Your honeymoon should be memorable, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank or stress yourself out to make it happen. This romantic vacation should be about having a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your soulmate and nothing more. Alas, we get it: Planning a honeymoon can take more energy than we care to admit. But that’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top five tips. From here, we hope your honeymoon-planning experience is as easy as it can be!
Focus on What You Want to Do
Stop thinking about the places you want to go and start thinking about what you want to do on your honeymoon. Think about what interests you the most, whether it’s art, food, beach, nature, history, spa, etc. For example, if you want to go wine tasting, head to Italy. If you prefer to relax on the beach, consider somewhere in the Caribbean. If you love architecture and history, Spain could be a great option. Once you and your partner write down what you want to do on your honeymoon, narrow in on what areas of the world offer your interests.
Agree on the Time of Year
Traditionally, couples set out on their honeymoon immediately after the wedding. But no one said you have to! What if you can’t take off work? Plan your honeymoon around a holiday. What if the weather is not great in the place you want to visit? Postpone the honeymoon until the destination has nicer weather. The bottom line: It’s okay to wait to have a honeymoon until the timing makes sense.
Start a Honeymoon Fund
Whether you’ve decided on a destination or not, a honeymoon fund is the perfect way to begin saving for your dream vacation. If you’ve locked in the location, you can start looking at flights and hotels to see how much money you need to save. Then, you can start putting away a certain amount of money every week. In addition, websites like Honeyfund provide a space for your guests to help with the fund by setting it up as part of your wedding registry.
Don’t Book All at Once
When paying for your trip, try to space out the bookings to give yourself a little extra financial freedom. Plus, planning your honeymoon this way allows you to check out prices and lock in the best rates. Who doesn’t love scoping prices out before pulling the trigger?
If you stay at a hotel, you can choose whether you want a maid to clean your room every day. You might also have continental breakfast waiting for you in the restaurant downstairs. But if you want a little more alone time with your new spouse, consider staying in an Airbnb. It’s like a mini home just for the two of you while you’re away! Many of these unique spots have fun, festive additions you probably didn’t consider.
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