Honeymoons are just regular holidays other than the fact they take place after your wedding, right? Wrong! We’re talking about a very special holiday, and what you do and don’t pack is integral to your overall honeymoon experience. So, since there’s already an abundance of articles detailing what to bring, here’s what NOT to bring to your honeymoon.
Leave your copy of Fifty Shades of Grey behind. Sure, reading on holiday is relaxing and a usual holiday activity, but you enter a whole new realm of sad when you’d rather engage in a fictional romance than your own. Don’t neglect your real-life romance — especially not for poorly written mummy-erotica.
The best man or maid of honour
Is this a friends holiday away or a honeymoon? You’ll have plenty of time to catch up with friends when you return, but this time is about you as a couple. A singular couple. Only you two. Leave your friends behind — they’ll still be there when you get back.
Thoughts about your ex
Okay, so you shouldn’t be thinking about your ex anyway if you’re freshly married to someone else. But honestly, nothing kills the honeymoon atmosphere faster than a flashback about an old flame.
Having your parents on your honeymoon is an instant kill-switch to romance. Sure, it makes for a lovely family holiday — but this is a honeymoon. Why you would bring your parents on your honeymoon is beyond me.
If you can’t possibly leave your laptop at home, at least refrain from logging into your work email. The earth WILL continue turning on its axis without your help for a couple of weeks. Putting work (or anything really) before your new marriage on your honeymoon is only a red flag for future relationship issues.