Planning Tips For The Perfect Honeymoon
When it comes to planning your wedding, you don’t only have the ceremony and after-party to think about. A big part of the celebration is your honeymoon, the proverbial icing on your wedding cake, as you leave for somewhere far or near to enjoy your first real moments of married life together alone with your loved one.
As you would when it comes to planning your wedding, you will want to ensure your honeymoon is as perfect as it can be. This is your opportunity to let your hair down, and spark the flames of passion with your beloved. Therefore, consider our planning tips below. Use them as guidance when thinking about your honeymoon.
#1: Book early
The cheaper deals you can get, the better! This is especially true when you are working to a budget because as we all know, you will already be facing a huge expense with the rest of your wedding plan. Book your flights and accommodation 6-8 months before your wedding, as you might get cheaper deals. You might also want to book your wedding and honeymoon during the off-peak holiday season, which is generally before June and after August, as there will be less demand for hotel accommodation and consequently lower prices. Booking early will also give you the opportunity to pick the premium hotel rooms before they get booked up.
#2: Talk to your partner
To ensure you both have a good time away, ensure you talk with each other about the type of honeymoon you both want. It’s no good tailoring it to one person, as that will spoil the experience for the other. That might also lead to stress while away, which isn’t a good start to your marriage. Make a list of the destinations you both favour, and talk about your bucket list activity ideas so you can find a place that suits you both.
#3: Don’t follow other people’s honeymoon ideas
You can certainly ask other people about their honeymoons. You might even get an idea of where to go and what activities to take part in while away. However, you need to remember that it’s your honeymoon, so don’t let others sway you into making a decision. You might choose to visit a popular honeymoon destination, but then again, you might choose somewhere a little bit off the beaten path. Work to your budget, and then select a place that suits the needs and desires of both you and your partner.
#4: Think adventure and relaxation
You might favour one over the other, but for many, the perfect honeymoon mix constitutes both. So, when scheduling your itinerary, you might decide on setting apart days where you can both explore your surroundings, and have fun with the range of activities that are on offer for you. And for the rest of your time away, you might focus on relaxing and recharging your batteries, such as having days on the beach or by the hotel pool. You might also plan to spend one day in your hotel room, where you can both be alone without the interference of tourists and tour guides. You can then put your feet up, enjoy a day of passion, and annoy room service with your constant demands!
#5: Have a no-phone rule
Honeymoons aren’t about rule-setting, but you might consider this one. While you will want to take holiday pics, you might want to wait before posting them on social media so you can focus on the love you have for your partner and not on the constant distraction posed by Facebook. You might also hire a photographer, meaning you will have less reason to pick your phone up at all during the honeymoon! Talk to your partner, and together, decide if this is a rule worth trying to stick to.
We hope you have a wonderful honeymoon; whatever it is you decide to do. But for budgetary as well as relationship reasons, consider our suggestions, as your honeymoon might benefit because of them.
Let us know what you think, and if you have any honeymoon planning ideas of your own, be sure to share them with us.