Ah, the honeymoonthe beautiful buffer that keeps you from going from wedding-high to real-world low in a split second. Whether you're heading to Budapest for two weeks or simply spending a weekend doing it up stay-cation style, embarking on a honeymoon together is the perfect way to destress after all of that wedding planning. The problem, though, is that so many of us tend to make the mistake of tapping out on organization when it comes to our honeymoon (a totally warranted response, we might add). With the fatigue that comes along after a year of wedding planning and a weekend of hardcore hosting, it's easy to let a few things fall through the cracks when it comes to your honeymoon. But, not to fear, traveling love birds, today we've rounded up our ultimate honeymoon packing list to ensure you're organized and ready to relax, sans any last minute surprises!

 

Read on for our A-to-Z guide on honeymoon must-haves. (Psst...still haven't decided where you'll jet-set to? Not to worry—check out our post on unique honeymoon destinations for some serious travel inspo.)

 

In your carry-on:

 

  • Identification/passport
  • Credit cards
  • Health insurance card(s)
  • Cash + small bills for tipping
  • Toiletries for the plane (eyedrops, compact mirror, hand lotion, tissues, toothbrush)
  • Immune boosters and/or pain and cold medicine
  • Any prescription drugs you need to take, contraception, etc.
  • Chapstick, gum, breath mints
  • Snacks
  • Headphones
  • Journal or notebook & pen
  • On-flight reading
  • Charging cords
  • Small pillow, soft socks, etc.
  • Light sweater or wrap
  • Confirmation numbers, travel itinerary, driving directions, etc.
  • Postage stamps (to send relatives postcards from your destination)
  • Sanitizing wipes or gel

 

Checked Luggage:

 

  • Clothing & Shoes
    • Outfit for daytime x number of days on honeymoon
    • Outfit for night/dinner x number of days on honeymoon
    • Swimsuits & coverups
    • Pajamas & lingerie
    • Socks & underwear
    • Evening wrap/light sweater (we love a great all-purpose pashmina!)
    • Evening bag or clutch
    • Belts and accessories (jewelry, watches, etc.)
    • Hats
    • Tennis shoes or comfortable walking shoes
    • Sandals/Flip-Flops
    • Evening shoes or heels

 

  • Toiletries
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Floss
    • Deodorant
    • Tweezers
    • Razor
    • Shampoo and conditioner if you're particular about your brands (otherwise, save the space and use what they have at your hotel)
    • Cotton balls and swabs
    • Contact lens solution, if applicable
    • Makeup (psst..we breakdown the ultimate honeymoon makeup guide here.)
    • Makeup remover
    • Face wash/Facial Products (toner, eye-cream, serums)
    • Hair brush & comb
    • Hair ties & clips
    • Hair products (opt for products that work well for air-dried hair—like air-dry creams and beach-wave sprays

      so you don't have to spend precious vacation time fussing with blowing it out)

    • Clear nail polish, file, clippers, and/or nail glue for last-minute manicure emergencies
  • "Just in Case"
    • Bandaids and/or moleskin (in case you get blisters from walking!)
    • Small first-aid kit
    • Small sewing kit
    • Fashion tape
    • Personal WiFi hot-spot
    • Extended battery phone case
    • Extra batteries for any battery-operated cameras or other devices

 

  • Electronics
    • iPad, laptop, and/or E-reader
    • iPad, laptop, and/or phone charging cords
    • Outlet adaptors/converters when necessary for international destinations

 

  • Entertainment
    • Paperback book for the beach
    • Stack of playing cards for unplugged time with your spouse
    • Workout gear (clothes, yoga mat, etc.)

 

  • Outdoor considerations
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • After-sun lotion or aloe
    • Chapstick with SPF
    • Sun hat or baseball cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Backpack or beach bag and/or waterproof bag
    • Travel umbrella and/or raincoat
    • Water shoes, hiking boots, climbing shoes, etc.
    • Rash guard and board wax (if surfing)

 

  • To make packing up easier
    • Various sizes of ziplock baggies (for easily packing up toiletries)
    • Nylon bags to separate dirty and/or wet clothes (we LOVE the "Go Clean" system from Flight 001)
    • Light-weight, collapsable suitcase or tote bag for any purchases you make on your trip