How to Make your Honeymoon a Success

November 29th, 20106:09 pm

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How to Make your Honeymoon a Success

With so many hot destinations right now for a honeymoon, it can be incredibly difficult to know just where to go and what questions to ask.  Here are some tips you should keep in mind when you are trying to plan your honeymoon so you know it will be the best time of you and your new spouse’s life.

Budget, Budget, Budget

There is nothing worse than starting a brand new marriage on a deficit.  You want to make sure that you won’t go into debt over your wedding, so set a realistic budget for your honeymoon and stick to it.  This may limit your choices for a destination that you and your spouse can go to, or what activities you may do, but if the activity is important enough from you, you can sacrifice some extras from your wedding to help pay for your honeymoon.

TIP:  Why not set up a wedding registry that links up with a travel company?  You can create a wedding registry that allows people to donate funds towards your honeymoon if you are finding yourself strapped for cash.

Research the Destination

Make sure that you include your spouse in the honeymoon process, and ask for their opinion – even if they tell you that they “don’t care”.  Learn about the different aspects of their culture, language, as well as where you can go and visit that it outside of the immediate surrounding area will help you decide if that destination is right for you.

If you want to have a quieter honeymoon, choose to honeymoon during an “off season” date.  These dates differ from destination to destination, so find out when these periods of time are.

If your honeymoon is going to be outside of the country, then get your passports ready well in advance!  Check the dates on both of your passports and make sure they’re valid; otherwise, make sure you apply for a passport half a year before your honeymoon so you know that nothing will be holding you back.

The Advice of Friends and Family

It’s a good idea to consult your friends and family about where to go, especially if you and your spouse are stuck on ideas.  Just makes sure that you do keep what both you and your spouse want to do in mind and to not be swayed by the opinions of your friends and family.  If you and your spouse really want to go on a ski destination honeymoon and not to Cuba, don’t let your best friend talk you into going to Cuba.

Honeymoon is for Relaxing

Planning a wedding is stressful, so try not to make your honeymoon stressful too.  This means limiting the amount of extra activities that you may do.  Don’t try to plan an activity for every day of your honeymoon; maybe spend half of the time doing activities and the other half simply enjoying each other’s company with no pressures or commitments holding you down.