Honeymoon Planning Tips
Where to go and what to do on your honeymoon? Do you and your fiancé share similar ideas on what your dream honeymoon should be? It’s important to make sure you do. Here are some tips to get you started.
Don’t wait. Create time now to brainstorm your perfect honeymoon, talking it through together. Decide what’s really important for you both in this trip of a lifetime. Make lists separately, then compare together.
Ask for advice from family and friends and seek information from travel experts, but don’t try to make another couple’s honeymoon yours. Make sure your ideas are those that take centre stage. Oh, and have fun…
Did you know that in 2017, the five most important factors for newlywed honeymoon couples were…
1. A dream location
2. A reasonable price
3. Comfortable accommodation
4. A good selection of quality food
5. Enjoyable activities.
Here are some questions you both need to consider to ensure you have the perfect honeymoon…
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular. And why not? Combining wedding vows with an idyllic honeymoon venue provides the simplicity of one coordinated wedding-honeymoon package.
One plan, one price and one destination mean one big romantic adventure. There is a huge choice of specialised venues and fabulous destinations both here in Australia and overseas.
Read more about destination weddings…
Perhaps you would prefer to go immediately after the wedding, or maybe you’d be happier to wait a day or two to recover from the festivities! And there’s always the option of delaying the honeymoon until you have more holiday time or money, or until the weather is perfect in your destination of choice.
Do you want to head off for the weekend, a week, a fortnight or more? How much time can you take off work? For an extended overseas honeymoon, perhaps consider asking your employer for a sabbatical.
Is it a luxurious Caribbean cruise or a lazy tropical island getaway? Or perhaps the bright lights of Europe’s cities beckon . . . London, Paris, Rome?
Making sure you arrive at the right time of year can make all the difference between a great honeymoon holiday or a disappointingly wet one.
And while the skies are not always blue in the tropics, rainfall typically occurs during the late afternoon leaving the rest of the day sunny with clear skies.
Our month-by-month where to go when weather guide provides an instant snap-shot of average weather conditions around the world. From this guide you can easily assess what the weather is usually like at the best honeymoon destinations in the world.
Once you’ve decided where and when to go, the next step is finding the right hotel or resort to suit your budget.
With so many hotels available it’s a good idea to compare online hotel prices from a large hotel price comparison website such as TripAdvisor where you can check out the best hotel reviews and hotel deals. This ensures that you secure the best hotel booking deals offered by the world’s top booking sites.
Would you like your room to overlook the beach or a mountain peak? Do you prefer complete silence during the night or do the bustling sounds of the city excite you?
This will probably make a big difference to the type of honeymoon resort you can afford to stay at, but not necessarily the destination. For example, most tropical islands offer a variety of accommodation to suit a range of budgets.
Does snuggling up to your partner with a glass of fine wine in front of an open fire sound good to you?
Perhaps it’s walking hand-in-hand along a tropical beach with the moon and stars to light your way? Or is it snorkelling in clean azure waters, rock climbing or bouncing around a pristine desert landscape in a four-wheel-drive?
Is fine dining your preference or do you prefer eating out at less expensive restaurants or even street stalls?
Do you like quiet, romantic evenings alone or would you prefer going out on the town for dinner and drinks?
To better understand what you and your fiancé truly want in a perfect honeymoon, have a go at our Honeymoon Quiz.
Note: The Honeymoon Quiz can help you narrow down your honeymoon choices to better match your ideal preferences. To get the best results you and your partner should take the quiz separately. Compare your answers with those of your fiancé and start planning your perfect honeymoon.
As you’ll discover, this may involve a little compromise, but stay focused on what matters most for each of you. Don’t forget, in the years ahead you can take holidays together where you can do or see the things you couldn’t do this time.
Latest update about honeymoon planning tips: 18 February, 2017