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Travelling tips for honeymooning couples

Travelling tips for honeymooning couples

Your wedding day is something you spend months and sometimes years planning. It normally takes a lot of saving to really make your day special. Why let that slip for your honeymoon? Although your honeymoon does not necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg, there are many things that can make your first holiday away as a married couple truly special.

Married coupleWhen planning where to go on your honeymoon, make sure it is a joint decision. This should not be a holiday aimed at one of you, and needs to be something that you will both enjoy. If you both want completely different things out of your honeymoon, you will have to compromise to find something that you both want to do. For example, if one of you likes walking, hiking and travelling, and the other one is looking for a really relaxing break, find somewhere with lovely warm beaches, that also have mountains and trails for walks. That way, you can combine both wishes. After all, you will only get one honeymoon with your respective partner, and therefore it is your opportunity to do something that you have always dreamt of doing. So, when you are deciding on your destination, get together and discuss what you both want it to be like. You can even list places that you have always wanted to go, and see if there are any matching locations.

Once you have decided where you want to go, like any holiday it is important to decide upon a budget. Like we have previously said, your honeymoon really is a once in a lifetime experience and therefore you do not want to be panicking about running out of money halfway through your time there. So, when deciding on where it is you want to go, be with realistic with what you can afford. Make sure you can fulfil all of your dreams on your honeymoon, and make sure you pay for activities that are fun for both of you. After all, this is the start of your married life, so you do not want to spend your time arguing about what to do, or spending money on something that you know one of you will not want to do. The important thing is to enjoy your honeymoon, and spend time alone in each other’s company. If you are struggling for money, and your budget is slightly dilapidated from the wedding, why not involve your guest. You can shun the traditional gift list, and ask for money towards your wedding fund. Or, if you know where you are going, why not ask your guest to pay for specific things for whilst you are there; such as a couples massage, or an excursion during your stay?

Do not be afraid to involve a professional for the planning. Weddings take a lot of planning and organisation and it is important to not leave your honeymoon to the last minute. Hiring a professional can ensure that your trip is properly planned and organised without the stress of having to do it yourself. This will leave you more time to plan your wedding. Remember that this is their job, and would have helped many couples plan their dream holiday, and may be able to include locations that you have not thought of. If you are on a smaller budget as well, they will be able to plan your honeymoon better to ensure that you are getting the most for your money. Leaving it to a professional will also mean that you stand more chance of being able to upgrade on certain parts, as these typically are not advertised on travel and resorts websites.

Although this next tip is better suited for those who have a larger budget and a flexible amount of time; the ‘mega-moon’ trend is couple on beachbecoming increasingly popular. This is where couples will take a longer holiday, for example two or three weeks as opposed to the more traditional one week break and travel to more than one area. This is particularly good if you and your husband have very different tastes and cannot come to a compromise. This is an effective way to combine different activities in your trip, and also allows you to go to more remote locations or take part in extreme, boundary-pushing trips without spending your whole honeymoon doing just that.

Do not be tempted to copy someone else’s honeymoon idea if this is not what you would want to do. This is your chance for you to spend some time together as a newly married couple, so don’t embark on a trip that will sound really impressive when you are telling others what you got up to if this is not to your taste. Your idea of a perfect honeymoon might not be what everyone else thinks is ideal, but when it comes down to it, you are the one that will have the memories of the trip. A honeymoon is something that you should look back on with happiness and not resentment as you did not experience what you wanted. Whilst it is sometimes advisable to get advice from others if you are planning to visit the same destination, but don’t let them push you into doing something that is not right for you. Likewise, it is not advisable to rely too heavily on internet research. You can easily get swept away in other people’s reviews, but it is much more important to decide for yourself. The information you might be reading might be fake or outdated, so should be taken with a pinch of salt. Aside from this, it can be incredibly time consuming, and, as anyone that has planned a wedding or honeymoon would know that time is of the essence, and should be avoided if at all possible! If you do want advice on a destination, look for first hand advice from a friend or relative, or even a travel agent, or honeymoon advisor.

Whilst planning every single minute of your time away can seem somewhat militant and not particularly enjoyable, don’t leave everything to chance. Have an idea of what it is you want to do whilst you are away and book anything in advance to ensure that you do not miss out. Don’t be tempted to leave your accommodation to chance in the hopes that you will get a better deal when you are out there. This is not just a last minute holiday – this is your one time honeymoon, so don’t ruin it by things that could easily be avoided. Give yourself a basic structure of how you will spend your time, and this way, it will allow you to make last minute decisions, as well as not being disappointed.

champagne toastFinally, do not be tempted to leave too soon after your wedding. You will have the rest of your life together, and your wedding day should be cherished without the panic of knowing you have to get up early to catch an early flight. Give yourself a little bit of time to take in your wedding, and then go. You do not want to leave you day early to get to bed, or religiously watch how much you drink. It is likely that you will be exhausted after your big day, so giving yourself a little bit of a break to rest is likely to be exactly what you need.

Regardless of your budget and different tastes, it is possible for you to have the honeymoon that you have always dreamt of. After all; most people are likely to only have one, and it will be your first holiday as a married couple, so it is understanding that you will want to make it one to remember. Ultimately though, as long as you have quality time together as a newly married couple, you can build the rest of the memories along the way.

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