Whenever you’re taking your honeymoon – whether it’s immediately after your wedding or even a year later – bookmark this page and keep this list handy. Actually, you’ll probably want to keep this list close by for any travel you’ll be doing in the future, whether it’s for your honeymoon or not!
I’ve come up with 33 things you’ll want to do before you travel. Some of these things can only be done the day before you leave, like checking in for your flight or emptying the trash, but many of them can be done in advance, such as filling up your travel size toiletries and making copies of your important documents.
By the way, did you know I’m not only a professional wedding officiant, I own a travel agency, too? If you need help planning your honeymoon or any other travel, shoot me an email. If you’ve never used a travel agent before and are wondering why you should use one, check out this blog post about three reasons to book with me!
Most Comprehensive List of Things to Do Before Your Honeymoon
- Hire pet sitter/house sitter; create pet sitter instructions
- Check travel restrictions of your destination
- Buy travel insurance, you will not regret it
- Call bank and/or credit card companies to let them know you’re traveling
- Schedule a hold on your mail
- Find passports and check expiration dates
- Make copies of passports, drivers licenses, credit cards, visas, etc. in case they get lost/stolen
- Download travel apps such as: Maps.me, Google Translate, etc.
- Have frozen pizza or easy frozen meal in fridge for when you get home
- Check the weather where you’re headed
- Pause newspaper delivery
- Send itinerary to family
- Put an out-of-office responder on your email accounts
- Set up international cell service
- Buy meds for allergies, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
- Pay bills that’ll be due while you’re gone
- Get cash from bank
- Transfer shampoo, lotions, etc. into travel size containers
- Charge all devices
- Download movies, podcasts, etc. for offline entertainment
- Put lights on timers
- Deep clean the house
- Clean out fridge (a.k.a. eat as much of the fresh food as you can)
- Wash dishes and put away
- Modify thermostat in house (unless you have a house sitter)
- Water your plants
- Snap a photo of your luggage in case it gets lost
- Check in for your flight
- Change the sheets and make the bed
- Empty trash, recycling, and compost
- Leave outside lights on
- Lock doors