The honeymoon is a crucial part of any wedding. You might not think of it immediately, but when you realize that planning – and executing – a wedding is stressful, exhausting, and time-consuming (even if it is entirely worth every second and every worry), you’ll understand why, when it’s all over, a honeymoon is essential. This is the first time you’ll have in potentially years, and certainly months, to truly relax and unwind together. With nothing to plan, nothing to be anxious about, and with the wedding having been completed, taking the time to go away together is a great start to any marriage.
However, making sure you choose the right honeymoon destination can be almost as stressful as planning the wedding itself. There are so many places to choose from, and each one is going to look just as tempting as the next. To save yourself any additional stress, here are some ideas on how to pick the ideal honeymoon destination to look forward to after your big day.
List The Must-haves
Everyone’s idea of the perfect honeymoon is going to be different. Some will want to laze on a beach in Majorca for two weeks, while others will want to explore new places and go on an adventure. Perhaps it’s the city that interests you, or there is a specific historic or culturally important site you want to see.
Because the choice is wide, even if you do start to narrow everything down, it’s a good idea to make a list of the ‘must-haves’ for your honeymoon. Since it is a honeymoon, you and your spouse-to-be must work together to work out just what it is you’re hoping for on your first vacation together after you are married.
It is often a good idea to come up with your must-have lists separately and then compare them. Use the items that are the same on each list to form the basis of your perfect honeymoon.
Set a Budget
The budget is always going to be an important factor when deciding on where you are going to head to on your honeymoon. You won’t want to start your married life in a lot of debt (or add to the debt of your wedding if you borrowed money to have it just the way you want it), so it’s best to stay within your means. You’ll be more comfortable that way and can relax more.
Before you can book any vacation package or think about any kind of adventure, you need to know what your budget is. Take the time to work it out, and ensure you add in spending money as this can often be forgotten when adding up how much a vacation is going to cost.
See Where You Can Save Money
If you want to save money on your trip, then you can always turn to experts, such as Holiday Exclusives. They will be able to show you the best deals for popular destinations, including Majorca. This can allow you to make your budget go further, as you might be able to gain an extra day or two away without the budget changing.
Once you have narrowed down what it is you want in your honeymoon and you know how much you have to spend, it’s time to carry out some research. This doesn’t have to be boring or cause a lot of anxiety; work together in a quiet moment and make it fun. You can have some snacks, takeout, perhaps a glass of your favorite beverage, and really enjoy this moment of calm and quiet as you explore the destinations that might work for you.
Once you have checked everything out, you might be surprised. They could be a destination that you thought would be ideal but that actually, now you know more, wouldn’t suit at all, or you might find that somewhere you hadn’t considered seriously becomes the perfect place for you. Be open-minded, and you’ll discover more than you thought you would.