Need help knowing what to pack for honeymoon

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

hafh2016 :  I lived in Spain for a month and a half and packed a carry on. YOU CAN DO IT!

I packed a lot of versitile pieces. Neutral colors, I tried to pack a lot of black, white, and grey with colored accessories to switch it up. I would recommend some lightweight scarfs that can change up an outift. 

With regard to nice outfits, I packed two nice dresses that were again, lightweight and could be dressed up or down. I also packed a lot of skirts so that I could interchange those with a nice top or two that I could wear as a going out outfit.

Also, I brought travel size packets of tide to wash my clothes while I was there. You might be able to get away with not doing that for 2 weeks but I’d recommend half way through the trip doing a load and hanging to dry so you can re-wear some outfits.

There are a ton of youtube videos about packing light for europe. Search for them and you’ll find a TON of great tips.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

hafh2016 :  Also – In regards to shoes I packed LIGHT! One pair of tennis shoes that I wore on the plane, one pair of dressy flats, and a pair of flip flops.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Raincoat.  Western Ireland is not a dry place! I’d be taking two pairs of jeans, enough t shirts, socks and undies for a week, a pair of shorts, two long sleeved merino tops, two hoodies, a light jacket, two skirts, two nice tops (which go with both skirts), and a dress.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

hafh2016 :  you’ll be surprised how much better you feel when you pack that light. Now that I have a son that isn’t really an option for me, I have to bring a ton of crap everywhere now!

Have a great time. XO

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

hafh2016 :  When we went on our two week European honeymoon last year in July (Iceland, Germany, and Poland) I packed a lot of neutral colored clothes so that I can mix and match a lot, think white/black/beige tank tops, different color jeans, a few summer dresses. If you pack neutrals you won’t have to worry about bringing shoes to match every outfit because white/black/beige shoes would match any outfit (I wore black sneakers to the airport and packed neutral colored sandals in the suitcase). I also packed two fancier dresses for dinners and a pair of pumps.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

hafh2016 :  No suggestions, but I definitely want to hear a recap when you get back!!  We are road tripping around Ireland for our honeymoon in June and I would love to hear any tips and must sees!!!! Have the best time ever 🙂

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I did the same trip in December with a carry-on. My advice is to pack only pieces you can mix and match. I packed two jeans, two skirts, and a variety of tops. Stick to a specific color palette and it will make outfit planning extra simple. Have fun!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

It wont be hot and could be wet. Prepare as you would for Spring in Seattle. I advise jeans, leggings, vest tops, tshirts, light jumpers, a jacket and a scarf. Things you can layer, and also mix and match. Bring a pair of shoes you can get muddy or walk long distances in and then a pair of flats. To dress up for evenings or a warm relaxed day, I would bring some nice blouses or tops to wear with jeans and some jewellery. You can bring a dress if you want for London. Don’t worry too much about forgetting anything, just go to the nearest H&M or Primark and pick up something cheap (they in every city and many towns). 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Remember that you will never see any of those people again in your life, so it doesn’t matter if you are seen in the same outfit.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Whenever I travel and I know I am going to visit places or landmarks, I look at what pics that people have # on intstagram. E.g. Recently I visited Italy and didn’t know how warm it would be so I looked at #rialtobrige and got a feel for the weather. I also do it at clubs and restaurants to see how dressy if I know where I’m going. Remember, not many people put themselves looking crap on instagram so think one level down haha. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would also take one pair of pants in a fast drying tech material. We all love jeans but if they get wet when you are touring and caught in the rain, they will stay wet for a long time.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

That is a LOT of traveling for 2weeks- what is your itinerary? Sounds like you’re going to be constantly packing and unpacking, so probably won’t be able to get laundry done anywhere, so I’d suggest fabrics that don’t wrinkle and lots of pieces that mix and match!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’ve been prepping for a massive Europe trip, so here’s all the info I’ve found helpful:

https://thesavvybackpacker.com/travel-europe-packing-list/

Betabrand has some amazing travel clothes – I just bought this skirt and dress today and I’m STOKED: https://www.betabrand.com/womens/skirts/womens-travel-yoga-skort-with-pockets.html

https://www.betabrand.com/womens/dresses/prickled-purple-360-reversible-dress.html

 

I second the possible rainy weather thing and layers layers layers!

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