Planning honeymoons

By | September 22, 2011

Honeymoons are a long-standing tradition in many cultures, offering newly married couples the chance to spend some quality time together after their wedding and before settling into married life. Honeymoons should ideally be relaxing or stress-free experiences, so planning your honeymoon early can be the best way to minimise stress and ensure everything goes without a hitch.

If you’re concerned about the cost of honeymoons, you should be aware that these holidays only need to be as expensive as you desire. Some couples who are strapped for cash choose ‘mini-moons’ in locations closer to home, such as weekend breaks in cities or out in the countryside, or you may prefer to make use of budget options for longer honeymoons abroad.

Even if you’re been saving up for a special honeymoon break, effective planning and budgeting can help ensure that there’ll be money left over. Speaking to travel agents can help you find discounts on luxury holidays in destinations worldwide, and if you’re flexible in your travel plans there could be great deals available.

Honeymoon planning should always start early, as there will likely be many things competing for your attention as your wedding day approaches. Setting aside enough time to take care of every aspect of your honeymoon can help ensure that planning for this special occasion does not get lost in the bustle of wedding preparations.

Even if your partner is happy for you to take the reigns and plan your first holiday as a married couple, you should keep their interests in mind as honeymoons should be special and memorable occasions for both people involved. If you know that your partner has certain interests or dislikes, planning your holiday around these could ensure it’s more suitable for you both – whether that means making time for outdoor activities or day trips to nearby places of interest, to ensure they don’t become bored.

There are a few practical matters that newlyweds sometimes fail to consider when setting off on their first holidays as a married couple, such as the importance of booking flights and accommodation in the bride’s maiden name rather than her new married name. Even if you’ll be sharing a surname while travelling, there is unlikely to be sufficient time between the wedding ceremony and airport check-in for you to change all your travel documents such as passports and credit cards, and this can cause problems if you’re travelling under a different name.

Matilda Brown writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.