This is a guest post from Lily Fox
Planning a honeymoon is always going to be a challenge, from working out a budget to agreeing on the right place to go to. However, the stresses of planning the perfect honeymoon can be reduced by drawing up a step by step list of how best to approach different problems, from deciding on accommodation, through to getting insurance, and ensuring that you give yourself enough time after a wedding before setting off on a journey. These tips, and more, can be found below:
1 – Choosing the Right Place
What sort of place makes for your perfect honeymoon? Choices can range from a luxury city break staying in a boutique hotel in Venice, through to a more ambitious journey through America, Australia and New Zealand. You might also want to stay closer to home with a break in the Scottish Highlands, or a cottage in Cornwall or Devon.
2 – Decide on Accommodation
Picking accommodation can mean deciding between a luxury holiday villa, and boutique hotels in the middle of a city. Camping somewhere more remote is also an option, as is moving between a number of different forms of accommodation as you travel from place to place.
3 – Best Time to Go
Be careful to book your honeymoon for the right time of the year – make summer in Australia by leaving in Winter, and check to see if resorts and places might be particularly busy due to school holidays.
4 – Set a Budget
Plan out how much you want to spend, and think about currency exchanges, and whether you can benefit from the strength of the Pound against the Europe, Similarly, look for accommodation deals and honeymoon rates.
5 – Book Time Off Work
Check to see when you can take time off work, and whether you’ll need to take any unpaid leave. Organising this as far in advance as possible is important to preventing any complications.
6 – Things to Check and Bring
Make sure that you have items like universal plug adapters, cameras and phones, as well as some first aid supplies. Make photocopies of all travel documents and photocopies, and save data onto your smartphone.
7 – Get Travel Insurance
Pick up travel insurance in advance, and consider the need for additional cover for any extreme sports you may be planning to take part in. In some cases, a joint insurance deal might be more cost effective than individual insurance.
8 – Include Items in a Wedding List
You can try to save some money by including some items on a wedding gift list – these might include cameras, as well as spending money for the honeymoon.
9 – Plan for Transport
Check to see what kind of transport is available, particularly if you have a lot of bags. Make sure that you have insurance for driving overseas, and that you have the right license.
10 – Give Yourself Time After the Wedding
It’s not always the best idea to rush straight into the honeymoon after a wedding. Give yourself one or two days to relax and get last minute things together before departing on your trip.
About the Author
Lily Fox writes about romance, weddings and honeymoons – collaborating with ‘Room for Romance’ – offering a great selection of boutique hotels Paris.