Post-Wedding Getaway: Your Suitcase Essentials

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There’s no such thing as being overly prepared when it comes to packing for your honeymoon. This is the time when you can finally relax and share some fun, romantic time with your new spouse. Your actual wedding ceremony may have been an extremely busy event, from the engagement and getting the right ring and wedding bands for men back in Washington, to the actual day you both walk down the aisle.

Now, it’s time to spoil yourself a little. However, deciding which essentials to bring with you can be difficult at first. Bring too much, and your heavy bag will weigh you down. Pack too little, and you’ll regret leaving a few items behind and end up having to spend some money buying what you failed to bring.

So, here we provide you with a simple honeymoon packing guide to help you sail through this important event with as much ease as possible.

Create a packing list

To make sure you don’t forget any of your must-have items, create a list of all the things you want to take with you to your honeymoon. This list should be inclusive of what you and your partner should pack. This will help you keep things organized so you can simply tick a few things off while you pack.

Make digital copies of all your travel documents

If your honeymoon destination is overseas, you’ll need to bring a few travel documents with you, such as your passport, plane tickets, confirmation for your hotel accommodation and rental car information, if you have any. Also, don’t forget to include your credit cards, health card and travel insurance.

Make sure to take photos of all these relevant documents and upload copies on Dropbox or other similar apps in case something happens to the original.

Pack some versatile pieces

Check your weather app to see what type of clothing you should be taking with you. Pre-plan all your outfits to avoid over packing. Also, try to minimize the number of shoes you’ll bring, as these can take up a lot of space in your suitcase.

Depending on your trip, however, you may have to pack a few shoe options, such as a pair of running shoes, casual shoes, sandals and dress shoes.

Take only travel-sized toiletries

Like shoes, toiletries may also take up a lot of room in your luggage, so travel-sized bottles and containers are highly recommended. If you only have limited check-in allowance, you can just purchase some during your trip.

Contact your hotel accommodation and check what toiletries they will be providing so you won’t have to bring them anymore. Consider packing some hair supplies, deodorant, sunscreens, medications, razor and shaving supplies and perfume, among others.

Pack some entertainment items

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If you’re taking a long flight, you’d want to take some form of entertainment with you or even while you are hanging out by the beach. Bring a book or a magazine, music devices (prep a nice honeymoon Spotify playlist), a powerbank and a small tote bag or backpack that you can take with you when you go to the beach.

Finally, consider packing some romantic items such as a nice formal outfit for dinner, new lingerie and some fun sleepwear and bathrobes to surprise your partner.

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