5 Things to Consider When Planning your Honeymoon
Your honeymoon is one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s the first opportunity you’ll have as a married couple to set a positive tone for your new life together; at the same time, it’s a chance to really step back and take a look at the future you have with your loved one. But preparing for a honeymoon can be confusing, and couples may struggle to find mutually satisfying trips that caters to both of their hobbies. To help you plan the perfect honeymoon for two, take a look at these five important things to consider before picking a getaway package.
1) Mutual Priorities: Now that you’re married, life is no longer about the things that you want, it’s a mutual decision. When picking the destination or theme for your honeymoon, be sure to ask for participation from your significant other. Think about: • Places you’ve both always wanted to visit • What your dream honeymoon looks like. • Activities you’d like to experience during your honeymoon • Length of stay/time away from work
2) Time of Year: While the time of year may not make a big difference in some destinations (like Hawai’i) choosing to visit somewhere like Alaska in the winter could really limit sightseeing and outdoor activities. Be sure to check online (or talk to a travel specialist) for information about weather patterns before booking your honeymoon getaway.
3) Travel Documents: Don’t let your fiancé set out on a solo honeymoon because your passport didn’t arrive in time. It’s crucial to remember that international honeymoons require each traveler to hold a passport and entry visa. There have been plenty of horror stories of couples paying for a honeymoon getaway in advance, only to forfeit the reservation because one or both of the individuals hadn’t received travel clearance. Do yourself (and your significant other) a favor by applying for your visas and passports far in advance.
4) Budget: Knowing the budget for your honeymoon is an absolute must. Not only will it help you determine which trips you can and cannot afford, it’s also a great way to get comfortable with splitting finances as a married couple. As the first trip you’ll cover as man and wife, now is a great time to break the ice on financial matters.
5) Time Matters: When it comes to travel, picking a destination that works with the amount of time you have off work will make a big difference in the success of your trip. Travelling (even on your honeymoon) is exhausting; if you only have a small amount of vacation time set aside, be sure to pick a destination that minimizes the amount of time you spend travelling from home to the resort.
Planning your honeymoon can be easy and fun when you and your partner communicate openly about the activities and destinations you’re most interested in. If you need help finding a destination, resort, or fun past times to keep you entertained on your romantic getaway, contact one of our honeymoon specialists for help.