Congratulations on your engagement! This will be one of the happiest times of your life. As you start planning your honeymoon, it can be stressful and overwhelming trying to plan a honeymoon that gives you EXACTLY what you want! There are so many different factors that need to be handled correctly. How do you make the choice of location, resort, airfare, excursions, and all the other things that you need to
concern yourself with?
This honeymoon planning guide is just what the doctor ordered to help you put all of the pieces fit together perfectly for a relaxing and pampering honeymoon in paradise.
Get a New Email For Only Wedding and Honeymoon Related Conversations
This is a great way to stay organized and not miss any type of important communication about your honeymoon. I always suggest that you create a special email address exclusively for your wedding & honeymoon. This way all of your wedding correspondence & conversations will be in one spot! Believe me, this will save you so much time and probably money in the end. The last thing you want is to miss a confirmation email to book your honeymoon suite (that is almost sold out!), because it was sandwiched between emails from Beach Body & a message about your grandmother’s cataract surgery!
Consider Getting a New Credit Card That Earns Miles
As long as you are going to be charging your wedding expenses, you might as well earn some reward miles to help you pay for your honeymoon flights, or at least pay you back for booking your honeymoon. This is a great time to open a new credit card that will earn you miles or points for future or even current travel. You could actually get a discount on your airfare if you play your credit cards right!
Create a “Honeymoon Wish List”
Before you do any honeymoon planning, you and your future spouse need to take some time to make a list together of what you both are hoping to get out of your honeymoon. I call it a “honeymoon wish list” Is gourmet food important to you, do you prefer a la cart vs. buffet restaurants? Do you care more about having a stunning honeymoon suite, or are you ok with the standard room? Are you both wanting a beautiful long stretch of swimmable beach, or are infinity pools with a swim-up bar more important to you? What type of excursions would you like to enjoy? You will want to have at least some of these settled before you start researching destinations and resorts.
Consider Working With a Honeymoon Designer or Specialist
If you want to ensure that your honeymoon won’t be a disappointment, as well as reduce the stress and frustration you may feel when trying to plan this all on your own, it may be worth it to invest in hiring a honeymoon designer or planner. A properly trained honeymoon planner or designer knows how to take your honeymoon wish list, and quickly narrow down destinations & honeymoon resorts that will be perfect for both of you! They will also make sure that you receive ALL the amenities & perks you will qualify for on your honeymoon.
BONUS: If you go ahead and schedule a complimentary planning session with me (Click HERE), you can skip the next steps and all of the stress and worry of a DIY honeymoon!
Don’t Base Your Decisions Only From Friends & Family Recommendations!
Recommendations are great, but you have to remember that you are a completely different couple than they are. What is great for one couple, may not be great for you! Your honeymoon is pretty important, you don’t want to take a chance on having an underwhelming or poor experience. It’s fine to take a recommendation, but use it as a starting point, not your end point. And PLEASE, don’t go to Trip Advisor or read other online reviews until you’ve narrowed your selection of honeymoon resorts down to two or three options! You will quickly feel overwhelmed and lost in the sea of options.
Do This Instead:
Remember that Honeymoon Wish List I told you to create? Once you have that list made, you’ll want to start thinking about past travel experiences, both good and bad… What did you like or love about a trip you took, or what did you dislike or hate, about a past vacation or getaway? Add these to your “honeymoon wish list”. Now you will be ready to move on to the next step.
Make a List of Potential Honeymoon Destinations:
Now it’s time to start making a list of potential honeymoon destinations! Use your honeymoon wish list to help you narrow down destinations that offer what is on your list, then make a list of potential honeymoon resorts.
Research Possible Honeymoon Resorts in Your Targeted Destinations
Once you have 2-3 resorts chosen, this is the time to do your research online. If you still feel overwhelmed by the options or like you need a little help planning your honeymoon or just want this lifted off of your shoulders, then I encourage you to use this link, to schedule a free 30-minute planning session with me!
At the end of the day, you want your honeymoon to be your reward after all of the stress, and time you spent planning your wedding. By taking this honeymoon planning guide to heart, you can ensure that your honeymoon experience will be everything you hoped for, as well as one of your fondest new memories as a couple.
If you feel like you need a little assistance planning your honeymoon, then use this link to schedule a free 30-minute strategy session with me! I would be honored to help you figure out everything you need for your honeymoon dreams to come true!