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It may be the case that the last thing you want to do after spending months planning a wedding is make a start on planning a honeymoon, but (believe it or not) planning a honeymoon can be fun! It’s also important, perhaps the most important vacation you will ever take. For years to come people will ask you where you went on your honeymoon and what you did there. You want to get it right so you have good memories to relay, but mainly you want to get it right for you and your partner.
Plan your honeymoon in advance
Plan well, plan early – this is our motto when it comes to having the best honeymoon you can at the best price. Do not leave it to the last minute; your stress levels will skyrocket, and the price might too! Choose a destination together as early as possible and put it on alert with comparison websites so that you can get the best deal. You could also look at sites like TripAdvisor to get information on where is best to eat and what activities come most highly recommended. You might even choose to book tables and tickets in advance if a place is very popular.
What type of Honeymooner are you?
Take some time together to seriously consider what it is that you both want from your honeymoon. This is much easier to do if, for example, you are music and art lovers, or adrenaline junkies, but even couples with disparate tastes can craft the perfect honeymoon. All you must do is find one thing that excites you. It doesn’t matter if it’s big or small, so long as you’re both excited about it.
Few of us can cover the cost of a honeymoon and wedding without saving a little now and then. This is why a honeymoon fund is such a great idea for cash strapped couples, or those who already have the things that would be considered “traditional” wedding gifts. Set up an online account and simply say to guests that instead of buying you a gift they could put a little money in this fund.
Plan something spectacular
Your honeymoon is, hopefully, going to be the vacation of a lifetime – one that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. This is why you should plan something spectacular. Do something exhilarating, or memorable. Go ziplining or skydiving, swim with dolphins or take a cooking class together. Whatever you do make sure it is something out of the ordinary.
Documenting your trip
You’ll want to remember your honeymoon, we know, and one of the best ways to do this is to document your trip thoroughly. Have a little box or scrapbook where you can store trinkets, flyers, maps and pictures from your trip. You could make a note of where each thing came from to keep the details. Take lots of photos, too, but be sure to have time where you put it all down and simply enjoy the moment. If you don’t you might regret wasting so much time documenting, rather than experiencing, your trip.
Wherever you decide to go on your honeymoon, and whatever you decide to do while you’re there, we urge you take the time to enjoy the experience, and to enjoy each other. There are few moments in life when we can have the luxury of thinking only about our spouses and the honeymoon is one of them. Make the most of this break from the daily grind.