The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing Guide

The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing Guide

Every bride and groom plan for their honeymoon beforehand but leave their packing for the last minute! Well packing for your honeymoon is as important as planning it, with all the excitement and planning hype you are most likely going to forget a thing or two, here or there.  

That’s why we have created the ultimate honeymoon packing guide for you! You just can't go wrong! Whether it’s tips, advice or checklists, we have every detail covered so that you can pack smart for the honeymoon. We’ve got your covered!  

Also read:

"What to Pack for a Beach Destination Honeymoon"

"Packing a Lighter Suitcase"

"Honeymoon Packing Tips From Martha Stewart"

"3 Top Tips for Packing Light for Your Honeymoon"

What do you need to consider when you’re buying your luggage?

  • Size: You may want a larger bag to hold all your belongings, but keep in mind that larger bags weigh heavier and airlines have weight limits. Economy class travelers on most airlines have a weigh limit of 23 kg per suitcase.
  • Fabric: Nylon is always lighter than leather, plastic, or metal.
  • Options: Wheels, pockets and handles will make your traveling much easier.
  • Information: Check with the airlines you will be traveling with for extra information on your luggage and carry-on bags beforehand.
  • And for our dear brides? Make sure you have a cosmetic bag with you to put all your makeup and small objects in. But also check with your airline regarding liquids and security regulations. For example, do not carry a scissor or a nail file in your carry-on bag or handbag.

Now, what to put in your luggage, and how…

  • Wrinkle-free: Instead of folding your clothes and having them all wrinkled when you unpack, try rolling them neatly; it will save more space too. Having a Garment Bag can definitely help especially if you are planning on taking dresses, suits, or formal shirts. (Garment Bags are plastic or nylon covers with a hook at the top for hanging.)
  • Tag your luggage: Make sure you put a tag with your name, home address and hotel address on your luggage in case they get lost.
  • Save some money: Pack your beauty and cosmetic products, such as small size bottles of sunscreen, lotion, or medicine so you won't have to spend extra money on them.
  • Take a present: Wouldn't it be nice if you surprise your spouse with a small gift once you arrive to your destination? Consider it. 
  • Pack all important documents e.g. passports, tickets/e-ticket, travel insurance, marriage certificate.... that you may need in one place and preferably pack them in your carry-on bag. Be extra careful with these important documents.
  • Be sure to pack adapters and converters! They usually differ from one country to another. Be aware of the difference in voltages between countries. 
  • Don’t waste space: E-mail your hotel and ask if they provide electrical items such as a hair dryer or iron in the room so you won't have to carry them with you.

Honeymoon Packing List:  This list is divided into categories and will make your packing experience much easier. This way, you can guarantee you haven’t forgotten anything back home, and save your spouse the unnecessary “but I’m sure I forgot something!” You can easily print it out if you feel like checking items off your list.

Medical:

  • Antibiotic cream
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Band-Aids
  • Pain killers
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Prescriptions (if you take any)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Birth control medication (if needed)

Media:

  • Phone and charger
  • Camera, memory card, charger or batteries
  • Ipod, Ipad, MP3 player, or whatever your ‘electronic addiction’ is
  • Dictionary or a language phrase book (if you are going to a foreign country, just to help you communicate)
  • Guidebooks

Documents:

  • Copy of marriage license
  • Copy of medical history, if necessary
  • Tickets or print out’s of your e-tickets
  • Credit cards
  • Driver’s license (international preferably)
  • Embassy contact information
  • Emergency numbers
  • ID
  • Passport
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance, if needed.

Extras:

  • Safety pins
  • Small sewing kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Her list:

  • Bathing suit, poolside/beach essentials (for your summer honeymoon)
  • Gloves, scarves/shawl (for your winter honeymoon)
  • Dresses
  • Hat
  • Jacket or sweaters
  • Jewelry or accessories
  • Pyjamas
  • Shirts
  • Skirts
  • Pants
  • Socks
  • Walking shoes
  • Brush
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Contact lenses (if you wear any)
  • Makeup
  • Toiletries, hair care products, toothbrush and toothpaste, loofa, shampoo (if you don’t want to use the hotel's)
  • Pads/tampons
  • Razor and shaving cream (or your electric hair remover)
  • Nail kit: file, nail polish remover, cotton, nail polish
  • Beach bag
  • Handbags (at least 1 formal and 1 casual)
  • Lingerie
  • High-heeled shoes, sandals or stilettos
  • Sandals, slippers or flip-flops 

His list:

  • Belts
  • Blazer
  • Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Hat
  • Jacket or raincoat
  • Pants
  • Pyjamas
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Swimsuit
  • Walking shoes
  • Ties
  • Deodorant
  • Contact lenses (if you wear any)
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Toiletries, toothbrush

Make sure you don't commit any fashion mistakes on your honeymoon! Read: "5 Fashion Faux Pas to Avoid on Your Honeymoon"

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