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Figuring out what needs to be packed before going on a trip is a struggle, particularly when packing for your honeymoon. You might be imagining and planning for all the picture-perfect moments. However, you probably do not want to drag a large suitcase around during your honeymoon. Picking out the best and essential things is not easy. But don’t worry; we have got your back(pack)! 

We have put together an end-to-end list of honeymoon essentials you will need for a week’s excursion. Let’s dive straight into the luggage and beauty must-haves.

The Must-Haves

As the name suggests, the must-haves are must-haves for any trip. Furthermore, you should ensure you have packed the must-have items in your carry-on so it’s easier for you to access them anytime and anywhere. More importantly, you should keep the must-have items safe in a backpack you’ll be carrying with you in the event of your luggage getting lost or stolen. Listed below are the things we advise packing as must-haves.


  • Carry our passport or driver's licence

  • Cash

  • Credit cards 

  • You must inform your bank of your travel plans

  • Keep at least one paper copy of all your travel documents. 

  • Basic toiletries, including face wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, etc.

  • Prescription medications

  • Pack at least one change of clothes.

  • Your cell phone and charger. You must also pack an adaptor if you are leaving the country.

  • E-reader and charger or books and magazines

  • Earplugs, eye masks, neck pillows, etc. These items are optional but often prove helpful.

  • Hotel confirmations, the ones that are not available online.

The above-listed items are essentials, and you can’t get by without them.  Furthermore, for essential documents, you should always have copies of those in your carry-on and checked luggage at the hotel. These are extra safety measures to ensure you have everything you need to get home safely should anything go missing.

Your luggage must-haves

Your luggage essentials, or honeymoon essentials, largely depend on where you are travelling. Furthermore, the items you pack also depend on the period you travel. 

Suppose you are travelling to a colder destination. In that case, you should fill most of your luggage with winter clothes, including leather jackets, sweaters, coats, etc., compared to travelling to a more tropical destination. 

Regardless of the destination where you are travelling to and for how long, here are the honeymoon essentials for her that you must always carry:


  • Carry a special dinner outfit.

  • Perfumes and bath gels

  • If you are into reading, you can carry your reading material.

  • When you go for comfortable outings, you can carry leggings or a pair of jeans.

  • Always carry a black dress. It always comes in handy.

  • Carry your nonchalantly casual t-shirts, tops, or tees. 

  • A pair of shorts

  • Carry a pullover or light jacket.

  • Pack your swimsuit and a sarong.

  • Since you probably can’t wear heels, especially when you plan on hiking, you should always carry a pair of sneakers

  • Carry a pair of sandals or evening shoes.

  • Carry a clutch or an evening purse.

  • Always carry extra socks.

  • Lastly, don’t forget to pack some accessories. You can add hats, scarves, and jewellery to add variety to a limited wardrobe.

Wherever you are headed for your honeymoon, always plan your outfits. Aim to pack comfortable and stunning clothes while packing your luggage. You can tweak the list above to match your requirements, depending on the season you are travelling in and what activities you’ll be doing.

Your beauty must-haves

Listed below are the beauty honeymoon essentials for her:


  • Carry a lip balm and sunscreen.

  • Body lotion

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Foundation for makeup

  • Lip glosses or lipsticks, whatever you prefer using,

  • Eyeliner or kohl pencil 

  • Swabs and cotton balls

  • Brush or comb

  • Makeup remover

Things to go in your cabin bag

Here is the list of items you must pack in your cabin bag, so you don’t spend extra cash on buying them:


  • Sunglasses

  • Band-aids

  • A baseball cap or a hat

  • Tampons and/or pads are non-negotiable essentials while travelling because they can be hard to find when you need them.

  • You can carry a canvas tote bag for going to a pool or a beach. 

  • Insect repellent

  • Lastly, get chargers for all your gadgets.

Honeymoon essentials: Packing tips

Now that you know what you need to pack for your honeymoon, here are some tips and points you should keep in mind before you even start packing:

  • Check the weather.

You should always check the weather of the place you are travelling to and for the time you are travelling.

  • Travel vaccination

Secondly, you should look for a travel vaccination as soon as possible. You might have to get your travel vaccinations six to eight weeks before your honeymoon. 

  • List out your activities.

Prepare a list of activities you might be indulging in during your travels. For example, if you plan on going hiking, you will have to carry your hiking shoes.

  • Start preparing a couple of weeks before.

You should not wait until the last minute to begin packing for your honeymoon. Instead, start preparing a couple of weeks before your departure. You can begin by preparing a list of items you need and gathering them.  

  • Pack a lot of colours.

You can pack a colourful range of wardrobe items. It will make you look perfect for picture-perfect moments.

  • Check the airline's baggage rules.

Always check your airline’s baggage rules in advance – at least a couple of weeks prior to departure. Furthermore, you must also check the carry-on and check-in rules since they might impact the luggage you will carry with you on your honeymoon.

  • Carry printed documentation.

Suppose you are travelling to a remote location for your honeymoon, where you think you might not have access to the internet or printers. In that case, you should always carry physical or printed copies of your important documents. More importantly, you should remember where you have packed your essential documents.

  • Stock up on medicines.

If you travel to a foreign country for your honeymoon, you should always stock up on your prescription medicines. Furthermore, you should also carry other medications, such as painkillers, as you may find it challenging to locate a pharmacy in a new country.

  • Carry copies of your travel documents.

Lastly, you should make sure you leave a copy of all your travel documents with your family in case of an emergency.

In conclusion

Packing for your honeymoon can be a task and you may tend to skip out on some of the most important things. Use the above checklist to ensure that you carry all that you can need on your honeymoon. Proper planning in advance will keep you prepared for every situation so you can enjoy this special phase with your loved one. 

You can also avail the Honeymoon Cover from Bajaj Markets to protect yourself and your partner from any uncertain events. Happy journey!


What are the items I should leave behind for my family?

You should always give your family your itinerary, the hotel's phone number, and photocopies of your passport and credit cards.

How should I start my honeymoon packing?

You can start by preparing a list, checking out unnecessary items, packing comfortable and versatile clothes, don’t forget a pair of sneakers, key toiletries and medications are a must, carrying copies of your key documents, and more.

What are the don’ts of honeymoon packing?

Never leave your packing at the last minute. Never overpack. Double check whether your passports have crossed the expiry dates, carry laundry bags and zip locks, and avoid expensive jewellery.

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