If you are
planning a beautiful winter wedding to be followed by a
memorable winter honeymoon you have found the right spot
to gather some great winter honeymoon information from.
(ARA) - You made it through the wedding, so now comes the relaxing part --
your romantic honeymoon in a faraway destination. But what do you pack and how
much do you need? Gone are the days of multiple suitcases stacked at the doorway
to accompany you on your flight. With airlines charging fees for checked
luggage, today’s friendly skies will only allow you just so much, so you’d
better make the most of your checked bag and your carry-on.
There are three basic honeymoon destination types: the beach, the mountains and
the city. Each one requires careful pre-planning on your part to make sure you
have enough, but not so much that you wind up forking over extra cash at your
airline’s check-in counter.
If the beach is your destination -- a great choice for all the northerners who
spend most of the winter digging their driveways out from under mounds of snow
-- there’s a chance that you may have to carry on all your items if you or your
spouse want to bring along the golf clubs. But have no fear, it can be done.
“Chances are you’re just going to be at the pool most of the day, so two
swimsuits, a wrap or two and flip-flops will take care of most of your daytime
needs,” says Anne Hankey, a fashion marketing & management instructor at The
Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago.
Hankey also suggests neutral T-shirts, sexy dresses that can be dressed up or
down, shorts, a couple of skirts and a pair of casual and dressy sandals. Don’t
forget your sunglasses, a small, unique “statement bag” and a big bag you can
use as a carry-on, on the plane and as your beach bag once you get to your
destination. If you have room, Hankey also suggests a big collapsible hat, but
you can always buy one when you land.
And what do you wear on the plane when you’re taking off in sub-zero weather and
landing in a heat wave? “My favorite trick is to wear black exercise clothes,”
says Stephanie Schuller, fashion marketing and management instructor at The
Illinois Institute of Art -- Chicago. “They’ll insulate you so in cold weather
they’ll keep you warm and they can keep you from sweating in warm weather
because they are designed to regulate your body temperature when you work out.”
If you decide to head to a winter ski resort on your honeymoon, you can still
keep your bulkier winter wear to a minimum. Hankey suggests you pack your ski
boots with your skis in your checked luggage. “Wear your ski parka on the plane
with a nice pair of jeans, a sweater and casual boots.
Bring two pairs of leggings and a few thermal T-shirts to layer under your parka
when you hit the slopes and don’t forget your socks, gloves and ski goggles.
“Pack a few sparkly tops or tank tops that you can pair with the jeans you wore
on the plane and don’t forget your swimsuit for the hot tub,” says Hankey.
Schuller also suggests a matte jersey dress that can be rolled up and won’t
wrinkle for one special night out. Just throw in a pair of dressy heels to wear
with the dress and jeans and a pair of flip-flops for the hot tub and you’re
ready to go.
If you decide to jet off to a destination like Paris or New York for your
honeymoon, Schuller stresses you should not forget to bring along a pair of
comfortable and stylish shoes on your journey.
“You can pack a little more, because you won’t have golf clubs or skis in tow,”
says Hankey. She suggests you wear jeans and flats on the plane, along with a
simple sweater and dressy jacket or coat. Bring a pashmina in a fashionable bag
as your carry-on.
Your suitcase should contain a couple of simple dresses. “Wrap dresses work very
well because you can roll them up,” says Hankey. Don’t forget your basic black
slacks and a variety of thin tops and sweaters that can be dressed up or down.
“Jewelry and a Hermes scarf can really transform an outfit,” she points out.
No matter the destination, Hankey stresses that you should always take along
travel size toiletries -- they’re usually under the three-ounce carry-on limit
and take up little room in your checked bags.
Schuller adds, “Don’t forget to allow room for souvenirs, because if you
over-pack, you can’t bring anything new home.”
Both Hankey and Schuller have one last piece of advice: don’t forget the
lingerie. As Schuller points out “it’s not like it takes up a lot of room.”
To learn more about The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/nz.
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