How to Pack for a Honeymoon

Packing for a honeymoon is not all that different than packing for any trip—except that expectations are at an all-time high for the perfect getaway. Here’s some tips on how to pack for your honeymoon:

~ Be Basic. Packing solid-colored tops and bottoms you can mix and match doesn’t have to be boring, if you toss in some fun accessories (patterned scarves, interesting belts, colored bangles) to liven things up.

~ Pack something pretty. Basics are great, but don’t go too basic and forget to treat yourself. Pack something special to wear, whether it be a cute new bathing suit, a special dress for evening, or something for after hours. It is your honeymoon, after all.

~ Select wrinkle resistant fabrics. The last thing you’ll want to be doing on your honeymoon is slaving away with an iron or steamer. Consider garments with wrinkle-resistant microfibers, etc. Also, rolling your garments is always a good packing strategy to reduce wrinkles and create extra space.

~ Check the weather. Don’t assume that the sunny locale you’ve chosen will be a constant 85 degrees with clear skies.

~ Know your agenda. Are your plans nothing more than to lounge on the beach? Will you be hiking? Biking? Site-seeing? A pair of flip flops and a dressy sandal might be all you need, but if you’ll be on your feet, comfortable walking shoes are a necessity.

~ Are garment bags really necessary? If it’s all about casual relaxation, then a regular suitcase will do just fine. But if there will be, say, formal dinners involved, you’ll want to avoid looking like you just rolled out of the suitcase by carefully packing dresses and suits in an appropriate garment bag.

~ Keep necessities close. If you’re flying pack a carry-on with basic essentials—you’ll want to be able to function even if your luggage is delayed. And check in advance what size/types of carry-ons the airline allows.

photo courtesy of TahitiExperience.com