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You finally did it!
After all the planning, prepping, and preening, you threw a wonderful wedding. You and your spouse walked down the aisle, people rejoiced, and yes, you had a little well-deserved fun on your wedding night.
Now that the wedding is finished, it's time to head to your honeymoon destination. Unfortunately, you forgot to pack for your honeymoon the day before the wedding—just like every other human being who's ever just gotten through the crucible of wedding planning.
Sounds like a familiar situation, doesn't it? It's something that happens to many couples who are feeling rushed. Before you jet set off to your destination of choice, make sure you get the necessities in your bags.
The weather in Aruba will be different than the weather in Stockholm. The weather on top of the Himalayan mountains will be different than what you should be feeling in Casablanca. What do you do if you and your fiancé can't even agree on a honeymoon destination, and decide to hop around?
No matter where you want to go, you need to get clothes that will work for the weather that you're expecting to feel. That being said, it's always a good idea to have at least one thermal shirt in your bag, just in case it's a little chilly in your dream honeymoon destination when you get there.
A Menstrual Cup
Aunt Flo has a very pesky way of ruining wonderful moments, doesn't she? Nothing says romantic like running around a foreign country hoping that you can use your phone to translate "tampon" into a language you don't know, right?
To prevent this from happening, make it a point to tuck in a menstrual cup that's washable and long-wearing in your bag. This might not be the most glamorous thing to pack for your honeymoon, but trust me, it will be a lifesaver.
Your Bathing Suit
Ah! What a beautiful pool! Too bad you forgot your swimsuit, right? Studies show that bathing suits are one of the most commonly forgotten items on packing lists for honeymoon destinations, and if you're honeymooning, that's a pretty epic fail.
This universally-flattering bathing suit from Coastal Blue is perfect for long walks on the beach...or short walks to your resort's beautiful jacuzzi room. If nothing else, this is an essential item when considering everything you need to pack for a beach honeymoon.
A Small Document Holder
You should always keep a place for your important documents in your travel bags—ideally, right in your purse. Your passport, state-issued ID, and credit cards are all pretty much mandatory if you don't want to have a hard time getting home.
A sturdy, theft-proof document holder is excellent for traveling abroad. Honestly, a document holder with your documents inside is the first thing you should pack for your honeymoon.
A Sturdy Backpack
Traveling and backpacks just go together, kind of like peanut butter and jelly. The reason why is because they are the easiest way to carry around a large amount of goods without discomfort or strain.
Some environments, such as the Andes Mountains or any of the other honeymoon destinations for nature lovers, will require a rugged backpack for your water, food, and camera. On the other hand, finding a pack that looks appropriate for the streets of Tokyo can be harder to do. Thankfully, there's a backpack for everyone.
An Instax Photo Set
We may be in an age where you can easily just point your camera at a scene and snap a photo, but it's hard to deny that there's something incredibly satisfying about having a photo you can hold in your hands. Thankfully, we're beyond the days of having to wait for shots to be developed.
Instax cameras, along with their trademark film, allow you to get printed photos of your favorite honeymoon moments. It's artsy, it's fun, and it's a great treat for you and your spouse.
Birth Control (And Other Medications)
Your health matters when you travel, and yet, so few people remember their medicines when packing for a trip abroad. When you pack for your honeymoon, make sure that you pack any necessary medications you have.
Assuming that you don't want to get pregnant on your wedding night, it's a good idea to pack your birth control pills. This cute pouch will ensure they stay safe, too!
We get it. Honeymoons are all about wild excursions to fancy restaurants, exotic nature preserves, and interesting places that you might never see otherwise. Those destinations require fancy dress, rugged shorts, or other similar goods.
What about when you're at the hotel room and you just don't feel like being naked? At least get one pair of comfy pajamas for your bag before you head out.
Honeymoons, historically, lasted a month, and were a time to have a couple "get to know" each other in a sexual way. While the tradition of a month-long honeymoon hasn't survived, what has survived is the idea that it should be a sexy time.
Before you're done figuring out what to pack for your honeymoon, take a trip to a sex shop. At the very least, getting a little personal lubricant or a sexy advice book can help you make the most of your hotel room time.
Travel Size Toiletries
As much as we would hope that resorts would have the basic necessities, you can't rely on them to have the things you need to stay fresh. A lot of hotels and resorts are woefully underprepared!
If you pack for your honeymoon wisely, you won't have to rush through airport convenience stores for deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner.