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4 Easy Questions to help choose your honeymoon
Choosing your honeymoon should be the easy part of wedding planning, right? It’s all about a dreamy resort… or a backpacking adventure… or a cozy cabin… wait, there are so many options! How do you decide where to embark on your first big trip together as a married couple?
Don’t get overwhelmed by all the honeymoon options. Start out easy by asking yourselves these four simple questions to determine the best place for you to bask in the newlywed glow!
1. How do you want to spend your honeymoon? Picture the days after your wedding – just you and your new spouse. What do you envision doing? Have an honest conversation with your fiancé about how you picture spending that time together. If you both dream of relaxing on a beach, that should lead you to a resort-style vacay. If you’re feeling more adventurous, consider a road trip or visiting a country that’s on your bucket list. If the two of you have different ideas, talk about all your options and consider making two stops on your trip for a well-rounded experience.
2. How far are you willing to travel? You’ll have just pulled off the perfect wedding, which involved months of planning and a very busy big day. Are you ready for a long flight to that perfect honeymoon destination, or are you willing to consider other options that require a bit less travel? This can help narrow down your options in a big way.
3. What’s the time of year? If you’re planning the perfect spring wedding, take a look at the calendar. Your honeymoon time frame might fall right smack in the middle of spring break season. The same could apply if your wedding is in prime summer-vacation time or close to any major holidays. Do your research and find out how the time of year will effect cost and travel plans to a variety of destinations, which may influence your ideal destination choice.
4. What’s your honeymoon budget? After planning a wedding, you undoubtedly have a set budget that you want to stick with for your honeymoon. That being said, remember that this is a once in a lifetime trip. If there is ever a time to splurge, it’s on your honeymoon! Being realistic about what you can afford, but not afraid to shell out for the trip of your dreams, will help you on the road to choosing your perfect honeymoon location.
No matter where you end up celebrating after your wedding day, it will be perfect because the two of you get to spend it together! Have fun researching and exploring all the options for your honeymoon, beginning with these simple questions, and you’ll start making lasting memories before the trip even begins.