You have no idea what wedding is going to be all about when you are happily surfing Matrimonial Sites. Going through arduous pre-bridal sessions, endless fittings, boring (maybe not), strenuous ceremonies and managing to smile through it all. But what makes all of it bearable is that one prize at the end of it – a dream honeymoon with your beloved. Going to a place where you hope to sleep off all your exhaustion and give a beautiful start to a relationship of a lifetime. With so much riding on this trip, you need to put in some time into planning it. Here are a few tips on how to plan the honeymoon of your dreams.
How long will it be
This is the first question you both have to ask yourselves and each other. The length of the holiday could depend on how much time you have before going back to work, how far your destination is, your mode of transport and the money of course.
Work out a budget
The budget that you work out can only be a rough estimate of your expenses. For instance, just adding up your flight and hotel expenses is not going to give an idea about your total expenses. There has to be room for local transportation costs, eating at an expensive place once or twice and any extra activities like water sports, sky diving, paragliding etc that you want to go in for.
Choosing the destination
This is a tricky one. It is extremely important that you both present your idea of a dream honeymoon and then choose a destination that works for both of you. If one of you wants an adventurous vacation and the other a relaxed one, choose a place that has a little bit of both. But do remember you will be really tired and exhausted by the time the wedding ceremonies are over. So choose a place from where you can return rejuvenated. Try not to plan with preconceived ideas such as thinking only of places where your friends have gone for their honeymoon. It is a trap many most people fall for and end up regretting later. Go to a place that interests you and is according to your taste.
Book in advance
Chances are your wedding will coincide with good weather which in turn will coincide with the perfect time to vacation. So get those flights and hotels booked at least six months in advance. You don’t want your plans spoiled just because of a few days’ delay. Also, booking in advance will help you plan about other things such as what adventure or leisure activities you want to indulge in.
We know it’s your honeymoon and you want to flaunt your best look. But there is no point in carrying suitcases upon suitcases of clothes and footwear. Pack layers and a little bit of everything. You don’t need to pack matching shoes with your all your dresses, just decide on the essentials and clothes that you will definitely look good in.
Give yourselves a few days after the wedding and then leave. Leaving immediately can turn out to be very frustrating and exhausting once you get to your honeymoon destination. You don’t want to spend the next two days sleeping it off while adventure awaits you.
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