It can be tricky to start organising your honeymoon when you’re already planning the ultimate wedding. From deciding where to go and the complicated arrangements that you have to make, tying the knot might feel like the easiest part of your planning!
The honeymoon is traditionally looked at as your first step into married life, and there’s always the thought that the tone of the honeymoon will set the tone of your future together. If you want your marriage to be as fantastic as your wedding, then getting the honeymoon right is an excellent first step. With that in mind, here’s how to make your honeymoon the dream holiday you and your new spouse deserve.
Budget in advance
You’re going to need to know how much you can spend on your honeymoon, and you’re going to need to stick to it! Going over budget usually means that you have less money to spend while you’re away, and that can be frustrating. Remember that it’s very easy to get swept up in the excitement of honeymoon planning, so make sure to rein in your wilder ideas. Always have some emergency budget available so that you don’t miss out on fun activities that you can do together. Look for ways to cut costs where you can. From flights to hotels, always do some research to make sure that you are getting the best prices.
Prepare for disasters
When we travel, there is a lot that is out of our control. Flight delays do happen, and the fact that you’re on your honeymoon isn’t going to change the weather or force that late plane arrival to fly any faster. Make sure that you have entertainment options like a pack of cards or a few books so that delays don’t get too frustrating. Remember as well that you should always look at FairPlane if your flight is delayed, as you may be entitled to compensation. The more that you’re prepared for a delay, the less effect it will have on your celebratory mindset. You’re with the love of your life, so does it matter where you are?
Let everyone know
One of the best ways to enjoy a better honeymoon is to tell everyone that you just got married. Tell your travel agent, let your hotel know, and tell your flight attendant. You don’t have to be too subtle about it! You might find that you get upgrades throughout your trip, and that can transform your honeymoon into something truly spectacular. There’s a fear that letting people know that you’re on your honeymoon will mean additional charges added to everything. After all, that’s probably what you felt happened when you were planning your wedding! Let everyone know that you’re on your honeymoon and you might be surprised by the reception you get.
Remember, there’s a lot of pressure on your entire wedding, and it doesn’t stop once you say “I do.” Don’t let the demands of the perfect honeymoon ruin your experience. You have a long life together to look forward to, and there will be many opportunities for travelling together. Treat your honeymoon for what it is: a way to enjoy a relaxing break after the stresses of planning your wedding day.
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