This week, we’re continuing our Planning with the Pro’s wedding planning series with my favorite part of planning a wedding: the honeymoon! Victoria Banks Travel shares the three biggest questions you need to ask yourself before making plans for your post-wedding getaway.
Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, but planning your honeymoon shouldn’t be! Your honeymoon is a continued celebration of your new life together and a great time for newlyweds to get away and enjoy each other’s company. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to create new memories together and visit somewhere you possibly would not have gone to otherwise.
When working with a couple for their honeymoon, I have a few steps in trying to find a destination that will fit their dream vacation. These questions are a great way for you and your significant other to narrow down your dream honeymoon as well.
When you close your eyes and imagine your dream honeymoon, what do you envision? Are you relaxing on the beach with a drink in your hand? Maybe you are more into cold weather adventures. You and your partner should share what you’ve been envisioning. This is the first step in deciding what type of honeymoon you should take!
Just like the wedding, setting your budget up front is very important in planning your honeymoon. Certain destinations come with minimum price tags, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find what you’re looking for. Maybe you’re considering an overwater bungalow, but have a budget around $6,000. Instead of staying overwater in Bora Bora, you could stay overwater on a neighboring island and get the same wonderful experience!
If you two are very into wine, a romantic hotel in the countryside of Tuscany might be the right choice. Are you both SCUBA certified? It could be time to fly halfway around the world and see the Great Barrier Reef. Working your favorite activities into your honeymoon is a great way to start your newlywed life.
The time of year can also be a deciding factor in planning your honeymoon. Tropical destinations will have a rainy season and dry season. Each slope will only have snow for so long. Greek Islands are bustling during the summer, with not as much going on in the winter. If there is a specific location you are considering but the weather might not be ideal, don’t hesitate to have a “delayed” honeymoon. Many hotels and resorts will still offer you honeymoon benefits anywhere up to 3-12 months after your wedding!
Pro Tip: Let them know you’re on your honeymoon. You never know what little perks you may get such as an upgrade or free bottle of champagne!
Hi! I’m Victoria Banks and I am a travel advisor, specializing in honeymoons and family vacations. My services are complimentary, and my goal is to take the work and stress out of vacation planning by helping you plan and book the trip of your dreams. Feel free to reach out if you’d like help with an upcoming trip!