Going on a honeymoon is a thing every bride looks forward to (next to her wedding day of course)! But amidst all the wedding preparations, it takes extra effort to anticipate the number of things that you will need for your romantic getaway, especially if you intend on packing last-minute. When you’re in a rush, it’s highly likely that you’ll overlook to bring a few important things. Among all the wedding planning that you’ve been doing, we don’t blame you! So, to help you out, here are 13 things that many brides forget to pack for their honeymoon - don't make the same mistake!
1. A Small First Aid Kit
In every trip, you should always make sure to have a first aid kit for emergencies. There’s a big possibility that your hotel might be far from a drugstore or hospital, especially if its on a secluded island, so it is best to be prepared at all times. Don’t forget to bring your prescription papers if you have certain allergies or other health-related problems so that it won’t interfere with your vacation plans. The most important thing, besides having fun with your new husband, is to stay safe!
How can someone not bring this vacation must-have? Well actually, it happens quite often and more commonly among restless brides. And what’s worse than going to the beach to get a good tan only to find out that you forgot to pack a bottle of sunscreen for your trip? While it’s true that you can always buy one at the resort or at a nearby convenience store, it is still much better if you have purchased one already so you can save up on your pocket money, since items like these tend to get a bit costly at hotels or resorts.
You’re going to be sitting for hours on a plane and suffice to say, your new husband will probably fall asleep and you’ll probably get bored. To help pass the time, don’t forget to bring your favorite magazine for a little in-flight reading. Carrying a good book to your honeymoon destination is also a great idea so that you’ll have one to read while lounging around and relaxing along the beach. While you’re at it, it is a thoughtful gesture to bring something for your husband-to-be as well, to keep him preoccupied when he’s got nothing to do.
Having a low battery indication on your phone is bad enough. Imagine how much worse it might be for you if you forgot to pack your charger! It’s a hassle to look for a new charger on a foreign place, especially if you’re checked in at a somewhat secluded area. The best way to avoid this kind of thing from happening is to secure all your chargers in one reachable compartment so you can have access to it whenever you need to charge your phone, camera or music player.
5. Insect repellent
Mosquito bites aren’t attractive at all- especially the poisonous ones in Asia. During your honeymoon, you’re going to be outdoors most of the time and it’s a fact that mosquitoes and other insects can carry a lot of infectious diseases. Be extra cautious and protect your skin by bringing an insect repellent lotion or spray with you anywhere you go.
6. Sun Hat
Bringing a hat is a must for any trip that you’re planning to go to! Whether it’s oversized or small, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s comfortable for you to wear for a long period of time. If you have a lot of outdoor activities planned for the day, you definitely need this to protect yourself from the harsh heat of the sun.
7. Souvenir Bag
The day before you head back home from your well-spent honeymoon vacation, you might come across souvenir shops and be tempted to buy some items for your family and friends. With so little time to organize everything all at once, you need to bring a pouch for souvenirs which can accommodate key-chains, island trinkets or basically any small set of items that you can bring home to your loved ones after your honeymoon.
8. Resealable Plastic Bag
A lot of brides tend to brush off the idea of bringing resealable plastic bags, but you might actually need to rethink that. Ziplock bags actually have a lot of helpful benefits and would totally come in handy for your trip. You can use it literally for anything, such as wet swimsuits or generally as something that could protect all of your important documents like your airplane tickets, passport and IDs. Unless your gadgets are waterproof, you need to bring something that can shelter your phone and camera from completely getting wet, particularly when you’re doing tons of beach-related activities during the day.
Get cozy and protect yourself from the chilly atmosphere when going around for a walk along the beach during night time. If you’re visiting a much colder location, it is favorable to bring at least 2-3 sweaters depending upon the number of days that you’ll be staying. That way, you'll have plenty of options when you decide to visit some places that are enlisted on your itinerary during your honeymoon.
Nowadays, you can quickly download apps on your phone to find certain places that you wanted to check out. Nevertheless, you still need to bring a map or guidebook with you as an alternative. That way, even if you’re having a hard time gaining access to the nearest Wifi hotspot, you can always have something to rely on as backup to avoid further delays in executing your honeymoon-related plans.
For the ladies, this is a total must-have especially if you’re going to hit the beach! Purchase a travel razor and organize it along with your bathroom essentials. You don't want to be stuck using the razor given to you by the hotel - it's usually for men. Just like the sunblock, it’s cheaper if you buy this stuff at home rather than in the resort or hotel that you’re staying at, so don’t forget to pack one before you go.
12. Hiking Shoes
You can’t thoroughly enjoy the beauty of nature without having the proper gear to help you explore different scenic places with ease. If you have outdoor activities planned for the rest of the trip, don’t forget to stack your trusted hiking shoes together with a pair of comfortable slippers for when you decide to stroll around the city on a lazy afternoon.
13. Tote Bag
This is an essential item to pack so that you can have something to put all of your basic items such as beach towels, sunglasses and even some snacks while you’re spending you’re entire day relaxing at the beach. Try choosing one of those eco-friendly tote bags so you can save the environment and be trendy at the same time!