There’s plenty of thought and preparation that goes into making your wedding day perfect – however, your planning doesn’t just end after the main event. Once the big day is done and dusted, it’s time to jet off on your honeymoon with your new spouse. But, where should you go in order to experience a honeymoon break to remember?
Coming up in this guide, we share some of the things you may want to consider while planning your honeymoon in the months leading up to your wedding. From staying within budget and planning for the seasons, to picking your once-in-a-lifetime activities, there’s plenty to think about when it comes to finding your dream honeymoon destination.
Above all else, your honeymoon destination has to be a place that you’d love to have the experience of visiting. Usually, couples will have some sort of bucket list experience in mind for their getaway, whether that’s swimming with pigs in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas, or viewing the northern lights from the comfort of a cosy geothermal pool in Iceland.
Of course, there’s always the option to plan a multi-destination honeymoon. This way, you can treat yourselves to all the delights of Paris, Belgium and Germany – or Singapore, Malaysia and Bali – in one single trip.
When we see photos of our dream holiday destination, it can be easy to forget that it may not look quite that magical all year round.
You may head off to the Maldives in July, hoping for a hot summer break – only to find that you’ve arrived during the region’s monsoon season. Or, you may plan for a sunny Seychelles escape in June, and face disappointment as you step off the plane into the cooler winter air.
To avoid such mishaps, it’s best to do plenty of research on the destinations that you’re interested in, before taking the plunge to purchase your flights and hotel. Don’t forget, it’s always better to wait for the perfect season to take your desired trip, than to settle for a more immediate, but less enticing honeymoon break.
You may think you’ve found a stunning place to spend your honeymoon, but if it’s out of your budget or requires you to take more annual leave than you can afford to, it’s not going to be the enjoyable experience that you’re hoping for.
At the end of the day, to find your dream honeymoon destination, you also have to find some sort of balance. You’re going to want to consider the practicalities of each of the wonderful places that you’d love to visit, eliminating one by one the destinations that are less feasible for you and your partner.
Hopefully, by the end of this process, you’ll be left with a honeymoon destination that has it all – your ideal experiences at a convenient time of year, for a price that you can afford. Ultimately, if you need to wait for a better time to take your trip, that wait will become worth it. After all, you should never have to compromise on your dream honeymoon destination.