A honeymoon is more than just a holiday. It’s one experience both you and your husband or wife will be talking about for many years to come. You, therefore, need to ensure it’s truly luxurious from start to finish.
To start off wedded life the right way, you must perfectly execute your romantic getaway. Ensure you don’t make one mistake by reading the following step-by-step advice on how to organise a perfect honeymoon.
Step One: Determine the Length of your Honeymoon
Before you book accommodation or flights, you must identify how much time you will have to spare for your honeymoon. If you only have a week to spare, you might not want to venture half-way across the globe to Australia, as this will require many days of travel and you could spend half of your getaway recovering from jet-lag.
Step Two: Choose a Picture-Perfect Destination
It’s essential both you and your partner are on the same page when organising a honeymoon. Discuss where you want to go many months in advance. For example, while you might want to relax and unwind in a luxurious destination, your other half might want to enjoy a little exploring or sightseeing. You should then find a destination that complements both of your needs.
Step Three: Plan in Advance
Follow the rule of thumb of planning a honeymoon six to nine months in advance. However, if you’re planning to head off to a beautiful location at a peak period, such as New Year, you should possibly plan a year in advance to avoid disappointment.
Step Four: Consider the Climate
You also must carefully consider the seasons when organising a dream honeymoon. For example, if you dream of relaxing in the Maldives and Caribbean, time your honeymoon for summer, if possible. If, however, you’re considering a getaway to Mexico, you should avoid hurricane season, which runs from 1st June to 30th November.
Step Five: Select the Right Accommodation
While checking into a hotel is perfectly fine, it could lack the tranquillity and intimacy both you and your partner might crave during a honeymoon. If so, you always have the option to book villa holidays, which will provide you and your new husband or wife with your own private property at your chosen destination, such as Greece, the Canary Islands, or the United States. It will ensure you both enjoy a truly luxurious accommodation and you won’t need to worry about the hustle and bustle of a hotel or other tourists.
Step Six: Learn About a Destination
It’s likely your chosen honeymoon destination will be filled with exciting restaurants, bars, attractions and historic landmarks. That’s why you must take the time to learn more about your destination so that you can plan the perfect itinerary for both you and your other half.
To ensure you learn about a destination’s attractions, culture, history and cuisine, you should read:
• Travel articles
• Restaurant reviews
Once you have a firm grasp of everything a destination has to offer, you can then create an itinerary with one or more must-do experiences, so you and your spouse don’t look back on your honeymoon with any regrets.
Step Seven: Upgrade Your Flight
You always have the option to upgrade your flight seats to first class, as it could be the perfect way to start your honeymoon off in style.
That’s because you and your new husband or wife can relax and recline in comfortable, spacious seats, with a glass of champagne in hand, thousands of feet in the air.
Step Eight: Pack Carefully
Even the sunniest destinations can experience a cold breeze or rain from time to time, which is why you must carefully pack your luggage. You’ll be glad you packed a lightweight jacket or a jumper should the weather take a turn for the worst during the day or evening.
Step Nine: Have Fun
Worrying about work or home will only ruin what could be an unforgettable experience. To ensure you provide your partner with your undivided attention on your honeymoon, keep your phones turned off as much as possible.
This means not texting loved ones back home, checking work emails, or browsing through social media. If you want to post-honeymoon photographs on the likes of Instagram or Facebook, wait until the getaway is over.
If you follow the above top tips, you can almost guarantee you will both enjoy a honeymoon you will be reminiscing about when you’re old and grey.