(Closed) Honeymoon Packing List

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1836 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

tons of sunscreen b/c it costs a lot if you get it when you’re there

bathing suits

less clothes than you think you will need

flip flops


Post # 4
42 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

We went to Maui, but I think general packing tips hold true regardless of the destination (most of the time, at least).

I planned out 14 different outfits for our 14 day honeymoon, with maybe 20 pieces mixed-and-matched for the trip. In retrospect, I wish I had brought half of it.

I wore three of the dresses I brought over and over with different hairstyles, bathing suits, etc. to make them look different each day. I needed three pairs of shorts, but brought five-six. Unless you’re going to hike a ton, you don’t need to bring jeans or heavy shoes–both of which I never wore, even though we did some exploring around the island.

We also messed up by only bringing face sunscreen. I didn’t necessairly find the sunscreen to be more expensive in Maui (we shopped for basics at KMart and Safeway) but it was a pain to have to go buy it several times. Also, if you have sensitive skin, I would make sure you know what brands of SPF work for you. I ended up with a rash from one of the sunscreens we bought.

The packing mistakes aside, I was happy to have five bathing suits, several tank tops, sunglasses, a good sunhat, three pairs of sandals, and a bathing suit wrap. I also brought only basic make up and I was glad I didn’t bother with any hair-styling accessories besides a brush and elastics. 

If you plan to leave the morning after your wedding night, I would suggest making sure that the items you will use the day of the wedding and need on the honeymoon (make up, lotion, sunglasses, jewelry, sandals, etc.) are accounted for by someone other than you. I ended up forgetting a lot of stuff that I used on our wedding day, because I left it with my bridesmaids at the chapel and we stayed at a hotel by the airport forty miles away that night. 

I hope this helps! Have an amazing time! 🙂

Post # 5
8878 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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@li612:  Definitely this.  Bring some aloe in case you tend to burn.  We just got back from Jamaica less than 2 weeks ago.  We spent a lot of time in our bathing suits and used tons of sun screen.

Post # 6
3361 posts
Sugar bee

You don’t need much.

Swimmers, sunblock, a dress or two to wear to dinner, a few pairs of shorts/skirts, tops.

That is it.

Most people WAY over pack and don’t end up wearing much of it.

Anything you forget, you can get there.  Don’t stress.

Post # 7
3088 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I saw a cool tip about bringing an infinity dress for the honeymoon, then you only need to bring one dress and you can wear a different way each night!

Post # 8
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am packing 2-3 pairs of ikinis (only a 3 night stay).  I am getting 2 sundresses.  A new pari of flipflops.  And outfit for going out to the club and dinner.  Tanks and shorts and skirts.  No much.

Post # 9
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Medicine!  I always like to bring my basics — Ibuprofen, Gas-X, Dramamine, and Sudafed. 

Post # 10
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just got back from Riviera Maya – I packed a lot of dresses (I wore almost all of them), some shorts and tshirts (wore a few), 4 bikinis (wore all of them), and way more shoes than I needed.


I’m not sure where you’re going but we were at an all-inclusive where there was a dress code, so I wore a cute sundress every night with nice sandals.


DEFINITELY bring something if you get upset stomachs!!  We both got sick often.  Also sunscreen – it was so expensive at our resort!

Post # 11
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011


a hat, if you’re the type who wants one.  my spouse had to buy a new hat in cuba to avoid head sunburns.

drugs – tylenol/advil/something for your stomach.  for the cost, better safe than sorry


Post # 12
9947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

As others have said, anything in the Toiletries category (Health or Beauty) costs a lot more to buy when you travel… so make sure you bring along what you need.

Sunshine vacations, and especially beach vacations, and you are going to spend more time in your Bathing Suit or casually dressed… and the clothes you do wear, you can probably wear more than once (bathing suits should be rinsed out and hung up… I always pack along travel size Woolite for just this reason… suits will last longer if you get the salt & chlorine out of them thoroughly)

Shoes tend to be a big deal.  Bring flip flops (perferable plastic ones over leather) that you can use for a multitude of reasons… on the beach, in the shower, with an outfit etc.  A good pair of sandals (although not too fussy) that can do double-duty too… with shorts or pants, or ok with a skirt or dress.  Running Shoes / Cross Trainers for hiking, or serious sightseeing with lots of walking. And something I swear by… Water Shoes.  They are great for situations when… the shore / beach is rocky, the water is icky or has seaweed, snorkeling fitted inside rental fins, scuba diving, etc.  Or to wear onboard a boat if you have any water activities… LOVE my water shoes.

Hope this helps,


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