Oct 012013
 

Your honeymoon will be one of the most important times in your life. From the euphoria of the wedding, you are supposed to be swept up in a whirlwind of romance as you leave the country for foreign climes. Of course, these vacations, like weddings, don’t plan themselves. Perhaps one of the most important elements of planning the whole wedding, the honeymoon requires thought, planning and prearrangement to ensure you have somewhere to go to celebrate when you are newly wed. But where should you go, and what factors should you be considering to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime?
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The first thing you need to think about when planning your honeymoon is the destination. Any vacation is only as good as the destination you are going to, and the honeymoon should traditionally be something pretty special. Some people choose to go on safari, viewing the wildlife of Africa as a once in a lifetime expedition. Others choose to visit Europe, or to head across to Thailand. The location itself is central to the type of honeymoon you will have. Like most details when it comes to weddings, it just has to be perfect to be a winner. Take your time when choosing the destination – it is important both partners feel happy and comfortable with their choice.

One increasingly popular option is to select from destination wedding packages and combine the wedding and honeymoon into one trip. While you could still fly off somewhere else for a honeymoon, most people choose to stay somewhere close to the place where their wedding takes place. For the couple who dream of getting married on a beautiful island, atop a mountain, or perhaps in an ancient castle, this can be the wedding of a lifetime. At the same, it makes planning the honeymoon significantly easier. Given that you’d otherwise need to fly away to your honeymoon, this can even be a great way to save money – especially when you consider that you’ll have fewer guests to feed. Effectively, your flying costs are neutralized by what you’d otherwise spend on getting to and from your honeymoon, and the wedding ends up being much smaller and simpler.

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Airline tickets are another big choice, particularly given the cost of long-haul flights. If you can afford to be flexible on your route and on the amount of time it takes you to get there, it can be possible to pick up a great deal. This can help ensure you have more spending money to take with you on your honeymoon.

The honeymoon period is supposed to be one of the most enjoyable times in your life – the chance to get away from all the stresses and strains of the day to day, and to focus on spending time with your new spouse. Honeymoons can only be relaxing if everything is taken care of, and you need to be sure that this is the case before you set off.

Lee and Paul

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