Tips for Planning the Perfect Honeymoon

Planning a honeymoon can be exhausting for everyone involved, especially the bride and groom. Whether you want a glamping honeymoon or one that is truly a rustic experience, here are a few tips out there that will help you plan that perfect honeymoon with little stress involved. In this blog, you'll find a few of those tips to get you started on the road to success.

Always Start Early

You don't want to leave planning your honeymoon to the last minute. The ideal time frame for booking your honeymoon is six to eight months before the wedding. Waiting until the last minute is one of the biggest mistakes couples make when planning their honeymoon. For example, if you're planning a July or August wedding, you need to start booking your honeymoon in January or February. If you wait too long, you might find that everything is booked and you can't get in where you want too.

Take Breaks to Stay Healthy

From the very beginning of your wedding and honeymoon planning, you need to make a concerted effort to take breaks and stay healthy. Eating right, relaxing, and getting enough sleep is extremely important, but so is getting into a permanent exercise routine. Even if you and your future spouse are new to the exercise game, there are 30-day workout plans available for beginners. Not only will it help you both stay healthy, but it'll also be something you can do together, besides plan a wedding and honeymoon.

Create a Realistic Budget

You both probably already know how to budget your money, but it's easy to get carried away when you're planning your honeymoon, especially if it's a destination honeymoon. Sit down with your future spouse and determine just how much you're able to spend on the honeymoon portion of your wedding. Set that money aside and don't touch it except for honeymoon related things.

List Your Top Three Fun Things

Both the bride and groom should start by writing down the three things they each like the most. Whether it's art, nature, the beach, the mountains, or food. This will help you narrow down what you want to do on your honeymoon, which will, in turn, narrow down your destination choices as well. It's important to plan your honeymoon together and to go somewhere where you will both enjoy everything from the food to the scenery as well.

Mini-Moon First, Honeymoon Later

You could try taking a “mini-moon” somewhere that is close to the destination you're married in. This gives you time to settle down from the wedding rush and to decompress before heading to your honeymoon spot. Even just a weekend can go a long way towards ensuring you have the time of your married life on your real honeymoon.

Sneak in a Few Surprises

While it's great to work on planning your honeymoon with your significant other, it's also a good idea to sneak in a few surprises as well. For example, if your future spouse enjoys snorkeling why not schedule it as a surprise during your honeymoon? After all, it's the little things that count in a marriage. If you schedule little surprises, such as dinner on the beach in the moonlight or something just as romantic, you'll have even more fun together. 

These are just a few of the top tips to help you plan the perfect honeymoon for you and your future spouse. Remember, stick to your budget, plan it together, and don't forget to sneak in a few surprises. Make sure that you plan time for yourselves during this time as well.

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