Now that you’re officially a married couple, it’s time to take off and enjoy some post wedding relaxation! Planning your honeymoon When you think about the perfect place to spend time with your new spouse, what comes to mind? A romantic beach setting, a country hopping tour of Europe, setting sail to a tropical paradise or hiking up mountains to the top of a peak…all are great options, but aren’t for everyone. Whether you go near or far, talking to your partner about the honeymoon is crucial to planning a great getaway for you both. Your honeymoon should be memorable, fun and bring you closer as you embark on your new life together. Feeling Overwhelmed with options? Travel agents are great resources if you’re having trouble deciding on a destination. They’re also a big help in arranging all your travel details, especially if you’re traveling outside the US. Sometimes planning your honeymoon trip can be overwhelming when you’re already planning a wedding. Because travel agents get some of the best deals, it usually means you aren’t paying anything more than you would when arranging everything yourself. The wealth of knowledge and peace of mind they offer can be priceless. Funding your trip Many times, couples don’t incorporate the cost of the honeymoon into their overall wedding budget. The focus is put on your big day for so long that the trip gets put on the back burner. Over the last few years couples have been setting up honeymoon funds through various online options. Couples who already have a home together, and don’t feel the need for a traditional registry, are able to give their guests another option for gift giving. Depending on the site, guests can give to a certain activity, meal or even airfare. The giving experience still feels personal even though a physical gift isn’t exchanged. You can also choose to set aside part of your wedding budget if you’d rather fund the trip yourselves. Either way, give yourself the time and option of spending time together as a newly wedded couple without the distractions of daily life. Have fun! No matter where you end up on your travels, enjoy each other. This is a trip you will look back on for years to come and hopefully the first of many in a lifetime of love and adventure!