It's a fact we probably don't need to tell you, but weddings come with a lot of planning. As in, color-coded binders, "pass that bottle of wine" amounts of planning. Because of this reality, we realize many brides are tempted to just "wing it" when it comes time to prepare for the honeymoon. Who needs an intricate packing list when you're already up to your eyeballs in seating arrangements, right?
We get it. So, to make your life easier, we thought it would be handy to offer seven tips to streamline and optimize your packing process.
1. Choose a Color Scheme
Whether its bright and cheery or subdued neutrals, stick to a united color scheme to allow for as much mixing and matching as possible. Luggage real estate is precious.
2. Think Versatile
Include your most versatile items — like that sundress that works both day and night, or the sweater you'll style 10 different ways.
3. Reach for Wrinkle Resistant
Wrinkle resistant microfibers like Lycra, nylon, spandex, and tencel are a honeymooner's best friend.
4. Roll with It
If microfibers aren't your thing, avoid wrinkling your clothes by laying dresses and blouses flat, and rolling sweaters and pants.
5. Stuff Smartly
Think outside the box when it comes to luggage space. Bringing a clutch? Stuff it with jewelry. Boots? Fill those puppies up with socks. Leave no ounce of space unstuffed — and yes, you may refer to yourself as "The MacGyver of Luggage."
6. Bring a Spare Bag
We're not naming names, but a lot of us around here like to shop. A lot. We may have a problem. If you also fall into this category, and anticipate you'll be buying some souvenirs, pack an extra duffel. You never know how many have-to-have-it items you'll find — best to be prepared.
7. Prepare for the Worst
There are few things worse than an airline losing your (oh-so-carefully-curated) luggage. Unfortunately, it's not an unheard of circumstance. Prepare for the worst case scenario by bringing necessary toiletries, a change of clothes and valuables in your carry-on.