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Pack Your Honeymoon Essentials

Travelling with your new spouse is a great way to relax after all the celebrations while also getting to spend some meaningful time together. For your honeymoon holiday, you'll want to make sure you bring along some of the essentials!

Woman wearing a pink top and a straw hat with a faux leather band

Woman wearing a pink top and a straw hat with a faux leather band

Just because the wedding is over, doesn't mean the fun is! Many couples take a special trip after swapping vows (and some even before), which can be a great way to unwind with your partner and make some meaningful memories too. When travelling on your honeymoon, you will want to make sure you are stocked up on the essentials. From beauty products to keep your newlywed glow strong to clothes perfect for a trip with your love, this edit features an array of items you might have thought of and perhaps a few you didn't. We have thought about both function and style so you can travel with your partner feeling prepared, and chic. 

Then, when you've read through our list below, be sure to check out some of our other edits that may be of help! We've got advice on outfits and even some inspiration for places to go, for a honeymoon you'll be raving about well into the future.

1. Bare by Vogue Instant Tan - €16, Arnotts

Two purple bottles of Bare by Vogue

Before you have had a chance to top up your tan, why not fake it? Bare by Vogue is a water and transfer-resistant instant tanner that lasts for a day. It is also enriched with super peptides, oatmeal, goji berry, pomegranate, grapefruit and chamomile to give your skin a boost. As if you weren't already glowing enough after getting married!

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2. Dermalogica Protection50 Sport SPF50 - €42, Arnotts

Bottle of Dermalogica Protection50 Sport SPF50

After creating your golden glow, the last thing you want to do is be battling with painful red sunburn. Protect your skin by applying a high-factor sun protection cream. This sunscreen by Dermalogica is cruelty-free and designed for all skin types. 

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3. Rio Total Body Waxing Hair Removal Kit - €45.45, Look Fantastic

At home waxing kit

No one wants to waste time on their holidays with something as annoying as shaving their legs. The Rio Total Body Waxing Hair Removal Kit is an at-home self-waxing kit that makes it easy to get smooth legs. Why not treat yourself to a spa day at home before venturing off on your special trip?

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4. HairStay Anti-Humidity Seal - €25.95, Look Fantastic

Bottle of KMS HairStay on a blue background with hints of other objects showing

If you have to fight the frizz when you’re in warmer climates then KMS HairStay Anti-Humidity Seal can help. Packed full of humidity-fighting ingredients, a spritz of this spray will help tame your mane and keep you frizz-free.

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5. Brown Tortoiseshell Oversized Sunglasses - €20, River Island

Brown tortoiseshell sunglasses with an oversized shape

You'll be making a statement with these sunglasses. They have an oversized shape that helps keep the sun out while giving you a touch of style. You'll be hoping for sunny days after your travels so you have more excuses to wear them!

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6. Alena Jute Tote Bag - €109, Whistles

Woman wearing a white shirt and patterned pants holding a large brown tote bag woven from straw

Keep all your honeymoon essentials in a stylish bag! You can also use this on your trips to the beach, walking to see the sites, and for picnics. The bag is woven from straw in a nice neutral brown hue as well, so you can pair it with plenty of outfits.

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7. Striped Beach Towel - €14.99, H&M

Grey striped cotton beach towel hanging from a loop

If you plan to swim, or simply want something to lounge on by the water, this beach towel is sure to be perfect, It has a terry texture on one side and a little loop for hanging, plus the fringe hem and striped pattern make it feel classic! You may just have an ideal setup for an Instagram post on your hands.

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8. Leather Sliders - €74, Oasis

Slider-style sandal in brown leather on a plain background

Footwear is also a must to consider when travelling, and there are plenty of options out there. We love these understated sandals because they can be used with so many outfits, from going out to eat to popping into shops, and more.

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9. Harbor Hat - €158, Revolve

Woman wearing a pink top and a straw hat with a faux leather band

This straw hat from Hat Attack with a simple faux leather band is a classic warm-weather staple. It can help shade your hair and face from the sun's rays while also giving you some extra style. Don't forget the sunscreen too!

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10. Premium Satin Embroidered Pyjama Set - €169, Coast

Woman wearing a white satin pyjama pant and button-shirt set with floral embroidery

Want to really treat yourself on your travels? A set of satin pyjamas like these should do the trick! They have a lovely embroidered pattern on them that makes them feel especially luxurious.

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11. Lissa Dress - €340, Reformation

A woman wearing a floral dress and comfortable beige flats

You and your partner may find yourself booking some special evenings out -- it is your honeymoon after all! For that reason, you'll probably want to pack a dress that can be worn to a nice dinner. This gorgeous floral midi features a charming pattern and can be dressed up or down, making it perfect for going from seeing the sites to a romantic meal in a restaurant. To make it feel even fancier, the spaghetti straps are removable. And if floral isn't your style, it comes in a number of other colours as well!

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12. Personalised Canvas Makeup Bag - €10, Etsy

Personalised makeup bag with the name Ciara on it and eyelashes

Created by RealtDesigns, this cute makeup bag is ideal for travel. You can have it personalised with your name and choose from different designs. With your toiletries organised and in easy reach, you can get ready in a pinch and spend more time enjoying your honeymoon!

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13. Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book Italian: Essential Reference for Every Traveller - €6.94, Book Depository

Italian Phrasebook cover, with a picture of Amalfi lemons

Travel can include a lot of waiting around. It may be in the airport or at a train station, or even in the car. Then there might be some time to unwind by a pool or at the hotel. This is where having a book handy might be a good idea! Luckily, there are plenty of different titles to suit various interests. A language book can be helpful too, such as this Italian phrasebook. You may even find a new way to say, "I love you!"

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14. Seafolly Paradise Garden Underwire One Piece Swimsuit - €129, Surfdome

Woman wearing a one-piece swimsuit with a floral pattern and lilac colour

You won't want to forget a swimsuit, especially if you are going to a place with plenty of beaches. Many hotels have lovely pools to use as well. This swimsuit features a beautiful floral print and is made from a quick-drying fabric that has a high percentage of recycled materials. Having a dip in the water is sure to be fun with this suit in your luggage!

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15. Kodak Waterproof Phone Pouch - €24.95, Case-Mate

Person taking phone out of phone pouch with black top and 'Kodak' written in block rainbow letters on one side

Stay connected and be able to take pictures without fear of your phone getting wet with a waterproof phone pouch! This one is touch-screen compatible and is made from IPX8, which is certified for use underwater at a depth of up to one metre for an hour, so dropping your phone in the pool won't be the end of the world. It also has a handy lanyard for wearing around your neck, leaving it in easy reach for quickly taking snaps!

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