While you travel to your wedding destination, never put certain personal items in your checked luggage — in fact, don't let the items in the following list out of your sight! Plan to carry the following items with you until you reach your destination:

Passports Contact info and emergency numbers (including guests)
Marriage license (if obtained at home) Updated planning file and copies of contracts
Birth certificates Eyeglasses and medications
Plane tickets iPod (to watch videos, store photos, and transport wedding music)
Cash, travelers checks, credit cards Digital camera
Bride and groom's wedding wear (including shoes) Wedding rings and other jewelry
No-Jet-Lag (it won't do you any good in your suitcase)