You've walked down the aisle and said your "I dos," now all that's left is to head off on a dreamy tropical Bermuda honeymoon getaway. But not so fast—you have to pack the perfect honeymoon suitcase first! You've had all the wedding planning stress you can handle, so now it's our turn to take something off your plate—honeymoon packing. We're here to get you perfectly attired for the romantic trip of your dreams, and this time we're taking on 2017's most popular honeymoon destination—Bermuda. Whether you're looking for Caribbean vibes closer to home, you're a sailing enthusiast (it's the home of this year's America's Cup after all), or you're just looking to turn your honeymoon into a babymoon (hello, Zika-free tropical destination!), Bermuda is the ideal destination for this year's newlyweds. And we're here to help you pack the perfect (and very light) suitcase for your Bermuda getaway with just a few essentials. Here, 10 items you can't forget to throw in your bag as you get ready for your honeymoon.
An Eye-Catching Suitcase
It all starts with the suitcase itself. If you didn't have the perfect travel set on your registry, don't worry. J.Crew's newly-launched Paravel set, which recently (featuring a duffle bag and a collapsible suitcase) have just the right amount of old school charm mixed with durability, plus some kitsch courtesy of embroidered pineapple emojis. (Stowaway Collapsible Suitcase, $276, Paravel available at J.Crew)
Cha Cha Gingham Mini Dress, $57, Lionness available at Revolve Clothing
Two Versatile Dresses
You want dresses you can easily throw on for a sunset happy hour, and not have to change out of for an intimate candlelit dinner. Keep it on trend with one gingham option—don't worry, gingham can be super sexy—and one floral.
(Silk Wrap Maxi Dress in Field Bouquet, $99, Madewell)
Dresses are the ideal light suitcase items; after all, you don't have to pair them with something else and it doesn't get more romantic than a pretty summer dress.
Plenty of Good-for-Your-Skin Sunblock
You spent months getting your skin wedding-ready. Don't undo all that good work now by using an SPF heavy on parabens. Try a light formula that's free of sulfates and parabens and heavy on the antioxidants—astaxanthin, grape juice extract, and sunflower shoot extract—so you can lie in the sun guilt-free. (Umbra™ Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, $34, Drunk Elephant available at Sephora)
Flats That Go from Day to Night
Keep your suitcase light and pack a pair of flats that can do double-duty—fancy enough for a dinner out, and comfy enough for a day of walking around seeing the historical sites of this adorable island. Keep them playful and current with a versatile pair adorned with colorful pom-poms. ("Saskia" Flat Sandal, $250, Loeffler Randall available at Nordstrom)
The Perfect Bikini
Forget the whole wearing-all-white-for-your-honeymoon-thing and really wow with a printed bikini that's perfectly of the moment. One of our favorite swimsuit trends for this season? Anything with palm leaf prints all over—just the right hint of retro and tropical. (Jaded London High Neck and High Waist Leaf Print Bikini, $49 and $ , ASOS)
A Preppy All-Purpose Romper
There's definitely an innate preppy-ness to Bermuda—all that sailing!—so pack a striped romper that channels the look for daytime strolls or post-pool wandering. (Striped Cover-Up Romper, $88, Madewell)
A Straw Tote
Straw totes and beach vacations go hand-in-hand. But, this year straw bags are also majorly fashionable, especially when they come in an unexpectedly round shape. Use it as your plane carry-on and that's one less thing that needs to fit in your suitcase. (Vanessa Seward Dinard Painted Straw Tote, $165, Vanessa Seward available at Net-a-porter)