(Closed) Those things you forgot and really needed (or what did you pack!)

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I brought too many clothes and I wish I had brought snacks.

Post # 5
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We forgot a watch. We were on a cruise, and neither of us brought one so we had to buy one. Also, the first thing my husband did was look over the balcony and drop his sunglasses… so an extra pair might be helpful.

Post # 6
2407 posts
Buzzing bee

Where are you going? If it will be warm I’d make sure to bring plenty of underwear t-shirts, etc. I thought I packed enough but would sweat through my clothes and need to change sometimes multiple times a day. 

I also second the second pair of sunglasses. I misplaced mine for a while and had to go out and bought new ones. Of course I found them later. 

Post # 7
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Check what the temp should be.  We just got back from ours couple of days ago. Both of us wished had brought better clothing for the climate we were in. And I had lost my make up bag at my parents place so had to scrounge to find some make up before we left. 


Post # 8
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We accidently forgot our camera in our vehicle at the airport parking lot because we were excitedly taking photos on our way there. Stupid, stupid stupid..

Also I wish I had brought extra moisturizer. I ran out of my regular stuff and couldn’t find anything of quality where we were. I tend to retain water when travelling, so I brought some water pills this time. God were they a life saver! Without them I probably would not have been able to walk around as much 😐

Another thing to remember is if you are going to be anywhere with sit down resturant reservations: don’t forget proper shoes for your man! Darling Husband didn’t bring nice enough shoes for us to dine at some places, so we had to go out and buy him some lol!

Post # 9
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My only advice is that unless you are going some place remote, whatever you may have forgotten, you can easily buy there. I brought too many pair of shoes and only ended up wearing flip flps, sandals, andn one pair of dress shoes.  I brough 3 dress shoes. ha.

I forgot to bring my nude panties bc I broug I ht a bunch of white clothes for some reason.  However, it all worked out bc I decided to wear my bikinis instead and ppl just assumed I was going swimming or to the beach, which I did, so I didn’t look too tacky. LOL!



Post # 10
4824 posts
Honey bee

@smith2be: Ditto

Where are you going?

I was glad I had a wristlet so I didnt have to lug my purse everywhere. Also glad I had a messenger bag so I could carry a lot of stuff like my camera, water bottles (oh yeah! bring reuseable water bottles) etc.

Post # 11
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

if you are going somewhere hot and will be on the beach, i suggest aloe cream and aloe gel!

Post # 12
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It depends on where you are going, even if it is a warm climate place, bring a sweater. My Fiance and i went to Jamaica last year and Mexico last Feb. and i forgot to bring a sweater both times, assuming it would always be warm, lol how stupid right… and both places it was cooler on at least one day of our trip. And I always bring too many shoes, so if you need extra room in your bag, I would start by taking out shoes first. If you are looking for travel stuff (bags, luggage bands, travel pillows, etc.) you can go to TravelSmith.com, they have everything.

And, this is more for safety/secure your things, you might already have them, a lock for each of your bags. We bought the TSA approved locks so they wouldnt cut them off to inspect our bags. I ahve been in really nice hotels and had things taken from my bag before, it can happen anywhere, but just in case buy a couple, and every time you leave your room lock everything back up.

Post # 13
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

These are great suggestions!!

@westCoastBlonde: Do water pills work? Do they keep you from getting bloated? Is it something I should take on my wedding day?

Post # 14
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Mine are all like toiletry related.

Earplugs and a sleep mask in case noise or light is an issue.  DH always needs earplugs.

Small travel sized insect repellant or itch cream.

Some Benadryl or allergy meds in case there’s something different in the air there.

Pepcid or Tums in case you get an upset tummy from different/rich foods.

A small travel first aid kit with bandaids, etc.

I always take Nyquil gelcaps with me whenever I travel bc it helps me fall asleep on the plane and because I have trouble sleeping in a new place for the first night.

Socks for when my feet get cold on the plane.

Extra pairs of contacts.




Post # 15
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@jneden: I would not reccomend taking them on your wedding day because you’ll have to pee a lot and that could get complicated wearing your gown! They do work, but if you’ve never taken them it’s good to talk with your doctor or at least ease into them because they effect everyone differently. Some people can take one every couple of hours and they work like a charm, whereas another person might take one and start to feel nervousness right away or another person might have to take a double dose for results. They do work really well though. I got off the plane and was extremely bloated with swollen ankles and after about an hour or two I was feeling back to normal from the water pills.

Post # 16
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Nice clothes.  We stayed at an all-inclusive and neither one of us brought enough nice dinner clothes.  Everyone was all dressed up for dinner every night.

Also, I got a really bad blister where my flipflop strap goes and all the shoes I brought were strappy sandals that would make the blister worse, except for my water shoes.  So I ended up wearing my water shoes almost all the time, including going to dinner!

Also, we ran out of sunscreen! We brought two cans of the spray sunscreen.  At the resort store, the smallest tube was $60.  Luckily the bug spray I brought had SPF 40 in it.  The last two days we wore bug spray instead of sunscreen.

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