Everything You Need to Pack for Your Italian Honeymoon

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
italian honeymoon

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After spending months planning out every last detail of your dream wedding, you are probably counting down the minutes until you can leave on your dream honeymoon — even more so if you've planned a romantic Italian getaway. But before you leave your wedding dress behind and jet off on a wine-filled European tour, stop and think about what is in your luggage. Like any trip, you'll want to pack functional and fashionable items, and we're here to help — after all packing stress should be the last thing on your mind. Need a little help figuring out what to pack to wander through the streets of Rome, or relax with a glass of wine in Lake Como? Read on for some of our favorite picks to have you looking, and feeling, like a local.

jet setter tote

Photo: Courtesy of Lulu's

Don't settle for a boring carry-on bag when you can rock the Jet Setter from Lulu's. The nautical stripes and brown detailing will brighten up your flight and carry everything you need to hope on a boat and cruise around the Italian coast.
('Jet Setter' striped weekender bag, $48, Lulu's)


Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom

Huge frames? Check. Designer label? Check. Adorable floral print? Double check. These Tory Burch sunnies will match any outfit while also acting as your statement accessory when you hit Italy's most gorgeous beaches.
('Retro' 54mm sunglasses, $175, Tory Burch available at Nordstrom)

brigitte sandals

Photo: Courtesy of Susi

Like having the Italian Riviera on your feet, these gingham sandals scream La Dolce Vita. Not only will you want to wear these shoes every day, but the huge platform and heel make them way more comfortable than your go-to stilettos. Ideal for those romantic honeymoon evenings.
('Brigitte' gingham sandals, $175, Susi)

gold scarf

Photo: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus Last Call

This scarf gives us major Audrey Hepburn Roman Holiday vibes, and it is the perfect combination of neutral and sparkle to add some life to any outfit.
(Ombre scarf in ivory/multi, $35, Theodora & Callum available at Neiman Marcus Last Call)

sun hat

Photo: Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Whether you are shopping in Milan or hitting the beach, it is going to be really sunny. This hat by Genie by Eugenia Kim will shade you every step of the way and match everything you packed, plus you can tie a cute scarf around it for some extra color.
('Cecily' sun hat, $68, Genie by Eugenia Kim available at Bloomingdales)

italian honeymoon packing

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Spade

When traveling, your passport is your everything, and it should be decorated as such — add to that an adorable way to scream your new "Mrs." status to the world, and we're completely sold! Kate Spade is known for their adorable passport holders, and this one is literally made for a honeymoon, we're dying.
('Wedding bells' passport holder, $78, Kate Spade)

rope bikini

Photo: Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

This bikini is totally boat-worthy thanks to the nautical striped ropes keeping everything in place. It is cute enough that you won't mind the funky tan lines, and sexy enough to entice your new husband!
('Lotus Twist' rope bikini, $74 top, $58 bottom, BECCA by Rebecca Virtue available at Bloomingdales)

italian honeymoon packing backpack

Photo: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus Last Call

For those days when you swap out sunbathing and shopping for wandering and exploring, you need a cute backpack to hold your essentials. We love this French Connection bag because it is simple, stylish, and has plenty of storage space.
('Lennon' backpack, $90, French Connection available at Neiman Marcus Last Call)

italian honeymoon packing

Photo: Courtesy of The Limited

This dress is light and flowy, perfect for those warm Italian nights, and the lemon print could not be more fitting. We won't judge you for tracking down a lemon tree and snapping a pic next to it. In fact, we encourage it.
(Lemon print dress, $99, The Limited)

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