Honeymoon Packing List
I don’t know about you, but I have a fear that I will forget something important while packing to go on vacation. I find that writing lists helps me think of everything. I believe I’ve come up with a pretty good list and I have started giving it to my clients for their honeymoon packing (If you’d like to see my actual list, let me know and I will send it to you).
Sure, you can’t forget your casual wear, athletic wear, evening wear and sometimes your formal wear, but there are a few tiny things that you cannot forget as well! Are you remembering to bring your Thank You cards? Why not write out those Thank You’s while you’re on the plane? Proper etiquette is to send out Thank You cards within a year of your wedding; but they are usually expected much sooner. Writing them also might actually kill a few hours of boredom on the plane. Did you pack a diary? I’m not much of a diary writer, but I still think it’s a good idea to capture those feelings that you have on your honeymoon. It would be a great memorabilia for you. It could also be used at your anniversary parties or for an anniversary gifts. You should also bring a book and some travel books. I would also advise you to pack a basic language book if you’re going somewhere that does not speak English predominately.
After those items, I usually pack my bathing suit. A few years ago, I was going to a hot spring for a vacation and I forgot my bathing suit. I swore I’d never do that again! I also try to pack my chargers first as well. No one wants to be without their phone chargers, camera chargers, and computer chargers. I get that you will probably not use your phone or computer often, but it’s truly terrible when you want to use them and you can’t because you don’t have the charger for them. You also will want these items to work in an emergency. If you are going to a country with different outlets, be sure to pack an adapter as well. This might be a bad example, but I think of the flim Just Married when Ashton Kutcher’s character decides he’s going to force a North American charger into a European outlet. He actually starts a fire in an old mansion and gets them kicked out. No one wants that to happen!!!
Make sure your parents have a photo copy of your travel itinerary. They should also have the names, addresses and phone numbers of the places you will be staying at. It is a good idea to give them a copy of your credit cards (front and back. The back of the credit cards have the 1-800 numbers that you might need). Give them photocopies of your passports, health insurance and travel insurance. I like to be really prepared so I would also give them the 24 hour hotline numbers for lost ID or documents to go with these items.
I start gathering things that I know I will not need between now and then. It’s always a good idea to not be packing the night before your flight. Enjoy your honeymoon!
P.S. If your itinerary has your maiden name on it, do NOT change your passport to have your married name on it before the honeymoon.