Bridal Club Magazine
Packing Tips Good for Any Groom
Gentlemen, listen well. If you somehow think you can show up to
your own honeymoon dressed like a slob, then you're in for a big
shock. Somewhere along the way guys mistakenly began to believe
that they could just show up to their honeymoon wearing whatever
they feel like. Sadly, this is not the case. For many women, the
honeymoon is an extension of the wedding itself. What this means
for you is that the honeymoon is not your standard issue "run of
the mill" trip. Any notion you had of packing a handful of items
and darting out the door should be dismissed immediately for your
own good. There is advice aplenty for what women should pack for
their honeymoon, but men rarely receive any advice on what they
should be packing.
This list should serve any groom headed to his honeymoon well.
While it is not completely comprehensive, it should get any groom
pointed in the right direction in terms of what he should take with
him on this big, big, trip.
Skip the Rush: This is a very important tip. Any seasoned traveler
will tell you that the last second "travel rush" is a simply
beastly thing. Trips of any kind can be stressful, and the last
second rush only makes things worse. With this in mind, you should
strongly consider packing well ahead of time. Of course, this means
that you will need to think about what you will be doing on your
honeymoon as well. If you are going hiking or scuba diving, for
example, you will need very specific gear. So take a good long look
at your wardrobe at least a month in advance so that you will be
certain that you are not missing anything vital. In terms of
packing, a smart groom would have all the packing out of the way at
least a week ahead of the big trip.
Dress the Part of a Gentlemen: Nothing makes the ladies swoon like
a sharp dressed fellow. Keep this in mind when packing. A few slick
outfits for your fine dining experiences is a very good idea. Your
bride will also appreciate the effort you have shown as well.
Say No To Creases: The crease is your enemy. The last thing you
want is to arrive at your honeymoon destination only to find that
all of your clothing is completely creased. After all who feels
like ironing after a ten-hour or even a twenty hour travel day? To
keep this from happening, pack clothes that don't wrinkle easily.
Consider dry-cleaning an outfit. Dry cleaned clothes are more
resistant to wrinkles and creases.
Sexy, Sexy: Oh yes, your bride will appreciate a sexy surprise from
you. A couple of pair of sexy men's underwear can go a long
Skip the Pharmacy Trip: Think through and plan all of your
potential pharmacy needs, or to phrase it another way, make sure
you have plenty of condoms and lubricants. Why not be prepared?
Just imagine what a pain it could be to spend an hour or two
searching for condoms in a strange city or even worse, a strange
Always Have a Back-Up Plan: An experienced traveler will tell you
that all sorts of things can go wrong. In order to help safeguard
you and your trip from disaster, think through what you pack in
your carry on bag. If your suitcases get lost, a well-packed carry
on can help you make it until you can replace your clothes or vital
Use Your Hotel: Don't feel that you have to lug every toiletry that
you might need. Usually hotels have an assortment of the most
commonly used items, such as shampoo and soap.
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