It is a feeling like no other you have felt before. You’ve survived the hustle and bustle of the wedding and all of the wonderful festivities surrounding it. You feel closer to and more in love with your new husband or wife and are anxious to get to your perfect honeymoon destination. A time to begin building your new life together.
Creating this perfect setting is not a hard one if you utilize the resources available to you. Your choices are unlimited and planning is the key!
You may be thinking of Europe, or a fun-filled week at Disney World, a wonderful cruise or being nestled together in a hammock on an island in Hawaii, Bermuda or the Caribbean. The important thing to remember is that it needs to be perfect for the two of you. It is okay to talk to your friends and hear about where they have been to get ideas. But what suits them may not be exactly right for you, and this is your honeymoon.
- Create in your minds a picture of yourselves on your honeymoon. Sit down together and discuss what you see in these pictures.
- Start talking early. Like everything else, some places are reserved months in advance. By planning and reserving early, you will have a better chance of getting just the accommodations or airline schedule you want, and probably at a better price.
- Determine how much money you have or will have to spend and how long you would like to be gone. Longer is not always better. If given the choice of seven days at a budget resort or five days at a really unique hideaway — go for quality, not quantity. This is a trip like no other you will ever take and it needs to be special. Remember that you will be creating memories that will last a lifetime!
- If you don’t have a travel agent that specializes in honeymoon planning, find one. They will provide first-hand knowledge that can make final decision-making a lot easier. Be prepared when you go for your first visit to tell the agent what you have derived from the steps above. This will be helpful to them in customizing the perfect honeymoon for you.