Honeymoon essentials you definitely need to take on your post-nuptial holiday
1. 2016 beachwear fashion
To look on-trend beachside you need to pack the following in your honeymoon suitcase; swimwear with cut outdetails – Topshop, Zara and River Island have gorgeous options, a full length maxi dress – try French Connection, Monsoon or Primark, a denim pinafore and anything off-the-shoulder. The prints you want to be seen in this season are floral, tie dye, tribal and stripes. Crop tops worn with seventies style culottes and cotton wide legged trousers is another massive trend at the moment.
2. Formal wear
While you probably imagine spending your honeymoon breezing around the resort in a relaxed tropical print strappy sundress, you may need formal wear too. Some establishments have a dress code that ban flip-flops for example – this is particularly common in Australia where they’re known as ‘thongs’ by the way. Often upmarket restaurants ban swimwear and ask men to wear trousers and a buttoned up shirt.
Pack a cardigan or long sleeved top that you can pull on quickly if necessary when visiting buildings of religious significance.
3. A wotsit shaped cushion
Half way through your 21-hour flight from Dublin to Fiji you’ll be very thankful if you have one of these curved cushions to relax your head into, they are also quite handy for preventing accidental drooling on the person seated beside you.
4. A money belt
It all depends on where you decide to go on honeymoon, but a good old fashioned money belt really is worth its weight in gold if you’re visiting a city where pickpocketing is a problem such as Barcelona, Rome, Prague, Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam and Hanoi to name just a few. Perhaps a money belt wasn’t what you envisioned when picturing your effortlessly chic beach look, however on the plus side it can be discreetly hidden away, you won’t get robbed so will have a hassle free honeymoon.
5. Walking shoes
Comfy walking shoes are a necessity when exploring your honeymoon destination or shopping.
6. Sun cream
Are you from Ireland? Enough said
Fingers crossed you won’t get a dodgy tummy whilst abroad, however if you do think how happy you would be if you could pull a cure out of your suitcase – Imodium is a miracle worker!
8. Wedding ring
Do you really need to bring your expensive wedding ring on a beach or adventure holiday? Instead of the taking the risk lots of couples buy cheap wedding ring alternatives to wear while on holiday. Alternatively make use of the hotel’s safety deposit box instead of wearing your diamond ring to the sandy beach where sea and sun cream could cause it to accidentally slip off.
9. Mr & Mrs luggage tags
Two words – ‘so cute!’