11 Honeymoon Packing Tips
Honeymoon Packing for the days ahead is a necessary evil but one that could play a major role in whether you enjoy your wedding based upon your results. Follow these 11 tips and you and your significant other won’t have to sweat your honeymoon packing decisions when you finally depart to your honeymoon destination.
• Prior Planning Prevents Poor Honeymoons- Don’t begin your honeymoon packing the night before the wedding, during a stressful time, or any situation you may be rushed. A well thought out honeymoon packing strategy will go a long way. A week or two beforehand is the best time to pack.
• Split the Load- No matter what you decide to bring, make sure to both bring luggage and pack it evenly half and half. If your baggage be delayed or lost altogether, it will be a setback but not a crisis. Your carry-ons for honeymoon packing should contain all your valuables, one set of clothes, non-perishable snacks, a bottle of water, and your basic toiletries in case your luggage gets delayed.
• Listen to What the Doctor Ordered- Consulting your doctor for any medications you may need to be refilled, especially if headed to somewhere remote. Don’t forget the generic over-the-counter remedies such as aspirin, Aloe Vera (for potential burns/dry skin), Antacids, Diarrhea Medicine, and motion sickness medicine.
• The Other Obvious But Significant Honeymoon Packing Must Haves: Travel tickets, Passport/Driver’s License, Hotel confirmation, Emergency Phone Numbers, Contraception, and a great digital camera!
• Double Bag It- This item is way up on the honeymoon packing list because it is easy to forget and simple to do yet it can ruin your entire luggage if you don’t do it. 30,000 feet in the air can do some strange things to liquids thanks to the changing environment and drop in air pressure.
• Breathable, Versatile Clothing- No matter the season or location of your honeymoon, being comfortable and having a variety of selections are important. Solid colors (darker keeps you hotter than lighter), wrinkle resistant clothing will keep you from looking like an out of touch slob.
• Climate Appropriate Clothing is Key- Warm/Hot climate honeymoons means you should have most or all the following things on your honeymoon packing checklist: bathing suits, sandals, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, shorts, t-shirts, sundresses and polo shirts. Cold climate honeymoons clothing essentials: sweaters, jackets, hats, gloves, socks, boots and earmuffs.
• Bathroom Basics- Split up the essentials (shampoo, soap, cosmetics, etc.) down the middle again. Tampons/Pads are especially hard to find outside the U.S., so if you need them, overestimate to be safe.
• Staying in Shape- Store some or all socks/underwear to pad shoes, save space, and help them keep their shape. Belts can also keep some of their shape if you wrap it around the inside of your luggage when done with the rest of your honeymoon packing instead of just jamming them in there.
• Plugging In- If you are traveling outside the United States, you should call ahead and see if you need to go get an electrical adapter for your cables and cords you are bringing. While you may appreciate being unplugged for your honeymoon, it comes as a rude shock to most.
• Stuff to the Nines-When it seems you’ve stuffed your bag to the seams, zip it up and tap it on the floor several times to create some additional packing space for additional honeymoon packing.