When it comes to impressive wedding destinations, there are few places which beat the sun and the sands of the Golden State of California. While some people will be naturally drawn to the appeal of a Disneyland wedding, there are plenty of places across the state where you can get married far cheaper. If you’re keen on staying in the area for your honeymoon, your friends and family can head back home once the ceremony is done, or head off on their respective holidays. Either way, if you want to make the most of your Californian wedding and honeymoon, here are a couple of things you need to take with you.
First things first – you need to make sure that you have the right documents in place before you leave your house in the UK. If you get to the airport and you haven’t remembered your passport of if you’ve forgotten to apply for your ESTA, you’re starting off the trip of a lifetime on the wrong foot. Make sure that you take care of all of this well in advance of actually travelling.
A Special Outfit For Your First Night
Since this is a trip to remember, you’re both going to want to bring the right outfit for your first night. Whether that’s a suit or a dress for your first dinner of the honeymoon or a special set of lingerie to make the night that little bit different, you’re both going to want to make an effort here. This will go a long way towards making your night one you will remember for the rest of your life together.
The Right Outfit(s) For the Rest of Your Honeymoon
The weather in California is fairly different to the weather you’ll come across here in the UK. Make sure that you not only have the right clothes for your time in the Golden State, but that you have the right clothes for the flight and the subsequent trip back home. As far as the Californian outfits go, a pair of shorts, a vest and a shirt will have you covered for the most part; it’s pretty warm over in California, and those shorts and vests are great up until a point. Just make sure you bring your sun screen and your after sun if you wish to avoid going lobster on your first day out as a married couple!
A Basic First Aid Kit
As with any holiday, you need to make sure that you’re prepared for the worst. You don’t want to spend your honeymoon being ill because you drank the wrong water – a small first aid kit with all the basic first aid you need can be the difference between the honeymoon you’ve always wanted and trying to spend a day on your honeymoon looking for a pharmacy which sells the meds your new spouse needs to make them healthy enough to leave the hotel room.
The Right Perfume
It has been proven that smell is one of the strongest memory triggers. Wear the same perfume or after shave that you wore on your wedding day throughout your honeymoon – this will help establish the strongest possible memories of your time in California. The next time you smell that particular perfume, whether you’re in the UK or anywhere else, your memories of your holiday will come flooding right back.