In the hectic days and months leading up to your wedding, it’s often easy to forget that a relaxing vacation awaits you after saying “I do.” The honeymoon is your first getaway as husband and wife, and after the stress of organizing a wedding, it’s most certainly warranted. Enjoy a perfect, stress-free honeymoon by following these simple honeymoon tips:
Select a destination that either has significant meaning to you and your mate, or is a place you’ve always wanted to visit.
Choose a location based on what’s most important to you during your honeymoon, whether that be a relaxing getaway or a week of adventure.
Book flights and accommodations well in advance to take advantage of great deals and to avoid any last-minute stress right before the wedding.
Utilize online deal sites to purchase discounted airfare, hotel rooms, rental cars, or admission to attractions. Not only will this help you stay within your budget, it’ll also clear up extra funds for shopping, eating out, or excursions.
Purchase a travel guide or research area restaurants, attractions, activities, shopping, and landmarks to ensure you make the most out of time away.
Make a packing list several weeks before your trip to give you ample time to shop for any clothes or necessities you might need. Don’t forget to think about all vacation scenarios, including sightseeing, strenuous activity, or sophisticated nights out.
If you book your reservations in your new married name, don’t forget to bring along a copy of your marriage license to the airport or you won’t be allowed to board your flight. (To save yourself the stress: book everything in your maiden name so it matches your ID.)
Pack for the trip at least one week before departure to ensure you don’t forget anything and aren’t stressed out in the final days before the wedding trying to get everything done.
Don’t forget the camera! You’ll want to make sure to capture memories from your first trip as husband and wife.
Stick to the budget, but don’t be afraid to splurge a little bit on something special like a couples massage, guided tour, or elegant dinner.