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When it comes to packing for your honeymoon, you can never be too prepared, right?
Wrong, actually. Pack too much, and your massive bags will bog you down.
Take too little, and you end up buying what you didn't bring. The solution?
Our essential honeymoon packing checklist will keep you covered for emergencies and help you sail through your honeymoon.


  • Plane tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  • Passport/visas/driver's license/ ID
  • fax or printed email confirmations of reservations  made in advance
  • Credit cards / Traveller’s checks
  • Photocopies of all of the above, & related medical insurance and prescriptions (carry one copy, leave one in your bag)
  • Phone numbers for your doctor, house sitter, and credit card companies (in case cards are lost/ stolen)
  • Prescription medicines in the original bottle
  • Contraception
  • Camera
  • Travel locks and ID tags for luggage
  • Her Stash for a Week (tweak for destination, activities, season):

  • A pair comfy jeans / trackies (for cold airports and on the plane)
  • A light jacket/jersey that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack
  • A nice sundress
  • A little black dress
  • A cardigan (for chilly restaurants)
  • 4 casual shirts (T-shirts, tank tops)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • Swimsuit & cover-up/ robe/ sarong
  • A pair walking shoes/sandals
  • A  pair evening shoes/sandals
  • An evening purse
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Bras (strapless and otherwise)
  • Scarves / jewellery to "stretch" your wardrobe)
  • His Stash for a Week (tweak for destination, activities, season):

  • A  pair jeans or cargos
  • A  pair nice slacks
  • A light jacket or pullover that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack
  • 4 casual shirts
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 dressy shirts
  • An evening jacket (for nice restaurants)
  • A swimsuit
  • A pair walking shoes/sandals
  • A 1 pair dressy 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 cap
  • Band-Aids, Aspirin, Antacid, Antihistamine
  • Anti-Diarrhoea medicine,
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Tampons/pads (can be hard to find non-negotiable must-have if you need them)
  • Guidebook
  • Electrical converter/adaptor
  • Bathroom Basics:


  • Travel-size toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Cosmetics & make-up remover
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Comb/brush, hair gel/spray & accessories
  • Nail file/clippers
  • Shaving cream & razors
  • Contact lens and re-wetting solution, storage case
  • Handy Extras:

  • Paperback books
  • Alarm clock
  • Deck of cards
  • Ziplock bags (all sizes; use for packing wet togs or protecting cameras when it rains)
  • Earplugs
  • Anti-bacterial liquid or lotion
  • Small backpack(s) for day excursions and impromptu picnics
  • Compact umbrella or rain ponchos
  • Leave Behind With Family or Friends:

        Your itinerary and hotel phone numbers

        Photocopies of your passport, credit cards, and traveller’s check receipts

        A sealed copy of your wills, life insurance-policy numbers, and pertinent financial info

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