All the details that go into planning a wedding can often overshadow what comes shortly after…the honeymoon! While your wedding day will undoubtedly be the best day of your life, it can often be equally as draining – physically and emotionally – and there is no better remedy for wedding exhaustion than escaping to a tropical paradise or winter wonderland for a rejuvenating getaway. But, as we mentioned, it’s awfully easy to forget about preparations for the honeymoon when there are still unchecked items on your wedding to-do list. Today, we’re bringing you our best tips for honeymoon packing, starting with the most important: get started ASAP!
Give yourself the gift of time.
We’re serious. We know you’re focused on the wedding day, but trust us – your honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and you’ll wish you’d put more thought into what went into your suitcase. Take time to strategically plan your wardrobe and all the accessories you’ll need while allowing time for a last-minute shopping trip or two. You’ll be glad you did!
Pack more efficiently.
No matter where you’re going or for how long, there’s a secret to packing more efficiently. Instead of traditionally folding your clothes, try rolling them instead, which can help avoid wrinkles and create more space for other items. It’ll also help you organize your wardrobe more visually, since you can see everything at a glance.
Do your research.
Carefully review your itinerary, and then calculate how many formal dinner, workout, beach and casual daytime outfits you’ll need. This is probably the toughest but most essential part of packing. Be sure to include items you can mix and match, such as neutrals, with a few pops of color and fun patterns mixed in. (Bonus tip: Don’t forget to include two comfy but chic travel outfits!) As always, accessories make the biggest statement, so don’t skimp on jewelry, scarves or fabulous shoes.
Still wondering what to pack? Check out The Knot’s Master Honeymoon Packing Checklist.
Images courtesy of Jacqui Cole Photography. A great friend of ours, Jacqui is a Chicago native who currently calls South Florida home with her husband and pup. A high-end film photographer who has been featured in StyleMePretty, Destination I Do, and The Knot, Jacqui travels the world documenting the most incredible love stories. Her work is beyond magical and we’re so thankful to have gotten to know her. Give her a glance…we know you’ll love her just as much as we do!