Lots of guys like to plan the honeymoon because this is where they get to be adventurous and romantic. Brides, give him a few “dreamy locations” and a couple of “absolutely-not’s,” and let him surprise you!
Overwhelmed and exhausted with wedding planning? Arrange for a relaxing pre-honeymoon and don’t over extend your illusions for an elaborate, adventurous getaway. Consider staying at a posh, spa hotel within two-hours from home for the first few days, and then, after you’ve come down from the clouds, leave for your big, dreamy trip
If traveling overseas on your honeymoon, use your credit card for every reservation or purchase. You will receive discounts, have a better exchange rate, and will have an itemized monthly list of transactions.
A yearly tradition.
Think about a honeymoon that becomes an annual event. Make this a location that has meaning for you and combines a getaway with mutual interests. Think about whether you want exotic beaches or a place with bike-trails. Consider the ease of transportation and consider whether you will be able to swing a once-a-year return trip. Make your honeymoon into a meaningful tradition - something you can look forward to year-after-year.
Put it off.
Consider taking an easy three-day trip right after your wedding, but plan for a more extensive honeymoon six months later, or on your one-year anniversary. You'll be more relaxed.
Get out of town!
Destination weddings are the big trend. This combines wedding/reception and honeymoon all in one package. Remember to ask your bridal party and family members what their budget is before booking your date.
Cruise ships are a big craze in wedding planning. You can have your wedding in the on-board chapel, hire the ship's wedding planner, have your gala in one of their party rooms, and then sneak away for a few day trips alone! Your friends and family will share the vacation fun and talk about wedding memories for years to come!
Coordinating an overseas honeymoon requires long-range planning. Get a passport at least ninety-days prior to date of departure; plan shots if visiting a third-world country; and consider learning the language if different than yours.
When working with a travel agent, confirm all honeymoon arrangements a month prior to your wedding, and again, one-week ahead. Get an itinerary in writing and have a back-up plan in case of inclement weather.