After the hustle and bustle of the wedding, you and your spouse will finally get the chance to relax and spend quality time with each other before facing the realities of married life. Yes, I’m talking about the most memorable and romantic vacation of your life – your honeymoon.
However, you’ve only got one shot at making your honeymoon an amazing one, so better do your homework as early as possible. If you don’t have any idea where to begin, the first thing to do is to talk with your partner. Talk about your honeymoon dreams and fantasies; honeymoons are usually a state of mind.
Next, ask yourselves the following questions:
1. Save or splurge?
You can either splurge on luxury hotel rooms, or create memories with activities that are easy on the pocket. Whatever option you choose, it is best to have a honeymoon fund early on. You can set money aside each week, even if it’s just a little amount.
2. Travel near or far?
Aside from budget, time is another factor in determining how far you can go. How long can you be away from home or work? If time and budget isn’t a problem, talk about your personal preferences.
3. Honeymoon in the same place you get married?
Destination weddings are becoming a growing trend. Marrying away from home with only a few friends and family, at the same time honeymooning in the same location can help you save a huge amount of money. There are many resorts, like Couples Resorts in Jamaica, that offer wedding and honeymoon packages at a reasonable price.
4. Sunshine or snow?
Choose your honeymoon destination accordingly by discussing the climates you like best. Sun lovers can hit the beach, while skiers can go to snow-capped mountains.
5. Land or water?
Couples usually honeymoon in hotels, resorts with great beaches, or places with a magnificent views. If you want to try something non-traditional, a honeymoon cruise is a good idea. Your ship would be your second home, and onboard activities would keep you enjoyed
6. All-inclusive resort, honeymoon package, or special trip tailored for you?
All-inclusive resorts are convenient because the accommodation, most meals, sports equipment, and tips are already part of what you initially paid for while honeymoon packages are designed for romance. Meanwhile, if you want to spend your honeymoon in a specific place, you can contact your travel agent to make sure everything you dreamed of is included.
Congratulations! You’re done with the first step in honeymoon planning. Next is honeymoon budget planning.