For a newly married couple, there is nothing more exciting than their honeymoon. A honeymoon is not only a holiday for the couple to be together and alone after all the chaos surrounding the wedding, but it is also a time to relax and unwind. Here are a few tips on how to plan the ideal honeymoon.
A honeymoon and wedding should be planned side by side. Begin your planning by deciding when you want to take your honeymoon and where you would like to go. The earlier you start, the better your honeymoon packages will be. Also look into how you will be paying for this holiday and whether the costs need to be spread over a longer time frame or can be paid for in one go.
Plan your honeymoon together
You may both have different ideas of what you want your honeymoon to be like. To avoid disappointments, plan your trip together. Discuss what you would like to do and make time for all the different things that both of you want to do.
Set a budget
Setting a budget is crucial towards planning a honeymoon. Decide what your spending priorities are and how much of your budget to approximately allocate to stay, tickets, shopping, etc. If you like you could also set up a honeymoon registry instead of a traditional wedding registry so that your friends and family could help make your honeymoon more memorable
Decide when you would like to take your honeymoon
A honeymoon does not necessarily have to be right after you take your vows. Many couples choose to go on a honeymoon a few weeks after the wedding so that they have time to recuperate from the wedding before going on their holiday. If you do not get a long enough break from your office for a honeymoon after your wedding, you could take a mini holiday and save the honeymoon for later.
Work out the logistics
Apart from a flight that will get you to and from your destination, also look into local transport. Don’t assume that local transport is easily available everywhere or that this is the most economical option. In many cases, it may make more sense to hire your own means of transport instead of relying on taxis. When you book your hotel, ensure that they include an airport pick up and drop in their honeymoon packages.
Make a broad plan
The best plan is a delicate balance between winging it’ and having a structured plan in place. Make a list of the things you would like to do, but avoid planning a tight schedule that makes you run from place to place. Make sure that you include time to relax and simply enjoy the hotel’s facilities. The key here is to ensure that you do not come back tired from your honeymoon. A flexible plan also keeps you from getting disappointed if things do not fall into place exactly as planned.