Trim your wedding planning stress by following some of our honeymoon packing tips.
- Use your Itinerary to Pack Your Bags.
If you planned out your honeymoon activities, print out a copy of your itinerary and jot down your selected outfits next to each planned event. I try to do this a week before I depart for a trip so that I have enough time for laundry or the dry cleaners.
- Consider “Double-Duty” clothes.
Pack clothes of similar colors and texture so that you can mix-n-match your outfits if needed.
- Protect Your Skin.
Remember to pack a hat with a brim, sunscreen, and a pair of sunglasses that offer 99 to 100% UV protection. (That goes for all skin hues — Goodness knows, I suffered from the most painful sunburn earlier this month.)
- Get Organized.
Forward your flight, car rental and hotel reservation e-mail confirmations to TripIt.com so that you can retrieve your itinerary anytime via e-mail. TripIt.com will also provide you with a local weather forecast, maps and driving directions for each day of your trip.
- Pack some Money Honey.
Remember to keep dollar bills available. You will need them for snack machines, bellman gratuities and taxi cab fares.
- Plan to Share Your Points.
I save my Frequent Flyer and Hotel Reward Account Numbers in my Blackberry notes. That allows me to always have those numbers at hand when I check in at the airport gate and at the hotel front desk.
- Plan for Emergencies.
Keep a copy of your credit card account numbers and phone numbers in a spot separate from your wallet. It will be good to have on hand if your wallet is stolen. I also keep my family’s blood type and known allergies saved in my Blackberry too — just in case.
- Save your toiletries for last.
To ensure that I don’t forget any of my toiletries, I pack each item immediately after I use it for the last time before I depart for my trip. Don’t forget your toothbrush! (Lord knows, I always do! Ugh!)
Of course these tips are great when you plan your much needed vacation too! So, keep this post in your files for future reference.
Love & Soul Always, Kay