Preparing for the wedding manages to pretty exhaust and so you want to leave for your honeymoon as soon as possible. But here we will not leave you without help! Check out our compilation of tips on how to organize your honeymoon to make it perfect. We will tell you what to take with you on your honeymoon trip, when to plan it and how to get more than on a regular vacation.
Tip 1. When to fly on your honeymoon?
And here we are not talking about the time of year!
A honeymoon trip, no matter how pleasant it may be, also brings stress. To enjoy not only the wedding, but also the honeymoon, we advise you to take a break for at least a week between the day of the wedding and the date of departure. No matter how romantic the idea of going to the airport straight from the wedding banquet may seem, it’s better to think again 🙂 Believe me, on the day after the wedding you will just want to lie down together in silence, and not go through passport control, solve questions about checking into a hotel and deal with acclimatization .
Tip 2. Choose the type of vacation on your honeymoon trip
Decide what is more important for you: relaxation on the beach, cultural program or extreme sports. Talk it over with your fiancé at the very beginning of your honeymoon planning to avoid conflicts. Not the most pleasant situation will arise if you want to sunbathe on the sand, and he will book 15 excursions and joint diving lessons.
If you like different holiday formats, you need to make compromises: for example, reduce the number of excursions and set aside separate days of doing absolutely nothing 🙂
Tip 3: Consider experimenting on your honeymoon
We know that in difficult moments of preparation, the hand reaches out to book last-minute tours to Turkey and not worry about anything else 🙂 But still think: you have a whole life ahead of you for different trips, and a honeymoon is like a wedding, it happens once . Choose a vacation that you will remember. Maybe it will be a trip to Paris, which almost every girl dreams of, or an extreme tour to Victoria Falls. How about riding elephants in Thailand and taking cool pictures of yourself swimming with them in a pond?
Remember your most cherished dreams and be sure to read our article about unusual honeymoon destinations.
Tip 4. Prepare for your honeymoon ahead of time
Of course, you don’t need to plan your honeymoon a year in advance, like a wedding 🙂 But we advise you to start 2–3 months in advance, and here’s why: the earlier you start booking tickets and hotels, the bigger discount you can get. And if a visa is required for the country you have chosen, then you should definitely not delay it.
In addition, a couple of weeks before the wedding, the stress of the bride usually heats up to the limit 🙂 In this state, planning a honeymoon is unlikely to bring you pleasure, and the chances of missing important details increase.
Tip 5. Use your position on your honeymoon 🙂
This time you are not just tourists, you are newlyweds. And that means that the attitude towards you will be special. Don’t forget to indicate your new status when making hotel and restaurant reservations. Often establishments give you a bottle of wine or desserts, and in a hotel you can upgrade your room category for free and prepare a pleasant surprise upon check-in.
Tip 6. Adults only resorts for honeymoons
Such resorts are not much different from ordinary hotels, except for one detail — there are no children at all. All guests, depending on the policy of a particular hotel, are over 16 or 18 years old. So if you or your fiancé are annoyed by children’s songs in the evenings and animators in cartoon costumes, such resorts will be a real salvation.
Tip 7. Don’t Forget Your Honeymoon Travel Insurance
And this applies not only to extreme sportsmen! If you decide to spend your honeymoon basking in the sun by the sea, insurance will also come in handy. Acquaintance with local cuisine and diving may not end in the most pleasant way. So you should make sure that you are provided with medical assistance and support from the insurance service.
Tip 8. Plan for all the hassles on your honeymoon
Rely on insurance — but don’t make a mistake yourself! When thinking about what to take on your honeymoon, pay special attention to the first aid kit. Of course, it all depends on the region you are going to, but some funds are required in any case.
This list includes: tablets for headaches, motion sickness, drops or spray for the common cold, antipyretics, lozenges for sore throats, remedies for poisoning and pressure. Even if you are not allergic, antihistamines will come in handy — a terrible allergy can even start from cleaning products in a hotel, I have tested it on personal experience 🙂 Band-aids are also a real must-have, especially if you buy new sandals for a trip.
Tip 9. Shooting a love story on your honeymoon
Don’t the streets of Venice or the seashore deserve a professional photo shoot with you? 🙂 To do this, it is not necessary to take a photographer with you on your honeymoon trip — you can find local specialists directly on Instagram (even Russian speakers, so that the language barrier does not interfere with the photo session).
Even if you or your chosen one are engaged in photography, you should not rely on your own strength: do you need gorgeous joint photos from your honeymoon? Simple selfies can not be compared with professional photography in such surroundings. By the way, some couples even take wedding dresses with them on a trip, and the result is worth it!
Tip 10. A selection of useful travel services
Now there are so many great sites and services on the Internet for preparing for a trip that it would be a sin not to use them when organizing a honeymoon 🙂 We have selected the cream for you.
If you do not buy a package from a tour operator, but organize a honeymoon trip yourself, you cannot do without these sites. Here you can conveniently filter offers by price and, which is very important, read guest reviews.
Cafes, museums, restaurants and excursions are better to visit, having studied the reviews in detail before that. You can look for them on these sites:
This site will help you choose the direction where you should go on your honeymoon. Here you can find a city by selected filters: cost of living, safety, amount of entertainment, safety for women and much more.
Do not be afraid of the English version, you can understand the most important information intuitively and without knowing the language thanks to thoughtful visualization.
Perhaps the application with the best city maps. And the most convenient thing is that if you download the map in advance, it will be available offline. You can download it from Play Market or App Store.
Free collection of audio tours of cities and museums. It will be possible to save the honeymoon budget on guides 🙂
And if you are still for live communication, then on this site you can find a guide among the locals or just get a ton of tips on exploring the city on the forum.