Needless to say, we successfully made it to our honeymoon – and our suitcases were just at the perfect weight.
My biggest packing mistake was not laying all of my outfits out – and packing too many statement pieces. Everything ended up alright, but there were just not enough combinations in my bag to make me happy. I had enough jumpsuits to get me through, but not quite enough tops to toss on with jeans when we were running out to grab a drink.
I managed to coordinate outfits with one pair of sandals – although I needlessly packed two pairs of wedges as well. Pro tip: don’t bother with wedges or heels in any part of Greece. There are so many charming stairs and cobblestone roads, it’s painful to watch some girls attempt to balance in wedges.
As anticipated, the islands got a little chilly at night. I had expected this and packed along a few summer sweaters and my trusty jean jacket. I can’t go anywhere in the summer without my jean jacket along for the ride. I highly suggest bringing one along.
It’s always hard to balance looking cute, site seeing, and having enough packed for day and night outfits. And being comfortable and photo ready!
Apart from what I actually brought along, the logistics of moving everything between locations was tricky. My husband and I each packed a large suitcase as well as a carry-on suitcase. I brought an oversized pocketbook and he brought a backpack. I think we could have consolidated more, but having these bags gave us the opportunity to bring back gifts, and some incredible wine.
It did get tricky traveling by ferry out to the islands – the ferry system in Greece is very different than what you experience heading out to the Vineyard or Nantucket. It somehow is very efficient, but very disorganized and a bit overwhelming. Moving on and off the ferries is where we struggled the most with luggage, and I’m so grateful we had packed on wheels!
Honeymoon packing is sort of a once in a lifetime thing, but I definitely learned a few things about packing for multiple weeks of travel!