Honeymoon Packing with Kelly Lundberg
Last month, our BCME expert panel member Kelly Lundberg, founder of Stylemedivine.com, offered some helpful tips on how to find the perfect wedding dress. But what about after the big day, when you and your new husband stroll off on your honeymoon together? Your honeymoon wardrobe will of course depend upon where you are headed, but regardless of your destination, Kelly is once again on hand to offer her advice so that you can feel confident that your style won’t slip whilst you’re away.
Master The Honeymoon Packing
When the party is over, thoughts turn to the honeymoon. But, wedding aside, how do you ensure that you’ll arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to enjoy this memorable occasion?
Pack your bags well ahead of your wedding day. Sure, we all want to look fabulous whether we are pool side or on the beach sipping our sundowners by the water’s edge, but avoid packing too much. No one wants to lug around a lot of luggage, particularly on a honeymoon.
At StyleMeDivine we always recommend that you use a travel planner. It helps you to itemise your needs and plan your daily outfits with ease. Have your suitcase open at least a week before your trip and pop in all your travel essentials (dependent upon your location) then all you have to do is repack when you are ready.
Mix and match your suitcases
Put a set of your partner’s clothes in your suitcase and vice versa. These days, technology tracks baggage to its destination, however, there is always a chance of delayed baggage particularly if you are going on a long haul flight or traveling to a far-flung destination. At least, worse case scenario, if one of the bags doesn’t turn up it means you don’t have to spend the first day of your honeymoon tracking down a suitable outfit to wear. (Below image: Getty images).
How to pack
If you don’t want the un-ironed look on your honeymoon, think carefully not only about the style but the cut of the fabrics. Draped jersey dresses are not only easy to pack. With minimal creasing, they are fashion forward and are a great beach to bar look. Wear them with strappy sandals by day for sightseeing or lounging in the sun and then in the evening dress them up by pairing them with knockout heels and statement accessories.
Ensure that you have a crease free capsule wardrobe, and pack thin jersey separates and cotton with Lycra in the mix, which are perfect for city center or safari style stays. For a sensuous touch and to keep fragrant and smelling fresh, place tissues sprayed with your favorite scent around the layers of packing.
If you are stretched for space with a limited luggage allowance, a pretty wrap will double up as a sarong, scarf or a shawl. Make sure they are oversized and luxurious so that they can be fashioned to give many interesting stylish looks. Check out these by Stella&Dot.
Wherever you are heading – bon voyage!