Planning your honeymoon is a very exciting part of the wedding planning; not only does it mark your first official trip together as Husband and Wife but it is your first chance at a real break after all of that wedding planning! Honeymoons can incorporate anything you wish; hiking in the Lake District, snorkeling in the Barrier Reef, relaxing on the white sands of the Caribbean, or going on Safari in Kenya! It is the ultimate holiday that you two as a couple will never forget.
When do I need to start thinking about our honeymoon?
NOW! There is no “too early” when it comes to your honeymoon! Some couples have a honeymoon destination in mind before they have booked their venue; often the couple shares a life long dream to visit a particular place, or share a certain experience. It is important to bear this in mind; school holidays are renowned for pushing up prices by well over 20% and a beach side resort in Mexico may be full of visiting teenagers and children during such peak season.
What type of honeymoon would you both like?
Like most of us, you probably don’t have a clear destination in mind. We suggest you and your partner write separate lists of priorities and then work on combining the two. A relaxing over-sea room in the Maldives? A week long hike in a rainforest? Exploring vineyards in Tuscany? It doesn’t all haveto be white sand, blue sea, and soaring temperatures.
Check the weather before you book, not just before you travel
Weather can make or break a honeymoon: hurricane season may be expected in the Caribbean in the summer months and the desert heat of Las Vegas in August may be intolerable even to the heaviest of sun-worshipers. A city break to Prague would be beautiful in December with the pre-Christmas markets, but a very different experience in June. Your honeymoon can be what you want it to be!
Going All Inclusive is a great way to keep your spending costs under control; you have a very good idea of what the honeymoon will cost you before you go. Some resorts even tempt Honeymooners with free candlelit dinners on the beaches, a couples massage, or complimentary champagne on arrival. A luxury room on a hotel complex, usually complimented by numerous pools and on-site restaurants. On the other hand, you will have a unique experience by visiting smaller, boutique hotels or villas, a great base to have when wanting to explore the surrounding areas.
You will look back to this holiday for ever, so make sure it is one to remember!
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