. Away: “The Large Flex” 

For longer trips or those who simply can't decide what to pack, the Away "The Large Flex" is your perfect match. This spacious bag is ideal for those who need to pack a lot, whether it's decorations for the bachelorette party or extra outfits. With its generous capacity, you won't have to worry about leaving anything behind. Pack to your heart's content! 

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Clothing Essentials

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Packing the right clothing items is essential for a summer bachelorette party with varying activities and weather conditions in mind. Here are some versatile clothing suggestions:

1. Sundress

If you’re heading somewhere warm or attending a summer bachelorette party, a sundress is a comfortable, stylish, and versatile option. It effortlessly transitions between casual and dressy occasions. That should top the packing list for the bachelorette party. Alternatively, you can carry an LBD if your party has a black dress code.

2. Shorts and Tank Top

Bachelorette parties often involve dressing up, but it's also essential to have comfortable and casual outfits. Shorts and a tank top are perfect for such occasions, making them ideal for activities like poolside lounging or leisurely walks. 

3. Fun Pants & Top

Take that simple top and transform it into a night look by pairing it with some fun pants. Elevate the outfit with patterned, extra baggy bell bottoms or flares. Whether it’s a cute top or a simple one, you’ve got yourself a fit that can go from day to night easily!

4. Romper

Let’s talk about convenience because vacation outfits can be tricky to put together. Opt for a romper that eliminates the need to worry about matching pieces. Its fun and flirty vibe makes it perfect for everything from a casual brunch to dancing the night away. 

5. Jumpsuit

Similar to a romper but with legs, a jumpsuit offers another stylish and trendy choice for the party. A jumpsuit adds a touch of sophistication while staying comfortable. 

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Swimwear and Beach Essentials

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Since many summer bachelorette parties involve beachside fun, packing the right swimwear and beach essentials is crucial. Let’s take a look at some of the most important things you will need. 

1. Two-Piece Swimsuit

When choosing a two-piece swimsuit, consider your body type for the perfect fit. Opt for styles like the AALIYAH Top and Bottoms for a flattering look, or go for a top with an underwire for added support during your beach adventures. Here’s where you can find them:

2. One-Piece Swimsuit

For those seeking extra coverage without compromising style, a one-piece swimsuit is the way to go. Embrace the chicness of options like the Vera One Piece in True White for an elegant beach look.

3. Sarongs and Cover-Ups

Enhance your beach day look with a stylish and versatile cover-up that will add a touch of flair. Sarongs are ideal for those looking to travel light and save space in their bags. This versatile wrap-around skirt is easy to pack and carry and is perfect for summer weather at the beach or pool. What’s more, a classic crochet cover-up is timeless and affordable, making it the perfect addition to your beach wardrobe. 

4. Sunscreen and Other Beach Accessories

Protecting your skin from the scorching sun is of utmost importance during your beach day. The Supergoop’s PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with sunflower extract is a game-changer when it comes to safeguarding your skin from harmful UV rays.

Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun's glare, so be sure to grab one of those (with UV protection). In addition, a wide-brimmed sun hat will add a fashionable touch and provide extra shade.

To accessorize your overall look, wear versatile jewelry that will add a personal feel to your beach day and outfits. Ensure to bring jewelry that won’t tarnish in the water. 

When shopping for suits, cover-ups, and beach accessories, we recommend checking out PacSun and ASOS, which offer an extensive selection of trendy and stylish options.

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Footwear Options

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When it comes to a summer bachelorette party, finding the perfect footwear that offers style and comfort is essential. Shoes that not only complement your outfit but that are suitable for different activities are a must. What follows are some of our shoe recommendations for every occasion. 

1. Sandals

Heading to the beach calls for a timeless classic—the sandal. These versatile shoes can be dressed up for a night out or dressed down with your swimsuit and cover-up. Comfortable and breathable, they are the ultimate go-to option for both casual and dressy beachside activities. Sandals are the answer if you’re wondering how to stay cool at your summer bachelorette party.

2. Platform Sandals

Elevate your beach style with a platform sandal. These trendy shoes offer an elevated look without compromising on comfort. They are perfect for long nights out on the town. 

