Post # 1
Okay ladies. FI and I are in the home stretch for our wedding and honeymoon (3 weeks today!!) and I’m starting to think about what is and isn’t going to make it in my suitcase. We are going to an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. I want to make sure I have everything because I’m sure that if I forget my toothbrush, I’ll have to buy a cheaply made $10 one in the gift shop. So, what did you pack in your honeymoon suitcase, or what do you wish you would have packed?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste
Wow! You must be beginning to get anxious!
My wedding isn’t until fall, but the FI and I have already planned and booked out our honeymoon. We are going to Mykonos! I’m so excited. Ironically, I’m also going to Punta Cana in the next couple weeks. From what I hear it is stunning! I guess it depends on what kind of activities you plan on doing. My FI and I are very very active, and so active wear and sneakers are high on my list. If you plan on lounging around a lot, then bring comfortable clothing, swimsuits, etc. I am also taking a couple nice outfits, in the event we go out to a fancy dinner.
It’s tricky for us because we’re going down to Puerta Vallarta for our wedding, and then going directly from there to Greece. I have a tendency to overpack, so my goal is to keep it simple and really try to pack light. Depending on how long you’ll be gone, pack accordingly.
Post # 3
mrsjordan53014: I like to bring clothes and shoes that I can easily mix and match – so that I don’t have to spend a ton of time figuring out what goes with what.
For entertainment, I always bring my Kobo with a set of fresh books on it.
DH is always in charge of the tech part; bringing chargers and whatever plugs that are needed for the country we’re in.
Oh, and I always bring large zip lock bags that I use for the dirty laundry. Just push it inside, zip it almost close, place it under your bum for the last zip and BAM – vacuum-packed laundry! Space saver for sure.
Post # 4
Not even close to my wedding or honeymoon but I’m always prepared on all our trips! Things i would pack besides clothes and shoes: immodium, Dramamine, Ibuprofen, vitamin c, sunscreen, suntanning lotion,sunglasses, toothbrushes and toothpaste, make up remover, make up, shampoo, soap ( i realize these are usually provided but I stick to my own) chewing gum, razors (depending how long you’ll be gone) water camera, deodorant, body spray, lotion and hair gel And a few snacks! I also pack a small first aid kit. It sounds like a lot but I like to be prepared and typically it doesn’t take up that much space.
Post # 5
The best suggestion I’ve ever heard was to split everything in 2 suitcases……if you’re taking 4 bathingsuits, pack 2 in each one, put half your underwear and bras in each suitcase, etc. That way if your luggage is lost at least you have half your things. My luggage was lost for 3 days when we went to Jamaica last year and the only plus size clothes I could find was huge tent sized muumuus.
Post # 6
mrsjordan53014: One thing I totally wish I had brought but didn’t: Benedryl! My husband had some sort of allergic reaction (we think to a shellfish he doesn’t eat on the reg) and woke up in the middle of the night after a fancy dinner with a lip about 5 times its usual size! And yes, that did result in an emergency order for a delivery of benedryl (hotel didnt have any!??!) and cost us like $30. haha.
Funny story: I had brought all the lingerie from my bachelorette lingerie shower (10 different ensembles, a different one for every night!) as well as the flavored body shimmer, tiny vibrator, and pasties from my maid of honor. Normally I would never cart around stuff like that but it was a gag gift from MOH for our honeymoon, so I went with it. Guess who’s suitcase gets selected for a random search at customs on our way back into the country!??! that would be me. There’s nothing like watching a gloved customs officer sort through your heaps of naughty outfits and nipple pasties while your VERY outwardly conservative and private husband looks on. 😉
Post # 7
polyblonde: he that happened to us too! I had all my lingerie, some massage oil etc. etc. etc. all in DH’s bag. When we got home I opened it and one of those little “we searched your bag” leaflets fell out. I feel sorry for the person searching it!
mrsjordan53014: I always make sure to take a first aid kit and a small sewing kit everywhere I go. They’re the kind of things you dont want to need, but if you do need them it’s important to have them. Also, make sure you have the right kinds of shoes for everything you have planned.
Post # 8
I’m also having my honeymoon at an all inclusive in Punta Cana,but not until November:)
I say bug spray,sunscreen,tummy medicine, everything pp’s have said. Don’t forget sunglasses. Dressy and casual clothes,bc you never know. Hair ties,a hat. Gym clothes and shoes. Have fun!!
Post # 9
Water shoes. Depends on the beach at your resort but somes beaches are very rocky. Although I think Punta Cana beaches tend to be pretty good (based on my 3 trips there).
Post # 10
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
mrsjordan53014: Mine is not packed yet, but packing for many, many trips (especially with 3 kids, and for my FI most of the time) has taught me a few things.
I will pack our essentials (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, etc.) we will not be flying to our cruise port so I will not have limitations on that stuff. I do not blow dry or curl my hair 99% of the time, so I will only take a hairbrush and maybe one curling iron (or the flat iron) for formal nights, but my hair will probably just wind up pulled up. Then I will take unmentionables and sexy attire. We will have a few pairs of shorts for the FI and 5 or 6 casual shirts, flip flops, tennis shoes and socks. I always take nice flowy dresses for day time (5 day cruise so 5 of them) and a couple of formal outfits (maybe our wedding attire) for the formal night. A small first aid kit and sewing kit and my makeup.
Post # 11
erw4338: I went to Rome and Greece after my Freshman year of highschool. You’re going to love it!
eocenia: I JUST bought a kindle paperwhite 5 days ago and I love it so far. It was on sale for Mother’s Day at $20 off, so I bought it. I figured a little splurge was worth all the space and weight my 4-5 books are going to take up.
Madeline789: I definitely plan on bringing a little emergency kit because, like you mentioned, inexpensive medicine becomes very expensive at a resort.
Golden Ticket: I would’ve never thought about that. Thanks for the tip!
polyblonde: Oh my goodness. Poor you and your poor conservative husband! I would have been mortified.
JerNCher: Which resort?
Post # 12
mrsjordan53014: excellence!I can’t wait!
Post # 13
My honeymoon is late June and I’ve already begun thinking of my HM packing list!
Some items I’m considering and starting to collect:
4 pairs of shoes
-one pair of covered comfy shoes for excursions, activities, heavier walking, etc. I bought some cute Jonathan Adler designed Toms 🙂
-two pairs of flat sandals (that wrap around the back of the foot so they stay on the foot) for day walking around the resort, from hotel to beach, through the gardens, etc. I bought a pair from Target (only $12 and are super cute!) and some Birkenstocks.
– a pair of wedges for nights I want to wear nicer shoes for dinner. Comfier than stilettos, but still nice and cute. I got a pair of Seychelles from Piperlime that I ADORE.
I also plan on packing a giant thing of sunscreen, a few carefully selected makeup pieces (waterproof mascara, tinted moisturizer, an eyeshadow palette, etc.), some meds, my iPad (for reading on the beach! I’m swearing off the internet, facebook, texting for 10 days in paradise!!), toothbrush, toothpaste, skincare items (cleanser, toner, and moisturizer), three-ish swimsuits, sunglasses…
Clothing-wise, I haven’t really started thinking about or planning. I love summer dresses and skirts so that will probably take up a lot of my clothing item choices because I can wear them day or night and will get more bang for my buck with those. I also will likely pack shorts and tanks for excursions and activities 🙂