Can’t wait to start your honeymoon? For the bride who’s already trying to figure out what to bring and how to plan everything so it runs smoothly, a good packing list is essential. After all, you want to start your marriage off right, and there’s nothing like a beautiful, fun honeymoon to create a romantic atmosphere and help you and your partner bond and have a great time. To start it off, let’s offer you a ton of swimsuit suggestions along with some other bits and pieces that are bound to come in handy. So, for all you tropical destination lovers who just got married and can’t wait to enjoy their vacation, here are some of the essentials every bride will need.
SPF, SPF, SPF!
You want to pack a load of sunscreen, especially if your partner tends to completely forget about protecting themselves at the beach. Bring a big family bottle of sunblock and make sure to reapply it every two hours when in direct sunlight. With a good swimsuit, this will ensure your hot body is beautifully tan instead of spending your vacation looking like a red crab. A skimpy red bikini is a great choice for the honeymoon, and your partner is bound to appreciate the sight.
Long, flowy maxi dresses are effortlessly feminine, they’re usually very light and easy to pack, and they rarely get creased and end up looking ruffled. If you want to rock a bit of a boho style, we recommend pairing your maxi dress with a white, knit bikini, and then adding a few plastic bangles or maybe a long necklace to complete the look. The white bikini is going to keep looking progressively more spectacular on your body as you start developing a bronzy tan.
Nothing more ladylike than a big hat! It’s going to give you a very sophisticated, French vibe, and if you like, you can go for a retro look and pick a high-waisted bottom and halter top bathing suit. If you can find something with polka dots, you’ll look like a pin-up bombshell and are bound to turn heads when you walk down the beach. A high-waisted bottom is also great if you’re trying to hide your tummy, so you can have more confidence whenever you put it on.
Regular old flip-flops might be okay when you just need to slip out of them and go take a dip in the ocean. However, you’ll need some good sandals when you’re going for a walk with your significant other, or when you just want to lounge in a bar and enjoy yourselves. A pair of leather sandals with soft, thin straps in some neutral color can be the perfect thing to pack for the vacation. Want to bring more glam? Pick something in rose gold and wear it with a solid black one-piece suit. You’ll be the very essence of casual elegance!
A good cover-up is essential, and not only for those who are looking to be more demure at the beach. It complements your bathing suit and can act as a marvelous styling detail, so pick something sexy, something that will hint at what’s hiding underneath. A white, gauzy tunic can be a beautiful way to accentuate a colorful, patterned bathing suit, or maybe you can pick a big scarf and simply tie it around your waist.
You probably don’t want to bother with makeup too much, but if there’s one thing that you’ll appreciate on your vacation, it’s highlighter. Highlighting body lotions are a great way to give your skin a gorgeous glow and put focus on the parts of your body that you like. For example, if you’re looking to hide a few flaws you can always opt for a pretty little tankini, and then use highlighter and spread a little bit over your shoulders, your collarbone, and down your arms. You’ll still look glamorous and lovely.
Your signature beach scent
Scents are very evocative. Years from now, when you and your partner are sitting down and reminiscing about your honeymoon, you can spritz a bit of the perfume you wore during that time and instantly return you both to the moment. Pick a light, summery scent and wear it every day, and it will firmly ingrain itself in your memory as something to remind you of the good times. Our final bathing suit suggestion? Black and white minimalism! Pick a simple cut with a graphic black and white print, and then you can pretty much wear anything with it. No fuss, because your swimsuit will match all of your clothes!
Well, brides, bring your good mood and excitement, and enjoy the honeymoon!
Contributing Author: Claire Hastings is Australian designer, writer and regular contributor at ripped.me. She’s been writing as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. Social media links: facebook, twitter