Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and energy. You not only prepare for the wedding ceremony, but you also plan for your honeymoon trip as newlyweds! It can be easy to forget important details or things you need to pack when getting everything together for your first trip together as a married couple.
From identification to travel essentials, making a list can help you remember everything you need to have a flawless honeymoon. You shouldn’t worry about travel details while you’re trying to getaway. You also shouldn’t stress about taking care of your name change after marriage. Your honeymoon is a time to relax and enjoy the start of your new life together! If you are on a tight budget check out ParkOn for ways to save on travel before planning your honeymoon.
Before you say “I Do,” take a look at this honeymoon packing list to make your newlywed trip something to remember—for all of the right reasons!
Every traveler needs to pack the necessities for any trip. Your honeymoon is no exception. Pack these things first to get them out of the way, then focus on additional items to make your honeymoon a fantastic celebration.
A new marriage means a new adventure together—but you might not be ready to share a toothbrush yet. Be sure you pack your toothbrush and these critical toiletry items for your honeymoon!
- Toothpaste (for your toothbrush)
- Shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo
- Body wash
- Makeup and Makeup remover
- Contact lens solution and case
Depending on your honeymoon destination, you can probably pick up a forgotten item if you need it. But you might make your honeymoon a little more comfortable for yourself and your new hubby if you have your tried-and-true toiletry items with you.
You’ll want to pack for the weather at your destination. Be sure you also consider appropriate dress for any activities you plan to do during your trip.
Start with these clothing basics, then adjust depending on what you’ll need for the perfect getaway!
- Underwear (including anything new for your honeymoon)
- Comfortable travel clothes
- Sneakers for walking
- Dressy shoes for fancy dinners
- Light jacket for a chilly evening
- Accessories, including a small handbag and sensible jewelry
If your trip takes you to the beach, be sure you pack swimsuits and flip flops! If you’ve planned a wintery honeymoon getaway, don’t forget a coat, hat, and mittens.
Every trip requires essentials that don’t qualify as toiletries or clothing. You can’t anticipate every situation, but these accessories could come in handy and help make your trip more comfortable.
- Your regular prescriptions
- Over the counter medicine, like aspirin, cold medicine, and anti-diarrhea medicine
- Nail file
- Phone charger
- A book or E-reader
- Hand sanitizer
- Feminine hygiene items
- Travel sickness medication
Pack these items in your carryon luggage in case you need these items in an emergency. If you lose your larger luggage, you’ll be glad you have these items with you in your carryon.
We’ve helped you stay adequately clothed, clean, and healthy during your trip. However, you won’t get very far without the right documents for your getaway. Make sure you pack these items in your carry on. You don’t want to risk leaving these documents in your checked luggage!
- TSA-approved identification (passport or driver’s license)
- Credit cards or bank cards (be sure to let your credit card company or bank know that you’re traveling)
- Cash, but not too much
- Screenshot photos on your phone of your flight and hotel information, travel itinerary, boarding passes, and identification. You can also print copies as a backup in case your phone doesn’t cooperate.
- Emergency contact information
- Travel insurance documents
- A copy of your marriage certificate
Depending on when you leave on your honeymoon, your marriage name change process might not be complete. If you leave the morning after your wedding, you won’t have a new driver’s license or passport with your new married name as your identification.
When you made flight and travel reservations, make sure you make them under the name that matches the identification you’ll have at the time you travel. Just in case, take a copy of your marriage certificate—noting your new married name—as a back-up proof of identity, especially if traveling out of the country.
If a medical emergency happens while you travel, proof that you are your husband’s new spouse can be helpful.
We don’t mean to overload your luggage with too many items, but you never know when a few extras can come in handy! These extras can make your trip feel more like a home away from home and the start of a new life together.
- A small umbrella
- Your favorite playlists
- Your favorite downloaded movies or television shows
- A journal
- Small gifts for each other
- A hat for those messy hair days
Aside from your new wedding rings, leave expensive jewelry at home. Don’t travel with anything you would regret losing or breaking while enjoying your time away together.
Use a Honeymoon Packing List to Start Off Right!
Start your new life together right with these tips for your honeymoon packing list. A well-planned trip with a little help while packing can make your journey worry-free and full of fun and memories.
When you get back from your honeymoon, don’t forget to tackle the change to your new name! You’ll need to start the process with your social security card, then update your driver’s license, passport, financial institutions, and other critical accounts and documents with your new name.
It can be a post-honeymoon buzzkill to start your name change process, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Many people use a name change service like UpdateMyName.com to help tackle the post-marriage name change process. With a copy of your marriage certificate and some critical information, these services help you find the forms and send the forms you need to change your name.
We hope you enjoy your honeymoon and the start of your new life (and name) together!