Packing for any vacation away from home can be tricky enough, but when you are packing for that once-in-a-lifetime fairytale honeymoon, everything seems like a major decision. Why spoil the fun and excitement spending so much time thinking about what to bring and what to leave at home when there’s an easy way to get it done long before the happy day arrives? Here are three easy tips to have you packed almost before you can blink your eyes.
1. Destination Is Everything
Even before thinking about what you’ll need to bring on your honeymoon, you need to decide where you are going. While some things will come along with you no matter where you land, some things you can easily do without. For example, you have booked a five-star hotel that caters to honeymooners in San Diego. You found a great deal on holidayshub.com and you know the climate is absolutely perfect any day of the year and you intend to hit the beaches.
That’s the key right there! You have a destination and you know that you will be spending time on some of the loveliest beaches on earth. Choose swimming gear, beach towels, and clothing for both day and evening. Remember, the cool night breezes coming in off the Pacific might mean you’ll need to pack a light jacket or sweater, but for the most part, any clothes suitable for warmer climates will do.
2. Toiletries and Cosmetics
Here again, it depends on your honeymoon destination before knowing what to pack. If you are going to be renting a villa or a self-catering cottage (as they are called in the UK) for your honeymoon, you will probably need to bring everything from face soap to shampoo along with your fragrances, hair care, and skin care products. However, if you have booked the honeymoon suite at a five-star hotel, you can bet your bottom dollar that they will provide toiletries.
All the best hotels provide things like little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and other things like towels, hair blowers, and bath soap. If you are in doubt, simply call ahead. It’s better to know in advance so that you don’t arrive unprepared, or alternatively, waste precious space packing unnecessary items.
3. Keep a Budget Aside for Last-Minute Shopping on Location
While you may ‘think’ you’ve packed everything you’ll need, there are times when the weather is unseasonably warm or cool and you simply aren’t prepared. It’s one thing to know the average temperature, but who can control Mother Nature? What if you arrive on a particularly rainy week at a time when it’s typically dry and sunny? On any vacation, it is always wise to save back a little ‘rainy day fund’ for just these kinds of emergencies, but on a honeymoon that you want free from stress and worry, it’s even more important.
Therefore, if you had to sum up what to pack, it’s as easy as knowing where you are going and what you will be doing. From there, learn what you can expect to be provided at your honeymoon lodgings and bring any other everyday toiletries. The best tip of all, however, is to pack light and keep funds aside to buy a few things when you arrive. Chances are you won’t wear half of what you’ve packed anyway, so why bother?