Congratulations! You’ve officially tied the knot, and you’re a happily married new couple. Now, before you have to head back to real life, you get to experience that long-anticipated honeymoon holiday. More than at any other time of your life, the honeymoon is a chance to completely relax, get pampered, connect with your spouse, and tour an exciting new destination. Whether your honeymoon is an urban getaway in New York City or a relaxing beach holiday in Thailand, you will have the best possible time if you remember to bring along some important items. With the stress of planning a wedding, it can be easy to forget all the essentials for a honeymoon, so make sure to tick off this checklist and have all your bases covered before you ride off into the sunset.
Passports and Tickets
Starting with the basics means packing your passport and tickets for your honeymoon. Sounds obvious, of course, but this might be a little trickier than you think, especially if one of you has just changed a legal name for the marriage. Make sure that your passports and tickets are both in your new married name to prevent any problems at customs or immigration, and be sure to keep these important documents in a safe and secure place when travelling.
Hotel Information and Travel Itinerary
There is nothing worse than arriving at your honeymoon destination and being unsure of where the hotel is. Before you go, remember to print out a page with your travel itinerary, hotel name and address, and dates of travel. With all the excitement of the wedding and the rush of packing and departing, it can be easy to forget these details.
Most people won’t need reminding about this, but it’s important not to forget! You won’t want to overbook your honeymoon, as some of the most fun you’ll have will be in your hotel room or suite. Spice things up with some sexy lingerie that your partner hasn’t seen before, and make sure that the scenery isn’t the only thing they can’t take their eyes off of.
Health and Travel Insurance
The last issue you want to deal with on your romantic honeymoon is unexpected medical costs. Even something minor might cost you a fortune if you are unprepared and don’t have medical or travel insurance. To find the best rate on health insurance that still gives you plenty of coverage for your trip, do a comparison shop online.
Comfortable Walking Shoes
No matter how tempting it might be to spend all of your time getting intimate with your spouse, you may want to explore the destination at some point. Bring along at least one pair of comfortable shoes that you can wear for a day of sightseeing.
Your Favourite Songs – a CD or an iPod
Set the soundtrack to your honeymoon by bringing along some of your favourite tunes. This could be a few of the CDs you listen to at home, or it could be a sexy and sensual mix on your iPod.
Clothing For All Imaginable Weather Scenarios
Even if you’re heading to a tropical island, the weather is always unpredictable – you could find yourself stuck with a week of rain! That skiing trip to Austria, on the other hand, might end up being so warm that you need shorts and a T-shirt. Bring along clothing for any possible weather scenario, even if you plan to spend the majority of your honeymoon undressed in the hotel room.
Money and Credit Cards
Perhaps the worst way that you could spend your honeymoon would be stranded in an exotic destination without enough cash. Bring along credit cards, but also be sure that you have enough of the local currency in case there are no cash machines. Traveller’s cheques might also be an option, depending on your destination.
High-Quality Camera with Film/Charger/Batteries
The memories you make on your honeymoon will last a lifetime, and you will definitely want photos of this special trip. Bring along a camera, but don’t forget the accessories that need to be packed as well. This includes extra film, a charger, or even batteries for your digital camera.
These are all the keys to a successful honeymoon, and bringing them along will guarantee that you have the trip of a lifetime. When it comes to what you should leave behind, that list includes an alarm clock, a bad attitude, and your computer. Leave work and all other commitments at home, so you can fully embrace a relaxing trip with your loved one.