This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.
Going to your honeymoon is the sweetest thing after getting married, of course. Choosing the destination, looking for the hotel, and planning your time there are all activities that are partly exhilarating and partly nerve-wracking, to a degree. That’s why it’s important to make sure that everything’s in order so you can have a great time without worrying. People mostly get upset when it turns out they haven’t brought everything they need for their trip, so for that reason, here are six essential items that you should include in your honeymoon packing list:
1. Comfy Daily Clothes
Even though you might want to spend your time in a hotel room, visiting certain sights and enjoying the local amenities is also a great way to spend your honeymoon and make it memorable. Hence, packing comfortable clothes such as leggings, tracksuits, tees, and hoodies, paired with quality walking footwear will surely help you feel relaxed while enjoying Parthenon in Athens or strolling around Barcelona. There are a lot of comfy clothes that are also elegant, so make sure to choose those that make you feel stylish and comfortable at the same time.
2. Evening Clothes, Bathing Suits, and Lingerie
There’s no honeymoon without some sexy clothes for when you want to have some naughty fun with your boo. Aside from elegant dresses for dinners, you should also think about packing some sexy lingerie, among them at least one soft and sexy g-string that will make you feel comfortable without compromising your own sensuality. Having sexy lingerie will make you feel self-confident and beautiful and your partner will definitely appreciate it. Also, if you’re spending your honeymoon on a coast, you’ll surely need a bathing suit, and even if you’re opting for a honeymoon in the city, chances are that your hotel will have a swimming pool, so it would be a pity to miss dipping your toes at least once.
3. All the Relevant Documents
Nobody likes to think about paperwork while on their honeymoon, but it’s crucial to bring all the relevant documents, especially if you’re traveling abroad. Visa permits, passports, and copy of passports are all must-have items when going on a honeymoon. Additionally, make sure to bring travel health insurance in case something bad happens, because going to a private doctor abroad can be extremely expensive and there are surely better ways to spend your money while on a honeymoon. Plus, if you plan to rent a car for a road trip, don’t forget to get an international driver’s license so you can drive without any issues.
4. Your Favorite Cosmetic Products
Of course, bringing sunscreen with a high SPF is a must, but besides that, you should aim to pack all your fave cosmetic products, including your makeup. Just because you’re on your honeymoon doesn’t mean you should neglect your regular skincare and other beauty routines, but you shouldn’t spend your whole time there getting ready. Try to find a balance so your partner won’t feel excluded, and when it comes to packing your beloved cleanser, toner, and lotions, it’s better to bring travel-sized products so you will have enough space in your suitcase for your clothes and other things that matter.
5. All the Gadgets
Bringing your gadgets doesn’t mean you’ll spend your honeymoon browsing social media, but there will be moments when you’ll want to relax on the beach, so packing a tablet, an e-reader, or your favorite music player should be something to consider, even if you’re not really into gadgets and don’t forget to bring chargers, charging cables, and power banks so you won’t end up with an empty battery while on a sightseeing trip.
6. Emergency Bag
This shouldn’t be a large bag, but rather a small collection of emergency medications, band-aids, a sewing kit, and allergy creams that will act as the first line of defense in case something unfortunate happens. Being on a honeymoon doesn’t make you immune to mishaps, so it’s important to pack pain-relievers and other important medications that will help you get better if you happen to have a headache or anything minor that doesn’t require you to visit a doctor. Additionally, a sewing kit can help you mend your clothes in case of minor fashion disasters, so don’t forget to pack a needle, a thread, and an instant stain remover.
Your honeymoon should be a fun, playful celebration of your new marriage, but in order to have a great and carefree time, you need to pack all the essentials so you won’t be frustrated and anxious. In order to make it easier, it’s best to create a comprehensive packing list so you’ll know which items to focus on. After all, it’s always better to pack a bit more and have a slightly heavier suitcase, then to ruin your honeymoon by panicking.
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