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17 Top Honeymoon Packing List Items for 2023 + What to Wear & NOT to Bring

17 Top Honeymoon Packing List Items for 2023 + What to Wear & NOT to Bring
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Your honeymoon is a time to celebrate the love between you and your partner and the last thing you want to worry about is what to pack! On our honeymoon we went to Hawaii, India, Paris, and London, so we had to figure out how to bring everything we needed without overpacking. 

Using our many years of packing experience, we’ve made packing for your honeymoon easier than ever with our comprehensive list, equipped with what to wear on your honeymoon, what NOT to bring, and other important honeymoon FAQs.

Don’t forget to bring plenty of patience, respect and a sense of adventure because with travel, you’ve got to expect the unexpected!

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My hubby and I during the India leg of our honeymoon!
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What to Pack for a Honeymoon – 17 Essentials

  • 1. Packing Cubes

    Regardless of where you’re going on your honeymoon, you’ll likely want to give into the urge to overpack. Instead, use packing cubes to avoid overpacking and help keep you organized! You won’t have to waste time digging through your luggage looking for something specific, you can simply pull out the cube you know it’s in.

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  • 2. Jet Lag Relief

    If your honeymoon has you crossing into another timezone, you’ll want to prevent the nasty effects of jet lag. Pack these homeopathic jet lag relief pills to take before you go or after you arrive to keep you feeling fresh and ready to enjoy the first day of your honeymoon!

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  • 3. Universal Power Adapter

    Many people choose honeymoon destinations that take them to foreign destinations. If you’re heading overseas, it’s likely you’ll need to have a good power adapter to plug in all your electronics. This one’s great because it comes with several USB ports and a lifetime warranty guarantee!

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  • 4. Activated Charcoal

    There’s no easier way to ruin a honeymoon than getting food poisoning or suffering from an upset stomach. Bring along these handy activated charcoal pills to remove the toxins from your system and keep you on your feet.

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  • 5. Neck Wallet

    If you’re traveling to a crowded or touristy destination, you’ll need to make sure your valuables are secured and safely tucked away. This wonderful neck wallet is a great way to keep your phone, passport, credit cards, cash, and other important items organized and out of reach for pickpockets.

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  • 6. Sexy Lingerie

    Your honeymoon just won’t be complete without some super sexy lingerie! It’s just what you’ll need to spice up your trip and make it as memorable as possible. Plus, lingerie is very lightweight, affordable and will take up barely any room in your luggage. I suggest you surprise your man on the first night and maybe the last night of your honeymoon as well! ♥️

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  • 7. Universal Waterproof Phone Case

    Protect your smartphone from the elements with this waterproof phone case. Whether you’re headed to the beach or a rainy or snowy destination, this case will keep your phone safe no matter the conditions and it costs next to nothing.

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  • 8. Virtual Private Network (VPN)

    The last thing you want to worry about on your honeymoon is having your personal information stolen. Protect your sensitive data like passwords and credit card numbers from hackers by turning on your VPN any time you connect to WiFi in public places, like in airports, hotels, and cafes. A VPN will also grant you access to websites from your home country that may be censored or blocked in the host country, and it can even be used to get around paywalls on popular news sites when they restrict your number of article views per month.

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  • 9. Windproof Travel Umbrella

    Though no one wants to deal with rain on their honeymoon, it’s best to be prepared! This awesome windproof travel umbrella is great to stick in your daypack in case of rain. It packs down small and expands to cover two people when you need it.

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  • 10. Swimsuit Cover Up

    Even if you’re not heading to a beach destination, you’re likely to encounter a pool or hot tub wherever you go. Be sure to pack a trendy swimsuit cover up like this one so you’ll be prepared whatever the scenario. My hubby finds it very sexy too – it’s kind of like lingerie for your swimsuit.

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  • 11. Lipstick Sized Portable Charger

    Keep this handy lipstick-sized portable charger on you during your honeymoon so you’ll always have a backup battery to keep your devices charged. This will be really useful if you’re using your smartphone for navigation, photos, communication, and more, and could be a lifesaver in a sticky situation.

