After The Aisle: Tips on Packing For Your Honeymoon! –

As a new Mrs. who has spent months of her life planning her big day, it is now time to take a few days to recoup and relax with your new hubby. Like so many of you new Mrs. out there, I too have no desire to plan anything else– Wasn't the wedding enough?! Well in order to relax where ever you may be going on your honeymoon, it will take a little planning. I know you don't want to hear that, but I am here to help you with a few tips to pack in a snap! Also, this is a great opportunity to have your Hubby take the lead and plan your honeymoon activities and details. It's time for you to take a step back and let go even if it hurts a little, you deserve it!

1) The Honeymoon Destination

No matter where you are going you have to pack your bags with your destination in mind! Always keep in mind certain activities you want to do, places you may go during your trip, how many dinners you will go to and any special events that require specific attire. With that in mind below are a few ensemble ideas to consider as you start to pack!

 Get the look:

  1. Paige Denim Skinny Jeans // ILY Couture Wifey Tee // Common Project Sneakers // Rebecca Taylor Bomber Jacket // Monogram Clutch
  1. Ariella Floral Wrap Dress // Oxblood Sandals // Kate Spade Clutch // NARS Lipstick
  1. H&M Swim Suit // J Crew Tote Bag // Stella McCartney Sunglasses // Joie Sandals // Sun hat

2) The Packing List


  • Airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  • Passport/visas/driver's license
  • Credit cards (take only those you'll need)
  • Hotel/theater reservation fax confirmations
  • Traveler's checks
  • Two sets of photocopies of all of the above, plus a photocopy of related medical and/or trip insurance coverage and prescriptions (carry one set with you, leave one in the hotel room)
  • Phone numbers for your doctor, house/cat sitter, and credit card companies (in case your cards are lost or stolen)
  • Prescription medicine (in the original bottle)
  • Contraception
  • Travel locks (combination lock recommended — no key to lose!) and ID tags for luggage (inside and out)
  • Camera

Her Stash for a Week (tweak for destination, activities, season):

  • 1 pair jeans or khakis (for cold airports and the plane)
  • 1 light jacket or pullover (take one that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack)
  • 1 nice sundress
  • 1 little black dress
  • 1 cardigan (for chilly restaurants)
  • 4 play shirts (T-shirts, tank tops, short-sleeve button-downs)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 swimsuits (bikini for the beach, one-piece for water sports)
  • 1 swimsuit cover-up
  • 1 pair walking shoes/sandals
  • 1 pair evening shoes/sandals
  • 1 evening purse
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Bras (strapless and otherwise)
  • Accessories (scarves and jewelry to "stretch" your wardrobe)

His Sta
sh for a Week (tweak for destination, activities, season):

  • 1 pair jeans or khakis
  • 1 pair nice slacks
  • 1 light jacket or pullover (take one that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack)
  • 4 play shirts (T-shirts or short-sleeve button-downs)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 polo or button-down short-sleeve shirts
  • 1 sports jacket (for nicer restaurants)
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair walking shoes/sandals
  • 1 pair lace-ups
  • Extra socks and underwear

Pack Here — Don't Buy There:

  • Insect repellent (and anti-itch cream for the bugs that break through)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Aloe vera
  • Band-Aids
  • Aspirin
  • Antacid
  • Antihistamine
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Tampons/pads (they can be hard to find outside the U.S. and are a non-negotiable must-have when you need them!)
  • Paperback books (you can leave them in the hotel library once you've read)
  • Deck of cards
  • Canvas tote bag for beach or pool (also good for carrying souvenirs home)
  • Guidebook
  • Electrical converter/adapter

I hope that this list helps you pack for your relaxing honeymoon with ease!!

Packing list from The Knot

Please let us know where you are going on your honeymoon as we would love to hear! Share your comments below and on social media @blackbride1998!

Happy Hunting!


About Elaina: 

Elaina Shumake is a Fashion Blogger and Marketing Consultant. She is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and has lived in New York City since 2010. Elaina works in the fashion PR field specializing in Social Media and Branding for fashion companies. In 2012, her love of fashion and photography led her to take an active interest in blogging as an after work passion. Her desire for more in the blogging arena led her to start her own Blog and Fashion Consulting firm Vaune’s ViewFollow Elaina’s musings about style, beauty, life, entrepreneurship and planning her wedding onInstagram, Twitter, and on her blog.

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