I stole this awesome Honeymoon Packing Check List from The Knot. Great info!

(Written by Lori Seto)

Must-haves:

  • Airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  • Passport/visas/driver’s license
  • Credit cards (take only those you’ll need)
  • Hotel/theater reservation fax confirmations
  • Traveler’s checks
  • Two sets of photocopies of all of the above, plus a photocopy of related medical and/or trip insurance coverage and prescriptions (carry one set with you, leave one in the hotel room)
  • Phone numbers for your doctor, house/cat sitter, and credit card companies (in case your cards are lost or stolen)
  • Prescription medicine (in the original bottle)
  • Contraception
  • Travel locks (combination lock recommended — no key to lose!) and ID tags for luggage (inside and out)
  • Camera

Her Stash for a Week (tweak for destination, activities, season):

  • 1 pair jeans or khakis (for cold airports and the plane)
  • 1 light jacket or pullover (take one that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack)
  • 1 nice sundress
  • 1 little black dress
  • 1 cardigan (for chilly restaurants)
  • 4 play shirts (T-shirts, tank tops, short-sleeve button-downs)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 swimsuits (bikini for the beach, one-piece for water sports)
  • 1 swimsuit cover-up
  • 1 pair walking shoes/sandals
  • 1 pair evening shoes/sandals
  • 1 evening purse
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Bras (strapless and otherwise)
  • Accessories (scarves and jewelry to “stretch” your wardrobe)

His Stash for a Week (tweak for destination, activities, season):

  • 1 pair jeans or khakis
  • 1 pair nice slacks
  • 1 light jacket or pullover (take one that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack)
  • 4 play shirts (T-shirts or short-sleeve button-downs)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 polo or button-down short-sleeve shirts
  • 1 sports jacket (for nicer restaurants)
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair walking shoes/sandals
  • 1 pair lace-ups
  • Extra socks and underwear

Pack Here — Don’t Buy There:

  • Insect repellent (and anti-itch cream for the bugs that break through)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Aloe vera
  • Band-Aids
  • Aspirin
  • Antacid
  • Antihistamine
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Tampons/pads (they can be hard to find outside the U.S. and are a non-negotiable must-have when you need them!)
  • Paperback books (you can leave them in the hotel library once you’ve read)
  • Deck of cards
  • Canvas tote bag for beach or pool (also good for carrying souvenirs home)
  • Guidebook
  • Electrical converter/adapter

Bathroom Basics:

  • Travel-size toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Cosmetics
  • Make-up remover
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Comb/brush
  • Hair gel/spray
  • Nail file/clippers
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Contact lens and re-wetting solution, storage case
  • Hair accessories

Optional Items (your hotel may provide):

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body lotion
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower cap
  • Alarm clock

Handy Extras:

  • Extra pair of glasses/contacts, asthma inhaler, and the like
  • Ziplock bags (all sizes; use for packing wet swimsuits or protecting camera and film when it rains)
  • Earplugs
  • Sewing kit
  • Shout Wipes (instant stain-treater towelettes)
  • Anti-bacterial liquid or lotion
  • Visine
  • Waist pack (to keep money handy and in sight)
  • Small backpack(s) for day excursions and impromptu picnics
  • 1 pair old sneakers or Keds that can get wet or ruined (if you’re traveling to the tropics)
  • 1 pair workout sneakers and 2-3 workout outfits if you plan on visiting the resort’s gym or jogging on the beach
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Compact umbrella or rain ponchos

Leave Behind With Family or Friends:

  • Your itinerary and hotel phone numbers
  • Photocopies of your passport, credit cards, and traveler’s check receipts
  • A sealed copy of your wills, life insurance-policy numbers, and pertinent financial info
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