Picture this: you, your partner, and an idyllic destination awaiting the next chapter of your love story to begin. But before you embark on that dreamy honeymoon, there’s a crucial travel companion that needs to be prepared – your bridal suitcase!
What is a bridal suitcase, you might be asking? No, it’s not just a regular suitcase for a regular vacation – it’s a magic chest filled with essentials to ensure you have a fantastic post-wedding adventure without any last-minute hiccups. Traditionally, this is a bag that the bride will have packed before the day of the wedding, so that she and her beloved can drive off into the sunset together already prepared. It’s the best of both worlds – both practical and romantic.
So, whether you’re jet-setting to a tropical paradise or exploring a charming European city, here’s your ultimate guide to packing your bridal suitcase to perfection!
Looks That Slay
Your honeymoon isn’t just a vacation – it’s a once in a lifetime event. A trip of this importance calls for some jaw-dropping ensembles. Pack outfits that mirror your personality – be it a flowy sundress, a sassy swimsuit, or a romantic evening gown.
Oh, and let’s not forget lingerie that makes you feel like a queen! Slip in those statement jewelry pieces – the ones you didn’t quite get to flaunt during the wedding chaos. If you have ever to pretend that you’re a pulp novel heroine about to embark on a romantic escapade, now is the time.
If you want to have something special ready ahead of time, why not look at Bella Bridesmaids? Their massive selection of dresses and accessories is a great place to go for any special occasion, not just for your wedding. They have one of the widest selections of colors and sizes available, and also offer custom alterations for the perfect fit.
Unless you want to end up making last-minute drugstore runs in the middle of your vacation, you’re going to want to have your skincare and makeup regimen already packed and ready to go.
Your beauty arsenal absolutely must include sunscreen (to shield that gorgeous skin), your trusted makeup essentials, and a travel-sized perfume that’ll leave your scent lingering in paradise. Hair tools? Check. Skincare routine? Double-check. With these essentials in your bag, you’ll radiate that newlywed charm from sunrise to sunset.
As much as we’d like to imagine a honeymoon where absolutely nothing goes wrong, we all know that life happens. That’s why it’s wise to have a tiny yet mighty first aid kit by your side. Headache? Sorted. An unexpected blister? No problem. Include pain relievers, adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes – the works.
If either you or your new spouse take any medication, be sure to have your refills done before your trip, otherwise you might end up in an unfamiliar place without access to your doctor or a pharmacy that carries what you need. Keep your medications and first aid kit together, where you can easily find them if something comes up.
That’s the key to keeping worries at bay on your honeymoon: knowing that you can quickly and easily solve any unexpected or unpleasant occurrences without having to break a sweat.
Let’s face it: we live in a digital age. While the goal of the honeymoon is to connect with your new spouse, that doesn’t mean you have to fully disconnect from the outside world.
There’s a good chance you may have some downtime during your trip, whether that’s resting in bed after a long day of walking, or taking a train to your next big destination. There’s nothing wrong with pulling out your Kindle for a quick read, or checking up on your daily word puzzles.
Pack your phone, charger, camera, and don’t forget the universal adapter. Bringing a spare charger is never a bad idea, either.
The Essentials Bag
While you may be fond of your evening clutch, we recommend packing an essentials bag to take with you on your adventures instead. This little lifesaver is like Mary Poppins’ bag, minus the lamp. Toss in a mini sewing kit (just in case), wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and a portable phone charger. When unforeseen situations arise (and they will), your essentials bag will have your back.
In the midst of your excitement, don’t forget the practicalities. Passport, boarding passes, travel insurance – organize them in a chic travel document holder.
And here’s a pro tip: keep digital and physical copies of your essential documents. Storing important documents in a cloud-based service like Dropbox will make sure you can still access them from anywhere – even if you lose your phone. Smooth travels make for a stress-free honeymoon!
As you zip up your bridal suitcase, imagine all the incredible experiences and memories that lie ahead. Your honeymoon isn’t just a trip; it’s the start of your married journey, a chapter filled with laughter, love, and shared adventures.
So, brides-to-be, pack your bridal suitcase with these essential treasures, and get ready to embark on a honeymoon that’s as magical as your love story. Bon voyage, lovebirds! Your adventure awaits, and it’s bound to be a dream come true.