Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We know you’re probably up to your elbows in plans for flowers, food, and favors, but don’t forget one of the most important aspects of your wedding planning: your getaway once it’s all over. After all the excitement and emotions of your special day, your honeymoon is the perfect way for you and your sweetheart to unwind, relax, and create the first memories you’ll have as a married couple.
Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination can be challenging, especially with so many amazing options. But with the right tips and a little bit of research, you can find the best honeymoon destination that won’t bust your budget. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect getaway for you and your special someone.
Figure out your preferences
Before you start planning, sit down with your partner and determine what you want out of your honeymoon. Do you crave relaxation, or do you seek adventure? Maybe a bit of both? What you want out of your trip will definitely help you understand the types of places you’ll look for. If you’re hoping for relaxation, a cozy cabin or a beachy bungalow could be great options. If adventure is calling, an apartment deep in a foreign city or a stay in a remote village could make for incredible memories.
Consider your budget
Once you’ve figured out what hopes you have for your getaway, you’ll want to set a budget that reflects you and your partner’s specific financial situation. This will help you determine how much you can spend on your trip, which will start narrowing down your options. Consider budget categories like flight tickets, lodging, food, and souvenirs. Stick to your budget as best as you can!
Don’t forget about jet lag
Jet lag is a real thing, and can be super debilitating. The last thing you want is to spend your honeymoon feeling exhausted. But don’t cancel your flights yet! If you can, add an extra day or two to the beginning of your trip to account for any needed rest. Or, if you’d like, you can try to adjust to your destination’s time zone before you leave, if you’re not heading out right after your wedding.
Diversify your destinations
There are many different ways to relax, and many different ways to adventure! In the beginning stages of planning your honeymoon, look into a bunch of different options. This will help you realize what’s out there, so you won’t miss out on something truly incredible. Once you have a few options that fit your budget and your preferences, research, research, research. Pay attention to how you feel about each option, and then pick one that you both feel the best about.
Check for special deals and perks
Many hotels, resorts, and travel companies offer special promotions for newlyweds on their honeymoon! Maybe you’ll be able to stay in a beautiful honeymoon suite, or enjoy a free dinner to celebrate your love. You can save money on some wonderful experiences, so make sure to check if your destination has any honeymoon packages or promotions that you can take advantage of.
Remember what’s most important
At the end of the day, your honeymoon is about connecting with your favorite person. If you’re feeling stressed about it, consider taking a step back and a deep breath. No matter what, you’re starting a new life with the one you love. With this in mind, we know you’ll plan a getaway that will only strengthen your bond.
We hope you loved these tips, and that you use them to plan an unforgettable honeymoon! And speaking of unforgettable, if you’re still on the hunt for a wedding venue, at Siempre Weddings, we pride ourselves on our gorgeous views and spectacular service. Click here to book a tour.