(Closed) How early are you going to pack for your honeymoon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our wedding is Saturday afternoon and we’re leaving before dawn on Sunday. πŸ˜‰ I plan to pack the Thursday before the wedding because I took that Thursday and Friday off.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our wedding was Friday night and we left really early Sunday morning for our honeymoon.  I had planned on doing a good chunk of my packing during the week before the wedding, but it just didn’t work out.  I was too busy and I had to pack for the wedding and rehearsal dinner since I was staying at a hotel for everything. 

I realize now it was a bit ambitious to think I would back so much beforehand, but it turned out fine.  I didn’t start packing until late Saturday night right before we had to leave.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’m packing waaay early because the wedding is across the country from where I live so I have to pack up both honeymoon and wedding stuff and it makes sense to separate them from the begining.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Arachna:  we’re packing really early for the same reason.  We’re going to WI 3 days before the wedding and then leaving from there for the honeymoon, so EVERYTHING has to be packed well beforehand.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well I’m a crazy person so I began packing really early, like weeks in advance.  I mean, if I bought something while I was out, I’d just toss it in my suitcase.  I think about 2 weeks before the wedding was when I  made my list of things I needed like sunblock, toiletries, super cute straw beach  bag.  And whenever I was shopping I’d pick some of the stuff up.  Then about 5 days before the wedding, I just made sense of it, repacked it and added whatever was missing.  Trust me, packing for the honeymoon is the last thing you’ll want to do a couple days before the wedding, and you’ll be so glad its already done for you when you get ready to go on Monday.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Our wedding was Sunday night, and we left for the honeymoon Monday morning. I packed on Saturday and left my bags at home when I went to spend the night before the wedding at my parents’ house.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ll probably start packing the week of…we’re leaving on Sunday morning, and I’d like to be packed by Wednesday night.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had the same schedule as you. What we did was, starting about 1 month before the wedding I placed an open suitcase in our living room and every day put ‘honeymoon’ items in it, whenever I came across or thought about them. I also had a ‘wedding’ suitcase, since we were traveling for our wedding as well. About 2 weeks before the wedding we actually ‘packed’ for the honeymoon and wedding as much as we could, all our resort wear, liquids, etc. minus anything we needed during those 2 weeks. By the time we were 1 week out, all we had to do was gather up some final items, do laundry and reorganize everything.

I find when I pack all in one sitting, there’s always something important I forget, so using this system that didn’t happen.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ugh, i was packing as we were loading the car!! i procrastinated so bad and ended up forgetting all my lingerie!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am packing this Friday with my MOH just for fun. I’m not going to use the lingerie, lotions, sundresses etc so I might as well pack them now right? ALl the other stuff I ca add maybe a week or two before the wedding and then add makeup and clothes a few days before the wedding. I think we should all get as much done now as we can so we’re not stressed out last minute! πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My SO and I are taking a European vacation in September, and I’m so excited I want to pack now! ha

It’ll be so hard for me to wait to pack when we actually have a honeymoon to pack for πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

our wedding is a saturday and our hm departure isn’t until the saturday following, so i will be packing after work/class the week in between πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our timeline was similar to yours… I packed the day before.  πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think either Wednesday night or Thursday morning (Saturday wedding, leaving Sunday afternoon for honeymoon). I figure I can plan out a couple days worth of outfits (Thursday/Friday/getting ready Saturday) and do then ALL the rest of my laundry Wed/Thurs and pack it up for either the honeymoon or to take to my fiance’s-soon-to-be-our house.

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