First Things First – Define Your Ideal Honeymoon
Most people grow up with a preconceived notion of what an ideal honeymoon should involve. However, a bride’s idea of tropical paradise and a groom’s idea of a ski resort could conflict.
Consider these questions as soon as honeymoon talks begin:
What is most important? Sun and surf or the privacy of a cozy mountain retreat?
Are you looking to experience new cultures in distant lands or do you just want to get away from it all?
Do you want to go around the corner or around the world?
Do you want to spend more on the wedding or the honeymoon?
Niagara Falls like your parents? The Caribbean like your friends? Europe like your ancestors?
What sounds better: a cruise, a package vacation or an all-inclusive resort?
Types of Honeymoons
Unless your dream destination has already been set in stone, first decide what type of vacation you want and then narrow down your list of destinations accordingly.
Resorts are the most popular honeymoon destinations, for they transport you into another world for a miraculous escape from the daily grind. Often set in the most picturesque places in the world, they include pools, private beaches and golf courses, as well as culinary delights and relaxing spas.
All-inclusive resorts streamline the enjoyment process by including everything — your room, transfers, recreational facilities, meals and drinks — all in one price. Without the worries of wondering how much everything little thing will cost, you are free to live the high life and experience everything you want as often as you want it.
If an all-inclusive resort sounds tempting but too stationary, consider taking a cruise. Cruises are floating resorts that whisk you away to one exotic port after another.
Looking for adventure? Ask us to help find you and your fiance’ some outdoor exhilaration! Whether it’s white-water rafting in Colorado, hiking through the Alps or taking an African safari, sharing the experience will become a vital bond you both will share forever.
Cultural and historical trips are fascinating and romantic ways to reconnect with the past. Visit a famous European city — Paris, London, Rome…the list goes on — and inhale the culture, soak in the sights and experience the art of living. Or dive into the rich history of the old world country from which your family originated. The unique perspective you gain will become a central root for your future family tree.
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Begin early and share the planning.
To ensure that you both enjoy the honeymoon, make all the decisions together.
Make time for yourselves.
Pad your honeymoon schedule with generous amounts of free time, for a rushed and overly organized honeymoon might feel too much like your wedding. Instead, plan a few enjoyable activities and leave lots of opportunities to just enjoy each other’s company.
Set a tentative budget.
Talk about your expectations and priorities from the very beginning and decide what you might splurge on and where you might cut corners.
Splurge on whatever accommodations you choose.
No matter what type of vacation package you choose, you will spend an enormous amount of time in your room or cabin. Make it special — make it unforgettable.
Use your maiden name.
Unless you’re taking a delayed honeymoon, you won’t have time to change the name on your passport and driver’s license. Use your maiden name on visas, airline tickets, etc., so they match as it appears on your official documents.
Tell the world you’re on your honeymoon.
Stand up on every chair, on every rock and shout, “We’re on our honeymoon!” Everyone from strangers to airlines to hotels will take notice and cheerfully offer you such special treatment such as complimentary champagne in-flight or a gift basket in your room. Go ahead, it’s your honeymoon!