There are a lot of expectations for the bride and groom, and one of the biggest expectations is a flashy and whimsical honeymoon.
It’s easy to get excited about planning your destination wedding and honeymoon, but sometimes it can be hard to plan.
Honeymoons are a once-in-a-lifetime event
A honeymoon is a special time for couples who want to get away from their busy daily lives and focus on each other.
Whether it’s traveling the world or staying put, here are our top tips for making the most of your honeymoon.
1. Plan ahead: make sure you have all the required documents
A honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, so do your research and find the perfect place to go.
Find out what documents you need, what to pack, and whether to book tickets in advance.
If you are visiting New York, for example, you should book your tickets for the empire state building and tickets to the Statue of Liberty in advance to avoid the disappointment of not being able to go.
2. Get organised: create a budget
Your honeymoon budget is one of the most important parts of planning your trip.
The cost of a honeymoon can vary depending on where you are going.
Do a little research to find your perfect honeymoon destination, then take the time to figure out how much it costs per day with all the extras (flights, rental car, dining options).
Once you know that, you can start figuring out how much you’re comfortable spending on your honeymoon.
3. Pack smart: bring items that will be both comfortable and romantic
You’re going to be spending a lot of time with your sweetie, so the last thing you want is to feel awkward and sweaty.
Make sure when packing for your honeymoon that you bring comfortable and romantic items. Opt for light clothing, bring an extra pair of comfortable shoes, and make sure there are an outfit or two in your bag that you can wear at night.
4. Be flexible: things don’t always go as planned (but that’s part of the adventure)
Things can go wrong, but you will always have your partner to help you.
Be flexible with your plans – it’s okay to have a backup plan.
5. Be realistic: budget for the unexpected and plan to stay longer (if necessary)
You should always plan for the unexpected when you are on vacation or traveling.
Plan to budget for additional expenses like car rental, a hotel room after your cruise lands, or even an unexpected flight delay.
6. Enjoy each other’s company: it’s a special time
Now is not the time to run like you are on a typical weekday. Take time to enjoy each other’s company and share many good memories.
It’s easy to get caught up in everything that needs to be done before your trip, so remember to turn off all your devices and plan activities that will make you both laugh and enjoy the moment.
Your honeymoon is a chance to create memories that will last a lifetime, so get out there and make them.