Ready, Set, Plan! A Brief Guide to Honeymoon Success
What many couples look forward to as much as the wedding day itself, is the day following it: the day they embark on their honeymoon. This is a cherished time for most, where they can focus on one another and the excitement that the future will bring in their shared lives together. But before the departure day comes, there’s a lot of planning that goes into its fruition. In this guide, we’ll help you get your honeymoon planning started off right, to minimize your stress and let you look toward what comes next with exuberance and delight.
Start Planning Early
Oftentimes, it is much less expensive to make your bookings well in advance. This includes your hotel, your flight, and any other reservations that you need to schedule to stay on-track with your itinerary. Shop around to find the best deals through various reservation providers. Online browsing makes this much simpler than it used to be. Write down and compare your options carefully, and then book what seems to be the best fit for your timeframe and your budget.
Work Together in the Planning Stages
If one partner gets saddled with all of the planning for any reason, this can breed resentment on both ends. The planning partner might feel overwhelmed at the heaping responsibility on their plate. The other partner might feel bothered by the choices that were made, that they didn’t have an active say in. Instead of shouldering one partner with everything (or even most things) try to set aside designated times where you are both available to sit down and plan together. This will reduce stress by keeping you both on the same page!
Get the Help of a Travel Agent
Especially if you are traveling abroad for your honeymoon, travel agents can be your most valuable resource. They have connections and resources to get you into the best spots that you can afford, even opening up some options that might not have been available if not for their help. Agents have relationships with location hoteliers and other destinations, so you never know what kind of helping hand your agent can provide!
Have Fun – But Relax Too
Sure, lying on the beach is awesome, but is that all you want to do for 7 days or more? There can be a fine line between relaxation and boredom. Many couples choose to keep a happy balance by incorporating activities into their honeymoon adventures. Plan an itinerary of events that you and your partner can get excited about, like a tour, bar crawl, museum, or other area where you share an interest. Decide what times of day (or night) you want to reserve for yourselves in private and which times are better spent adventuring.