Planning the honeymoon can be as much fun as the wedding is to organize. This is the time when you can finally both sit back and relax in a private setting as husband and wife.
Where do you go, quiet weekend at an Inn, Caribbean Island, tour of Europe?
Planning your honeymoon should take some thought. Both you and your future husband should choose the destination together so it is enjoyable to you both. It is best to use a travel agent to help guide you with different destinations and costs as they can find those “early booking bonus” trips that are offered. Let them do all the leg work for you so you don’t have to consume your day looking for flights, and packages.
Weddings are very expensive and in your budget you need to allocate some funds towards your honeymoon destination. Some travel agents allow you to set up an account where you can put money down as time goes by. It is easier on your pocketbook by making $100 payments every few weeks than putting one lump sum at the end.
As I have mentioned in a previous post, honeymoon registry is becoming very popular. Seriously consider this idea so your guests for the shower and wedding can give you gift certificates to use towards your honeymoon booking. When that final payment is due you may be pleasantly surprised what you actual owe. Do you really need to get two toasters at the bridal shower?
Have your luggage packed a couple days before the wedding and make sure all of your passport and or documents are in order. Remember you will have a name change so check with your travel agent if it would have any affect on your travels. Try not to fly out in the early morning hours following the reception. You are exhausted from a long day and the last thing you want to do is sit in an airport for 3 hours. If time allows, give yourself a day to get organized before jetting off into the sunset together.
In the old Celtic days the bride and groom were given a cask of mead (honey wine) after the wedding. When the mead was gone the honeymoon was over. It usually lasted 28 days. That must be why people say “the honeymoon is over” How nice would that be to book a trip for 28 days!!!!!!
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