Honeymoon Packing Tips for the Adventurous Couple
Planning for your wedding is a big job. Sometimes coming up with honeymoon ideas can be overwhelming. So the last item on your to-do list − packing for your honeymoon − can feel like the straw that breaks the camel’s back. But don’t sweat it. Let’s break honeymoon packing down and talk about our favorite honeymoon tips for packing with ease.
What To Pack
First of all, let’s talk about your bag. If you can, aim for a rolling carry-on suitcase, or a shoulder duffel bag only. Not only will this save you money on checked baggage, but it will also allow you to skip the wait for baggage retrieval at your destination, getting you to your honeymoon even more quickly. You’ll also keep all of your things near you at all times, limiting any potential of lost or damaged items.
Shoot for a backpack in addition to your carry-on item. If you’re a lady, make sure that your wallet or purse fits inside the backpack, as opposed to trying to carry a backpack and a purse. Most airlines won’t let you have that many bags. You can get practical use out of your backpack at almost any honeymoon destination.
Now that we’ve talked about what type of bag to pack, let’s talk about what should be in those bags.
Tickets & Confirmations
Grab all the essentials: Airline, car rental, hotel confirmation, and excursions or experiences that you’ve booked in advance. Make sure that you have a print out of all of these items. If the resort has lost your information, you’ll want to have a copy of your receipt to streamline the process.
Passports, visas, birth certificates, and Visas. Whatever you need to get into the country you’re visiting and back home, make sure it’s packed. It’s also smart to have a photocopy of these documents. That way you can leave one in your secure room and keep one on you at all times.
Medications and doctor’s phone numbers can come in handy in the event of an emergency. If you have allergies, be sure to pack an Epi-Pen and wear an allergy bracelet.
Unless you’re going to a nudist resort, you’re going to need to pack clothes. Take where you’re going into account, and do your best to not over pack. If you’re going for a week, plan on 3 casual outfits, 2 formal outfits, and plenty of swimwear. Make sure that you have comfortable shoes, plenty of underwear and socks, and 2 pairs of sleepwear. A nice, lightweight jacket is ideal too, in the case of rain or a chilly evening.
Don’t forget to pack chargers and battery packs for all of your gear!
Sun Care & First Aid
Since most people spend their honeymoon somewhere sunny, don’t forget to pack appropriate SPF sunscreen and lip balm. It’s almost always much more expensive at your destination than at home. Same is true of over the counter medications and first aid kits.
Once upon a time, this was a must-have item. These days more people are interested in snapping quick photos with their cell phones than in packing a traditional camera. Others are committing to enjoying the moment in real time vs. seeing their vacation through a camera lens. But if having photos matters to you, make sure that you’ve planned for them.
Items To Leave At Home
Most hotels will provide shampoo, body wash, and conditioner. Many also provide a hairdryer. You can always check in advance to see if it’s available. A worst-case scenario is that you’ll need to buy these items once you arrive. Even if that happens, the cost will be low in consideration of checked bag fees and the weight added to your luggage by these items.
Don’t risk loss or theft. Leave the flashy gear at home.
One last honeymoon tip? Don’t forget to pack your QALO. Since you’re celebrating your wedding, we love the idea of selecting a new QALO, maybe one from our Forever Collection, specifically for this trip!