Post # 1
We are not grtting married until August so our honeymoon is quite a ways away but I might be more excited about it than the actual wedding! what did you bees pack and wear? we will be at an all inclusive beach resort so 47294 bikinis. I just left Victorias secret’s semi annual sale with two lace bandeau tops! Pics and advice appreciated
Post # 3
@Tbblount: Commenting so I can follow this thread! I am with you though, I am getting married in September but already shopping for the honeymoon. I love having new things to wear on vacation. We will be at an AI beach resort as well – Secrets Silversands, so I am planning lots of cute/comfy dresses.
Post # 4
Once upon a time…
When a girl got married she spent the year or so before hand accumulating a complete Trousseau of nice goods that she made herself, or other women in the family / relatives helped her with / acquire (back in the 1800s it would have been hand-sewn dresses and undergarments etc along with linens like Table Clothes, Tea Towels, Sheets etc… things that women would have shown their best handiwork on… Dressmaking – Embroidery – Tatting – Crochet – Knitting etc)
The idea being that a New Bride would come into the Marriage with no need for new clothes for at least a year… so that her Young Hubby could spend his money on getting their homestead established, and not having to outfit her needs for clothing etc.
When I was married the first time (circa 1980) this old custom was still around in some “format” in that many young Brides2B had a Hope Chest where they collected items for their Homes… and put togther items for their Wedding Trousseau (Gown & Accessories) along with a Honeymoon Trousseau (clothes specifically bought for the Honeymoon)
Which over time has come to be just an assortment of Lingerie for the Wedding Night & Honeymoon if anything at all.
I sort of liked the old custom… so when I got married this time round, I made a point of accumulating a “Honeymoon Trusseau”… picking out special pieces and putting them aside for our Honeymoon. It was fun, to have sooo many new things to wear for our Trip, and being able to surprise my Hubby (lol, he seemed to enjoy in particular the large assortment of Lingerie that I bought along with the nice “dress up” items for special dinners etc)
If you are headed to the Tropics… especially an AI, you won’t need a lot of clothes as you’ll probably LIVE IN your Bathing Suits during the daytime.
Still tho it is nice to have options… lol, always good to be able to wow your guy on your Honeymoon in my book
So I’d stock up on Bathing Suits for sure (3 or 4 at least… because you’ll want choices and to rinse them out… and Humidity means they don’t dry very fast). Add in a few interesting Cover Ups. And then some items that you can have some fun with mixing & matching… casual enough for a day of sightseeing, but can be dressed up for a regular Dinner. Bring one of two items that are a tad dressier for a Special Dinner (this is always easier for us gals than the guys tho).
And don’t be shy with the costume jewellery… or a pashmina / scarf… nice to have some pretty accessory to take a piece from daytime to night-time pretty quickly.
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
@This Time Round: I love the idea of accumulating things and not wearing them until the honeymoon! Thanks for the great idea!
Post # 6
@anneh1990: I’m doing this now! Not. Wearing it will be hard though
Post # 6
I like the idea of a honeymoon trousseau!