Are you a newlywed or bride-to-be planning your dream honeymoon? Congratulations!
We hope your big day was everything you dreamed it would be, filled with laughter, family, friends and good food and drinks. But the fun is not over once the ceremony is finished and you have danced the night away.
Next is the honeymoon, that all-important getaway that allows you and your partner to relax, bask in the newlywed high and bond on a deeper level before returning to reality. Undoubtedly, you will have poured over glossy holiday brochures together and scoured the web for all kinds of reviews, tips and must-visit spots.
But now the honeymoon is drawing closer, and you might have started to worry about one vital aspect you didn’t consider. What to pack?!
For all the advice and reminders you need for your honeymoon packing list, we are here to help.
Before we dive into the fun stuff, you must ensure you have all of the essentials and basics packed and ready for your honeymoon. Of course, it depends on the location of your honeymoon and even the length of time you are staying. Still, we have included it all on this list, so you can tick it off and check it twice.
7 Things You Cannot Leave Without
- Passport: If you are leaving the country, you must not forget your passport.
- Driving License or ID: Some tourist spots are strict on age verification rules.
- Cash: Make sure you have the right currency for your destination.
- Credit or Travel Money Cards: Take a card with you, even if using cash, in case of an emergency.
- Health & Travel Insurance: Print paper copies of these so you have them in an emergency.
- Hard & Electronic Copies of Phone Numbers: Doctors, family members, home/pet sitters etc.
- Electrical Adapter & Chargers: Ensure you have the right adapter if going abroad.
14 Toiletries To Pack for your Honeymoon:
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Sun Tan Lotion
- Travel Sickness Tablets
- Hand Sanitiser
- Bug Repellants
- Prescription Medications
- Face Wash
- Razors & Shaving Foam
- Feminine Care Products
- Birth Control & Condoms
Now you have the essentials out of the way, it’s time to start outfit planning, which we understand can be difficult. So, to help you get started, we have pulled together the inspiration you need for the different activities and locations you might visit on your honeymoon!
The Beach Ready Sets
For many couples, their honeymoon is all about the sun, sea and sand. Laying next to your fiance with a cocktail in hand on a white beach sounds like utter bliss, so of course, you need to dress the part.
Choose your best bikinis for sunbathing and swimsuits for any watersports you may get up to, but what about walks along the shore? To cover up and still look chic for the beach, we have a selection of the perfect beach-ready dresses you will fall in love with for your honeymoon.
For the bride who wants to look fun and flirty, pack the Nia one-shoulder mini dress in white. This stylish piece is perfect for showing skin in the sun while still looking chic for the photographs with its one-shoulder and waistline cutouts. Pair it with gold hoops to complete the look as you dip your toes in the water.
Looking for something simpler to throw on for the walk back to the hotel? Every girl needs a bandeau dress in her wardrobe, and for the bride looking for something a little more special, we love the Betty cotton-shirred dress in floral. Simple spaghetti straps and a midi length make this dress perfect for walks in the sun, and it is even available in white if you’re not yet over your big moment.
The Romantic Meal Outfits
Every night of your honeymoon should be spent sharing delicious food with your significant other, trying new flavours together and enjoying each other's company.
Elegant and timeless style is perfect for classy restaurants, and the Toni pleated maxi dress is the ultimate style staple for dressing up on your honeymoon. With beautiful billowing sleeves, waist detailing and a pleated skirt, you will feel like a princess in this flattering shape. The Toni dress is the perfect option to throw on and go, as you can let the dress do all the talking and simply pair it with your favourite strappy heels.
Another great option that is perfect for packing for your honeymoon is the Fergie reversible dress. This wrap-over style is super flattering, easy to wear, and space-saving in your suitcase, as it’s technically two outfits in one! Simply swap and choose the colour or pattern you’re feeling that day, and add a glittering necklace to match your new wedding bands. We love the pink and red colourway in the Fergie dress for a sweet and romantic style.
The City Break Explorer
Exploring new destinations with our partners is one of the best parts of the honeymoon, especially unearthing hidden gems and visiting monumental landmarks. So, if you’re planning a lot of city exploration on your honeymoon, you want to feel comfortable and still look amazing for photo albums. We have a few ideas for how you can achieve both.
Walking through cities under the heat of the sun can be tough, so if you want to stay cool and still work on your tan, there is no better option than the Valentina ombre top and skirt. The bandeau style crop top hugs your bust, shows off your midriff and then blends seamlessly into the long tiered skirt, making this the perfect throw-on and go co-ord. Add a pair of comfortable slides and a shoulder bag, and you’re ready to go.
What about if you’re not sure where the day will take you? In that case, make sure you’re prepared for all discoveries on your journey with the Zara tie waist jumpsuit. The utility style is chic with a flattering tie waist, wide legs and button detailing that can be dressed up or down for any location. Start the day with a pair of chunky trainers perfect for walking, and switch to your favourite heels for the evening to elevate the look. To finish, choose a straw beach bag to hold your sunnies, camera and essentials.
The Cosy Homeymoon
Have you ever heard of a ‘Homeymoon’? This trending idea is perfect for those who would rather save their pennies post-wedding or prefer to spend quality time together without the distractions of a new place.
Homeymoons still involve taking time off from work, but instead of jetting off, you and your partner stay home together to enjoy each other's company. Cook together, order takeouts and binge your favourite tv shows or play board games; it's the perfect way to unwind. You can even switch off your phones and instruct family and friends not to pop round or try to get in touch while you dedicate time to each other.
So for a homeymoon, you might not need to pack, or perhaps you’re spending it in a cabin or cottage not too far away? Either way, you still might want a few new looks to make the time together as newlyweds feel a little more special. Well, we have a perfect idea.
Choosing new and comfortable loungewear for your honeymoon is a perfect way to get cosy with your loved one while still looking cute. For a full set, we love the Scarlett three-piece loungewear set that includes a top, joggers and a cardigan for ultimate comfort. Spend your days in these comfy cosies, and at night switch to the Pippa mix-and-match pyjamas to find your super-soft style.
Enjoy Your Honeymoon
Are you ready to get packing and enjoy your time away?
We hope our guide on packing for your honeymoon has helped you with the inspiration you need on what to take. Just remember not to overpack and overwhelm yourself with outfit choices. Take a few staples you love for every kind of activity and location, and don’t be afraid to re-wear the favourites you feel the most comfortable in.
For more styling inspiration, explore our entire holiday shop, which is filled with must-have styles to pack in your suitcase. You can also find more dresses, co-ords and loungewear available at Style Cheat.