With so much to plan and think about in the led up to your wedding, it’s natural not to pay too much attention to preparing for your honeymoon. Once the tickets are booked for your trip, you’ll likely be so caught up in venues, dresses, catering and other details that you won’t even consider what you’re going to take with you on your big trip.

If trying to work out what you’re going to pack for your honeymoon is one more thing you don’t have the time and energy to think about right now, never fear! Read on for the eight essential items you need to throw in your suitcase to help you make the most out of your honeymoon and truly enjoy those first days of wedded bliss.

  1. Universal Power Adapter

Many couples head to foreign destinations and exotic locations for their honeymoon. You don’t know whether you will have the right power adapter in your hotel to charge your laptop, camera, or other equipment. So, it’s best to carry a universal power adapter so you’ll always be able to charge your electronic devices.

  1. Medication

Forgetting your essential medications can threaten to ruin your honeymoon – so don’t leave them behind! In a foreign country, you may not be able to buy your essential medications even if you have the prescription with you. It can also be a good idea to bring jet lag relief, pain killers and other essential over-the-counter medicines so that you don’t feel sick or uncomfortable during your honeymoon.

  1. Security Pouch

This wallet is essential for keeping your passport and other important travel-related documents safe and secure. You can keep your money and credit cards here as well. Keeping a pocket phone charger, keys and tickets here is also a good idea. Make sure the pouch is small yet spacious so that you can carry it easily and also keep all your important stuff in it. Try to buy a wallet with different compartments so that you can organize everything and allow you to find things quickly when you need them.

  1. Clothes

You should always pack according to the climate at your destination. If you’re heading somewhere hot and humid, lightweight, cotton clothes are a must. On the other hand, if the weather is going to be cold, don’t forget some nice, warm knitwear and a versatile jacket. And of course, some sexy lingerie is a must. After all, it’s your honeymoon! Additionally, swimwear is also important if you’ll be near the beach or if your hotel has a pool. Finally, you’ll likely be going out for a special dinner or two, so make sure to pack at least one stunning outfit and a pair of heels.

  1. Proper shoes and accessories

You should take comfortable shoes because you’ll want to explore your destination and visit interesting places, which involves walking a lot. Taking two pairs of shoes will be enough. Make sure you also pack your sunglasses and sunscreen to stay sun-safe while exploring.

  1. Camera

The whole reason for going on a honeymoon is to create some extraordinary memories. While these will always be there in your mind, you’ll also want to capture those romantic moments to show to your friends and families back home, as well as look back on them in years to come. So, you need a good camera to capture all those beautiful moments.

Make sure you don’t forget to take the charger and memory card so you can snap as many photos as you can. If possible, it’s also a good idea to take a video camera. Most modern smartphones have a good quality camera that allows you to take decent pictures and record videos as well, so you don’t necessarily need a separate digital camera or video camera.

  1. Umbrella

Weather is always unpredictable, even in paradise. Even if you are heading to a tropical island or a warm climate, you never know when it might rain. So, if you don’t want the rain to ruin your travel plans, an umbrella is another essential item for your packing list. Make sure it’s compact so that it doesn’t take up too much space in your luggage.

  1. Daypack

If you’re planning on sightseeing or hiking on your honeymoon, a daypack can be very useful. A small, lightweight backpack will hold water, food, valuables, extra clothes and of course your trusty umbrella so you’ll have everything you need when you’re out and about.

Your honeymoon should be a trip of a lifetime, so it’s important to pack well. It’s better to pack light as too much luggage can get in the way of having a good time.  Just make sure you include the essentials above and you should have everything you need to have an amazing time!