The long-awaited honeymoon is an exciting time as a newly-wed but with all the wedding planning prior to you jetting off on your honeymoon, you may not even want to think about packing for your holiday.

If you just want to relax after your big day then work from this honeymoon checklist to tick off all the travel essentials that you need for your holiday – and make packing so much easier. You’re welcome!

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Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

What to Pack in Your Hand Luggage

  • Passport

  • Mobile phone and charger

  • Currency or credit card

  • Travel insurance info (just in case)

  • Lip balm

  • Hair brush and hair bands

  • Small bag to keep all your documents (which can double up as a day bag)

  • Mini first-aid kit (with any prescriptive medication)

  • Book/Kindle

  • Playing cards

  • Comfy socks for the flight

  • Small blanket for the flight

  • Sunglasses for when you land at the other end (no matter the weather)

Editor’s Picks

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, £129

The Ray-Ban Aviator is arguably the most iconic sunglasses style in the world – so keep it classic on your honeymoon with a style you can both share.

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Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses, £149

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Fancy shaking up your holiday look?This on-trend take on the classic Ray-Ban frames will ensure you’re both protected from the suns harsh rays and looking stylish.

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Tech Essentials to Travel With

  • Mobile phone

  • Selfie stick

  • Headphones

  • Travel adaptors

  • Camera and camera charger or batteries

  • Portable speaker

Editor’s Pick: Nokia 8.1 Plus Smartphone, £379

When you think of Nokia, you think of the good old days of 3310 and snake. But this mobile phone will have even the loyalist apple user switching to Android for the Instagram-worthy camera alone.Nokia 8.1 best camera phone Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

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Toiletries and Beauty products to Tavel With

  • Toiletries

  • Toothbrushes and tooth paste

  • Deodorant

  • Face wash

  • Shampoo and conditioner – your hotel will probably provide it but if you’re partial to a particular brand, then pack your own

  • Shower gel (as above!)

  • Tweezers

  • Scissors

  • Moisturiser

  • Make up bag

  • Your make up

  • Make up remover

  • Hairdryer

  • Hair Protection

  • Hair bands/ kirby grips

  • Hair straighteners/curlers

  • Nail polish in the shade of your manicure and pedicure, in case your nail varnish chips

  • Perfume and aftershave (invest in an atomiser so you needn’t bring the whole bottle)

  • Razors and shaving gel

  • Sanitary products

  • Insect bite cream/repellent

  • Sun cream and after sun

Editor’s Pick:

ghd Travel Hair Dryer, £59

Travel hairdryers have historically been so useless that no one bothers taking one away anymore. But the ghd flight travel hairdryer is by far the best travel-size hair dryer for your honeymoon.

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Honeymoon Checklist: What to Pack for the Pool or the Beach

  • Beach bag

  • Beach towels

  • Swimwear

  • Swimwear coverups/ kaftans

  • Sun hat

  • Spare sunglasses

Editor’s Pick for her:

New Look Black Belted Swimsuit, £24.99

Update your holiday wardrobe with this black-belted slimming swimsuit.

 

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Hunza G Domino Swim, £140.00

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We love this simple yet stylish nude one piece. The tortoiseshell detailing on the straps paired with the ribbed material ensures you’ll look cool even under the beating sun. Throw a denim skirt on top and you’re ready for dinner.

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Birkenstock Arizona, £55.00

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Birkenstock sandals are a holiday staple, and for good reason. The paired-back design goes with every outfit and they’re perfect for long days travelling or sight-seeing. You don’t have to compromise style for comfort with these classic slides.

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What to Pack for the Day

  • A coat – unless you’re sure it won’t be needed!

  • A light jacket/jumper/cardigan

  • Casual day clothes

  • Trainers or comfy shoes (for walking/ exploring)

  • Cross-body bag

  • Flip flops and sandals

  • Underwear

  • Statement jewellery (nothing expensive in case you lose it)

  • Mini-sunscreen

Editor’s Pick for him:

HUGO BOSS Beach Set, £89

Swimming shorts for your honeymoon should be special – and BOSS HUGO BOSS have a versatile collection of on-trend neon-coloured swim shorts and beach sets for him.

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What to Pack for the Evening

  • Lingerie (check out of list of stunning honeymoon lingerie to inspire you!)

  • Clutch bags

  • Dressy flats or sandals

  • One dressy outfit for every evening (bring versatile skirts you can mix up with different tops) and maxi dresses that work from day to night

  • A smart cardigan or jacket you can wear out if it gets chilly

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Jennifer Read-Dominguez is the Digital Editor of Wedding Ideas magazine, heading up the website and covering all things lifestyle and beauty – from the best hen weekend destinations and luxury honeymoon hotspots, to the perfect hair extensions for your wedding day. When not on her soapbox about her home renovations and commuting troubles, she's known around the office for her love of Millwall FC and MasterChef. Despite telling the world she was about to get engaged underneath a spectacular show of the Northern Lights in Finland last year, Jennifer is still waiting for her boyfriend Ashton to propose...