Let’s be clear about something: packing for any trip is hard. But packing for your honeymoon? That can feel nearly impossible. How do you strike just the right balance between cute, comfy, and practical—not to mention pieces that won’t make you think “What am I wearing!?!” when you look back on your photos decades from now? That said, when you break your packing list down into a few different categories, things get MUCH easier. After all, no matter where you and your newly-minted spouse are off to, you’re going to want to bring along a romantic dress or two, sight-seeing sneakers, and a seriously cute pair of pajamas (now is not the time to bring along your high school gym shirt!). Read on to discover the 10 pieces that every bride should have in her honeymoon getaway bag, and shop a few of our favorites of the moment.
1. Date-Ready Dress
You don’t need to bring along your fanciest frock, but you should have at least one romantic dress (or skirt, or figure-hugging pair of pants) packed along with you to slip on in the evenings for candlelit dinners out. Bonus points if the style is something you can also rock during the day!