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  • 12. Pashmina Shawl

    A pashmina shawl is an endlessly versatile travel item, and you can’t go wrong bringing it along on your honeymoon. Use it to spice up your outfit, keep you warm on a chilly evening, as a swimsuit cover up, and so much more.

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  • 13. Gorgeous Outfit

    This is your honeymoon, so you’ll both definitely want to pack at least one gorgeous outfit. For your first nice dinner as a married couple or on the last night of your trip, you’ll want to celebrate by looking your best. This will also set the tone for what’s to come later in the night.

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  • 14. Honeymoon Travel Insurance

    You’re definitely going to want to protect your trip with reliable travel insurance. We recommend using, as their plans are comprehensive and budget-friendly. Their site lets you compare and purchase policies from the top companies in one easy place. Their comprehensive plans can cover your costs for lost or stolen items, emergency medical, and flight cancellations.

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  • 15. LifeStraw Water Bottle

    Stay hydrated on your trip by packing a reusable water bottle! Not only will it save you some money, but it’s also way better for the environment than using disposable plastic water bottles. This one is amazing because it comes with a built-in filter to ensure your water is safe and clean before you drink it.

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  • 16. Affordable Waterproof Camera

    There’s no doubt you’ll want to capture all your special moments during your honeymoon, and this affordable waterproof camera is just the thing to do it! It’s small, durable, and works under water up to 100 feet.

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  • 17. Daypack

    A daypack is perfect for the daylong adventures and excursions you’ll inevitably be taking throughout your trip. This pack is great because it’s lightweight, durable, and large enough to carry everything you’ll need.

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What to Wear on Your Honeymoon

You’ll definitely want to dress for the weather at your honeymoon’s destination, so make sure to do a bit of research ahead of time to get what you need. No matter where you’re going, be sure to pack at least a few special outfits for nice dinners and events. You’ll probably want at least two nice outfits, one for the first night dinner and one for the last.

We always recommend bringing a few layers so that you can adjust to the climate easily. Also an umbrella is usually a good idea so that you don’t ruin your makeup or outfit due to an unexpected downpour!

What Should WOMEN Wear on a Honeymoon? – (Click to expand)
Below is a sample women’s clothing list. (All items link to for your convenience).

Women will want to look nice at times during their honeymoon and will want to relax at other times, as the wedding is over and it’s time to enjoy the vacation! You’ll want to dress for the weather in your destination and be sure to bring a few nice outfits for evenings out. A trendy swimsuit and cover up is always a good idea to pack as well.

What Should MEN Wear on a Honeymoon? – (Click to expand)
Below is a sample men’s clothing list. (All items link to for your convenience).

Men should be prepared with a couple nicer outfits for your honeymoon trip, as you’ll want to look nice for special dinners or nights out on the town. However, the rest of your honeymoon will likely require more casual dress, and be sure to pack for the weather in your destination!

How to dress for different activities on your honeymoon – (Click to expand)
Beaches – Beaches are pretty standard anywhere you go. Opt for a swimsuit, cute cover up, sandals, a beach bag, sunscreen, and you’re good to go! If you’re visiting a traditionally conservative country, you might consider opting for a more conservative-style bathing suit.

Hiking and Adventure Activities – If your honeymoon is in a destination with a warm or tropical climate, prepare with sturdy hiking shoes or sandals, moisture-wicking clothing, shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, and sunglasses. If you’re headed to a colder climate, be sure to bundle up! That means snow pants, warm hat and gloves, wool socks, and plenty of layers.

Exploring Cities – No matter what type of city you’ll be exploring on your honeymoon, be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes, as you’ll likely be doing plenty of walking! Depending on where you’re headed, dress to fit in with the locals, examples of which are opting for smart, neutral colored clothing in European destinations, and dressing more conservatively in South American and Middle Eastern locations.

