A honeymoon in the exclamation point on the end of your wedding and as such should be memorable, relaxing, exciting and any or all of the other things you want it to be. If nothing else, they should be a great chance to be alone with your one and only before you head back to real life.
When you are considering where you should go for this vacation of vacations, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Luxury to one person isn’t necessarily the same to someone else so be sure you do your research while keeping your own (and your spouse!) tastes in mind. Would you be bored to death lying on a beach? Did you just go backpacking through Europe the previous year? Is it hurricane season right after your wedding and you really just want to lay on a beach somewhere? Have you never stayed at a 3-stay resort let alone anything higher so anything with a room and it’s own bathroom is heaven on Earth for you?
Here are some helpful tips for planning a honeymoon you won’t forget.
All Inclusive or Not
If you are the type that enjoys going to a place and not having to pay for anything, this is the choice for you. While not everything is covered, such as excursions away from the resort or extras that will be noted, most things are so you don’t have to worry about spending more than what you paid up front. Bring some money for tips and the airport but that’s about it. On the other hand, if you are the kind to spend all their time off resort or not drinking any alcohol, don’t go for an all inclusive as you’ll be paying for things you’re not using.
Time Zone Changes
Some destinations are fabulous but because of the time difference and time it takes to get there, you end up getting less time away for more money. Hawaii or anywhere in the South Pacific is like this because chances are you need a few flights to get there and the time change is substantial.
Some places offer free upgrades if you can produce evidence of your recent nuptials, ranging from champagne breakfasts to seat bumps on the airline to VIP spa treatments. Check prior to booking what is offered at your chosen destination but beware that many of these ‘upgrades’ are only for a certain percentage and may still require a little extra money down.
Dining and Attire
Chances are if you are on your honeymoon, you will want to have a romantic dinner or two – just be sure to bring suitable clothing choices, as many of the nicer restaurants will have a dress code.
Whether it is a four poster king sized bed or a well formed double, be sure you have a good place to sleep. You just got married, you’re probably tired and need a good place to sleep… and a little ambiance never hurt anyone either;)