After months of exhaustive planning, your wedding day has come and gone and before you realize it, it’s time for the honeymoon! Here’s a list of some tips that can help you plan a great vacation.
Here are 10 of the most common things you should avoid:
Leaving on your trip the day after the wedding
You’ll most likely feel exhausted the day following your wedding, especially if you indulged a little too much on the champagne. It may be a better idea to give yourself a day to rest and plan to leave on your trip two days after your wedding day.
Too much luggage
Like we suggested in our last blog post, “Tips to packing the luggage for the honeymoon”, carefully plan your outfits so you don’t end up over packing nonessentials. We know you want to look great on your honeymoon, but leave some room in your luggage so you can do some shopping.
Invest too much on the first resort
If you plan on staying at multiple resorts or hotels, happiness experts suggest that you’re more likely to remember the end of the trip most or even the peak of the trip. So make the last resort the best one in order to make it more memorable.
Quantity before quality? Don’t think so.
You might think that it is better to plan a longer trip than a shorter one with more commodities and special events. For your honeymoon, we recommend you focus on quality. This might mean a shorter trip, but better amenities, customer service, excursions, and memorable adventures.
A lot of couples just want to stay in a luxury hotel and relax on the beach all day. If this sounds like you, then great. However, we recommend that you look for some adrenaline inducing activities or special tours that you normally wouldn’t try. You should book at least one activity or excursion; don’t forget to take your camera!
Doing too much
On the other hand, you don’t want to exhaust yourself. You have to find a balance between the number of days you have, the amount of countries you want to visit, and all the activities you want to do. Make sure to find some down time.
Leaving the adventures for last
If you want the best of both worlds, relaxation and adventure, it may be better to do all the adventure activities during your first couple of days, so that way you can focus on relaxing during the last half of your trip. Or, you can combine the activities and the relaxation days.
Think about school vacation season
Before booking your trip, check the school vacation schedule so you won’t get stuck at a resort with a bunch of children splashing around in the pool. Try to avoid family resorts, and instead opt for an Adults-Only resort.
Do your research
Before you book any hotels, make sure to fully research the location, room views, amenities, etc. It is always a good idea to read some reviews of the hotel and view images online. It can help you avoid bad surprises upon your arrival.
Don’t think about money
Your honeymoon is the most special vacation you’ll take as a newlywed, so don’t stress out about money. Consider all-inclusive resorts, for example, if you don’t want to worry about carrying any cash on you. If you decide you’ll want to have children, those future vacations will be more expensive, so enjoy the moment and enjoy yourselves.