This is it, the glorious post wedding time when it’s just you and your beau, holidaying on some sandy beach or some secluded resort on a snow clad mountain, the honeymoon is here! While they say you can never be too prepared for your honeymoon, we’re here to make sure that you are completely prepared for it and pack smartly for it. I’ve seen way too many couples being completely bewildered by what to pack for their honeymoon and how to pack, what with them putting it off to the last day because of all the wedding rush. While most couples end up either packing too much or packing too little, there is a fine line between the two which we’ll help you stay on!
While most couples end up either packing too much or packing too little, there is a fine line between the two which we’ll help you stay on!
Ideally, you should be done with most of your honeymoon packing a week before you’re supposed to go for it. In case you’re leaving a day or two after your wedding, ensure you do your main packing before you get married and then just add on/delete from it.
Passport with Visa (duh)
Hotel Reservation Copies (you never know when your phone conks off, hard copies always help)
Credit Card/Travel Debit Card
Foreign Currency (if foreign destination)
Indian Currency (irrespective of the destination)
Numbers of your doctors
Prescription Medicines (basics like anti allergics, antacids, antibiotics for stomach flu/cold/cough, crocin, AMS, cough syrups, pain killers etc)
Camera (again, your phone battery might die when you want to click a picture)
International SIM (if foreign destination)
Carry on bag
Your basic documents (mentioned above)
A book to read in-flight
A travel pillow
A light jacket/sweater/stole
Basic Makeup – Kajal, Lip balm, lipstick, handcream etc
Now the rest of this largely depends on your destination and duration of your trip, here I’ll give you little basic lists that are common for all, and in my next post I’ll talk about Honeymoon planning and packing specific to destinations.
I won’t be talking about what kind of clothes to pack here because that depends on what you want to take and your personal style, but some basic essentials which a lot of us tend to forget.
Luggage for her
2 basic jeans
The perfect LBD
Sun hat (if a beach)
Super warm jacket (if a cold destination)
Your cosmetic kit
Luggage for him
Shorts (irrespective of the destination)
Swimsuit (no swimming in shorts is not acceptable1)
Lace up formal Shoes
Other Essentials (don’t buy there)
SPF for your lips
Tanning Lotion (if you like the bronzed look)
Food packs of Indian food (if traveling outside the country for longer than 2 weeks)