Planning Tips for your Honeymoon:
1. Always to book a double bed room
in the hotel.
You may laugh, but it's important when reserving hotels, especially
abroad, and crucial if you are going on a cruise.
2. Avoid making reservations for an early departure the morning after
If you're planning an evening reception, you can be sure you're not
going to bed early on your wedding night. A later flight or train
reservation may save you from walking bleary-eyed through the airport or
the railway station..
3. Don't skimp on your
Maybe on other trips, but not a
honeymoon. The ambience of your accommodation could be the single most
important aspect of your honeymoon trip as most of the couples tend to
spend max. time there. Even if you think you won't spend much time in
your room, you'll be sorry if your accommodations are not special.
4. Set a honeymoon budget.
Before you go, agree about what
you'll splurge on and where you'll skimp to avoid any possible money
hassles en route. (Click here for our honeymoon budget planner).
5. Both of you should be involved in planning.
After all, this honeymoon is for
both of you. If one of you does all the work, he/she'll feel guilty if
things don't go perfectly. If you don't take part in the planning,
you'll probably end up dissatisfied.
6. Don't ignore cost-saving travel
Talk to a travel agent. Many packages will allow you to have all the
frills you want...and save you money. A capable agent will help you plan
a honeymoon that's right for the two of you-- at a price you can afford.
7. Don't keep quiet about being honeymooners.
Don't be bashful...especially with hotels, cruise lines,
restaurants...Tell them when you make your reservations and you're
likely to enjoy special treatment.
HOW TO GUARANTEE A
Perfect honeymoons don't just happen. They have to be carefully planned.
The more you do your honeymoon homework, the more romantic - and the
more fun - your honeymoon will be.
Here are a few things to do to make your honeymoon turn out as you
REMEMBER, EVERYBODY LOVES A LOVER. TELL EVERYONE ALL ALONG THE WAY -
YOUR TRAVEL AGENT, AIRLINE PERSONNEL ON BOARD AND ON THE GROUND, HOTEL
FRONT DESKS ETC. ETC. - THAT YOU'RE ON YOUR HONEYMOON AND KEEP ON
TELLING THEM AS YOUR TRIP PROGRESSES. YOU'LL BE SURPRISED AT THE NUMBER
OF SMILES AND PERKS THAT THIS CAN BRING YOU!!!!!!
DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING TO CHANCE.
BE AS SPECIFIC AS YOU CAN WHEN BOOKING YOUR TRIP.
Outline your needs and interests to the Travel Agent.
Specify what size bed you want. King? Queen?
Ask for the airline seats, cruise ship cabins and/or type of room you
Learn how you will be getting to your hotel from the airline or cruise
Specify the time of day you would like to leave.
GET INFORMATION ON WHAT THERE IS TO SEE AND DO IN YOUR DESTINATION
BEFORE YOU GO.
Call local Tourist Boards for brochures and information on the most
romantic restaurants, the most exciting things to see and do, etc.
USE THESE TO MAKE A THEORETICAL PLAN FOR ONE OR TWO DAYS.
A typical plan might include:
Leisurely breakfast in bed
Morning tour to see Mayan pyramids
Picnic on the beach
Windsurfing lesson at the hotel
Late afternoon nap
Dinner at a restaurant that serves under the stars at the water's edge
CHECK WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS, THINGS TO
SEE AND DO.