A honeymoon is just a fancy holiday, isn’t it? Fundamentally, yes it is. So what’s all the fuss about? Well, you’ve just spent months or even years planning a wedding (which can be stressful) so a honeymoon is the perfect way to take some time with your new spouse and go somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. Great, another thing to organise *sigh*. With our step by step guide you’ll make a great start by deciding on your perfect destination and hopefully have a bit of fun at the same time.
You will need:
Snacks (nobody functions on an empty stomach)
Post it notes
Table or flat surface
As with any good night in with your partner, pour a drink and get comfy. Being open and honest will make this whole process more enjoyable and much quicker.
Each person grab post it notes and a pen. Set a timer for 5 minutes. You have 5 minutes individually to write down on the post-it notes all of the places you might want to go for your honeymoon. It doesn’t matter if you’ve discussed this before or if you’ve never talked about it. Remember, be honest, don’t miss out somewhere because you think your partner won’t like it. This part is all about you. :)
Once the time is up, pens down. Now each person put their post it notes out so everyone can see everything. Use a table, the wall, floor, whatever works for you (preferably not your partner though!) You should end up with something like this:
4. You may find some overlap, like in the example above where Cuba was mentioned by both people. You might both have a eureka moment and realise that this would be your perfect honeymoon destination! Skip to step 6. On the other hand, you might not have the same list of places which is absolutely fine.
5. Now you’ll need to discuss the places you both put down. Allow your partner to veto places they really don’t like and talk about your options. Remember to think outside of the box - if your partner has put New Zealand and you have put Australia then combine and do a split honeymoon between the two countries! Be considerate of each other and after a process of elimination you’ll be a lot closer than you think. Try to narrow it down to two or three options maximum.
6. Now you’ve got your shortlist, it’s time to think about accommodation. Are you looking for 5* luxury? Or would you prefer something more rustic? How about something unique? There are plenty of tour operators that offer honeymoon packages that can help take the stress out of arranging accommodation, flights and airport transfers. It’s also relatively easy to organise things for yourselves now, particularly if you are looking for something a little bit different. Treat it like your wedding, make a list of all the things you need to book - accommodation, flights, transport to and from the airport, any activities/tours you want to prebook, visas - and work through them together. Research is key, read plenty of reviews and when you’re happy with what you’ve got get booking!
Planning your honeymoon should be a wonderful experience you and your partner can share, just like planning your wedding! Have fun with it, be willing to compromise, and focus on making sure you both are going to have the best time possible. Personally, I love the idea of sleeping under the stars with my new spouse on a remote beach somewhere where we can feel like the only two people in the world. Where is your ideal honeymoon? Let us know in the comments section or feel free to add any advice on how you picked your perfect honeymoon!
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