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Honeymoon Packing Checklist

Honeymoon Packing Checklist

October 18, 2023
honeymoon packing checklist

Honeymoon Packing List Essentials

Congrats on saying “I do” to your lover! Now it’s time to kick off your marital journey with a bang. Whether you’re planning to embark on an exciting African migration adventure or soak up the sun on a caribbean beachy paradise, your honeymoon marks the beginning of a life filled with intimacy, adventure, and brand-new experiences. It’s like the ignition switch for a lifelong romance!

Even though honeymoons are all about relaxation and connecting with your partner, the preparations can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming, especially when it comes to packing. But fret not, because we’ve got you covered with the ultimate packing list for a one-week escapade.

So, read ahead and discover everything you need to pack for your honeymoon, along with some packing tips to make your honeymoon adventure even more fun and stress-free. Let the adventure begin!

The Essentials

Absolutely everything on this list is a MUST when travelling domestically or internationally for your honeymoon.

  • State issued ID or driver’s licence
  • Passports. Make sure they are valid for the entirety of your trip (check out these matching passport holders)
  • Charging cables for your electronics like phone and camera
  • Credit cards
  • Cash
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medication, when applicable
  • Hotel reservation confirmation
  • Activities reservation confirmation

 

PRO TIP

Print 2 physical copies of all vital documents to safeguard against the possibility of misplacing a document or encountering issues with your electronic devices. Maintain one copy within easy reach, such as in your carry-on or handbag, and keep the second one securely in your suitcase.

Packing Your Carry-on

Everything in the above list should be part of your carry-on. We’ve also added some must-have self-care items and funsies.

  • State issued ID or driver’s licence
  • Passports. Make sure they are valid for the entirety of your trip
  • Charging cables for your electronics like phone and camera
  • Credit cards
  • Cash
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medication, when applicable
  • Hotel reservation confirmation
  • Activities reservation confirmation
  • Compression stockings for better circulation while flying, especially if you are prone to varicose veins or circulation issues
  • Travel Pillow
  • Entertainment: books, magazines, and/or a deck of cards for a fun match with your partner
  • Travel size tiletries like oil control films, makeup remover wipes, and travel size deodorant

Toiletries To Bring

Here’s a comprehensive list of toiletries to include on your packing checklist. While it’s wise to include a selection of essentials in your carry-on, the remaining toiletries should be neatly organized in a packing cube, which you can then pack in your larger suitcase.

  • Shower essentials: shampoo, conditioner, body wash
  • Skin care essentials: oil control films, makeup remover, sunscreen
  • Oral hygene essentials: toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Birth control or condoms, if applicable
  • Tampons or any other femenine hygene products, if applicable
  • Cotton swabs
  • Hand sanitizer

Packing Your Honeymoon Fits

Here’s your essential clothing checklist for you and your partner, customized for a week-long getaway. Adapt the list to the climate and activities at your destination, ensuring you pack lighter for warm locales, warmer clothing for chilly trips, and sportswear for adventure-filled escapes.

For Her:

  • Bottoms: 1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of leggings, 1 skirt, 1 sundress, 2 pairs of shorts
  • Tops: 4 casual shirts
  • Jackets: 1 light jacket or cardigan
  • Shoes: 1 pair of sneakers, 1 pair of walking shoes, 1 pair of evening shoes
  • Undergarments: 8 pairs of underwear, 2-3 pairs of socks, bras (strapless, sports, regular), lingerie, pajamas
  • Accessories: scarves, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, purses, clutches, hats, sunglasses, ties
  • Workout attire

For Him:

  • Bottoms: 1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of khakis, 1 pair of dress pants, 2 pairs of shorts
  • Tops: 4 T-shirts, 1 or 2 short-sleeve button-downs, 1 or 2 long-sleeve button-downs
  • Jackets: 1 sports jacket
  • Shoes: 1 pair of sneakers, 1 pair of walking shoes, 1 pair of evening shoes
  • Undergarments: 8 pairs of underwear, 2-3 pairs of socks
  • Workout attire

Miscellaneous Items for Your Suitcase

Don’t forget these handy miscellaneous items to enhance your travel experience:

  • Plastic bags (for wet or dirty clothes)
  • Stain remover pen
  • Umbrella or rain gear
  • Small backpack or fanny pack for day excursions
  • Tote bag for the beach or pool

Location-Specific Items

Adjust your packing list based on your destination and planned activities:

For Beach, Resorts, or Cruises:

  • Bathing suits
  • Cover-ups
  • Beach towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Watersports attire

For Safari or Adventure Trips:

  • Binoculars
  • Hiking shoes
  • Flashlight
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Athletic pants

For Cold Weather or Ski Vacations:

  • Heavy jackets
  • Sweaters
  • Mittens or gloves
  • Hats or earmuffs
  • Waterproof snow pants
  • Long underwear
  • Scarves
  • Waterproof socks
  • Boots
  • Ski equipment
  • Hand warmers

Items to Leave at Home

Some valuables and non-essentials are better left behind:

  • Expensive jewelry, including your engagement ring
  • Sentimental items
  • Work laptops
  • Full-size toiletries
  • New shoes
  • Excessive clothing options

    PRO TIP

    • Do Your Research: Research your destination, hotel, and activities to understand dress codes and clothing requirements.
    • Book Activities Ahead: Plan and book activities in advance to tailor your clothing choices accordingly.
    • Pack Early: Prepare your suitcase before your big day, giving yourself ample time to remember everything you need.
    • Maximize Space: Utilize packing cubes and vacuum bags to optimize space and reduce wrinkles. Rolling clothes also helps save space.
    • Avoid Overpacking: Carefully consider the practicality and necessity of each item to prevent overpacking. Prioritize comfort and utility when choosing outfits and accessories.

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