A Groom's Guide: 10 Ways to Plan a Honeymoon She Will Love

The task of planning a honeymoon often falls on the groom. So how should you plan the vacation of your life? By making it the stuff of your woman's dreams, of course! Here are 10 ways to make sure she will love the honeymoon, from Justin Delaney, travel journalist and CEO of online tuxedo rental site Menguin.

Plan Early

Sep 15, 2016
Plan Early

Plan way in advance, so that you don't experience last-minute stress. Surprise your partner with an extended honeymoon by asking her boss for more vacation days. Time is on your side, and you only get one chance to get this right.

Ask Her Friends

Sep 15, 2016
Ask Her Friends

That may be her fitness buddy, her fashion adviser, or the shoulder she runs to cry on and tell stuff she won't ever tell you (sorry, buddy!). Like her dream honeymoon, for example. Plus, of course, what to wear before, during and after the trip!

Location, Location, Location

Sep 15, 2016
Location, Location, Location

When choosing your ideal honeymoon location, always factor in travel time. A far-flung, Pinterest-perfect beach in Bali may mean spending time on long-haul flights, buses and boats and waiting around in island traffic. Make sure you both have enough time on your schedule to accommodate this.

What's the Weather?

Sep 15, 2016
What's the Weather?

Don't forget to check the weather forecasts. Maybe you planned an exotic private island kitesurf holiday but find out upon arrival that you've booked the low off-season, which also means less wind. Or, you want a celebrity-inspired Italian honeymoon in Lake Como, but you failed to calculate that in winter season most hotels close up. So you decide on skiing the Alps, only to find that your bride isn't so thrilled about all that snow.

Choose a Place that will Allow you to Connect

Sep 15, 2016
Choose a Place that will Allow you to Connect

When starting your life as partners, allow for lots of quiet time together, but also space to breathe and think about the future. Maybe your wife likes journaling and will appreciate a hotel with a sundeck, pool or gardens so she can have some quiet time each day. Book restaurants that offer a peaceful, cozy and warm environment. Or make it easy on yourself and order room service in your hotel!

Leave Room for Spontaneity

Sep 15, 2016
Leave Room for Spontaneity

When starting your life as partners, allow for lots of quiet time together, but also space to breathe and think about the future. Maybe your wife likes journaling and will appreciate a hotel with a sundeck, pool or gardens so she can have some quiet time each day. Book restaurants that offer a peaceful, cozy and warm environment. Or make it easy on yourself and order room service in your hotel!

Enlist the Help of Specialists

Sep 15, 2016
Enlist the Help of Specialists

Some people make it their life’s work to plan events that will make everyone happy. Look for travel companies who specialize in honeymoons or cater to newlyweds. They've seen every type of personality and will be better able to suggest an itinerary that will make you and your bride satisfied.

Try Something New and Relevant

Sep 15, 2016
Try Something New and Relevant

Rather than just going to a destination and doing the usual tourist rounds, try booking an activity that will enhance your future together. For example, Japanese cooking lessons if you both love sushi, a vineyard tour if she's a lover of fine reds, or an art workshop if you plan on raising your children with lots of creativity at home.

Know the difference between what you want and what will make you both truly happy.

Sep 15, 2016
Know the difference between what you want and what will make you both truly happy.

This is a tough one to get right, but it’s the most essential. Sometimes what we think we want isn't the same when we finally get it. Perhaps a less costly honeymoon experience will be just as memorable as a luxury one.

Mix It Up

Sep 15, 2016
Mix It Up

If you have distinctly different tastes, use your honeymoon holiday to do contrasting things. A few days on safari, then a few days at the beach, for example. Learning when and how to compromise is essential to keeping the love alive -- for many more moons to come.

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