Honeymoon Packing Checklist

   

By Alexandra Merriman

Getting organized for the honeymoon can be a tricky undertaking amidst the commotion of wedding prep. Our itemized list assures you’ll pack smart and account for all the essentials despite being knee-deep in chaos and excitement. Whether you’ll be sunbathing in Maui, shredding powder in the Alps or sightseeing in Paris, we’ve got you covered.

Travel Basics:

  • Tote or light backpack (this can double as your carry-on bag)
  • Small wallet or coin purse that fits easily in your pocket
  • Plane tickets or confirmation numbers
  • Drivers licenses
  • Passports, Visas (if applicable)
  • Credit cards
  • Reservation confirmations (hotels, restaurants, other)
  • Travel insurance information
  • Itinerary (if applicable)
  • List of contacts including emergency phone numbers
  • Photocopies of all above documents, stored in a separate area
  • Emergency cash
  • Traveler’s checks
  • Camera (with its case, charger, and spare memory card if needed)
  • Guidebook
  • Electrical converter (if necessary)
  • Luggage tags
  • Headphones
  • Books, magazines

Toiletries:

  • Prescription medications
  • Mini medical kit including band-aids, pain reliever, motion sickness medication, antacids, antihistamine
  • Antibacterial wipes or hand sanitizer
  • Sunblock
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair styling products (if applicable)
  • Hair ties
  • Hair brush or comb
  • Soap or body wash
  • Face wash, makeup remover, other skin care products
  • Lotion or cream for body and face
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Tweezers
  • Cotton swabs
  • Floss
  • Nail file
  • Glasses, contact lenses, lens solution, contacts case
  • Eye drops
  • Contraception
  • Makeup

Optional Extras:

  • Athletic/workout gear
  • Addresses of family members and friends for postcards
  • Electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, mp3 players) and their chargers
  • Calling cards
  • Alarm clock
  • Re-sealable plastic bags in varying sizes
  • Eye mask or travel pillow for airplane
  • Stain removing wipes or stick
  • Rain shells or travel umbrella

Clothing & Accessories - Hers

  • Closed-toe flats for travel
  • Comfortable shoes for day (depending on your destination, your closed-toe travel flats can double as day shoes)
  • Dressy shoes for evening (think heels or strappy sandals)
  • Pair of jeans
  • Casual shirts like cotton tees and tanks
  • Blouses or dressier tops
  • Light jacket
  • Cardigan
  • Sundress or day dress
  • Skirts
  • Cocktail dress
  • Evening purse or clutch
  • Swimsuits
  • Sleepwear or lingerie
  • Socks
  • Underwear, bras (don’t forget a strapless)
  • Sunglasses
  • Accessories (jewelry, scarves, hair accessories)
  • Hairdryer, curling iron or flat iron (optional)

Clothing & Accessories - His

  • Casual, comfortable shoes for day
  • Dress shoes for evening
  • Nice pair of slacks
  • Pair of khakis or jeans
  • Casual shirts like tees and polos
  • Oxford shirts or button downs
  • Sports jacket
  • Light jacket or pullover
  • Swimsuits
  • Tie (if needed)
  • Belts
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Sunglasses

Add for warm weather or beach destinations:

  • Cover-ups, tunics, or sarongs
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Sun hats or baseball caps
  • Aloe
  • Bug spray
  • Shorts
  • Beach towels (if not provided) 

Add for cold weather or skiing destinations:

  • Heavy jackets or parkas
  • Mittens or gloves
  • Hats, headbands, or earmuffs
  • Warm, waterproof snow pants
  • Long underwear, leggings, fleece shells, turtlenecks or other thermal layers
  • Scarves or neck warmers
  • Thick, waterproof socks
  • Ski goggles
  • Boots
  • Sweaters
  • Ski equipment (if applicable)
  • Rich moisturizer/cream
  • Heavy lip balm
  • Hand warmers, toe warmers

Add for adventure or sightseeing destinations:

  • Bug spray
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor/athletic pants
  • Sports bra
  • Comfortable walking shoes, running shoes, or hiking boots
  • Extra pairs of athletic socks
  • Sun hats or baseball caps

Leave behind with trusted family member or friend:

  • Photocopies of drivers’ licenses and passports; confirmation numbers; any important documents including travel insurance, credit card numbers, traveler’s check receipts
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of any hotels you will be staying in and accompanying check-in/check-out dates
  • List of emergency contacts and other important contact information
  • Optional: consider leaving your engagement ring at home if you are worried about losing it during travel. Some women choose to wear only their wedding band or even buy faux rings for travel.

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