Planning a wedding can be stressful, which is exactly why many couples escape right after the wedding ceremony to their honeymoon destination to unwind and experience traveling as husband and wife. Here are 7 tips to help you plan the perfect honeymoon for you and your soon-to-be husband:
Picking the Perfect Spot: This is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for you to take time off from work, enjoy the new transition into being a married couple, and explore the places that you’ve always wanted to travel to. When choosing your perfect spot, it’s important to do your research before booking. Things to consider would be the time of year that you’ll be visiting. More tropical destinations have hurricane seasons, others have chilling winters, and some destinations could have tornadoes. It’s always good to call a local hotel and ask when the best time to visit is to get a better idea of whether you should chose a different destination or not.
Plan It Out: Once you’ve selected your dream location, it’s important to loosely plan your trip. Make sure you allocate time for you both to not only do things like sightsee and be adventurous, but to also have some down time to unwind and enjoy each other. Ideas to help you plan for some romantic downtime activities could include a couple’s massage, dinner with a spectacular view (or even room service after a long day), or a day to bask in the sun at the beach.
The Element of Surprise: Surprise your husband with an activity he’s wanted to do or with an unexpected small gift. The size of the surprise can range, but remember, you don’t need to splurge. Something as simple as planning a romantic dinner to something as extravagant as taking a helicopter ride will be a nice gesture and remind him how much you love him.
Spread the Word: Often times, hotels will offer complimentary perks or upgrades for those travelling on their honeymoon. Be sure to let the hotel know when you book your reservation that you will are celebrating your honeymoon and see if there are any opportunities to enhance your stay.
Book Smart: Make sure to book your honeymoon as early as possible. The earlier you book, the better rate you will get for your hotel, airfare, and even planned activities.
* Note: When booking your airfare, remember to book with your maiden name, as it will most likely be the one on your government issued ID.
Capture Memories: Make sure to have a backup way to capture memories when on your honeymoon. In addition to bringing your phone for snapping pictures, bring your digital camera, video camera, or even a disposable camera as back up!
Stow your Cell: Some couples prefer to chose a day, a few days, or even the entire honeymoon trip to live cellphone-free. Unplugging from work emails, unnecessary texting, and disconnecting from social sites for a while can be incredibly relaxing and will allow you to spend more quality time with your husband and enjoy this new experience.