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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Jones, CTA

5 Tips for Planning the Perfect Dream Honeymoon

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

The time between when you book your wedding and the actual day is the perfect time to plan your honeymoon. This is the lull time, where you may be busy with other things, but you have some down time to research and plan your dream trip.

The start of your happily-ever-after journey - filled with endless love, adventure and laughter
The start of your happily-ever-after journey - filled with endless love, adventure and laughter
If you’re unsure where to start, consider the 5 W’s for basic information gathering.
  1. WHO is attending your honeymoon? As the bride and groom, the “who” is easy to answer. The tradition of a honeymoon is a time you to relax, unwind, and enjoy each other's company after their wedding. However, in recent years, it has become more common for friends or family members to join the honeymoon. While some may welcome this idea with open arms, others may cringe at the thought of sharing their intimate getaway. It's important to discuss who will be attending your honeymoon before making any plans. If you're planning on inviting friends or family members, make sure they understand that this is still your honeymoon and that you would like some alone time as well. On the other hand, if you're not comfortable with sharing your honeymoon with anyone else but your spouse-to-be, be honest and communicate that clearly.

  2. WHAT is your dream honeymoon and WHAT is your budget? Your honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate your love and create unforgettable memories. But before you start planning, it's essential to consider your dream destination and budget. Whether you want an exotic beach getaway, a romantic European adventure or an adrenaline-pumping safari, the options are endless. Think about what kind of experience you both want from your honeymoon. Once you've decided on your dream destination, it's important to set a realistic budget. Honeymoons can vary in cost depending on factors such as location, duration and activities included.

  3. WHERE to stay and WHERE to go? Along with choosing your destination, it’s exciting to research and book flights, transport, accommodation, and activities in advance. If you’re thinking of renting a car, first consider your day-to-day activities. You may not need one if you love lazing on the beach at an all-inclusive resort, with easy access to cabs for nearby excursions. For the freedom and luxury of driving wherever you like, my advice is to rent a car in advance to avoid paying at least twice as much when you get there. Other things to organize beforehand include booking activities and visiting people you know at your destination. To help you decide where to go and what to do, ask friends and family for recommendations. Also, visit online wedding boards to find restaurants and hot spots that other couples enjoyed.

  4. WHY go on a honeymoon? Going on a honeymoon is a unique experience that many couples look forward to after their wedding day. A honeymoon provides the perfect opportunity for newlyweds to relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It allows them to create lasting memories and strengthen their bond as they embark on a new chapter in their lives. Couples who go on honeymoons often find that it helps them to reconnect with one another. After months of wedding planning, it's easy for couples to get caught up in the stress of it all and lose sight of why they fell in love in the first place. A honeymoon offers the chance for couples to spend quality time together without any distractions or interruptions.

  5. WHEN to leave and WHEN to pack? Traditionally, the bride and groom jet off to their honeymoon destination straight after the wedding. I get stressed just thinking about that! Luckily for us, this has changed over time. Many couples plan to leave a few days, weeks, or even a year after the wedding. This way, there’s more time to spend with wedding guests, recuperate after the big day (a must!), and save more money. The most important thing is to do whatever feels right and works for you.

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Planning the perfect honeymoon can be stressful and time-consuming. From choosing the destination to booking flights, hotels, and activities, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. What if there was a solution that could take care of all these details for you? Don't let the stress of planning ruin this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Contact us today to plan the perfect dream honeymoon that will leave memories that last forever. Let us handle everything from start to finish so you can focus on enjoying each other's company in paradise. Book a consultation now and make your dream honeymoon a reality!


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