The honeymoon is supposed to be just about as special as, if not better than, the wedding itself. Whether it’s just a couple of days in seclusion nearby or somewhere abroad for a week or two, it should be romantic and unforgettable. Especially since work or life in general may result in a staycation anniversary celebration for the next year or so.
But, how do you pick exactly where to go?
While we may not be able to give you a definitive answer on that, we can try to help you have your dream honeymoon by sharing a few of the best tips we’ve found.
You likely have quite a few people in your life: friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. The chances are good that a decent portion of them have been on a honeymoon or are from other countries. Talk to them and ask if they’ve been to Tulum in Mexico or island hopping between Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. Or, if you’re staying local, where is the best cabin with a hot tub?
Word of mouth is some of the best advertising for businesses and a great way to get recommendations. However, you’ll also want to take their advice with a grain of salt and check out the destination for yourself.
This is especially true if it’s been a while since they visited. If they raved about a specific resort in the Bahamas or insist that you go for a magical Ireland honeymoon, look online for current reviews.
If it’s a third-world country, it’s also important that you are aware of any problems or health risks and what the political climates are like. Recommendations and research are the perfect places to start learning information like this.
2. Find Your Own Gem
Okay, your coworker’s European honeymoon sounds magical and your sister’s trip to Italy was a dream come true, but there’s a lot to see in this world. Consider destinations that are outside the box and aren’t as obvious. With a little web searching and research, you never know what you might find.
3. Narrow Down Your Options
At this point, between your own ideas, those of your soon-to-be significant other, and the ones you got from tip 1, you probably have a good-sized list of options. Now it’s time to trim down the list to a couple of top choices.
First, take anything off that is definitely outside of the honeymoon budget.
This includes researching to find out how much restaurants, local activities, and even transportation will cost and accounting for those expenses in the budget.
It’s always best to over-budget and underspend than it is to attempt to go outside of your means. Plus, failing to plan the budget out in advance could be a really bad start to your life together.
Next, remove any places from your list that don’t offer everything you need/want.
Lastly, both you and your fiancé should pick one from the remaining destinations and write it down. If they match, you have your answer. If they don’t, research them both a little more to decide which is the best option. One of the best options you can choose from is lake Tahoe vacation packages.
Does great scuba diving really have to be included? Is it a must that it be secluded? The important part is to work together to finalize the decision so that you’ll both be able to fully enjoy the experience.
Choosing a honeymoon destination can be a really difficult choice, increasingly more so for those celebrating their first wedding. To find the one that is best for you, ask the people in your life, put your thinking cap on and find places on your own. Research, research, research, trim down your options while considering your budget and the items mentioned in the previous section, and work together to choose the ideal location.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.