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What to take on a honeymoon?

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Preparations for a wedding ceremony are almost over. Now, it is time to look forward to the most exciting and long-awaited events – a wedding ceremony and a honeymoon. Undoubtedly, a honeymoon trip is your deserved vacation after all the hustle and bustle, and it should be of the utmost quality for you to get a red-carpet treatment. To make sure you have an ideal honeymoon trip, it is recommended to start packing your bags long beforehand – about a month before the trip, since you may often discover that something is missing when you are already on your way to the honeymoon destination. Who doubts that it is better to pack the bags quietly, meticulously, and without any rush? Moreover, right before the departure, it is good to check the must-have things according to a list. Anyway, do not take too many stuff on you. It is better to put only the most necessary things in your luggage – nothing extra.

Clothes

If your honeymoon trip starts right after your unique wedding celebration, the bags should be packed long before the ceremony. You should also have ready some extra clothes that you will wear on your way to the honeymoon destination. Choose clothes according to the season. The most important thing is that they should be comfortable. Take several outfits and sets of underwear. If you travel to the sea, the bride will need a bikini, several long and some short dresses, a couple of tops/t-shirts, shorts and a skirt, two pairs of footwear. The bridegroom will need just a few things: a pair of shorts and t-shirts. He can also take light summer trousers and a shirt for evening strolls. He also needs a swimsuit, of course. Make sure you take some clothes for rainy or cold weather. If you are planning a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, mind that it often features short but heavy downpours of rain from May to November. Throughout the rest of the year, the weather is dry. If you are going to frequent cafes or restaurants, make sure you take some clothes and shoes to meet the dress code rules. You will also need sunglasses, and hats/sombreros to cover your head. If you are going to the snow-covered mountains, the outfit will be different: baselayers, sweaters, ski trousers and equipment (although the equipment can be rented already at the sport base). Do not take too many things on you. Anyway, you will always buy something new while on vacation.

Documents

A wedding ceremony is all about hustle and bustle. That is why do not forget about the most important thing. While you can buy clothes almost everywhere and your vacation won’t suffer if you forget your favorite t-shirt at home, without IDs, passports and tickets you won’t be able to travel at all. So, before departure, make sure you have on you the following documents: passports, driver’s license (if you want to rent a car), hotel voucher and tickets, as well as insurance policy, and a marriage certificate. Do not forget to take some cash. It is recommended to change a small amount of money into the currency of the country of destination before departure. The rest of money can be kept on your credit card. Make sure you do not put your money nor credit cards into your checked luggage.

Personal hygiene and cosmetic products

Of course, hotels offer a basic set of personal hygiene products. Moreover, you can buy cosmetics upon arrival. However, is it reasonable to spend extra money on what you already have? Besides, it may be hard to find in foreign countries the shampoo or bath shower to which you are accustomed. Even if the wedding ceremony is already over, you won’t be excited to get some allergy to new cosmetic products on vacation, will you? That is why we recommend putting in your luggage such things as the toothpaste and brushes, shampoo, safety razor and shaving foam, handkerchiefs, wipes, bath pouf, and soap. Women should also take sanitary towels and a cosmetic bag. If you are going to a hot and sunny country, do not forget to take a sunscreen.

First-aid kit

The first-aid kit is a must wherever you go. Even if you are going to stay at a five-star resort that has a doctor on its territory and a hospital nearby, and you have a medical insurance. Undoubtedly, it is necessary to put in your luggage the medication you take on a regular basis, for example in case of exacerbation of chronic diseases. Besides, an original wedding is usually associated with anxiety and concern. These feelings may trigger exacerbation of some chronic diseases. Moreover, common first-aid medication should also be on hand: a sticking plaster, dressing, cotton, iodine or brilliant green, alcohol, elastic band, Bepanthen or Panthenol ointment against sunburns. Make sure to take a common painkiller that has proven effective for you before. It should help in case of a headache, muscle- or stomachache. In a foreign country, you will surely try some exotic food or just some products to which you are not accustomed. That is why take some medication for constipation, diarrhea, and indigestion. Just in case, your first-aid kit should also contain NeoCitran (or any other medication that relieves fever), medication against the flu, cough, eye and ear drops. If you suffer from allergy, take some allergy relief medicine. Some repellent sprays or creams will also be useful. Those who use birth control pills should also put them in their luggage, although a honeymoon is an excellent time for planning for pregnancy. If you conceive a baby during your honeymoon, this first vacation after marriage will be absolutely unforgettable. Finally, to capture every happy moment of your honeymoon, do not forget to take a photo- or video camera. You may also need chargers for smartphones, a phrasebook (if you do not speak a foreign language), and a travel iron. Remember that a romantic and unforgettable honeymoon is not just a vacation, but also the beginning of a long and happy family life. May your honeymoon be a success!

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