You’ve finally said “I do” to the love of your life—congratulations! Now it’s time to focus on that romantic vacation you’ve always dreamed about taking with your partner: your honeymoon. But, before you get too excited to embark on this journey with your forever partner, remember that there are a few steps you need to take in preparation for this special occasion.
Whether you’re traveling out of the country, staying in-state, taking a few days off, or extending this getaway for a couple of weeks, your honeymoon is sure to be unlike any other trip you’ve ever taken before. It’s important to dedicate some time to pack up your belongings in order to ensure you’re honeymoon ready. Packing all the right items can make a big difference in how you feel and what you do while you are out there, so it’s imperative to make sure you have everything you need before you take off.
Depending on certain factors—where you’re going, how long you’ll be gone for, the time of year it is, the area you’re staying in, and adventures you plan to go on—the belongings that you put in your carry-on and checked luggage may vary. Luckily, we’ve mapped it out all here for you. Follow this perfect packing checklist as you prepare for your upcoming honeymoon!
- What to Pack in Your Carry-On
- Prescription Medications
- Outfits & Accessories
- Honeymoon Night
What Should I Pack for my Honeymoon?
What to Pack in Your Carry-On
- Drivers licenses
- Cell phones
- Fragile electronics
- Credit card & currency
- In-flight entertainment
- Travel documents
- Provide a friend or family a list of emergency contact numbers
- Travel Insurance
First things first, make sure you have your prescription medications packed and stowed away. While most places will likely have over-the-counter medications that you can purchase if you forget something as basic as Ibuprofen, you’re probably not going to have the same luck when it comes to your prescription medications. That’s why it’s critical to triple-check that you have your prescriptions with you before taking off, as failure to continuously use your script can result in negative changes to your health and consequently, affect your honeymoon experience. If you haven’t done so already, speak with your physician about refilling a prescription before you leave, even if your current script isn’t yet ready to be refilled.
If you do by chance forget a medication or are simply unable to get a refill of your script prior to your departure, don’t panic. There are still a few options out there that can help you resolve this issue. The first is telemedicine. Telehealth platforms make addressing your health concerns easy by allowing you to seek medical expertise and treatment from licensed professionals online. For example, if you or your bride have forgotten, or are simply in need of treatment options for an on-going skincare concern like acne, a telemedicine company like Hers will have you covered. Their team of medical experts is equipped to not only schedule online consultations but also deliver prescription acne medication right to your doorstep, if/when applicable.
Aside from packing up your prescription medications, it’s also a good idea to bag up your toiletries before you head out. This includes everything from daily skincare products to makeup or hair care, and so on. Most of these essentials come in travel-sized bottles, but if you have a few must-have products that are not available in this size, you may want to consider purchasing reusable travel bottles, at least if you’re stowing them away in one of your carry-on bags. The reason for this is because of the fact that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a particular set of guidelines pertaining to the size and number of liquid containers that each passenger can carry with them while traveling by plane.
This regulation is implemented under the 3-1-1 liquids rule, which states that liquids, gels, and aerosols packed in a carry-on of any one passenger must fill up 3.4 ounces or less per container, and be placed in a quart-sized clear, plastic, Ziplock bag (all liquids must be placed within the same bag). Failure to comply with this rule will result in issues at the security checkpoint within the airport you’re flying out and lead to the forced removal of these products from your bag. In other words, if you don’t want to have to throw away or leave behind any of your liquid toiletry items, follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule as instructed by the TSA.
Outfits & Accessories
Now for the hardest part: outfits and accessories. This part of packing is almost always the most challenging, as it can be tricky to pinpoint what exact looks you’ll want to rock while you’re on your trip for an extended period of time. That’s why many people tend to shove as much apparel as they can in their suitcases in an effort to give themselves options while they’re away. And while this approach is somewhat strategic, it’s also disorganized and impractical. Doing this will cause you to overpack, leaving you with little to no room in your luggage for other necessities or souvenirs to bring home with you post-honeymoon.
Although it may be tempting, try your best not to overpack. Instead, try to be more thought-out with your attire by carefully selecting outfits and accessories that align with your honeymoon plans for each day that you are away.
- Beach days will call for swimsuits, towels, sunglasses, sun hats, and flip-flops.
- Fancy dinners, on the other hand, will require a formal look, AKA a dress, heels, jewelry, or for all of you guys out there, a button-up, slacks, and a pair of dress shoes.
In any case, figure out what you’re planning on doing first, and then choose a few appropriate outfits and accessories to bring along with you. Additionally, try to select items from your closet that are staples to your wardrobe as this will allow you to mix and match the items you do bring with you, giving you multiple different styling options.
Your honeymoon is a unique experience that you’ll never forget, so it’s crucial to use this time to plan and pack accordingly. What you choose to pack for your trip will certainly be different from other couples, but with this perfect packing checklist, you’re sure to feel prepared come time to leave for the romantic getaway you’ve always wanted and rightfully deserve.
Checklist for the Honeymoon Night: Romantic Essentials
What's a honeymoon without a little bit of romance? Here's a brief checklist of things to bring for nights shared in paradise with your special someone.
- Tealight candles (we recommend electronic for safety reasons)
- Massage or essential oils of your preference
- Room spray
- Portable bluetooth speaker
- A small gift for your partner
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