As you wind up your wedding, the first and most exciting trip of your married life awaits you – the honeymoon. Everybody has a dream destination or plan when it comes to their honeymoon. Spending the first few days of married life with your partner in a beautiful place away from daily chaos and din is what most people look for while planning their honeymoon.
You’re perfect idea of a honeymoon may be an island with gorgeous sandy beaches, or perhaps you want to enjoy a cosy homestay in the snow-capped Himalayas. Everybody has different ideas of what their perfect vacation with their new spouse looks like. No matter what destination you choose, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to ensure that your honeymoon goes off without a hitch.
Here’s our handy checklist to work with while planning your honeymoon:
Just like your wedding, the honeymoon trip needs proper planning. You do not want to end up stranded without accommodation or transport in some unknown land. Not only is it a waste of time, it’s a really bad way to start off your marriage.
You should plan the dates for your honeymoon in advance. You may want to leave immediately after your marriage, or perhaps go somewhere a couple of months later, once you’ve both settled into your new life together. Once you’ve blocked your date, you should check travel companies for the best honeymoon packages for the time you’ll be travelling. Choosing a readymade package takes care of most of your planning.
If you still want to plan your own adventure together, these packages will give you an idea of the kind of accommodation you should be looking at, as well as what are the best things to do in your chosen location.
If you’re travelling abroad, get your visa and other travel papers worked our as quickly as possible. The last thing you want to be doing in scrambling around right before or after your wedding. It will be a hectic time for the both of you, so the earlier you plan for this, the better.
Choosing the Perfect Location
The most important decision while planning a honeymoon trip is the location. The most sought out places for honeymoon are beaches, islands, popular cities or hilly towns.
If you are travelling in the spring and summer months, you can look at places like Thailand, Indonesia, Bali, Mauritius or Maldives. If you’d like to stay in India, think about places like Pondicherry, Goa or Mangalore.
On the other head, if you’re up for some adventure and would prefer staying in the mountains, then you might look at going to Switzerland for stay in the Alps, you can even find a number of wonderful places to stay along the lofty Himalayan ranges.
If you’re a city-lover, then perhaps visiting places like Paris, Tokyo or New York can be a fun experience with your new spouse. There are many different things to explore in these cities, and if you live on the outskirts, you can enjoy some quiet, alone time as well.
Apart from enquiring with various travel agencies about honeymoon tour packages, it may be a good idea to get some advice from your family and friends. They’ll be able to give you advice on things to do and see, as well as where you should go to eat the best food on your trip. A well planned honeymoon trip is what you need to kick off an exciting life with your partner.