What do you think of when we say the word honeymoon? No matter, it is a getaway from work life to spend alone time with your new spouse. Planning a honeymoon is exciting as it is interpreted as a vacation. It is time to relax after the stresses of planning a wedding and the actual wedding day. Enjoy your honeymoon just a bit more with our “planning a honeymoon guide”.
Planning A Honeymoon – Options
When reserving an all-inclusive report, you get more than just a place to sleep. All-inclusive resorts may include all of the following:
- Airport transportation
- Transportation to area sites
- Extensive health & beauty upgrades
- Additional amenities
When booking an all-inclusive, be sure to get all that is included in writing so there are no surprises- including tipping. Some all-inclusive resorts cater to couples and others to families. Which matches your taste? All-inclusive resorts are great for those wanting to know exactly what they will spend for their honeymoon.
Cruises are another great option for those that want to be catered to. When taking a cruise, you don’t need to worry about lodging or food. Basic drinks like coffee, tea and water are included as well. In addition, while on the cruise, nightly entertainment is also provided at no additional charge. However, one major consideration when taking the cruise is where the cruise departs because you need to pay for transportation to get there.
When booking cruises, be sure to speak to a travel agent about the ports of call and offered excursions. From personal experience, the best time on a cruise is when you are not on the ship. Therefore, the longer time at port, the more time you will have to explore and do activities never done before or after the cruise. Keep in mind that excursions are at an additional fee above the cost of the cruise itself.
Hey, who’s to say that you have to go anywhere? There may be a fantastic local area like a State Park, National Park or local resort to suit your fancy for your honeymoon. Living in a major city, there are plenty of awesome places to choose from for your honeymoon getaway. There may be a quaint bed and breakfast within 100 miles of your home too. Planning a honeymoon locally should save on the budget as well.
Planning a honeymoon – leaving the country? First and foremost, verify you have a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months AFTER your trip. If you do not have one yet, please allow three months before the wedding so that all the paperwork flows and gets approved in time. Depending on where you are going, don’t forget about vaccinations as well. The CDC website offers great information if traveling abroad.
It’s a week until your wedding. You should confirm all honeymoon details.
- Travel confirmations
- Lodging accommodations
- All other honeymoon reservations
- Call anyone you want a personal guarantee. In addition, be sure to mention you are recently married as you may get free upgrades for your stay.
Honeymoons can be relaxing and enjoyable. Planning a honeymoon far in advance will put you on the right path.