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Honeymoon Checklist

Honeymoon Checklist

Updated on: Feb 29, 2024

There‌ ‌are‌ ‌a‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌things‌ ‌to‌ ‌keep‌ ‌in‌ ‌mind‌ ‌when‌ ‌planning‌ ‌honeymoons‌ ‌or‌ ‌destination‌ ‌weddings.‌ Whether ‌you‌’re‌ ‌planning‌ ‌yourself ‌or‌ ‌enlisting ‌an‌ ‌agency‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌you,‌ ‌there are‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌must-haves to‌ ‌ensure ‌that‌ ‌your‌ ‌trip‌ ‌goes smoothly. If you look over this honeymoon checklist when planning, you can be rest-assured, the trip will be well on its way to being perfect.

Best Tips to Prepare your Honeymoon Checklist

1. Get your documents squared away

Applying for a passport/visa may take up to a few months, so make sure that you get this major step out of the way with plenty of time to spare. Check your country’s department website or consult with a local honeymoon travel agency for more information. Your‌ honeymoon travel‌ ‌agents‌ ‌can‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌figure‌ ‌out‌ ‌if‌ ‌there‌ ‌are‌ ‌special‌ ‌marriage‌ ‌requirements‌ ‌for‌ ‌your‌ ‌chosen‌ ‌location, such as blood tests or vaccinations.

2. Book Early

Everyone knows this rule, but the majority of people tend to put it on the bottom of their priority lists. Booking your honeymoon early not only reduces your level of stress but also helps you find the best deals! Hiring a professional can often save you time AND money.

3. Plan Together

Talk‌ ‌over‌ ‌the‌ ‌budget‌ with your significant other. You don’t need to get into the specifics, just draw the spending limit. ‌Give‌‌ the figure‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌honeymoon‌ ‌travel‌ ‌agency, and then plan everything, from hotels to personal spending.

4. Take some classes

After picking the place and the time, ask yourself: what can be done at that place that we’ve never tried before? Is scuba diving, mountain climbing, or anything else exciting and unfamiliar an option?

If this is the case, consider taking some classes to help you prepare for these exciting extracurricular activities! For example, an activity such as scuba diving may be hard without experience. Some places also require certification for scuba diving--these are the sort of details that you may want to clarify before your vacation!

5. Write it out

Once all the places you are going to visit are determined, write it all out-- think of where you want to go first, which places you want to spend more or less time at. Not everyone likes a strict itinerary, but having an approximation of your traveling timeline will help you figure out how to fit your plans together and prevent you from running out of time.

6. Pack Smart

You may be worried that you’ll forget something during the packing process, but you don’t want to over-pack! Avoid bringing along expensive items (you don’t want to run the risk of getting pick-pocketed) and bringing too many clothes or toiletries. Below, we made a guide for making a complete checklist that will fit you perfectly.

Meds and Accessories

Do you have enough medication for the trip if you are under any at the moment? Do you have any allergies? Will you need contraception? What about period products? Do you ever get motion sickness? Is there a possibility of getting sunburns at your traveling destination(high altitudes can burn…)? Don’t forget the basics: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, vaseline, make-up remover, lip balm/chapstick, etc. Remember your glasses and contact lenses if you use them!


See if it is possible to get access to laundry at any point during your travels, as that might free up space in your luggage. Pick clothes that are both comfortable and fancy for versatility! Make sure to be prepared for the climate in your destination- a quick Google search will key you into average rainfall and temperature at the time of your honeymoon.

Most Important

Talk to your agency (or Google it) about the right data plan so you don’t get charged extra. Will you need a different currency? Take a lot of cash with you in either currency, as cards might not be accepted in many places. Do you use umbrellas? Keep your passports close to you- a waist bag is ideal. Will you need driver’s licenses? Insect repellant? Have all the emergency numbers are written down, as well as your own in case somebody loses a phone or two. And finally, never drink tap water.

Honeymoon Checklist: Conclusion

Now‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌some‌ ‌ideas‌ ‌of‌ ‌what‌ ‌you’ll‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌ensure‌ ‌that‌ ‌your‌ ‌honeymoon‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌it‌ ‌can‌ ‌possibly‌ ‌be,‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌forget‌ ‌to‌ ‌check‌ ‌out‌ ‌the‌ ‌rest‌ ‌of‌ ‌‌ ‌to‌ ‌see‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌ways‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌can‌ ‌help‌ ‌make‌ ‌your‌ ‌big‌ ‌day‌ ‌spectacular!‌ ‌

Written by ‌Hayley‌ ‌Korkos‌, Vanessa Marsocci, Brittany Schmidt, Sarah Guidas, Chelsea Ward, Matvei Mozhaev; Contributor: Isabel Tenney

Isabel Tenney

Dwight Global Online School

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Rhode Island College

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