While planning your wedding, you need to think about afterwards. What will you do for your honeymoon? This is something that grooms often organise but does that mean you don’t get a say in it? Not at all; you can be involved as much as you like. You want something that you’re both going to enjoy after all and here are some tips to ensure that.
Do you want somewhere hot so you can laze on the beach the whole time? Maybe you prefer adventure sports or want to go somewhere suitable for the kids.
Make sure you talk to each other about the type of honeymoon that you want. Remember that this is just a holiday with a special name; it doesn’t mean you have to do anything different.
Don’t let this special holiday get out of control. Set a budget and stick to it. This could be part of your wedding fund or you may have saved up a separate pot for that.
You need to think more than just the cost of travel and hotels. Consider the cost of eating and the activities you will do wherever you go.
Some people choose to do a pre-wedding honeymoon. This is great if there is something exciting happening that you want to enjoy.
While it’s not traditionally, you get to do exactly what you want. Don’t let people tell you that you have to go away straight after your big day.
Like doing it before, you don’t need to do it right after the wedding. This is just the traditional way of doing things. Wait for a while until you save some more money and find the perfect option for you as a couple.
The best way to enjoy this is to know it is definitely something you want to do. There’s no point simply accepting something based on the dates!
Pick a place that you have never been before. You could even choose somewhere that has been on a list for a very long time. This is a great way to make it extra special.
You don’t even need to stick to one place. It could be that tour around the USA or Europe that you’ve always dreamed of getting to do.
When you do choose a destination, make sure you do your research. It’s fine wanting to go to the Bahamas but you need to make sure it is during the right season.
Find out when their tourist season is and when the torrential rain comes down. The last thing you want is to be stuck in the hotel and even risking your life due to a lack of planning.
Going away straight after the wedding is great but think of the blues afterwards.
Post-wedding blues are common as it is but you can minimise them by giving yourself something else to look forward to. Give yourself chance to get over the wedding and plan your honeymoon afterwards.