A wedding day, in spite of the newlyweds being at the centre of it all, is often about so many more people than just the happy couple. There are family members to consider, bridesmaids to please and young nieces and nephews to involve. The planning of this huge once in a lifetime event tends to fall largely on the shoulders of the bride and groom, so the honeymoon should, quite rightly, be all about them.
Before you get your credit card out and start booking flights, you will need to consider the type of honeymoon you are looking for. You and your future spouse undoubtedly share many of the same interests, so picking a destination and itinerary that will please you both should be easy. However, there are several other factors to consider before you settle on your post-wedding getaway.
- Plan ahead. Planning ahead allows you to ensure that you are able to book the room you want, get any documentation or injections taken care of, and you will most likely make a good saving on the flights. If you are unsure about what you want to do with your honeymoon, a quick visit to the people voted honeymoon provider of the year in 2015 will really open your eyes to the possibilities.
- Know your geography. When you are planning your trip, there are bound to be some exotic destinations or untrodden adventure locations that appeal to you both. However, you want to make the most out of the time you have. If a trip to a sun-soaked island in the Maldives is what you have in mind, then it will take more than just a weekend away to fulfil that dream.
- Know your budget. This can be a tricky one. Quite often, the more you spend flying to some distant location, the more you will save on costs like food and other day-to-day expenses while you are there. The cost of a nice weekend in Paris could well keep you in the lap of luxury in Thailand for an entire week. Talking with an experienced travel agent will give you a better insight into the other costs you will incur.
- Check the weather. Depending on the activities you have planned, the weather is likely to be an important factor. Check the local seasons of the destinations you have in mind. While the place you are considering in southern Europe is enjoying its beautiful summer season, you might find the exotic, tropical location you had in mind is in the middle of the monsoon season. Alternatively, if you are looking forward to a winter wedding, then you could be just in time to enjoy peak season along the equator.
Whatever you have planned for your special vacation, be sure to keep your options open, consider all the possibilities and make the best decision for both of you. It is as important a part of the wedding process as the dress, the cake, the choice of best man and the first dance as a married couple.