Honeymoon planning is some of the most crucial planning one may do throughout their lifetime. Honeymoons are supposed to be the most extravagant trip a couple goes on. For a couple, a honeymoon is the first trip they go on as a married couple and for this reason, it should be beautiful, well-planned, and stress-free. It’s important that a couple budget the honeymoon as much as they budget the wedding. Relying on potential money gifts as a way to pay for the honeymoon isn’t responsible planning. To ensure an easy and no stress vacation, proper planning and well-booked reservations will provide the couple with a trip to talk about for years to come.
Proper planning for the honeymoon is often done alongside the planning for the wedding. As save the dates and engagement photoshoots are booked, so are hotels and restaurants. When a couple gets engaged, they often begin to lay out a timeline of to-dos before the big day arrives. The to-dos are planned in organizers, calls must be made for venue reservations, the bride must pick her dress and the groom has to decide on a tux. Colors must be picked along with the wedding party. There are many details to be ironed out and picked before planning can be finished. Along with the normal wedding stuff, picking a honeymoon place can be just as stressful. It requires heavy planning for a smooth transition between the end of the reception and getting to the location. Often the honeymoon includes a time for couples to find a hotel for the evening after the wedding. Sometimes honeymoons can be in more than one place if the couple decides to tour multiple regions.
Before planning the honeymoon, it can be beneficial to the couple to narrow their search to various locations or regions. For example, some couples are just happy camping in the mountains for a weekend, while others wish to be on a private island for two weeks undisturbed. Some couples may want to go on a cruise. It’s also important to note if they wish to travel domestic or internationally as international travelling can require more planning with requiring passports and other preplanning like possible vaccinations or medical releases.
If a couple doesn’t want to go through all the trouble of planning the honeymoon themselves, it’s always a good option to hire a travel agency. A travel agency can provide one on one help and find out what the travellers are interested in. Some agencies are larger and may have more available to the couple while others are smaller and have more focus areas. If choosing to travel internationally, it’s important that the agency help set couples up in places that speak the same native language as to not cause any barriers that may hurt the stay in any way. Whether a couple chooses to book a Ubud honeymoon package for their romantic luxury getaway or to stay in a 5-star hotel for a night, it’s so important that they actually focus on what is most important, and that is the love they share that brought them to their chosen honeymoon destination.