Gordon, luggage is a very delicate subject, and one of which a gentleman needs intimate knowledge before he dares to broach the subject with his blushing bride. Presumably, all she has known before were tiny backpacks, and fanny packs. Dude, SO not manly.
I know! I have my own bridal list of to-dos and they have brides packing two weeks before as well! How dumb! I don't think they always help that much - those checklists and such.