Now that the wedding planning is well underway, it’s time to start making plans for that other much-anticipated nuptial event: the honeymoon. From making a master list to making
(and not breaking) your budget, follow these easy steps to planning your perfect honeymoon.
- Create a master list of all the places you and your spouse-to-be would ever want to go. Fiji, Iceland, Brazil, China, or any location on your Bucket List should make its way onto this list. Having all your travel to-dos in one spot will help keep you both on track during the planning process. Considering the Caribbean, but it’s not on your list? Next. A master list makes it much easier to keep the big picture in mind, and to make sure that you not only have a fabulous trip, but that it knocks off a sight or two at the same time.
- Consider what type of trip you want to take for your honeymoon. This last part is key. While I’m sure your master list contains once-in-a-lifetime options, like running with the bulls in Spain or taking an African safari, certain trips may not be suitable for your honeymoon. If you’re planning an over-the-top event, maybe relaxing at a resort in Bora Bora with nothing more to do than walk white sand beaches and sip refreshing cocktails, sounds like heaven on earth. Then again, that may sound more like h-e-l-l…o on earth. Figuring out what type of trip you want to take with your new spouse will help you narrow down that master travel list even more.
- Look at your budget. Look at it hard. Five thousand dollars may sound like a lot, but when your dream honeymoon is an over-water bungalow in the middle of Fiji, well, $5000 doesn’t go so far. Hopefully, on your big list, there’s a range of places within your ideal honeymoon parameters. Research those places and figure out which will work best with your budget. Some things to consider here are: time of year, proximity, and trendiness of the location. All of these things can cause your dream location to be in range—or out.