If you are someone looking for a complete packing guide for honeymoon travel plans, then we have a message for you – Love will take you places. If you can pack for yourself, that is.
With wedding jitters comes nervousness and inevitably forgetfulness. For your wedding, you prepare till the very last day. The fun isn’t over, though. Stress and butterflies can trick you into forgetting even the simplest things you need to pack for your honeymoon trip.
Don’t want to be stranded at the airport or left waiting in the pool because you forgot to pair extra pairs of underwear? Our couple packing honeymoon guide covers the basics to the essentials that you need for your romantic getaway.
For your carry on
Your carry on bag should have some things you need on the go, and a few essentials in case of lost luggage or luggage delay
- Credit cards
- Prescription medications
- Passports belonging to both of you( if you’re travelling by air)
- Driving licences (if you’re travelling by road)
- Travel insurance documents – pick an insurance that covers delays, cancellations, mishaps and medical emergencies
- Copies of your passports, visa documents, immunisation records, any pre-booked tours, hotel reservations, etc.
- Emergency contact information for the both of you
- One change of clothes in events of lost luggage, rain, etc.
- Cell phone and e-reader charger
- A book, if you fancy
- Basic toiletries
Gear and safety
To make sure your honeymoon is comfortable and enjoyable, you need to be prepared with a first-aid kit and safety gear. Don’t forget to pack:
- Insect repellant
- Epsom salt for soak (in case you’re going trekking or are going to perform physically exerting activities)
- Sanitary pads, tampons or your menstrual cup
- A mini first aid kit with antibiotics, ointments and OTC medication
- Contraceptives, if you use them
- Baby wipes
- Anti nausea medication
- A flashlight
Toiletries to pack
Nothing spoils the mood as fast as realising you forgot to bring your toothbrush along. To make sure there are no such frustrating occurrences, make sure you carry:
- Toothbrushes for both of you
- Toothpaste and mouthwash
- Dental floss
- Nail clippers(if you’re going to be there for more than a week)
- A trimmer or a razor
- Combs and hair brushes
- Face and body lotion
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Shower caps if you need
- Your own towels or bathrobes
Clothing items to remember to pack
We are listing down a few essential pieces of clothing that you should have with you on your honeymoon trip. Feel free to throw in some more outfits and accessories if you want:
- An outfit you can wear to a romantic dinner
- A few comfortable and beautiful dresses or tops
- At least one pair of trousers, capris or denims
- A few pieces of matching, inexpensive jewellery that you won’t be too sad to mistanly leave behind
- A pair of heels, stilettos or dressy flats
- Some button down shirts with ties. Sharp men are the most handsome.
- Comfortable dress shoes
- A few pairs of capris(if you’re going to the beach), jeans or trousers.
For him and her:
There are a few neutral items of clothing that you both need to pack in order to make your trip go smoothly. You should remember to keep:
- Jackets, if you’re going to a cold region
- Umbrella, in case it rains
- Comfortable t-shirts
- Some bathing suits
- Sports shoes or walking shoes
- A pair of flip flops
Romantic extras to perk up your experience
Now that we’ve crossed the essentials, let us talk about a few things that might make your honeymoon travel a time to cherish and remember. Keep with you:
- Some scented candles, if your resort allows it
- Massage oils or essential oils for some intimate massages
- A playlist with romantic songs meant for both of you, to play in your hotel room
- A gift for your partner.
- A camera to capture the best of your honeymoon
- A book you can read together, if you are readers
What you can leave behind
No matter how much you pack, you are probably going to miss something. However, there are a few things you can leave behind:
Enjoy a few intimate days with the love of your life. Focus on them, not your work
Stress about how much you spent on your wedding, about how many people you have to thank for their presence and gifts, about work. Leave any stress behind, you can pick it up when you go back.
Were there things you wanted to discuss with your partner? About the wedding or about how someone got too drunk during your dance?
Let your honeymoon travel be one where you bask in love, not in negative emotions. Leave behind anger and frustration, and look forward to your future.
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