If your honeymoon is soon after your wedding (especially if you’re keeping with tradition and embarking on your post-celebration vacay as soon as you depart your reception, or the morning after), packing for the trip may be the last thing on your mind. But it’s important to get this out the way as soon as you can, so it won’t be a source of stress when you’re trying to soak up all that newlywed bliss. There are a few essentials that are know are crucial for you to take on your honeymoon—we’ve rounded up our current favourites. Here are 9 travel essentials that will help get your packing list started.
If you want to be super organized on the go (and be able to pack all those cute outfits for those epic IG-worthy honeymoon shots), the Travelpro Crew Versapack Max Carry-on Expandable Spinner is your must-have piece of luggage. Used by flight crews so you know it’s durable and easy to manoeuvre, this carry-on includes a USB port, a dedicated power bank pocket, a pocket for your laptop (so all your electronics are covered) and a toiletries bag that’s TSA compliant.
Travelpro Crew Versapack Max Carry-on Expandable Spinner, $379.99, travelpro.ca.
To ensure your passport is protected, we love the idea of having a dedicated passport wallet. Bonus if it has a cute design and saying on it, like this one from Love and Lore.
Love and Lore Passport Wallet in Moonrise Floral Midnight, $22, indigo.ca.
One of our favourite ways is relaxing with a sheet mask on, so packing a few of these for your trip is a must. Whether you mask on the plane or poolside, this sheet mask from The Body Shop is enriched with aloe, which will soothe your skin perfectly after a day of sun.
The Body Shop Aloe Calm Sheet Mask, $6, thebodyshop.com.
A garment that serves as both a cover-up and a dress is perfect for beach honeymoons, when a day at the pool or the beach turns into a city adventure. This dress from Gwyneth Paltrow’s G Label Swim collection is easy, breezy and comfortable for any activity.
Lace-Trim Puff Sleeve Cover-Up Dress, $450, goop.com.
A comfortable sneaker is a must on your trip—from trekking to the airport to trekking the streets and alley ways of your honeymoon’s city locale, when you aren’t spending time relaxing you’ll probably be exploring. We love this new sustainable option from Aldo—part of its new RPPL collection, which is made out of recycled materials.
RPPL Lace-Up Sneakers in Light Pink, $90, aldo.com.
Protect your face from the sun (while still looking chic) with a wide-brimmed, floppy hat that’s easy to pack. For this, the Wallaroo Scrunchie hat is second to none. With an internal drawstring to adjust to your head, you can adjust this hat’s brim to get your desired look.
Wallaroo Scrunchie Women’s Sun Protection Hat, $46, wallaroohats.com.
Sunscreen is another non-negotiable that you really should be applying every day of your life, and not just when you’re on vacation! For a fragrance-free, moisturizing formula, the LaSpa SPF Daily Sun Protection Lotion is a great option, with a clean, organic formula that promises to counteract aging and damaging from the sun with a key ingredient: Vitamin E!
LaSpa Daily Sun Protection Lotion, $44, laspanturals.com.
Finding an inexpensive swimsuit is like finding a needle in a haystack. But if you want to snag some seriously good finds, eBay’s apparel collection is impressive. The striped one-piece is flattering and would look cute worn on a boat on or the beach.
Nothing screams vacation like a woven tote bag, and we love that this one is inscribed with your new status. We love this straw tote’s off-white handles and detachable pom-poms, cute details that make it stand out.
KAYU St. Tropez “Mrs” Tote, $85, netaporter.com.
Grabbing some Zzzz’s on a long haul honeymoon flight is essential and now with Apple’s AirPods Pro you can cancel out all the surrounding chatter and airplane noise! Your favourite tech gadget just got better and we honestly can’t fathom how we survived a plane ride (long or short!) without them!
Apple AirPods Pro, $329, apple.com.