Winter Sports Activities – If you’re planning to ski, snowboard, or partake in other winter sports, you’ll want to make sure you’re dressed appropriately. Bundle up with lots of layers and don’t forget to bring gear specific to your activity!

Nights Out – You’re likely to enjoy at least one nice dinner or night out on the town during your honeymoon. Bring a few nice outfits that make you feel fabulous and shoes that are attractive but comfortable. Men, bring some collared shirts and a pair of long pants, and women bring some cute tops, dark jeans, dresses, or skirts.

What NOT to bring on your honeymoon

  • 1.DON’T PACK too much stuff

    The last thing you want to worry about on your honeymoon is lugging excessive amounts of stuff around from place to place. Bring only what you need and leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs!

  • 2.DON’T BRING thank-you notes

    The wedding is over and it’s finally time to relax with your spouse! Don’t stress out about writing thank-you notes during your honeymoon, just take the time to enjoy your trip and your newlywed bliss.

  • 3.DON’T TAKE non-essential electronics

    Your honeymoon is the perfect time to unwind, unplug, and just enjoy quality time with the person you’ve just married! You’ll be glad you left distracting electronics at home.

  • 4.DON’T PACK too many valuables

    Don’t risk your favorite possessions getting lost or stolen during your trip and ruining your honeymoon! Bring only what’s necessary and enjoy a stress-free trip.

  • 5.DON’T BRING heavy liquids

    Opt for TSA-approved travel-sized bottles and consolidate the liquids you’re taking with you. This will reduce the weight and bulk of your luggage and you’ll be able to simply carry whichever toiletries you need with you at all times.

  • 6.DON’T TAKE uncomfortable shoes

    The last thing you want to do is spend your honeymoon with achy feet from uncomfortable high heels or hiking boots that haven’t been properly broken in. Bring shoes you’re sure are comfortable to ensure a smooth trip!

What clothing should I NOT wear on my honeymoon? – (Click to expand)
Don’t bring overly fancy or uncomfortable clothes with you on your honeymoon. Definitely bring a few nicer outfits for evenings out and nice dinners, but for the most part your honeymoon should be your time to relax and chill out with your partner. If you’re traveling to a foreign country, avoid bringing overly flashy or expensive-looking jewelry and electronics, as it’s likely to make you a bigger target for pickpockets and tourist traps.

FAQs for Going on a Honeymoon

  • 1. Where should I go on my honeymoon?

    Choosing a destination for your honeymoon will depend on several key factors. Consider the following: how much time do you have? What is your budget? Would you prefer cold or warm weather? Do you want your honeymoon to be more active, relaxing, or a mix of both? Once you’ve taken these questions into account, you will be able to narrow down your options much more easily.

  • 2. Where do people typically choose to honeymoon?

    Some people choose all-inclusive beach resorts, while others prefer destinations where they can experience a bit of adventure alongside their relaxation. Some of the most popular honeymoon destinations include Hawaii, the Caribbean, Thailand, Italy, Greece, Paris, the Maldives, Switzerland, Banff, and Iceland.

  • 3. When should I start planning my honeymoon?

    You’ll be able to start looking into flights for your honeymoon up to 11 months in advance, but you’ll be able to consider hotels much sooner. Contrary to popular belief, rates don’t necessarily get better the closer you get to your departure date, so don’t risk waiting too long to lock in your trip!

  • 4. Should I book my honeymoon on my own or through a travel agency?

    Everyone has their own preferences for booking their travel plans, but for planning your honeymoon, it may just be easier to go through a reliable travel agent. You’ll be so busy dealing with wedding details, it might make things easier to let someone else do the planning for the honeymoon so that all you have to do is show up and enjoy!

  • 5. Do I need to get vaccines or a visa for my honeymoon?

    You will need to check online to see if visas or vaccines are required for visiting your specific honeymoon destination. Be sure to leave plenty of time to take care of these things before your trip, as visas can sometimes require mailing your passport into the country’s embassy which can take months, and vaccinations often require you to have them a month or more prior to departure.