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Top Ways to Choose your Honeymoon Destination

Destination Weddings, Wedding Planning

One of the best things about a wedding is planning it, someone, you love and are looking forward to spending a lifetime with. While the wedding may be a little hard to plan, the honeymoon destination is between the two of you. Everything you do is all about the two of you. Being lovebirds makes it easy and exciting to agree on the best place to spend time together after the wedding.

However, with so many beautiful beaches, exciting adult-only resort clubs, and bustling cities with majestic sites to visit, narrowing down to a honeymoon location can be a difficult task. The honeymoon only happens once in a lifetime, so you have to choose a destination that you will still enjoy visiting when celebrating your anniversaries. Here are some simple tips that you can apply and settle for a honeymoon location.

Come Up With a Budget You Can Comfortably Afford

The biggest mistake you can make when planning your honeymoon is choosing a destination beyond your means. As a newly wedded couple, you have a long list of things that you need as you start a life together. For this reason, you need to save as much as you can. Also, ensure you have fun without straining your budget. Consider what the two of you love doing together and plan enough money for the activities. When listing the activities and things to do, budget on the higher side and end up paying less instead of vice versa. If you want to, have a honeymoon registry so that anyone who wishes to chip in your honeymoon costs can do so.

Read Widely and Learn From Travel Blogs on the Best Honeymoon Destinations

Research online and read travel blogs; they will lead you to sites where you can learn about honeymoon trips and packages. They may also have tips on how to pack and get ready for the trip. Besides, some travel itineraries share their travel experience, and they will tell you the best places to eat and hotels to stay. Read their reviews on various destinations and choose what fits your needs.

Consider the Weather

The weather is important when going for your honeymoon, of course. You do not want to spend most of your time indoors due to heavy rains – like what my wife and I had in Costa Rica. Check the weather trends of the area; if you love basking on the beach avoid any location with a rainy or winter season. However, if you want to save money, try visiting some destinations offseason. Whichever you choose, consider the weather predictions to any of your potential destinations.

How Much Time Do You Have?

Have enough time for the honeymoon. Being in a rush can ruin everything. Ask someone to manage your business while you are away. If you are employed, talk to your boss before book your honeymoon.  However, when it’s not possible to have enough time to enjoy a honeymoon, you can have a short one and plan for a fancy and long one later when you work schedule allows you.

Get Updates on the Best Locations

Go online or read travel magazines to know the trending romantic locations. Get to know the health risks or any other problems you are likely to face there. Also, check the news to learn political climates especially if you want to visit third world countries.

Moon Palace wedding at Nizcuc by Cancun wedding photographer Luma Weddings

What Sceneries Do You Want?

Are you looking for coastal, historical or mountainous scenery? You can also choose a tropical location. Also, remember each holiday destination has its vibes. If you feel young and ready for a fast-paced honeymoon consider that too apart from thinking about sceneries that you can enjoy during the day. Discuss with your partner and go for what you will both find romantic.

Discuss the Number of Destinations You Want To Visit

You can choose to spend your honeymoon in a single destination where soak up in the local’s culture and keep moving around to enjoy different cities and sights. Talk about it as a couple and choose what fits within your budget, time and personal preference.

Go for the hidden gems

While some of the favorite honeymoon destinations sound magical, you do not have to do what others did. Be creative and make a unique choice. There are many hidden gems out there worth more than all the famous travel locations you know.

Remember Amenities

Before you book that hotel, list down the things you need. Examples include a gym and spa facility. Depending on what you consider important and cannot do without it for a week. Make a choice that you will both enjoy.

Planning a wedding is tough especially when you have to make choices. However, you can ease all the tension you have had throughout the wedding plans by choosing your honeymoon together. This is a time when both of you are planning to have fun, relax and enjoy each other.

A honeymoon is exciting, and with the right tips, you can quickly work together with some compromise on both sides to agree on a perfect destination. Use the ideas above, and you can enjoy a dream honeymoon without any regrets.

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