Honeymoon Planning Tips


Tips For Planning An Unforgettable Honeymoon

Laura Lewis

Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist

Cruise Holidays

Your honeymoon is the culmination of your wedding celebration. It is a time away from the rest of the world to be shared only by you and your new spouse. You'll want your honeymoon to be remembered for years to come. Planning your honeymoon should be exciting and stress free, so you’ll want to work with a Honeymoon Travel specialist to make sure everything goes perfectly. Here is my top honeymoon planning tips.

When should I start planning my honeymoon?  The sooner the better. Your travel specialist wants to make your honeymoon perfect, so we’ll work as long as it takes to achieve that. Planning ahead allows time to budget accordingly and get the necessary documents together.

What type of honeymoon are you looking for?  Discuss with your fiancé exactly what is most important for you to experience while on your honeymoon: Adventure, relaxation, touring, a little of everything? Communication is the key! Once you have some general ideas, share them with your travel professional that will provide options of where to go and stay.

Determine a budget. Price a few hotels and plane tickets, so you can narrow down your choices based on how much you can spend. If you are a frequent traveler, save your mileage and try to use your accumulated mile points. For those on a tight budget, postponing the honeymoon to a less expensive season or getting cheaper plane tickets because you’re booking farther in advance might be worth it.

Does the hotel offer anything special because it is our honeymoon?  Many resorts offer amazing honeymoon packages that can be purchased or are complimentary when booking a certain room category with minimum nights. The packages can include a romantic dinner on the beach, complimentary massages, and breakfast in bed, free anniversary stays and many more. Your travel consultant will be able to advise you on packages as well as price points and room categories that could include such benefits.

Have an idea of your Geography.  Yes, Maldives and Fiji are amazing honeymoon destinations, but not if you have only one week for your honeymoon. Picking an exotic location is ideal if you have enough travel time and don’t mind long flights. Some locations require over a day’s traveling time and you will need to adjust to a time difference.

What kind of resort are you looking for? All-inclusive? Would you like adult-only? Many resorts offer all-inclusive options, allowing you to know ahead of time exactly how much you are going to spend. Some resorts go one step further and include excursions or catamaran sailings with their all-inclusive packages. Adult-only resorts are a great choice for your honeymoon. Some family oriented resorts may also offer an adults-only section.

Do I need a Visa, do I need vaccinations?  Some destinations do require Visas; your travel professional will be able to advise you of that requirement and assist in obtaining them. Also important is what type of passport you are traveling under, as many countries now require passports valid 6 months after entering country. If you’re traveling to an exotic destination, it’s best to confirm with your doctor if they suggest vaccinations for travel in those regions.

I don’t need insurance, this is my honeymoon and I will never cancel.  There are hundreds of circumstances that could cause you to cancel your trip, return home early or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling. Travel Insurance provides protection for your travel investment in case an unfortunate situation arises, such as sickness or bad weather just to name a few. Some health plans, Medicare and Medicare supplements may offer little or no medical coverage outside the United States. Cruise evacuations can be costly and may cost over $50,000. This could be financially devastating for many travelers.  Travel insurance also provides the peace of mind that you are not alone when you are really in need.

When do you want to leave?  If you are getting married on a Saturday, you may want to rethink traveling the next day, especially when traveling to the Caribbean as most flights leave in the morning. Also, the month that you marry may affect your destination choice due to Mother Nature. Summer is a popular time for weddings, but our summer is winter in parts of the world like South America. It can also be unbearably hot and humid in some destinations.

You only have one honeymoon so make it count! “Pamper Yourself” - go to that destination you have always dreamt about and pamper yourself once your there with massages, private dining experiences and activities. Remember, the perfect honeymoon is about planning, not necessarily how much you spend. A travel professional’s job is to tailor your perfect honeymoon based on all your personal input and deliver the ultimate romantic experience.