Packing for your honeymoon should be an exciting activity but if left for the last minute can quickly feel like an annoying chore. There are so many details that need to be ironed out before your wedding that it’s best to pack early and get a jump on your honeymoon prep. Today I’m sharing 5 of my honeymoon packing tips that are sure to make it a smooth experience.
#1 Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute
Planning a wedding is stressful and it only becomes more so closer to the date. Save yourself added stress and pack for your honeymoon well ahead of the date. You are more likely going to forget things if you’re frantically tossing them into your suitcase the night before your honeymoon. Instead, pack a week ahead of any pre-wedding activities. Have family coming into town a week before your wedding? Great, pack before anyone arrives. This will let you enjoy your wedding week without having a nagging to do list.
#2 Plan Your Outfits Ahead Of Time
Where your going on your honeymoon will obviously determine the type of clothes you pack. You’ll need much more for a ski locale then you will for the beach. Planning your outfits ahead of time will save you the headache of figuring out what to wear. The entire point of a honeymoon is to relax so why not make that as easy as possible! While you certainly don’t need an entire new wardrobe for your honeymoon I definitely suggest picking up a few new items to make the holiday more memorable.
#3 Don’t Pack Shoes You’ve Never Worn Before
While I suggest packing a few new clothing items, I would be wary of new shoes. Broken-in shoes will help you avoid blisters and other foot pains that could cause a wrinkle in your honeymoon plans. Keep those new shoes at home or break them in before you jet off.
#4 Bring Important Items On The Plane
If you’re checking a bag this tip is especially important. Lost bags happen and there’s nothing worse than spending a night in the clothes you traveled in. Pack a change of underwear, spare dress, toiletries, and all of your medicines in your carry-on. It may seem extreme but you’ll be happy to have it if something goes awry.
#5 Leave Your Gadgets At Home
Your honeymoon is a time to relax and enjoy, so make a deal with your new spouse to go social media free. Leave your computers and tablets at home and log off your social accounts on your phone. There’s plenty of time to upload pictures and share your experiences when you get home, but your honeymoon should be a time to log off and enjoy.