Use our ultimate honeymoon checklist to tick off all the travel essentials that you need for your holiday, and make packing for your honeymoon a breeze…


The long-awaited honeymoon is an exciting time as a newlywed 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.

We’ve done the hard work for you and laid out *everything* you’ll need to take away with you on your long-awaited holiday with your partner. So take a scroll through and get organised with our ultimate packing list

The Essential Packing List for Your Honeymoon or Wedding Abroad

Must-Haves on Your Honeymoon Packing List

  • Airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  • Passport /visas/driving license
  • Credit cards (take only those you’ll need)
  • Hotel reservation confirmations (if you booked online, print out the emails or screenshot the confirmation.)
  • Traveller’s checks
  • Two sets of photocopies of all of the above, plus a photocopy of related medical and/or trip insurance coverage and any medical prescriptions you have. (Carry one with you at all times, and leave one in the hotel room).
  • Phone numbers for your doctor, house/pet sitter, and credit card companies (in case your cards are lost or stolen)
  • Prescription medicine (in the original packaging)
  • Contraception
  • Travel locks and ID tags for luggage (inside and out)
  • Camera
  • Electrical converters and adapters

Our top picks: 

Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Camera, £789.99

Credit: Canon

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Katie Loxton Travel Wallet, £22.99

Credit: Katie Loxon

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Honeymoon Packing List: Clothes

The following us suitable for a week (alter according to destination, activities, season, duration):

  • 1 pair of jeans or chinos
  • 1 light jacket or jumper
  • 1 daytime sundress
  • 1 short evening dress
  • 1 long evening dress
  • 1 cardigan
  • 4 play shirts (T-shirts, vest tops, short-sleeve)
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 swimsuits (bikini for the beach, full swimming costume for water sports)
  • 1 swimsuit cover-up (sarong or kaftan)
  • 1 pair of walking shoes/sandals
  • 1 pair of evening shoes/sandals
  • 1 evening bag
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Bras (strapless and otherwise)
  • Accessories (scarves, hats and jewellery)

Our top picks: 

Oceanus, Amrika London, £334

Credit: Amrika London

A brand that is sustainable, vegan and hugely championing of women, Oceanus should be on your radar and most definitely in your suitcase. Their pieces are beautifully unique and make for the perfect honeymoon addition.

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Gossard Fiesta Lingerie Collection, £18-£41

Credit: Gossard

We love Gossard here at Wedding Ideas. Their lingerie quality, silhouettes and prices are unmatched; and they certainly haven’t missed with their Siesta collection. The pieces are slightly scalloped, with an iridescent shimmer reminiscent of diamonds in the sunlight, perfect for slipping on after a day in the sun. Sizes range from 32A to 38E.

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Boux Avenue Eyelet Swimsuit, £48

Credit: Boux Avenue

Add a pop of colour to your poolside perfect look with this cobolt swimsuit.

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Azurina Trento Leather Crossbody Bag, £147.50

Credit: Coach

This timeless leather crossbody bag offers two styles in one and has room for your camera.

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Honeymoon Packing List for Health and First Aid

  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Plasters/bandages
  • Ibuprofen or paracetamol
  • Antihistamine
  • Diarrhoea/sickness bug medicine
  • Travel sickness medicine
  • Tampons/pads

Our top picks:

Olivanna Sun Defence Drops, SPF 50, £56

Credit: Olivanna

A deliciously lightweight formula with active ingredients that protect the skin from blue light and environmental pollution.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream 50ml, £19.90


A daily sunscreen with SPF50+ specifically formulated for sensitive skin types, perfect for the face.

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Le Specs UNREAL! sunglasses, £64.46

Credit: Le Specs

These sunglasses by the iconic French brand Le Specs are the perfect pair for every face shape. Stylish, practical and Parisian.

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Entertainment for your Honeymoon Trip

  • Playing cards
  • Travel guidebook
  • Books or kindle
  • Headphones

Our top picks: 

Beach Read by Emily Henry, £8.99

The Tiktok viral sensation, with a very fitting title. Check it out for yourself and pack it for your honeymoon.

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Apple AirPods 2nd Gen, £129


These sleek wireless headphones are a great little investment and will keep you going through your honeymoon and beyond.

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Honeymoon Bathroom Basics for Your Honeymoon

  • Travel-size toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Cosmetics
  • Make-up remover
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Comb/brush
  • Hair gel/spray
  • Nail file/clippers
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Contact lenses/glasses for the evening
  • Hair clips
  • Optional Items (your hotel may provide): Shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, hair dryer, shower cap

Our top picks: 

Good Squish Badlands Silk Scrunchie, £42


Credit: Good Squish 

A statement scrunchie that doubles up as an accessory and a haircare product due to being made from silk. 

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Never Go Alone hand wipes, £19

Credit: Never Go Alone

A practical essential that smells divine, and looks chic. Never Go Alone are pioneers in the wellness realm, designed to empower you to live and travel responsibly.

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Handy Extras on Your Honeymoon Packing List

  • Extra pair of glasses/contacts, asthma inhaler etc
  • Ziplock bags (handy for packing wet swimsuits)
  • Earplugs
  • Sewing kit
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Small backpack(s) for day excursions and impromptu picnics
  • 1 pair of trainers and 2-3 exercise outfits if you plan on visiting the resort’s gym or jogging on the beach
  • Compact umbrella or rain ponchos
  • Canvas tote bag for beach or pool

Our top picks: 

Isabel Marant Tote Bag, £137

Credit: Isabel Marant

Your new go-to bag for all the essentials.

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The Flat Lay Co makeup pouch, £26.99

Credit: The Flatlay Co

This makeup bag is ideal for on-the-go. Its expandable size makes it easy to neatly pack your honeymoon essentials.

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Leave behind with family or friends

  • Your itinerary and hotel phone numbers
  • Photocopies of your passport, credit cards, and traveller’s check receipts
  • A sealed copy of your wills, life insurance-policy numbers, and important financial info.

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