Planning a wedding requires a lot of thought and planning and can be stressful, yet many couples often forget to put the same level of planning into arranging an unforgettable honeymoon. As well as deciding where you want to go, you need to think about budget and activities to make it a truly romantic trip. Make the most out of your honeymoon with these helpful tips.
Budgeting Is Your Friend
It’s all too easy to get carried away when planning your honeymoon, so start off by deciding on how much you can afford to spend. Knowing how much you can afford to spend is an important decision you need to make at the beginning, as it will probably coincide with your wedding planning and budget. Don’t forget to budget for some activities whilst you are there, whether it’s scuba diving, a relaxing couples massage or a fancy dinner or two.
Add Your Honeymoon On To Your Wedding Gift List
If your budget is truly limited and you just can’t stretch it, consider a honeymoon gift list. Many travel agents now offer this service where you can create your honeymoon wish list. Choose a destination and fill it will whatever you like, whether it’s a hot air balloon safari or some upgrades into first class. Your wedding guests can then contribute or purchase these extras as gifts, taking some strain off of your budget.
Pack Some Surprises
You’ve just gotten married and are more than likely in a wedding-bliss bubble. Your honeymoon is the perfect time to show your partner just how much you care about them. Whether you pack a Bluetooth speaker to play your favourite music in your room, some candles or even their favourite snack will really show them just how much you know them. Pack your wedding underwear to evoke wedding day memories or some new luxury lingerie to take your partner’s breath away. Your honeymoon should be an extension of your wedding, so don’t forget the small gestures and romantic ideas that will go a long way.
Look Beyond The Travel Brochures
Travel brochures will often sell you certain kinds of honeymoons that have no real difference in offerings from company to company or are just the same as a typical package holiday, yet the price will often be substantially higher. If you and your partner want something a little more unique or tailored to your personal likings, then use travel brochures as a stepping stone alongside travel magazines and the internet. Use these to figure out where you want to go and what you want to do.
Don’t Be Shy
You’re on your honeymoon, so don’t be afraid to tell people. Write it on every enquiry form that you fill out and with every booking that you make. Tell your travel agent, check-in staff at the airport and even the air hostesses, don’t wait to be asked. You might think that by mentioning that you are on your honeymoon, people will think you’re in it for the free added extras, but by telling people that it’s your honeymoon, doors may be opened which wouldn’t usually be. Whether you get a hotel room upgrade, champagne on arrival or candlelit dinners on the beach, don’t keep being a newlywed to yourselves, you may miss out on a great experience!
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