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10 Essential things to pack for your honeymoon

What can be better than jetting off to a breathtaking destination with the love of your life?

Going on your honeymoon is surely one of the best experiences for newly-wed couples. But it can be hard not to let your excitement get the best of you. So, to help you have a hassle-free honeymoon, we’ve prepared a special list of things you should not forget to bring for your love-filled trip.

Honeymoon Essentials You Need to Pack

Having a honeymoon packing checklist will save you a lot of effort and time. Here is a list of stuff you will need for a one-week trip. Feel free to adjust depending on where your destination is and how long you’ll stay there.

1. Identification

IDs are supposed to be carried on a daily basis, and your honeymoon trip is no exception. Put your driver’s licenses and other important IDs in your carry-on bags for easy access.

2. Travel documents

Whether you’re traveling inside or outside the country, you will need to secure and carry some travel documents. Even if you can carry some of these documents in electronic form (e.g., emails of booking confirmations), it wouldn’t hurt to print out one or two copies. Better yet, ensure that you have paper and digital copies of all your essential travel documents. That way, you’ll have a reliable backup if you suddenly can’t access your phone or the internet during your trip.

Here are the travel documents you should not leave at home.

  • Passport (if traveling abroad)

  • Visa (if traveling abroad and visa is required

  • Airline information/boarding pass (if traveling by plane)

  • Booking confirmations for the hotel, restaurants, etc.

  • Vaccine passbook - Requirements for travel vary depending on your place of origin and destination. So, be on the lookout for announcements and news with regard to vaccination status and documentation.

  • Travel insurance files - Though getting travel insurance is optional, it can give you peace of mind and protect you in case of a delayed flight, a stolen wallet, or a mishap with your rental car.

3. Cash and cards

Your credit and debit cards are must-haves for a convenient honeymoon getaway. But don’t forget to carry some cash, too. You wouldn’t want to be caught off-guard if that beloved hole-in-the-wall restaurant doesn’t accept your card.

Bring some local currency with you, especially if you’re traveling to a destination that relies heavily on cash rather than technology-based finance. Plus, using local currency can be advantageous when you’re haggling at the local market. However, some foreign establishments might prefer to be paid in dollars, so check with them in advance.

One more thing to check in advance is if your bank charges extra for overseas transactions. It would also be a good idea to use a credit card that offers better rewards.

4. Toiletries

A toiletries bag will reflect the owner’s needs and personality, so the contents may vary. But here are the most frequently missed items in the toiletries bag.

  • Floss and Toothpaste

  • Glasses or contact lenses with lens solution and case

  • Sunscreen

  • Lotion

5. First aid kit

If you have prescription medicine, remember to bring it with you in the original bottles. It’s also good practice to keep the prescription with you. However, if you don’t have prescription meds, there are still some pills and medical essentials you have to put in your mini first aid kit.

  • Band-aids

  • Pain reliever

  • Motion sickness medication

  • Antihistamines

  • Antacids

  • Diarrhea medicine

  • Hand sanitizer or alcohol

  • Anti-itch ointment

  • Insect repellent lotion/Bug spray

6. Clothes

Ultimately, your personal style and your destination will heavily influence the kinds of clothes you’ll pack. But this list features the types of clothes you’ll be able to use wherever you go.

  • Sleepwear

  • Tops (t-shirts and dress shirts)

  • Bottoms (including jeans that can be dressed up or down)

  • Underwear

  • Swimwear (if you’re going to the beach or pool)

  • Socks

  • Jacket

  • Shoes

  • Slippers

7. Important jewelry and accessories

Forgetting your wedding rings on your honeymoon is not an option. And while bringing too many accessories is a no-no, a versatile necklace or a pair of earrings can help you dress up or down in a minute.

8. Sleep essentials

Having enough rest is vital to enjoying every moment of your honeymoon. Sleeping a few winks while waiting for your flight is also a great idea. For better quality sleep, bring an eye mask, earplugs, and a neck pillow.

9. Electronics

You probably won’t forget your smartphone, but make sure your charger and power outlet adapter is also in your bag. If you prefer reading e-books, bring a tablet or e-book reader. Music and podcast lovers, don’t go anywhere without your earphones or headphones.

10. Entertainment sources

A deck of cards, a paperback, or a magazine — take your pick! You’ll never know when you’ll have an idle moment at the airport or in your hotel room. Having sources of entertainment, besides your smartphone, will ensure that every moment of your honeymoon is exciting.

Romantic Extras

Take your honeymoon to the next level with these romantic extras:

  • Candles

  • Massage oil

  • Lingerie

  • A sexy playlist

  • A portable speaker

  • Small gifts to exchange

  • Wedding thank you cards to sign

Final thoughts

Make your honeymoon perfect by remembering all the essentials — from documents, cash and cards, toiletries and meds, to clothes and accessories. Pack up your sleep essentials, electronics, and entertainment sources, too. Of course, don’t forget to savor every moment with your partner.

For an unforgettable romantic getaway, partner with White Sand Travel. Our expert travel planning services are tailored to make your fairy tale honeymoon come true.

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