What to pack for your honeymoon? Does the idea of packing for your honeymoon let alone what to wear on the plane stress you out more then putting your table assignments together for your reception? We asked stylist Nichole Kristen for her go-to travel attire tips! She shares some easy pieces that can go from plane to resort easily.
Honeymoon booked (check), dress perfectly tailored and hanging in your best friend’s closet (check), out of town guests promptly on their way (check). Looks like you are finally ready to start packing for your honeymoon! Although you cannot wait to get on the plane with your new husband (and new bling), the mere thought of having to pack is both exciting and stressful at the same time, because your mind is on the actual wedding! Take a deep breath and before you start throwing your entire summer wardrobe into 5 suitcases, take a quick peak at some helpful tips I’ve provided to make your life easier.
First things first: What to wear on the plane?
More often than not, you see brides still in their wedding day “get ready” attire (“soon to be Mrs. Smith” or “Bride” sweats) and their hair still in an updo while boarding the plane for their honeymoon. I once spotted a newlywed sporting her tiara from the night before. Don’t be that girl who looks like she whipped off her veil, slept in her dress and then threw on the first thing she saw in her room before dashing to the airport. Even if you are leaving straight from the reception, do yourself a quick favor and take all (or most) of your bobby pins out, throw a little dry shampoo in your hair and comb it out or whisp into a soft ponytail. Make sure you remove all of your makeup from the night before and most importantly: have a fresh, fun “I’m a Mrs now” ensemble to wear so you feel fabulous when you set foot off that plane! Of course if you have your honeymoon planned for a later date, then you can just skip right to the next part. I’ve put together a short list of outfit ideas to bring for your travel day.
UNDERGARMENTS: A comfortable bra and seamless panties are a must! Like these options from Victoria’s Secret’s “Body by Victoria” collection.
OUTFIT OPTION 1: A cotton (comfortable) maxi dress. I would try to stay away from halter styles. They can strain your neck for long flights and usually call for a strapless bra (not exactly ideal for an 11 hour flight to Maui). Pair with a lightweight or cotton cardigan.
WHAT ABOUT MY FEET? Sandals or wedges, comfy flats, or ankle booties. You need something you can semi-easily slip on and off at the security check line. If you opt for sandals, always make sure to throw a warm pair of socks in your purse or carry on to use on the plane so your feet don’t freeze!
HANDBAG DILEMMA: A tote style lightweight handbag Opt for a shoulder tote or oversized cross body are the most convenient ways to travel. Leave your structured Louis Vuitton at home. Chances are you won’t be taking it out to dinner with you on the beach anyway and it will spend most of the trip stuffed in your hotel room safe.
ACCESSORIZE: Top off your on the go outfit with a lightweight scarf A linen scarf for added color and style and/or a trendy fedora (perfect for concealing plane hair). The best part: both pieces are resort appropriate!
Thank you Nichole for sharing your tips with us! Nichole is available locally or long distance to help with all of your styling needs! She is really wonderful and talented at what she does!