After months of planning and preparation for the wedding day, you may be looking forward to unwinding and celebrating your new life together—starting with your honeymoon. Planning for your honeymoon can be stressful, but with careful preparation, it can be an unforgettable experience.
From choosing the right destination to adding romantic touches, there are many things for you and your partner to consider. If you don’t know where to start, follow these tips to help you plan the perfect honeymoon.
Some people make the mistake of waiting until the last minute to plan their honeymoon. If you plan to go on a honeymoon right after your wedding, start planning as early as possible—even six to eight months before the wedding. You don’t want to start thinking of it just as you’re getting busy with all the wedding preparations when you might be too busy to give the proper attention to both.
Planning ahead also gives you time to research destinations, compare prices, and book travel arrangements. If you’re applying for visas, you’ll need time to gather documents, apply for the visa, and then wait to see if you are approved.
As you and your partner start planning for your honeymoon, make sure you talk about and determine how much you can afford to spend on your honeymoon. Consider all factors, such as travel expenses (air, land, and sea), meals, activities, accommodations, and souvenirs. Plan your trip according to how much you are willing to spend.
Where have you always wanted to travel together? Consider the climate, activities, and cultural attractions. You want to go to a place that both of you will enjoy. Remember—you must stay within your budget (or at the very least, close to it)!
Sometimes, it’s a lot of fun to DIY your trip. You’ll get to choose the places you want to go, you’ll get to set the daily and hourly schedule. However, sometimes, travel package deals can be a lot cheaper and can already include airfare, accommodations, and activities. You may be able to get a cost-effective deal that also includes other perks like spa treatments and romantic dinners.
Make sure to add some romantic touches to your trip. Some ideas would be:
Special touches like these will make your honeymoon more special and memorable.
Your honeymoon is a way to relax and unwind after the stress of wedding planning. Don’t try to fill your days with as many activities as possible. Make time for leisurely meals, slow, lazy afternoons, and romantic evenings together.
If you’re flying abroad, don’t forget details like passports, visas, and other requirements. Be sure to inform your bank and credit card companies about your travel plans to avoid issues with access to funds while you are abroad.
Follow the tips above to have a honeymoon you and your partner will enjoy. Plan ahead of time for a stress-free trip, but remember to be flexible. Most importantly, your honeymoon is a time for you to enjoy together and celebrate the beginning of your new life as a married couple.