(Closed) What to wear while traveling for honeymoon?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

layers that can be easily taken off ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d wear whatever you feel will be most comfortable for the plane and just pack a nice summer dress or shorts and a tank top in your carry on. Then you can change into the summer clothing in the airport once you get to the caribbean. 

Post # 5
15963 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I wore a comfy but cute knit dress with some layers in case I was cold on the plane. Then, when we got to Hawaii, I removed the layers and was dressed pretty appropriately for the beautiful Maui weather!

Post # 7
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with @Gemstone that a knit jersey dress would probably be your best option, with a sweater over it. You don’t want to be uncomfortable on the plane, but since you’re arriving very early, you likely won’t be able to check into your hotel room for a few hours after you get there.

If you’re like me, you won’t want to be rifling through your open suitcase in a busy airport bathroom and then trying to change in a tiny, dirty stall, so even though you’ll want to be comfy, you’ll still want to be wearing something that can take you straight from the airplane to exploring the island or chilling out at the hotel restaurant.

Post # 8
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi Bostongrl25: As a Northerner and a part-time Snowbird, I sooo get this dilemma.

Indeed, jeans would be the “ideal” item to wear when leaving this end of the world, but totally impractical at the other end.

A lot will do with WHERE your layover city is… is it in the North, or the South ?

For example, we usually get a direct flight to Florida, and then have to catch our second flight from there. Florida in December and generally speaking you’ll have temps in the 60s or 70s F (Daytime HIGHS) and although Night-time LOWS will be quite different, once you get to the Caribbean you’ll find Daytime temps to be higher, and the Night-time Lows to be what Florida sees during the day (so IMO best to aim for clothing suitable for aprox 70 F)

Generally speaking, Mr TTR and I leave Canada bundled up.  And make our “costume changes” enroute.

So typically Jeans, Sweaters, Boots and Winter Coats out the door here… and then leave the Outerwear in our car parked at the Airport (although our home city Airport does have indoor parking, so doing so is convenient).  If that isn’t the case and you have to park off-site, and take a shuttle (and worry about digging your car out of a snow bank upon your return), then that might not be a practical solution.  I do know there are “some” Airports that will also allow you to check your Winter-gear when you leave, and pick it back up when you come home  … so that is another option, and worth investigating (call your Airline for more info, or check out the Airports Official Webpage)

When we arrive in Florida, we switch into shorts or khakis / chinos.  I personally prefer long pants just because the planes tend to have mega air conditioning so I find myself chilly otherwise… which is also a good reason to pack along a sweater in your carry-on luggage as well.  Zip-off Pants are also an ideal alternative (you really don’t want to opt for a dress or a skirt IMO because they don’t travel well… if LOOKS are important to you however, for whatever Resort you are destined for, you can always switch clothes again in the Destination Airport before making the transfer to your Hotel)

If doing a costume change in your connecting city isn’t an option, then I suggest that you leave home in lighter weight pants (as noted above) and wear layers, so you can add or remove on your flying days as necessary.

Hope this helps,

Post # 9
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m gonna toss out the leggings idea — wear with a dress and a sweater, then peel off the layers as needed. Pack a swimsuit in your carry on, just in case! You’ll be all set!

Post # 10
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My two cents….

Wear the swimsuit underneath… usually if the cruise/hotel isn’t quite ready for you to go in your room you can lay out by the pool or go to the beach.

Wear a long tank top with leggings and pack a light beach skirt. You can pull on the skirt over the leggings and pull off the leggings in a pinch without getting anything super dirty in the bathroom or changing area. Lots of layers… with a light cardigan over the tank if you’re chilly on the plane. You can also cover yourself with the cardigan and do the skirt/ legging switcharoo on the plane while everyone’s seated! Since you’ll pull the skirt on before taking off leggings, nothing’s ever really revealed. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Post # 11
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I wore jeans and a sweater to the airport and during the end of the flight I changed really quickly into a sun dress before landing in the tropics.  For the trip home, I did the same thing in reverse– wore the dress to the airport, and put the jeans/sweater on  mid-flight. It worked perfect. 

Post # 12
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A comfy sweater is a must!

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