Your honeymoon, it pretty much goes without saying, is unlike any other vacation you ever have or ever will plan – people will ask about it for years to come, for one thing. For another, you’ll want to be able to answer them with excitement, enthusiasm and plenty of fond memories. You want to have the honeymoon of your dreams, and we’re here to help you make sure that you remember your honeymoon for all the right reasons. Here’s a list of our best tips and hints when it comes to booking your honeymoon.
Plan your honeymoon in advance
If you take no other advice to heart we’d recommend you listen to this piece; do not leave booking your honeymoon to the last minute otherwise you may be disappointed. Once you have decided upon your honeymoon destination with your spouse you should start researching the best flights, resorts and packages right away. Put your destination on alert on comparison websites and start checking places like TripAdvisor for the best activities and restaurants in the area. This way you can begin to plan out your honeymoon early and avoid the stress of not knowing what’s there for you when you arrive. You could even book tables and tickets for the best attractions and dining experiences before you arrive to save you time.
What type of Honeymooner are you?
Sit down with your partner and have a talk about what precisely you’re both looking for in a honeymoon. Are you both adrenaline junkies who like to go sky-diving, swimming with sharks and zip-lining? Or are you travellers who want to take in every sight that the area has to offer? Or would you really just like the chance to be spoiled – to soak in luxury and enjoy time together before the rigors of everyday life take over yet again? Maybe what you want is culture and gentle exploration in the great cities of the world. Whatever it is make sure you’re both on the same page before you book you honeymoon.
A honeymoon fund is probably the best thing you can do to ease the financial burden that comes with a honeymoon. Start one on the run up to your wedding, suggesting contributions to your honeymoon fund rather than wedding gifts. Alternatively, why not have a pot or jar, such as those sold by Pots of Dreams at your wedding reception? For convenience you could start an online pot with sites such as GoFundMe.
Plan something spectacular
This is your perfect chance to go all out; most people will only ever have one ‘vacation of a lifetime’ experience, and we think that this should be your honeymoon. You should take home awesome memories so plan a few things that you’ve always wanted to do, but never had the chance. Visit Niagara Falls, see the pyramids or go swimming with whale sharks. Trek the Inca Trail if you’re the active type. But whatever you do make sure that it is spectacular, and that you will remember it forever.
Documenting your trip
Take a good camera or video camera to make sure that you capture as many special moments as you can. Collect little trinkets and memorabilia like tickets, maps and flyers for activities – you could collect them in a box or in a scrapbook to look at in later years. Documenting this most special time is key, of course, but be sure to take the time to actually enjoy the moments as nothing can outweigh the experience itself.
Wherever you choose to go, whatever you do while you are there remember to enjoy the time together as there are few moments in life when you will be able to focus so wholly on your other half as on your honeymoon.