Your honeymoon will be one of the most important trips you take, as it's your first as man and wife. After all the stress and anticipation of the wedding, the honeymoon is a great way to relax, unwind and spend some quality time with your partner. Many people come up against a wall when they're deciding where they should go for their honeymoon. Hopefully after reading this helpful little guide, you will be on your way to planning an absolutely incredible holiday that you will remember for years to come.
- Do you want to relax or do you want action and adventure? This is an important question to ask yourselves. What are you expecting from your honeymoon and what sort of activities would you like to do? What interests you? Typically, honeymoons are spent in tropical locations where you can lounge by the pool and drink cocktails, but this isn't every couple's idea of fun. No matter whether you enjoy skiing, bush-walking, mountain climbing or even volunteering to help the poor, you can create a memorable trip doing what you love.
- Fit it in your budget. Weddings can be an expensive affair so allocating a honeymoon budget is vital. Once you have decided what type of holiday you would like to take, be it relaxation, volunteering, pampering or action and adventure, you will need to find a location where you can do what you want within your budget. If both of you love the snow, but Switzerland isn't within your price range, you will need to look closer to home, unless of course you already live in Switzerland. Sometimes couples are disappointed that they can't afford their dream honeymoon to Fiji. You needn't become disappointed--there are dozens upon dozens of fantastic places that can be found within your country and even within your state. If you are looking for a pampering honeymoon, simply Google "pamper honeymoon (desired location)." You'll be surprised at the results.
- Talk to your travel agent. While this might sound like the final step to take in organizing your honeymoon, it really is one of the most important. Discuss your interests with the travel agent and talk about what kind of trip you'd like to take. Then let them know your budget. Your travel agent will be able to advise you on the options available and even provide you with brochures on possible destinations.
- Research those destinations! Now that you know what kind of honeymoon you want, have your budget sorted and have spoken to the travel agent on possible locations, it's up to you to decide. Keep in mind the time of year you will be traveling and check details such as weather, public holidays, and festivals. The latter two can push up the price of accommodation or make it hard to find. Have a look around the Internet at sites promoting your chosen destinations--what sort of other activities do they offer? If you go for relaxation and you decide you've had enough, are there many activities to choose from that suit you? Do you need to hire a car and drive--are you comfortable to do so?
After following all these tips, you should be well on your way to not only choosing a honeymoon destination but also planning for the most special trip of your life.