How to Pick a Honeymoon Destination

With so many incredible destinations, honeymoon planning can get overwhelming fast. From a golden beach to an inland metropolis, there are many ways to narrow it down until you find the perfect match for both of you. These honeymoon planning tips will help you do exactly that.

Budget First. Shop for Destinations Second

Honeymoon Budget PlanningBy setting your budget before you begin looking at destinations, you'll be able to save time by filtering out regions that wouldn't be a good budget fit to begin with. And yes, setting a budget is just as critical for your honeymoon as it was for your wedding. Write down your total budget expectations separately, and then share them with your partner so that you can see if expectations match up -- or, if they don't, meet in the middle. This technique applies to other aspects of honeymoon planning as well, as our next point shows...

Decide Separately, Then Compare Notes

Honeymoon Planning TipsWrite down your top five picks for destinations on separate pieces of paper, then reconvene and share what you wrote down. Hopefully, there's overlap. But if there isn't you can take any overlapping aspects of both of your destinations to find out what works. For example, If you wrote Cancun and they wrote Punta Cana, you can definitely both be happy with a hip beach destination in the Caribbean. If one of you wrote Paris and the other wrote Buenos Aires, you know you're booth looking for a sophisticated urban honeymoon destination with tons of history and sexy undertones. The point is, find out what venn diagrams you can draw based on both of your top picks, and you can always reach a decision you're both happy with.

Compare Ideal Honeymoon Activities

Honeymoon Planning IdeasBy figuring out what you both want to actually do on your honemyoon, you can find a destination with those activities. If you're both looking for trendy dance clubs and world-class museums, a major city is probably a better bet than a private island. But if peace, quiet, and beach bumming in luxury is bpth of your style, a private island resort is probably perfect.

Pick Your Favorite Scenery

Pick Honeymoon DestinationsMake a list of scenery types, make two copies of it, and then pick each of your top five choices for scenery you want your honeymoon destination to include. Then use your choices to narrow it down only to places that fit the bill. Use list items like beach, city, village, mountain, ocean, forest, historical, tropical, and glacier, just to name a few ideas.

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