How To Plan Your Honeymoon
Start Planning ASAP!
Planning your honeymoon is one of the best parts when planning for your wedding! So start planning as soon as possible! The best timeframe you should start planning is about 6-8 months prior to your chosen honeymoon dates. Take into account of where you want to travel and what the best months are best to travel to that place. Is it tourist season? Do you want to go when it is warm or when it is cool?
Plan your honeymoon together
When it comes to wedding planning, the best strategy is to divide up the work among each other. However, that isn’t the case for the honeymoon planning. This should be a joint effort so that the both of you plan it out so that both of you will enjoy it. Some people may want to center their honeymoon around a beach and others may want a city with sight seeing. So compromise is key so both of you can enjoy your vacation as a newlywed couple together.
DO NOT Copy Someone Else’s Honeymoon Itinerary
This can be difficult because your friends and family may have some strong opinions on where you should go and what you should do because they have already done it. However, your interests may not line up with theirs. You can take their advice into consideration, but tailor your honeymoon into what you both enjoy doing as a couple together.
As you start planning, think about what you really want. Honeymooning on beaches and resorts may be trending, so you feel pressured into booking your hotel on a beach somewhere. But if beaches really aren’t you or your partners scenes, think about what you truly enjoy doing. Do you enjoy sight seeing? Do you mind being in extremely humid weather? Do you want to hike? Do you want to tour museums? Can you speak the language there?
Be Careful Relying On Online Research
As you are planning where to visit with your new spouse, don’t solely rely on online research. Although it is very helpful, it may not have all the necessary information about the destination that you need. It is best to talk to people who have been there or live there. You can even talk to a travel agent and get their input on it.
Consider A Travel Agent
Hiring a travel agent may not have been your initial plan in planning your honeymoon, especially if you are a very hands on person when planning things. Yet, they can be extremely useful! They tend to have a lot of insider knowledge when it comes to deals and discounts. They can also help you with what have been endless hours on researching by providing you all the answers you wanted. Sometimes they can even continue to provide you with information while you are on your honeymoon!
Set A Budget For Your Honeymoon
Have boundaries when creating both your wedding and honeymoon budets! When wedding expenses start to add up quickly, it can be tempting to fish into your honeymoon funds. However, keep in mind that your wedding is only 6 to 8 hours. While your honeymoon can last from a week to two weeks. You want to enjoy yourselves on your honeymoon, so don’t cheap out on the budget or steal from it!