HoneymoonYour honeymoon is more than a normal holiday. For many couples it is the trip of a lifetime,  but even if it is simply a breather between the wonderful madness of your wedding day and the rest of your life, this checklist includes absolutely everything you need to have to hand before you kick off your wedding shoes and slip on your honeymoon heels.


  • passports & visa
  • tickets and boarding pass if checking-in online
  • credit or debit card
  • print out of your hotel address and reservation details
  • hotel direction details if driving
  • travel insurance detail
  • lost card phone number for your bank
  • local currency
  • a copy of all of the above in case you lose the originals
  • copy of prescription (or letter from doctor) for any medication (which should be in the original packaging)

Clothing (Her)

  • five pairs of underwear, and at least two bras (one light, one dark)
  • comfortable jeans, T-shirt, and cardigan for travelling in
  • a little black dress in a lightweight jersey (not silk or cotton as these crease easily)
  • a special pair of heels (that you have worn before)
  • statement necklace or earrings
  • large scarf to use as a wrap, scarf, sarong, or pillow
  • hat suitable for the weather
  • three or four different outfits in case you can’t do your laundry easily
  • three pairs of socks – at least one thick pair
  • comfortable flat shoes
  • large handbag and small clutch
  • Makeup
  • hair bands and bobby pins
  • any other weather or culture specific clothing

Clothing (Him)

  • five pairs of underpants
  • comfortable clothes for travelling in (jeans, T-shirt, jumper or lightweight jacket)
  • at least one pair of neat pants, and a collared shirt
  • a pair of leather, lace up shoes and a tie if you are going to a restaurant with a dress code
  • sneakers
  • soft cotton scarf
  • hat suitable for the weather
  • five pairs of socks
  • three T-shirts
  • backpack or satchel
  • any other weather or culture specific clothing


  • travel sized toiletries
  • contact lens solution and case
  • spare contact lenses or a spare pair of glasses
  • suncream
  • sunglasses
  • battery charger
  • portable power pack
  • camera if not using phone for photos
  • spare SD card for your phone and/or camera
  • headphones for the plane
  • tweezers
  • basic first aid kit
  • Ziploc plastic bags
  • wet wipes
  • umbrella
  • tablet or eReader
  • folding water bottle
  • antibacterial hand gel
  • selfie stick

If you’re heading to a country where you don’t speak the language, Google Translate is as good as any app for helping you understand and be understood. If it is currency you need to translate xe.com is widely regarded to be one of the most accurate apps around.

App in the Air is free for both iPhone and Android, and works even when you don’t have a mobile connection. It is useful not only for checking on whether your flight is on time, but also tells you when check in closes, and gives you a current indication of how long it will take to get through check in, security, and passport control at your airport.

Remember to put your name inside and outside your luggage, and use a distinctive tag or label so you can spot your bag easily at the airport. Avoid doubling up on toiletries by sharing things like shower gel and shampoo. Finally, leave copies of all your important paperwork with someone you trust at home.