You've spent hours planning the perfect wedding. What about the honeymoon? Perfect honeymoons don't just happen; they have to be carefully planned. The honeymoon vacation is often the first big decision you make together as a couple and it is the beginning of your life together.
Weddings can be very expensive and sometimes couples don't have a lot of money left over for the honeymoon. Make sure to include the honeymoon vacation in your wedding budget along with reception fees, tux rentals, and everything else involved with a wedding. The honeymoon is important for unwinding after the stress of planning the wedding and a special time for just the two of you.
Honeymoons are often celebrated in places that are secluded, exotic or otherwise considered special and romantic. A recent trend among couples is to combine the wedding and honeymoon into one experience or substitute one for another.
If you plan your honeymoon well in advance, giving yourself plenty of time to research the trip, chances are good your honeymoon will be trouble-free. Whether your honeymoon lasts for 2 days or 2 weeks, we hope this is only the beginning of your happiness together!
Honeymoon Planning: Begin planning early and share the planning. To ensure that you both enjoy the honeymoon, make all the decisions together. Communication and compromise are needed from the start to make your honeymoon romantic, memorable and stress-free. Consider these questions as soon as honeymoon vacation talks begin:
What is more important?
Sun, sand and surf or the privacy and seclusion a cozy mountain retreat? ›
How much travel time do you have?
Are you looking to experience new cultures in distant lands or do you just want to get away from it all?
What is your budget? Do you want to spend more on the wedding or the honeymoon?
What activities would you like to participate in?
Do you want casual, semiformal or formal atmosphere on your honeymoon?
What sounds better: a cruise, a package vacation or an all-inclusive resort?
The process of planning and holding a wedding and reception can be quite hectic. After the experience, some couples just want to relax and lay on the beach. Others like to unwind in different ways, like going to an amusement park or partying the night away. Figure out how active you are going to want to be, and you'll be able to focus on destinations that fit your plans.