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Planning The Perfect Romantic Honeymoon

Posted by JenW On June - 3 - 2009

When planning your wedding celebration, a lot of hard work will go into making sure that every detail is perfect. This is a stressful time for both of you, so you will want to enjoy a romantic and relaxing honeymoon after the festivities are over.

Here are some tips to consider when honeymoon planning:

What is your Honeymoon Budget?

The best starting point in your planning process is to determine how much money you have to splurge on your dream honeymoon. If your finances are a little tight after all the wedding preparations, I have a wonderful idea that may help you achieve the perfect honeymoon that I will tell you about a little later in this article!

Where Would You like to Go? What Would You Like to Do?

What type of honeymoon fits your idea of perfect? Are you looking to just relax or would you prefer to stay busy? There are a wide variety of romantic vacations you can choose from, so you want to make sure you are both on the same page as to what you expect to experience.

Travel Somewhere New!

Choose a location that is brand new for both of you so your honeymoon experience will be unique. The possibilities for ideas are endless, and the world is filled with exotic destinations for you to explore together.

Consider a Complete Honeymoon Package Deal

Resorts around the world want you to choose them as your honeymoon destination, so they will go out of their way to lure you to stay with them. Good vacation planning companies and resorts, such as Sandals Resorts have been around for many years and have a lot to offer.

These vacations are virtually “worry free” because everything is done for you. You will have a choice of amenities to choose from, such as having a scenic view, jacuzzi for two in your room, a champagne greeting, etc.

You can also take advantage of the “all inclusive” packages that are very popular with honeymoon couples. If you have a strict budget, an all-inclusive plan is definitely the way to go without having to sacrificing luxury.

Do You Need Help Paying for your Honeymoon?

You have heard of couples utilizing gift registries in order to get what they need for their life together. I have always been a fan of registries because I would prefer to buy a gift that I know the bride and groom really want.

Recently, “honeymoon registries” have been offered with this same idea in mind. If you book your trip with a Sandals Resort, the ultimate experts on luxurious honeymoon packages, you can easily set up a honeymoon registry using the registry service they provide.

Gifts for guests to purchase can start as low as $25, and there is a large selection of suggestions as to where your gift money can be applied, such as toward a special spa treatment, a bottle of champagne, or credit towards your stay at the resort. All you need to do is fill out your ‘wish list’ after you have made your reservations.

I have found that a nice, alternative way to say “thank you” to your wedding guests who have contributed to your honeymoon, is to send them postcards from your destination. This thoughtful gesture is both unique and will be appreciated!

Extra Tips to Keep in Mind

If you are booking air travel, make sure the bride uses her maiden name and not her NEW married name. Your identification (passport, driver’s license, etc.) must match the name on your air ticket or you will not be allowed to board. Later, when you get your marriage certificate, you can legally change all your documents if you choose to adopt your new husband’s last name!

Do not plan to leave for your honeymoon too soon after the wedding. The perfect time to leave would be 2-4 days after the ceremony to give yourselves time to settle down after the wedding and get ready for your trip.

A perfect honeymoon will leave you with long and lasting happy memories of the beginning of your life together! Congratulations on your big day and I hope you enjoy your honeymoon!

One Response to “Planning The Perfect Romantic Honeymoon”

  1. Brittany says:

    These tips were VERY helpful! Thank you so much!

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