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Honeymoons are a wonderful thing to look forward to after the main event of the wedding, a massive reward for all the hard work you have put into planning the big day itself. But planning the honeymoon can sometimes be as stressful as planning the wedding, where to go, how much to spend and the dreaded packing! Airlines these days will add-on extra charges for absolutely anything, so today I have invited Julie from Skyscanner onto the Blog to give you some handy hints on packing for your honeymoon.
Budget carriers like Ryanair and Easyjet have made it possible for honeymooners to jet off to exotic destinations with money to spare. Yet in order to pare down ticket prices, they do away with extra frills. This includes free checked baggage. If you’re travelling on a budget carrier you may have to make do with a carry-on, which means no bulky scented candles or bubble baths allowed on board your flight to Tenerife! Planning ahead means that you’ll be able to bring everything you need without breaking the bank on last-minute fees.
Start writing a packing list about a week before your trip, so that you have time to purchase anything you might need. The amount of luggage you need to pack will depend on your destination and the length of your honeymoon. Think about the climate where you’re headed. Packing for a week in Dubai will obviously entail a different approach than a trip to a ski resort in Canada. You’ll probably want to bring along a few daytime outfits and at least one evening dress or outfit that you can wear to dinner. And of course, lingerie is a must-have on any honeymoon.
Be sure to check your airline’s baggage policy. Most airlines will allow you to purchase your ticket first and then add on the cost of extra baggage later, but take care to purchase any checked baggage allowances before arriving at the airport or you could pay a hefty fee. The following are a few of the most popular budget airlines and their luggage policies:
Even if you’ll be away for a full week, it’s surprising just how much you can fit into a carry-on bag. Choosing clothing made of fabrics like jersey means you don’t have to worry about wrinkles, and these fold down to extremely small sizes. Make sure you can mix and match the items you bring to create several different looks from a minimal amount of clothing. Another way to diversify your travel outfits is to pack accessories. Wear all of your accessories on the plane, and although you may look a little eccentric on the flight, you won’t take up any precious room in your carry-on.
Flying on a budget airline with only cabin luggage may seem restrictive, but it leaves you with more pocket money for romantic sunset cruises and seaside candlelit dinners. An added bonus is that there is no worry of lost luggage to mar your perfect honeymoon abroad!
To find inspiration and the best flight and hotel deals for your honeymoon visit:
(Photo Source: suitcase 1, suitcase with cat, suitcase 3, suitcase 4)
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Great article, with some great tips that many people can and should follow