Remember: Where you decide to honeymoon is a very personal choice. There’s no rule that says that you have to go to the Caribbean or Paris. Choose a location that is special to you and not necessarily one that everyone else tends to go to. Also keep in mind that your honeymoon is about you both having a great time together and not about crossing everything off your sightseeing to do list. If you so happen not to make it over the Golden Gate Bridge or see the ancient Mayan ruins in Peru, that’s OK. The important thing is that you enjoyed yourself. And if anyone asks, you can just say you were busy doing other things…
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There are so many places in the world in which you can have your honeymoon. If you thought the wedding was difficult to plan, the honeymoon can often cause you some soul searching. Since it is a significant trip, one that symbolizes the rest of your lives together as husband and wife, choosing a destination that pleases you both is the first priority.
Choose Your Honeymoon Destination
For some couples the choice will be easy, and for others there might need to be some compromise. And then there are those who are in need of inspiration. To help you make your decision, here are some questions to consider:
- Would you like to return to a favorite place or try a new destination?
- If you would like to go somewhere new, then what kind of environment would you prefer? Secluded beach? Foreign country? Cabin in the woods?
- How much time can you both get away for? This is important, as if you do not have much time, it might make sense to go somewhere close to home first or make arrangements for a longer trip later.
- How much can you afford? Although you may have your eyes set on a private resort in the Caribbean, examine your finances and see if this is really feasible. If not, you can make arrangements to save up for that “second” honeymoon.
- Do you really want to go away right after the wedding? Just because it is customary doesn’t mean that you have to go. If there is another time in the year that you would like to go away then plan for that.
Create a Top 10 List
One suggestion if you are still struggling on one particular location is for you both to make a top 10 list of your ideal locations (after you have answered the questions above). Then, get together and compare your lists. Hopefully, there will be some common ground; however, if you are truly an example of opposites attract, see if there are any destinations on your list that can accommodate your different tastes.
Visit www.Elegala.com’s complete guide to honeymoon destinations for more advice on narrowing down your location.
Plan Your Honeymoon at Your Chosen Destination
Once you’ve chosen your honeymoon location, it’s time to do your research. Just because you’ve heard so much about how romantic San Francisco is does not mean that once you arrive it will satisfy your every romantic need. To help with your research, here are some things to look into:
- Find out as much as possible about the types of accommodations available and decide which one would suit you best. Do you want to stay in a big hotel or a B&B near the coast?
- Will you need to rent a car? Or do you prefer to be on foot or use public transportation?
- Check out the climate and conditions for the time of year you are planning on going.
- Research some of the activities you might like to do. If, for example, you want to take a hot-air balloon, which companies offer the best rates? Are you going during high tourist season? If so, do you want to contend with lines or high prices?
- Check to see if any of your family, friends, or work colleagues have previously been to where you are planning on going. If so, ask them for any suggestions and recommendations.
Article contributed by Dan Maynard. Dan Maynord is the creator and publisher of Marriage Proposal Ideas Web site, offering information on marriage proposal ideas and a guide to buying engagement rings for cheap.