(Closed) What to wear when flying to Hawaiian Honeymoon?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
4056 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I vote option 3. I have only flown first class once – got upgraded On a flight from Houston to DC. 

PI was returning from 3 weeks in the amazon/Galapagos islands. I hadn’t had a proper shower in 3 weeks. My clothes were clean but had been shoved in the bottom of a backpack for those 3 weeks and I was wearing knocking boots. No one batted an eye 🙂 

Post # 4
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I say whatever is comfy and doesn’t wrinkle!  You will be sitting a long time.  I second the looking cute for the same reasons you stated.  🙂  Have fun!

Post # 5
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


I say it depends when you arrive. If you arrive during the day and are going straight out on the town, or to the hotel, a Maxi dress will do fine!

If you’re arriving at night, who cares. Everyone else will be half asleep and trust me, you’ll just want to crash by the time you get to the hotel. Unless you have a car picking you up, it can take hours to get out of HNL. Be in something comfortable so you can sleep on the bus and then pass out when you finally get to the hotel.


Post # 6
3688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Option 3. Planes are COLD, so I wouldn’t wear a dress or capris. That’s a long flight too, so you’re going to want to be comfortable.

Post # 7
683 posts
Busy bee

Maxi dress! If its comfortable, mine are so comfortable. And you will be arriving to hawaii and probably checking in to your hotel and everything before you are able to change.

Post # 8
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Your wedding dress so people buy you drinks.

Post # 9
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SakuraBlossomBee: I’ve flied first class once and I was straight out from a conference and was wearing a very smart assemble and that made the entire experience a little extra joyful! 🙂 I would go for the second assemble, it sounds like it’s close to what you would normally wear but a notch up. I would NOT go for a maxi dress, feels like a hassle in the bathroom. I would also bring a nice shawl, I love to be able to wrap myself in something that’s mine if it’s cold in the plane. 

Post # 10
9114 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My vote is 4: Clothes.

Really, no one cares about what you wear. Flying sucks, going through security sucks, dealing with luggage sucks, no one is going to be looking at you and assuming A: You’re on your honeymoon (Re: Nobody cares) or B: You don’t belong in first class.

Everyone is going to be crammed in like sardines, just wanting to get to where they’re going. Wear something comfortable and stop worrying about what other people are going to think.

Post # 11
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wore a maxi dress and cute sandles when we flew to Hawaii. I brought a wrap and cute slip on slippers since it did get a little cold once we got up to cruising altitude.  Flying is different now and there is no reason to go all out with your outfit to the point you’re uncomfortable just because you’re flying in first class. 

I wanted to wear the dress because I didn’t want to carry on an outfit to change into once we got off the plane and into the Hawaiian heat and humidity. 

Post # 12
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I vote #2 or #3, but instead of sandals, I would do a closed-toe slipon because my feet get freeeeezing on airplanes!

I would do trendy tunic and legging, or nice long sleeve shirt and lounge pants.  Don’t try too hard!  Be comfortable!

Post # 13
5955 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@SakuraBlossomBee:  I vote option 1!  A maxi dress is super comfortable (I’m assumign we’re talking coton) but looks totally cute.  Bring along a cute cardi or jacket in case the plane is cold and do your hair and makeup.  Plus, if it’s hot when you get off the plane in Hawaii just take off your jacket and you’re good to go.  


Post # 14
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Unless you’re flying on an airline employee’s buddy pass, it doesn’t matter what you wear in first class. I fly first class fairly regularly, even the ultra long-hauls to Asia, and I just wear jeans and a T-shirt unless I’m headed right to a business appointment. On the long-hauls I change into pajamas as soon as I’m up in the air. Just don’t wear stockings/panty hose (they can melt to your skin from the friction if you ever have to go down the evacuation slide), super high heels or flip flops (again for evaucation reasons, really you don’t need to be running away from an emergency in 4″ heels).  But yeah, most of the time the people I see in first or business class are in everyday clothes and some look downright sloppy. No one will notice.

Post # 15
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I say whatever is comfortable, clean and pat-down-friendly (in case you get flagged for a patdown by TSA). I’ve traveled to Kauai and Maui and when you exit the plane, it is hot and humid. Neither airports are all that fancy (or even air conditioned) and that’s something to consider if you have to wait at the luggage carousel.

I’ve seen the folks in first  and business class. To be candid, they usually don’t look that much different from coach passengers, if at all.

I usually err on the side of nice yoga clothes (e.g. Lululemon). It fits well and looks stylish, but is still comfortable. When I travelled to HI, I saw a fair amount of ladies on my flight in similar outfits.

Post # 16
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Of the outfits I remember in first class (everyone was dressed pretty normally/comfortably), the only one that stuck out was the lady wearing the pink velour tracksuit.  I just wish I wore pajamas (it was an 11 hr flight).

Just dress comfortably (jeans/favorite tshirt is perfectly acceptable).  Chances are you’ll head to the hotel first, and if you wear a cute outfit it’ll probably be all wrinkly from the flight and you’ll have to change anyway.


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