What to Pack for a Pre-Wedding Mountain Getaway

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pre-wedding mountain packing list

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Everyone knows that the honeymoon is the relaxation light at the end of the wedding planning tunnel. Just because you're in the midst of planning doesn't mean you can't escape for a romantic weekend with your fiancé right? (You actually really need the time to connect and remember what it's all really about!) So why not hit the slopes while you're still in time? Spring skiing anyone? And, because you've got enough on your plate we didn't want you to worry about making a packing list — we did that for you!

Luckily skiing is a sport that is best preformed when you wear your comfiest clothes; think athleisure meets Aspen. Even off the slopes your leggings are totally appropriate. "Skiing looks glamorous on the slopes but in terms of clothing it's quite a casual affair. Even the chicest après ski bars are very chilled out and relaxed in terms of dress code," said Jess Gibson the creator and editor of The Travelista. "Pack a few stylish or embellished jumpers for the evenings and faux fur accessories are perfect to add a hint of après-ski chic."

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Your coziest off-the-slope outfits basically require your coziest boots. If you've discarded your Uggs from 2007 don't worry, pair your favorite over-the-knee black boots with black leggings and a faux-fur jacket and you've just gone from ski to chic. If you want to invest in mountain friendly boots, Gibson recommends checking out The North Face, they have tons of great snow-friendly boots for when you're not on the slopes.

And don't worry about packing any of your own gear — most mountain ranges and resorts allow you to rent equipment on site, that way you can make sure you're fitted by a professional. No one wants to deal with a sprained ankle at their wedding! "You're much better off bringing your own ski gloves, goggles and helmet as they're not expensive to buy and the price of these items in-resort are always ridiculously inflated," said Gibson. Grab your fiancé and head to any local sporting goods store and you'll be able to grab whatever you need, and he'll be glad to help you shop for something other than floral arrangements.

Besides, there's no better way to unwind from wedding planning stress than with hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps (you deserve it!) wrapped in a blanket in front of a roaring fire than with your fiancé is there?

Jessica Gibson is the creator and editor of The Travelista and you can follow her and her adventures on Twitter (@travlistajess) and Instagram (@thetravelista) and Facebook (The Travelista)

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