How to Plan the Perfect Honeymoon in Three Simple Steps!
You’ve spent many months and a tremendous amount of time and energy planning your wedding and you deserve a relaxing honeymoon more than anything in this world. You visited the Azazie website and helped your bridesmaids discover amazing dresses that totally worked for your wedding.
You’ve dealt with caterers, florists, reception hall management, DJs and bands, and so much more. Now it’s time to focus on you, your soon-to-be spouse, and the amazing location you plan to visit once the wedding reception ends and it’s time to take off into the sunset to enjoy a beautiful honeymoon.
So many questions!
Do you have any ideas about the perfect honeymoon location? Are you and your future spouse on the same page? Maybe you’d love to visit Disney World with this amazing person, so you plan on spending time in Orlando for your honeymoon. Or maybe an exotic island destination is in your future. Whatever the case may be, just know that it is possible to have a wonderful honeymoon without putting yourself in massive debt as long as you’re willing to plan ahead.
With that said, we’ll now take a look at three simple yet powerful steps to plan the ideal honeymoon.
Step #1: Create a Honeymoon Budget
In the past, it was traditional for the bride’s parents to pay for the entire wedding ceremony and reception. But we live in a very different world now, and many young couples prefer to take responsibility for their own wedding expenses, so they choose to pay for everything themselves. While there is certainly nothing wrong with this, it does make it difficult to afford the ideal honeymoon because many couples find themselves strapped for cash after they’ve shelled out so much for their incredible wedding.
If you find yourself in this boat, don’t worry because all hope is not lost. In fact, if you’re willing to forgo the typical wedding gifts that couples tend to receive like blenders, towels, bed sheets, and things of that nature, you can instead set up a honeymoon registry on Honeyfund.
By choosing a honeymoon registry instead of traditional wedding gifts, you can share your hopes and dreams about the perfect honeymoon you and your future spouse plan to go on. You can let the most important people into your world and give them an opportunity to give you a monetary gift to make your honeymoon dream a reality.
Step #2: The Earlier You Plan Your Honeymoon, the Cheaper It Will Be!
It’s often tough to plan a honeymoon while you’re in the middle of planning your wedding, but it’s worth it to carve out some time early in the process so you can get the best deals possible. By taking some time to plan your honeymoon better, you can book your trip, flight, hotel, and other amenities in advance and you’ll certainly receive the best prices, the best rooms, the best hotel suites, and all of it will come at a very steep, more affordable discount.
So take a step back from your wedding planning for just a moment and spend some time on your honeymoon. If you’re looking for the perfect getaway that will not cost a small fortune, this is the best way to make it happen.
Step #3: Plan a Relaxing, Adventurous Honeymoon Getaway
Some people love adventure when going on their honeymoon. Others love to relax. We recommend giving yourself a little bit of both. Take time to go on adventures while you’re away on your honeymoon, but also give yourself some much-needed downtime to recover from your wonderful yet nerve-racking wedding.
It’s never easy to plan the perfect honeymoon. But if you’re willing to focus on the task and consider exactly what you want from this trip, you can make it happen in the best way possible.
How did you plan yours?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.