You only intend on having one honeymoon, and just like your wedding, that means it needs to be the best possible honeymoon you could ever arrange.
For many couples, that adds a significant amount of stress and pressure to what should be an enjoyable, exciting planning period. It’s therefore a shame that it can become almost as stressful as choosing the right engagement ring.
The good news? It doesn’t have to be like that at all, and with our five tips below, you can create a honeymoon which turns into the holiday of a lifetime.
There are countless cheap honeymoon ideas out there, and they shouldn’t be dismissed.
There’s a misnomer that you have to spend a fortune on your honeymoon if it’s to be special, but the opposite is true. There’s no need to keep up with the Joneses.
Of course, if you have the budget and inclination to do so, you can spend a huge amount of money on your honeymoon, but some of the best are carried out on a small budget, with the more important stuff taking central stage (i.e. the location and what you do while there).
This one’s easy. Find a time in the diary that works for you both. Work commitments aside, you need to make the most of the time you have available.
This might mean taking the honeymoon long after your wedding. And that’s fine!
This is really important, but it’s entirely a personal decision and depends on how adventurous you both are.
There’s nothing wrong with not being adventurous, either - particularly during your honeymoon. However, it’s a good idea to try and mix at least some of your time between chilling out and exploring the destination.
So, take some time to plan what you want to do while there, and mix the more energetic, adventurous stuff with some serious chill out time.
This particular holiday really is all about you both - that’s it. Phones can be a troublesome distraction during everyday life, but they’re even more of a nuisance during a honeymoon.
Take your phones, by all means, but promise yourselves that they’ll regularly be left tucked away in the room’s safety deposit box. Those emails, messages and phone calls can all wait.
It’s amazing how many people forget to do this, but it’s important to let the hotel know it’s your honeymoon ahead of time.
Why? Because they’ll probably do something to make your stay just that little bit more special. It’s never guaranteed, but there’s a strong chance you’ll receive a gift or two and a rose petal bed welcome when checking in.
All you have to do is tell them the reason for your visit!
We hope our tips have helped you plan the most amazing honeymoon. Just remember that this is entirely your time away, so make it as special as you can.