By Sarah McBrien
It can be hard to prepare for your honeymoon with your wedding day coming right before it, but to avoid any unnecessary post-nuptial stress here’s a few tips on how you can have everything together before the big day.
Have a dedicated travel drawer – Start throwing all your travel must-haves into their own dedicated space in your home. Passports, suntan lotion, sunglasses, travel documents, mini toiletries, plug adapters, everything you don’t need day to day but will when you go abroad. This will cut down on your packing time and stress levels massively and won’t leave you tearing your house apart looking for a missing money belt.
Plan your outfits and pack in zip-lock bags – It’s your honeymoon, you don’t want to waste any time picking clothes from your suitcase. Plan outfits for each day, night and activity you have planned together and pack them in individual zip-lock bags so everything is together and easy to find. The extra effort will pay off hugely as you’ll be less stressed and have more time to spend relaxing with your new spouse. The bags can also be re-purposed for laundry and will counteract any disasters should any of your toiletries spill in transit.
Always have a few essentials in your carry on – Just in case your luggage goes missing, be sure to bring a few necessities with you on the plane. There’s no reason to let lost luggage spoil the first day of your trip, so have a change of clothes, spare underwear and a toothbrush and toothpaste stored away to tide you over until the bags arrive at your hotel.
Save suitcase space – Be sure to roll your clothes rather than folding them and storing them flat. Rolling your clothes into cylindrical shapes allows you to fit much more in your bag and prevents creasing. Store socks and other small items in your shoes or hats to save space and stop things from getting squished.
Devil’s in the Details – Honeymoon Essentials
- Special outfits for your first and last night, with surprise underwear to match
- The scent you wore on your wedding day
- A music playlist with your favourite tunes or wedding music and a portable speaker
- Backpack to throw everything into when you go exploring
- Reading material for both of you