The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing Guide: 17 Must-Have Items For The Newly Wed
You’ve spent the last year prepping for one of the biggest days of your life and now, the party is over. Let’s face it, wedding planning is a rollercoaster of emotion inclusive of lots of highs followed by loads of stress. Before you head back to work, make sure to allow yourself some time to decompress and celebrate your new status as an official couple. And regardless of if you’re embarking on an exotic getaway or a romantic staycation, don’t forget to prep accordingly. Here are a few of our favorite products we deem worthy of putting on your honeymoon packing list.
THE MOST VERSATILE HAIR ACCESSORY
This amazing headband-bandana combo from HydroChic is a serious must-have. It comes in 10+ colors and patterns and even has UPF50+ sun protection- a necessity for island vacays and mountain retreats alike.
A good pair of headphones should be the first thing on your packing list. Whether on a crowded flight or at the beach, noise can be distracting. The boomless Voyager 8200 UC Bluetooth headset with active noise canceling from Plantronix lets you watch an in-flight movie or take a nap in comfort and style.
A LUXURIOUS EYE MASK
After the wedding, you’re gonna need to stock up on your sleep. Make sure you're getting your beauty rest with Louvelle’s Chic Eye Sleep Mask, a luxury padded silk cotton eye mask which features an adjustable elastic strap for a comfortable fit.
CHIC (AND MEANINGFUL) JEWELRY
With numerous celeb, sport and CEO clients from coast to coast, Energy Muse’s crystal jewelry is one of the most popular new product lines. Their “love and new beginnings” collection encourages love, kindness and peace. The brand's gorgeous rose quartz items are center around love and balance, perfect for the newly wed. These unique necklaces, bracelets and crystals provide meaningful messages and effortlessly complete any honeymoon outfit.
TRAVEL BAG (THAT CAN DOUBLE AS A CARRY-ON)
If you're looking for the perfect travel bag, we recommend the Catalina Deluxe Canvas Weekender by Lo & Sons which is great for short weekend getaways but also serves as a great carry-on! Designed to fit everything you need for a weekend away, the Catalina Deluxe comes with a little extra room to stash your favorite footwear or keep your essentials organized.
THE RIGHT SHOES
If extensive walking of any sort is on the agenda, make sure you pack at least one pair of comfortable shoes that will not kill your feet. Whether sitting in an airplane, strolling through Europe, perusing the promenade or running on a treadmill, Skor Shoes are not only incredibly lightweight, they’re ultra chic and have been perfected to go wherever life takes – everywhere and anytime.
THE TOWEL OF ALL TOWELS
This Elyse Maguire Roundabout towel is absolutely to die for. With its eye-catching double-sided pattern and oh so soft fabric, this is an item that we swear by. Perfect for the casual picnic, lounging by the pool, or just laying on the sand, this five foot oversized towel is sure to impress. Did we mention it's reversible? Game changer!
TRAVEL-SIZE HAIR PRODUCTS
When you travel, don’t forget to be well-tressed. The Ultimate Travel Essentials Kit from Drybar includes the perfect collection of Drybar travel size products to keep your hair looking fab when you're on-the-go. (Kit includes: Baby Buttercup (the ultimate travel hair dryer), along with the Detox Dry Shampoo Mini, a Detox Dry Conditioner Mini, two Hold Me Hair Clips, & a Lil' Lemon Drop Brush.)
OUR FAVE UNDER EYE MASK
Make sure your early morning flight is the only kind of red-eye! Wander Beauty's 'Baggage Claim' gold foil eye mask is individually packaged making them perfect for travel. The mask brightens, hydrates and reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness which will definitely come in handy after partying 'til the wee hours of the morning. Made with soothing lavender oil and refreshing aloe leaf, it will give you instant relief when applied.
THE PERFECT PRODUCTS
South Korean brand JoahBox offers monthly beauty subscription boxes sent straight to your door! Between wedding planning and honeymoon prep, many brides find themselves constantly on the go, and JoahBox is the perfect way to get some beauty necessities without the hassle. Free of harsh chemicals and ethically sourced, JoahBox sends five to seven full-sized products every month. From makeup to masks to hair care and more, you’ll be honeymoon ready in no time.
A HYDRATING MASK
Perfect for that long plane ride, Dermovia’s DRY Mask PoreFix Waterless Facial Masks are highly concentrated in 86-97% active ingredients to bring visible and lasting results in just minutes. Each dry mask may be used two times and starts with a non-woven, 2-way stretch fabric and unique loop system for optimal formula infusion.
A CUTE & SUN-PROTECTIVE HAT
Whether traveling abroad or laying by the beach, block the sun’s harmful rays from your face while staying effortlessly chic. Wallaroo’s wide brim hats and fedoras are not only casual, cute but provide some serious sun protection.
A SIGNATURE SCENT
Dolce & Gabbana’s signature Light Blue Eau de Toilette offers a “casual and breezy, sparkling fruity-floral scent.” Since launching 18 years ago, this cult favorite has remained the best of the best, continuously capturing industry awards and loyal hearts everywhere. This scent is available for both men and women, and it’s sure to impress!
A COLORFUL TOTE BAG
Nothing says vacation mode like Hat Attack’s sophisticated round handle woven tote and if you have room in your suitcase, this is definitely worth the add. Its colorful cascade tassels gives it a bright, tropical vibe, making it a perfect accessory for a day of shopping or laying by the beach, and its roomy features allow plenty of room for a towel, shades, SPF and bottle of wine. However, if you don't have space to spare, no worries - this adorbs tote can easily double as a carry-on.
Planning a summer wedding? Whether you choose to elope on the coast or jet off on an island honeymoon after saying “I do,” GIGI C Bikinis offers some of the most amazing swimwear. With a myriad of styles, colors, fits and more, this SoCal born brand has a suit for every occasion.
A DREAMY BEACH TOTE
If you're in need of a beach bag with a little less bulk, this fun and PURPOSEfull tote from The Little Market will pair perfectly with your piña colada. This sophisticated handmade bag is available with a variety of sayings, such as "Here for the Cake," "With Love," "Happily Ever After," Best Day Ever," and more. Sling it over your shoulder to carry your beach necessities and keep your essentials dry.
DAY TO NIGHT HANDBAG
There's no question about it - whether you're cruising the city or on island time, every gal should own a versatile bag that can easily convert from a casual day out to a night at the clubs. For prerequisites such as this, the Senreve Crossbody bag has you covered. Incredibly stylish and crazy functional, this leather handbag is interchangeable allowing you to use the top pouch completely on its own as a bracelet clutch, or even wear the swappable chain strap as jewelry. It also comes with an adjustable leather strap for a daytime look. And bonus: it is super slim and lightweight making packing a snap.