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Calling all newlyweds, we’re here to make married life a little easier for you with our honeymoon packing list! This list contains everything you’ll need for a one to two-week romantic excursion away. Nowadays, many couples are actually opting first for a minimoon, followed by a proper honeymoon a few months down the road or on their first anniversary. Either way, this packing list can be adapted for your needs. We’ve made sure to cover all bases with the basics, clothing, toiletries, medicines and extras all included below. You can download a free PDF version of the list so you can actually fill it in and amend it as you please. 


The ultimate honeymoon packing list with a downloadable checklist

When should you pack for your honeymoon? 

You can start packing for your honeymoon days or even weeks ahead of your departure date. It’s entirely up to you! Before packing, however, you should make use of our packing checklist below! The earlier you start packing, the more time you’ll have to purchase any additional items you may be missing for your trip, so in our eyes, you can never be too prepared. It’s always better to get this sorted when you’re not right in the thick of wedding planning stress. 

Basics 

  • Passport and/or ID 
  • Boarding Passes
  • Tickets and Ticket Confirmations - for accommodations and any activities too 
  • Visa 
  • Cash - in both the currency of the country you're headed to and your home currency
  • Debit/Credit Cards - ones that you can use abroad without a high exchange rate are ideal 
  • Travel Insurance Documents - two copies so you can carry one each 
  • List of Emergency Contacts 
  • Travel Plug Adapters 
  • Chargers/Portable Charger
  • Electronic Devices - phones, tablets, laptops, headphones 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Luggage Locks/Tags 

 

Medicines 

  • Small First Aid Kit 
  • Prescription Medications 
  • Contraception
  • Travel Sickness Medicine
  • Insect Repellent 
  • Antihistamines 
  • Indigestion/Heartburn Relief 
  • Wellness Items 

 

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste 
  • Makeup Remover
  • Face Wash
  • Moisturiser 
  • Shampoo and Conditioner 
  • Shower Gel 
  • Makeup 
  • Makeup Brushes/Sponges
  • Hand Sanitiser 
  • Deodorant  
  • Perfume and Cologne 
  • Razors and Shaving Gel
  • Hairbrush/Comb
  • Hair Styling Tool - straighteners, curlers or Dyson airwrap
  • Hair Styling Products - heat protectant spray, hairspray, mousse, texture or wave spray
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Manicure Set - with nail clippers, file and polish to help keep you on top of any broken nails or chips 
  • Lip Balm 
  • Eye Cream 
  • SPF for Face and Body
  • After-Sun Lotion
  • Hair Grips and Ties
  • Contact Lens Solution - at the same time, make sure you also have backups and glasses too!
  • Sanitary Products 
  • Tweezers
  • Sleep Mask 

 

Clothing 

  • Airport/Travel Outfits
  • Coat or Jackets - unless you know you won’t be needing any. 
  • Daytime Outfits - at least one for every day you’re away for. Consider what outfits would be suitable for certain activities 
  • Swimwear
  • Underwear
  • Lingerie 
  • Shoes - something comfortable for lots of walking and something for evening attire
  • Flip Flops or Sandals - essential for the beach or the pool 
  • Hat, Scarf, Gloves - alternatively, if you’re going somewhere cold make sure to pack things that will keep you warm 
  • Bags - a beach bag for the daytime and a clutch bag for the evenings plus a small backpack or fanny pack for excursions 
  • Accessories - we’re thinking sunglasses, hats, belts 
  • Jewellery - an outfit is never complete without some form of jewellery but don’t take anything really precious with you. No one wants an awkward Kim K moment...
  • Sleepwear 
  • Socks 

 

Extras

  • Beach Towels
  • Books
  • Games/Pack of Cards
  • Earplugs
  • Umbrella 
  • Camera

 

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Honeymoon Packing Tips  

As well as using our packing list above, you can also use these tips to make sure you pack as efficiently as you can. We've also included a few extra suggestions that we don't go without for any holiday abroad. 

 1. Don’t Overpack

Use our checklist above to help you stick to the necessary items. As nice as it might feel to take all your home comforts with you, we doubt you’ll actually reach for them at all. Try breaking our checklist down further by deciding what items you’ll have in your carry-on and what you’ll put in the checked luggage. 

 2. Plan Your Outfits Beforehand 

This is really helpful in limiting overpacking. Again, although you’d love to wear those shoes, you know they don’t actually go with any of the outfits you’ve packed. Plan your outfits down to the accessories you’d pair with them and try them on beforehand. Make sure you feel stylish and comfortable in all your outfits. Then, pack one or two extra outfits as a backup just in case.  

 3. Limit Bulky Items 

Are you a book lover? Sorry, there’s likely only room for one or two books. This is when your Kindle or e-reader device really will come in handy. The same goes for shoes, hair styling tools or anything else that doesn’t roll or fold down. 

 4. Packing Cubes

These aren't for everyone, but packing cubes can help you manage the organised chaos of your suitcase. These are such a saving grace especially when you're packing to come home. When you really just want to throw everything in and be done with it, packing cubes help you feel like you've made a bit more of an effort. 

 5. Digital and Paper Copies of Legal Documents/Tickets

This is the most important thing besides your passport and ID. You need to make sure you have paper copies as well as digital copies just in case things don’t download properly or there’s no wifi or mobile data where you’re travelling. You can never go wrong with paper copies. Enter the ultimate airport dad mode. 

 6. Leave Essential Information with Loved Ones

Another really important thing to do before you leave on your honeymoon is to ensure you’ve left all essential information like your flight information, hotel information and copy of any travel documents with someone you trust. It’ll probably give your family at home peace of mind knowing all the info anyway. No unwanted calls from Mum while you’re away in your love bubble. 

 7. Weigh Your Luggage 

Make sure to weigh your luggage before you set off! This saves a lot of stress at the airport when you should be in total relaxation mode when you step out the door. 

 8. Get A VPN 

Another handy tip is to get a VPN. This isn’t something essential but it can be helpful in keeping you safer when online abroad. All your online data will be encrypted. This protects your usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, browser cookies, and other identifying information from being stolen should you access the internet in an unfamiliar setting. Plus, if you’re going away just as Love Island is starting in the UK, you can still tune in by using a VPN! 

Now all you need to do is pack and enjoy newlywed bliss on your honeymoon


If you’re looking at this honeymoon packing list, we’d have thought you’d booked your honeymoon by now but if you haven’t, here are all our tips on finding the perfect honeymoon destination. For a little extra packing inspiration, take a look at our best bridal lingerie roundup to get you in the mood. 

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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