3. Slides

When it's time to kick back and unwind, slides are the perfect choice. Opt for a waterproof pair that is perfect for the beach, taking a leisurely walk, or relaxing by the pool. They are easy to slip on and off, making them very convenient for beach activities and leisure. 

4. Sneakers

If your party involves exploring the local scene or engaging in adventurous activities, sneakers will be a nice addition to your packing list. Not only are they comfortable and supportive, but a stylish sneaker can also elevate your overall look for those daytime adventures. Wear them on the plane or during the car ride to save space in your luggage 

5. Wedges

Embrace both style and comfort with a wedge shoe option. Wedges add a touch of elegance and height while providing stability, making them an ideal option for evenings filled with fun and dancing. 

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Beauty and Skincare Products

With the summer sun beaming down, it's essential to prioritize both skin protection and maintaining your glamorous look during your bachelorette celebrations. Picking the right beauty and skincare products ensures you'll be ready for all the fun in the sun. Below are some of the must-have items to include in your toiletries. 

1. Sunscreen

A high-quality sunscreen is necessary to protect you against harmful UV rays. It should be right up there in your summer bachelorette party must-haves. Options like Supergoop’s PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with sunflower extract or Black Girl Sunscreen keep your skin protected while enjoying the beach, rooftop brunches, or outdoor festivities.

2. Setting Spray

To ensure your makeup stays flawless and fresh throughout the day and night, invest in a reliable setting spray like the Charlotte Tilbury Setting Spray or Onesize Setting Spray. Your glamorous look will stay put no matter how much dancing and celebrating you do.

3. Tinted Moisturizer

A lightweight option that has coverage and SPF? Yes, please! This tinted moisturizer will help you achieve a glowing and natural complexion that is perfect for a beach day, a casual morning by the pool, or sightseeing. 

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Essential Travel Documents

As you gear up for your bachelorette adventure, don't forget to pack your essential travel documents. These items are the most important things you must bring to a bachelorette party abroad. These documents ensure a smooth and stress-free journey with your besties. Here's what to keep on your travel and packing checklist. 

1. IDs

A driver's license or any government-issued identification is a non-negotiable must-have. After all, you wouldn't want to miss out on those exciting bar celebrations without proper identification. Ensure everyone has their IDs ready to enjoy every moment of the festivities.

2. Passports

If your bachelorette party involves international travel, it's essential to ensure everyone has a valid passport. When planning your bachelorette party, double-check expiration dates to make sure they are valid throughout the trip. 

3. Travel Insurance

For added peace of mind, consider investing in travel insurance coverage. Accidents can happen, and travel insurance can offer financial protection against unexpected events, such as trip cancellations, delays, or medical emergencies. 

While nobody likes to think about potential mishaps, having travel insurance in place in your ultimate packing list provides reassurance during your adventures.

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Last But Not Least

Let’s talk about a few additional items that may be useful during a summer bachelorette party to ensure a smooth celebration. A portable charger will be a lifesaver, ensuring no one loses touch during the excitement of the night. Don’t forget cameras to capture and remember all of the memories. For peace of mind, a first aid kit will be useful for any unforeseen mishaps, and a reusable water bottle will help you stay hydrated while indulging in the celebrations with the bride tribe.

Packing the right items for your summer bachelorette party is essential to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable celebration. Start by selecting the appropriate luggage that suits your travel needs and keeps your belongings organized. Pack versatile clothing options that can be easily mixed and matched for various activities, saving space and making outfit decisions a breeze.

Sun protection is vital, so be sure to prioritize packing sunscreen, hats, and other protective accessories to shield yourself from the sun's rays during your outdoor adventures. And don't forget to keep all essential documents, like IDs and passports. By following these tips, you’ll be well-prepared and organized during your summer bachelorette party. 


What to pack for a bachelorette party?

Trips call for some serious party packing. Your bachelorette packing list must include footwear, clothes, swimwear, beach essentials, beauty and skincare products, and essential travel documents.

What travel documents should I pack for a bachelorette party trip?

If you’re going on a bachelorette party trip, you must bring all of your travel documents. IDs, passports, and travel insurance are all must-haves in the kit. 

What footwear options do you pack while going on a bachelorette trip?

Footwear is one of the most important aspects of travel packing. It’s almost an offense to take it lightly! You can pack sandals, platform sandals, slides, sneakers, and wedges.

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