Preparing for Your Honeymoon

Wedding planning does not have to be stressful, especially when it comes to planning the honeymoon. The honeymoon is the first adventure you’ll take as a married couple, so making sure everything goes the way you want it to is important. That doesn’t mean the preparation should become a daunting task. You can have fun planning this special trip with your partner.

Plan Well in Advance

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that it’s never too early to start planning the honeymoon. Giving yourself plenty of time will ensure all the kinks are ironed out and nothing gets accidentally overlooked. It’s also helpful to take time to figure out the budget and determine ways to cut costs so you can make the most of your money.

When deciding on honeymoon destinations and activities, it’s best to go in with an open mind. Realize that the budget you've set might not allow for everything you want to do. That's why planning is so important. You don't want to get to your destination and find out you're out of money halfway through. Booking your airfare and hotels not only ensures they’re available when you need them to be, but it also can help to save money.

Pack Smart

What to pack for a honeymoon depends on where you are going and for how long. It’s not necessary to bring your entire wardrobe because less is better. Creating a honeymoon packing checklist will ensure you bring just the right number of things with you and reduce the risk of leaving important items behind (boarding passes, passports).

It goes without saying, but when shopping for honeymoon outfits make sure to consider the weather for that destination at that time of year. It can be a great excuse to find some new outfits or splurge on a few key prices. Look for items that flatter your body and make you feel great. Whether you're looking for fashionable plus size clothes or activewear for a more adventurous honeymoon - make sure everything fits well.

Be Specific About What You Want

When you start planning your honeymoon, you might only have a general idea of what you might want out of the trip. Do your research and play with different ideas that might interest you. Write down specifics about what you prefer, such as if you’re looking for something relaxing or an exciting adventure. Write down what type of hotel you’d like, activities you both may enjoy, and how far you’re willing to travel.

Don't Crash Diet at the Last Minute

Most likely leading up to the wedding you're watching what you eat and maybe trying to work out more often. Losing some extra pounds might be something on your mind to get ready for your wedding and honeymoon. To help you be successful, look for a plan that works for your lifestyle versus jumping between fad diets. For example, some people have success with intermittent fasting or counting calories. Before you make a choice, complete your due diligence and research different diets and “does calorie counting work?” Give yourself plenty of time to reach your goal and set smaller goals you can accomplish along the way to keep you motivated.

 

Work Together

You might have the most perfect honeymoon plans in your head, but your partner might also have their own ideas as well. You must be willing to communicate and compromise. A honeymoon destination should be something you both will be able to enjoy. Really talk about if you want to go somewhere tropical, or if you’d prefer to spend time in the mountains, tour historic places, or somewhere completely different.

Planning a honeymoon can be as fun as you make it. Work together with your partner and go in with an open mind to have the best chance of a successful trip.

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