Honeymoons are about connecting and making memories, and there are as many ways to do that as there are newly wedded couples.
But these dreamy scenarios and out-of-the-box concepts can quickly give way to practical considerations of budget, distance and activities for any destination. Weddings and honeymoons can feel overwhelming at times, so use this guide to find a terrific honeymoon spot with minimal stress.
Start with a budget
When, where and how you travel will all stem from how much you want to spend.If you are paying for the wedding, consider the cost of your honeymoon as part of the overall picture. Splurging on the ceremony? Some economy might be in order afterward to avoid beginning your married life in debt.
Decide on your desired trip
Are you excited for the chance to explore a new city, relax on an empty beach, experience the suite life on a cruise or hike a mountain? Use this answer, combined with your budget, to come up with a short list of places to investigate.
Explore your heritage
Your post-nuptial travel can also be a way to explore your heritage.
Whenever and wherever you travel, you should always be aware of any potential security and health issues.
Count those days off
Don’t use all of your days off traveling to and from your destination. For example, if you are booking a cruise, you may need to arrive in the port city the day before departure to guard against any weather delays that would cause you to miss the ship.
Some couples wait a bit, until they have more time to travel, to go on their honeymoon.
Know this trip is just the beginning
If you don’t have the time or money to make it to your dream destination, you can cherish your moments together anywhere. Hopefully, you will have many vacations to look forward to in the years to come.