What is one of the most memorable vacations of your life? Your honeymoon of course! While you have flowers, dresses, and invitations on your mind there’s also plane tickets, passports, and flip-flops to think about. That’s a lot to put on a girl’s plate so here are 5 tips to help you plan your honeymoon.
1. Discuss The Type Of Honeymoon You Want
When the hubby and I were planning our honeymoon we thought this was the biggest decision we faced throughout the entire wedding process. Did we want to relax? Do some touring? A little of everything? You will want to discuss together what is most important for you to experience while on your honeymoon. Communication is key! I suggest writing out your wish lists separately then compare notes with each other to keep yourselves honest.
2. Determine Budget
Just like your wedding, there is no way you want to go into debt for your honeymoon. You need to have a one-on-one and be realistic with your numbers. If you can’t make it work, there isn’t a rule that you must go on your honeymoon as soon as you say your “I dos.” There are many couples who choose to delay their honeymoon and that is A-Okay.
3. Check The Weather
The weather plays an important role for your honeymoon. For example, most couples prefer sunny skies with sandy beaches not being caught in a hurricane or getting soaked during the typical rainy season in tropical areas.
4. Don’t Forget Travel Time
Yes, Seychelles, Maldives, and Bali are amazing honeymoon destinations, but not if you have less than one week for your honeymoon. An exotic location is ideal if you have enough travel time and don’t mind the long flights. Factor in the travel distance and time when choosing a destination. You want to maximize your time at the destination rather than spending time at an airport.
5. Want Stress-Free? Leave It To A Professional
Planning a wedding and a honeymoon simultaneously is not a task for the faint of heart. We know that a Girl Boss like yourself can handle it but for stress-free travel plans seek out the expert advice of a travel agent. A good travel agent can save you money as well as time. Through experience and valuable resources, travel agents specialize in providing personalized suggestions to suit your interests and your budget. They also have relationships with vendors so they can ensure that you are truly taken care of;first class upgrade anyone?
If possible, try and take at least one day off in between your wedding and honeymoon. The day after the celebration you will want to be leisurely, sleep in, spend time with family, do last minute packing and have a good meal!
What tips do you have for couples planning their honeymoon? Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear what you think!
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