Some newlyweds spend their honeymoon lounging in exotic destinations, while others would like to continue being active even on the holiday of love. Packing can generally be a very stressful endeavor, but especially so if you’ve spent months planning the wedding and the holiday itself. The pressure of creating a perfect experience for your loved ones can be quite tough on your nerves, so let us guide you through the packing process for your fit honeymoon and help you keep your head calm for the upcoming adventures.
Watch the forecast
Deciding on what to pack can greatly vary depending on the climate of your destination. Of course, if you’re planning on mainly enjoying outdoor activities, this factor becomes even more important. If the locale of your choice has a tropical climate, be careful to pack fitness outfits that can deal with moisture. On the other hand, if you’re going somewhere cold and windy, a warm windproof jacket is a must. All in all, pay close attention to the forecast before you start packing.
The activities decide the gear you bring
This goes without saying – you won’t be bringing skiing essentials to a surfing trip. However, pay attention to the exact items you’ll need to get the most out of your activities. For example, if you’re planning a camping honeymoon getaway, it’s essential to have a lot of layering options in your luggage. On the other hand, a surfing getaway calls for a completely different packing list on which you’ll find swimwear and beach towels. Therefore, plan the activities you’ll be doing with your loved one prior to devising a packing list.
Don’t forget your staples
If you’re a woman who enjoys being active with her partner, your favorite womens activewear is something you’ll need to have on hand regardless of the type of your honeymoon adventure. Having your most beautiful joggings and your beloved running shoes in your suitcase will help you stay motivated to continue your fitness journey even on vacation. You will also feel much better when you exercise in your preferred gear than in something you don’t feel cute wearing.
Be wary of overpacking
The most common mistake people fall prey to while packing is that they decide to bring their entire closet and some more on their journey. Choosing what not to pack is an essential part of the packing process too. To prevent hauling twenty suitcases to your honeymoon, sit down with a beverage of your choice and start devising a comprehensive list of things you know you need. While you’re jotting everything down, you will likely think of bringing some unconventional things, and we’re here to stop you in your tracks. No, you won’t need that body lotion you’ve never used before, and those strappy sandals you got five years ago for your birthday should stay in your closet!
Shoes are a bride’s best friend
Carrie Bradshaw wasn’t crazy when she said that a woman can never have enough shoes, but when it comes to honeymoon packing, we’re sad to say she was wrong. Limit yourself to four pairs only. Your precious running sneakers are essential if you plan on staying on top of your fitness game. The same goes for comfortable walking shoes or boots if conquering long distances is something you and your new hubby love to do. Of course, you’re on a honeymoon, so you can’t forget to pack one pair of versatile high heels. Finally, a pair of flip-flops or other slippers of your choice should find their place in your suitcase too.
Toiletries and first aid kit
When it comes to toiletries, there are some things you truly don’t need to pack such as body wash. It will probably be available at your hotel, and at this point, having some extra space in your luggage is a lifesaver. However, if you rely on special products in your day-to-day, don’t leave them at home. Not having your tried and true shampoo and conditioner with you may result in bad hair days that can be a true day ruiner – so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Another must-have for your holiday is some kind of a first aid kit. If you encounter a medical emergency, relying on foreign pharmacies can be tricky, especially if you’re going to a non-English-speaking country. It’s also important to adequately pack liquids so you don’t have any trouble at the airport.
Packing is usually stressful but you can ensure that you’re on top of your packing game by making a list of things you’ll need for your honeymoon. Also, don’t forget to consider the weather, and to pack your favorite sports gear no matter where you spend your first holiday as husband and wife.