For months you have been planning the wedding of your dreams. From the dresses and tuxedos to the food and wine, there have been countless decisions for you and your fiance’ to make. One of the more fun things to plan, though, is the honeymoon. It is important that you and your new spouse are able to get away after all the hectic days leading up to the wedding. When preparing for your honeymoon, consider these five tips to make it a fun and relaxing getaway.
1. Research Destinations
Where you travel on your honeymoon can be influenced greatly by the time of year that you get married. In the winter, you have the choice of either going on a romantic getaway to a snowy mountain town or to get away from the icy temps and relax on the warm beach. If you are marrying in the fall, you may want to go to a destination with luscious fall foliage and stay in a quaint bed and breakfast. Everyone has different interests, and there is a honeymoon destination for everyone. Be sure that you research multiple options before choosing one. You and your fiance’ may want to narrow it down to three choices and each eliminate one. In this way, you have equal say in where you travel for this special occasion.
2. Make Travel Arrangements
Wedding planning is stressful enough on its own, and one of the last things you should have to worry about on your wedding day is your travel plans. Travel arrangements should be made well in advance, and you should have airline tickets, passports and luggage ready to go before the wedding day. In this way, you can just look forward to the trip without worrying about the logistics. Because you will already be under so much pressure doing your wedding planning, it can be a good idea to hire a travel agent to make the flight and hotel or resort arrangements for you. All-inclusive venues can be nice as well, as all you have to take care of is making it to the destination. After that, all you have to do is enjoy your time.
3. Make an Itinerary
While you certainly do not have to have a rigid schedule for your honeymoon, it can be helpful to have a basic itinerary of what will be happening each day, especially if you are not at an all-inclusive resort. You can find activities based on your shared interests, whether that be going to a concert, visiting a museum or some type of outdoor recreation. Always check the hours and days available for the locations you want to visit and have a backup plan in case of inclement weather.
4. Pack Efficiently
Before you start packing, make a list of everything you will need. Be sure to take your passport if you will be traveling outside of the country. Bring any medications that you might need and a first aid kit. You don’t want to lose all your hard work after your wedding, so be sure to bring healthy snacks and le-vel thrive supplements. Take weather and seasonal-appropriate clothing, and if you are flying, take at least one extra outfit in your carry-on just in case your checked luggage does not make it to the destination at the same time as you.
5. Enjoy Yourself
After months or even years of planning a wedding, your honeymoon is a time to relax and enjoy yourself and your new spouse. It is a special time to reflect back on the fun you had at your wedding and to celebrate this new chapter in your life.
With just a few simple tips and tricks for planning a honeymoon, you can look forward to a vacation that you will not soon forget. Talk to your fiance’ today about your travel wants and start preparing for the romantic honeymoon of your dreams.