Packing for Vacation & Wedding Decor Haul

Sunday, June 7, 2015

I cannot believe it's our last and final trip before our wedding. This weekend we are so excited to attend a family members wedding on Clearwater Beach, Florida. A month ago for my bachelorette weekend it was extremely hot and humid which I haven't experienced in about a year so this trip I packed more accordingly. While we are in Florida I plan to make a couple stops for wedding decor that I am unable to purchase online and save on shipping. I also have packed most of what I have bought and packed in one of my carry-ons so we have more room in the car when we drive down for our wedding.

I had a little strategy planned for this trip which was to pack as much as I can without breaking anything or having to check a bag which would definitely lead to breakage after witnessing many times how airline toss luggage around like hacky sacks.

With my wedding decor all laid out and a roller board carry-on (which has a strong frame), I took the biggest items first and wrapped them with clothes I was packing. I also placed undergarments inside the sea urchins so I don't waste space. I got these really cute sea urchins from Target, in the garden section from $8 - $10 depending on the sale here is the link to it, when I could find more, and the cartwheel app discounts. I'm working with a florist to find the perfect bloom to go with this. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated! Side note - sad to discover peonies are out of season in October.


However, all of my Home Goods finds fit perfectly in the suitcase when I had to let go of the fact packing all of the urchins just weren't going to happen. I got the mercury seahorse candle holders for $2 each. I got the sea horse candle stand for $6.99. I got the gold seashell picture frame for $3.50 on clearance. If you haven't gotten the hint yet my wedding theme is mermaid inspired.

Now on to the Florida style, it is a no brainer to pack light weight clothes, tank tops, Lilly Pulitzer, and bright colors. It is finally my time of year. Arkansas people don't get that my wardrobe was meant for summer year round. 
The weekend wardrobe consist of:
Yellow stripe tank top
Beach Wedding: Sea Urchin For You Dress - Lilly Pulitzer for Target - SOLD OUT :(
Day 3: Lilly Pulitzer for Target pink eyelet shorts

I adore summer styles and can't wait to share my next summer style post. Stay tuned!! 


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