Hi, everyone! I'm Christina from The New Mrs. where you can find me talking about anything from everyday life including my husband and new puppy as well as travel adventures, a little bit of fashion, a pinch of home decorating and some recipes. Some of my favorite topics were sharing my wedding planning and wedding recaps as well as now talking marriage.
I'm so happy to be filling in for Mary while she celebrates her wedding and new marriage! I just hit 11 months of marriage - the big one year will be in early September and I still love talking anything wedding related. My husband and I honeymooned in Bora Bora and I had to be sure not to pack too much because our bags couldn't be heavy but I didn't want to miss out on packing all those exciting Mrs. items and things with my NEW monogram on them.
Mary might have just tied the knot but I know there are still many gals out there who will be walking down the aisle shortly so I thought I could share a few of my honeymoon essentials packing items.
You've been waiting all this time to make the switch from a Miss to a Mrs. and now it's time to enjoy it. Part of the excitement to me was having some little accessories that said Mrs. on them to enjoy on my honeymoon because what better time?!
Let's be real - who does not love a monogram?! I was so excited to get a new stash of stuff with my new monogram on it and the first time I was able to use that was… the honeymoon, of course! Accessories with your new monogram on them make the perfect "special thing" to pack on your special trip.
It can't be all the cute little things - you need to pack the essentials too. We were away for 13 days so I tried to pack as little as possible to save space but still have everything I need for two weeks away. Depending where you're going, here are some other items you might need for your first trip as Mr. & Mrs.
Carry-on essentials: airline tickets, passports, credit cards/traveler's checks/cash, confirmations for hotel reservations and excursions, guide book, extra outfit - just in case
In the suitcase: Enough outfits (mixing and matching clothes works well), extra bathing suits and coverups, underwear, a light sweater, flip flops, comfortable walking shoes, a pair of wedges, heels
The fun stuff: camera with extra battery and memory card, sunglasses, pool floats, cross body bag, an evening clutch, a couple favorite jewelry items, cosmetics, bathroom bag, hair accessories, an outlet converter, sunscreen, insect repellent, beach bag, straw hat.
Just in case: small first aid kit, tide to go pen, ziplock baggies (for liquids or wet bathing suits), advil
For him: I knew if my then fiancé didn't get a little help then he'd most likely forget something he needed and we were going to be in a very remote area where we most likely wouldn't be able to get a replacement SO - I made a little list for him of what to pack and set out some time to help him through the process.
Thanks so much for having me today, Mary! I cannot wait to read all about your wedding once you're back! I hope you all enjoyed today and will pop by The New Mrs. and say hi sometime.