Introduction

For many couples, your honeymoon will be one of the highlights of your wedding season because it’s 100% just for the two of you. Add to that you’ve probably been saving for the various expenses of your celebrations, it’s like a reward for working so hard together to make your wedding a reality and a chance to take a dream holiday.

To get you started with planning your heavenly honeymoon, the team at The Europe Hotels shared this ‘How To’ graphic guide so you’ve got everything covered in the lead-up to your nuptials.

Choose a Destination

One of the most enjoyable parts of planning your honeymoon is destination dreaming. Make a night of it, sit down with your partner and share everything you’d both like out of the trip. This will help with working out what you’d both like vs dislike, whether you could visit a region as opposed to just one place, and it will help you develop your itinerary and budget. Make sure to keep your list for future holidays e.g. your wedding anniversaries!

Create an Itinerary

You’ll have an idea from the destination you choose exactly the vibe you’re going for, however activity non-negotiables are a big part of communicating your expectations and where you’ll need to compromise. Look for opportunities to surprise your partner and schedule time for plenty of rest as well — your honeymoon is largely about recharging as just the two of you after your wedding season.

Staying on Budget

It makes sense to create a honeymoon budget alongside your wedding budget, especially if you’re looking at a wishing well instead of a gift registry. There’s also a chance that you might not immediately be able to afford your honeymoon so having a budget will mitigate either going into debt or feeling like it isn’t possible. Review your destination and activity lists to check your non-negotiables and consider ways you can be savvy about your costs.

Timing your Trip

While traditionally many couples left for their honeymoon straight after their wedding, in 2020 you can absolutely hold off for a couple of days or even delay your honeymoon by months afterwards: you make the rules. If it suits you both better, take your honeymoon at the best time for the destination, your schedules, and your budget.

How To Plan a Heavenly Honeymoon

Booking Accommodation

In the same group of non-negotiables is your accommodation so if you’ve got your heart set on 5-star luxury, you could build your honeymoon around this destination — the hotel or resort might even offer specific packages just for this. Do your research and don’t be afraid to call a preferred hotel to see what direct deals they offer to their guests.

How To Plan a Heavenly Honeymoon

Consider A Mini-Moon

If you can’t afford it or you need a chance to catch your breath before taking a longer holiday, what about a special break together and then a full honeymoon when it suits you? Don’t be afraid to have a couple of nights in a hotel after your wedding and travelling in the future instead.

How To Plan a Heavenly Honeymoon

Set A Timeline

Finally make sure you’ve mapped out your honeymoon and wedding planning timelines together so that you don’t miss anything important. Additionally, prioritising means you won’t turn up to the airport with an expired passport nor will you forget travel medicals before visiting somewhere requiring specific immunisations.

Congratulations on your marriage and have an amazing honeymoon! Take photos, make memories, and above all, connect and enjoy your time together as newlyweds.

How To Plan a Heavenly Honeymoon
How To Plan a Heavenly Honeymoon

Congratulations on your marriage and have an amazing honeymoon! Take photos, make memories, and above all, connect and enjoy your time together as newlyweds.

How To Plan a Heavenly Honeymoon
How To Plan a Heavenly Honeymoon

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