Discover the benefits of our top 5 Honeymoon Planning Tips
If you have the top 5 honeymoon planning tips, do you think that would help you have a honeymoon you would treasure?
Let’s face it, although your engagement period is a fun and exciting time, there does come some level of frustration, stress, and uncertainty that come with that level of planning.
Maybe you are thinking of doing your own honeymoon planning and you most definitely can. Before you get busy planning ask yourself a few questions:
Do you have the time and expertise to invest in the extensive research required for planning your honeymoon?
Are you looking for deals or value?
Are you able to access special promotions and upgrades that you may qualify for?
As much as you can plan this amazing experience yourself, we believe that unlike me, you don’t have 6 tries to get your honeymoon right. You have one attempt to do this and so the decisions you make can be the difference between good and amazing. If you are a DIY bride, take the following 5 Core points into consideration as you plan.
1. Start planning early
Most couples get swept away by the wedding planning details and put the honeymoon at the bottom of their priority list. Statistics show that couples who start their honeymoon planning at least 9 months in advance have a much better experience overall.
If you wait until the last minute, prices for airline tickets can be more expensive and availability of desired accommodations may be limited. Additionally, you will encounter more stress when you are planning the event later rather than early because of availability and cost.
2. Identify the type of honeymoon that you want
You honeymoon planning should be based on your personal tastes, lifestyle and budget and not on glossy magazine pictures or suggestions from well-meaning friends and relatives. Since no two couples are alike, your honeymoon must be unique to you. Discuss everything that is important to each of you so you can be sure to include what you want and exclude the things that do not fit. If you both have different interest, compromise or island hop so you can accommodate both interests.
3. Choose your location
Once you have decided on the type of honeymoon you want, you can now start to zero in on the destinations that cater to those interests. So for example, if you love History, Italy may be a great place to honeymoon. If you are looking for exotic, the turquoise waters and black sand beaches of Santorini may be the ideal destination.
Your destination must fit into your type of honeymoon but must also fit into what is accessible, affordable for you. It must also fit into the time that you can be away on your honeymoon.
4. Decide on a budget, a realistic budget
Planning your honeymoon brings out the dreamer in you and you may want to have the most exotic honeymoon ever. But, it is wise to not go overboard into debt so be realistic about what you want to spend. There are ways to afford a luxury honeymoon without breaking the bank.
Consider a honeymoon registry and look for value added such as complimentary honeymoon amenities and upgrades. are also ways to get what you want. Additionally, think about shaving off a night off your stay or choose a lower room category so you can still have the fabulous experience but not spend a fortune or go into serious debt.
5. Work with a Romance Travel Expert
This is hands down the BEST way to get more and spend less on your honeymoon. A good expert will steer you in the right direction, help you select the resort that is perfect for you, save you tons of time researching places on the internet, take care of all the details, get you upgrades and special treatment you could not get on your own.
Decide if you have the time and experience to invest in your own planning or you will seek the benefits of a romance travel expert.
Reach out to us if you have any questions, comments or feedback.