Guest Author - Kara Williams
You've got enough to think about in the days and weeks leading up the wedding. Making a list of things to bring on your dream vacation doesn't need to be one of them.
Below, find a checklist of items you don't want to forget to pack if you're honeymooning on the beach or in the tropics. Cut and paste this list to a Word document, and then tweak it to customize for your own vacation plans.
Personally, I have a difficult time packing "light." I've gotten better in the past few years by packing coordinating clothing for beach vacations: shirts and shorts that can easily mix and match. (Of course, at the last minute, I often find myself throwing in that cute little top or those new comfy sandals...) If you can pare down to nearly the essentials, it will make schlepping luggage through the airport just that much easier. It will help you keep your hotel room a bit neater. And who wants to be putting clothing away when you arrive at your dream destination. You've got better things to do!
Here's a list to get you started:
Light long pants
T-shirts or short-sleeve shirts
Swimcap & goggles
Face cleanser & moisturizer
Shampoo & conditioner
Medicines & vitamins
Jewelry (nothing valuable but your wedding ring!)
Visor or beach hat
Little, fun gift for new spouse. See this article for ideas.
Dopp bag of toiletries
Little gift for new spouse. See this article for ideas.
Cell phone charger
Tote bag to carry towels to beach or pool
Address book & stamps
Adult games or toys
Books and magazines
Snacks and cereal bars
Antibacterial wipes or hand sanitizer
Travel documents, such as airline tickets, hotel confirmation and passports
Money (perhaps some exchanged beforehand)
What did I miss on this vacation packing list? Use the contact form on my bio page to send me an email and let me know. Or start a discussion in the Honeymoon Forum. I'll add your items to the list!