Going on honeymoon? You have just experienced the most important day in your life, your wedding. Now, you find yourself entering a new phase of your life, where so much love, care and affection await you. On one hand, you are very happy and excited at the prospect at having someone to share your life with, on the other you may have some concerns.
Those are normal feelings.
So, if on the other, you do feel nervous and apprehensive, as you still have to get to know your partner completely. It is in this context that the honeymoon phase comes to a couple's help, providing them enough time to explore each other away from day-to-day life. However, to make your honeymoon a memorable experience, you need to organize it in the perfect way. While planning your honeymoon, you will find that the following tips will prove to be useful to you.
The first decision that you will have to take as a couple, with regard to your honeymoon, will be the place you want to visit. In case you are amongst the lucky couples, which have similar tastes, there will be no trouble. However, if by any chance you don't - you like sea and he/she is in love with mountains - there will be a need to find a balance between your dream destinations. This will also give you, your first lesson as a couple, understanding, adjustment and being considerate towards each other, and will assist you in laying the foundation to a happy marital life.
After you have agreed on the type of place that you would like to visit, then, it is the time to focus on the budget that you need, so that you can have the honeymoon that you want. Budgeting, will help you in deciding the exact spot where you will go, the type of hotel that will suit you, the maximum number of days you can spend on the honeymoon trip, and so on. Your first honeymoon will never ever come again and create memories of a lifetime. So, please do not be stingy. At the same time, make sure that you have at least some balance in your account, after coming back.
Apart from budget, there are a number of other factors that will decide the duration of your honeymoon. For instance, the number of leave that you have coming to you, or that you can get from your employers, or if you are self-employed, then, identifying the number of days that your business will manage to run smoothly without you. Then, you have to decide on the exact date of your departure. It is always advisable to put a few days' gap between the wedding and honeymoon, so that you get time to recover from the stress and excitement of the D-day and feel fresh on the honeymoon.
Once you have made all the decisions, regarding the destination, budget, time and duration of your honeymoon, go ahead and start making the arrangements - right from the plane/train tickets to hotel bookings to transport requirements. Ensure that you have made all the bookings well in advance. Never ever leave anything for the last minute, or you might end up jeopardizing your honeymoon plans. In case you feel that it is too much hassle, making each and every arrangement on your own, hire the services of a reputed travel agent or even honeymoon planner.
Last, but not the least, remember that, more than anything else, the aim of the honeymoon period, is to help you as a newly wed couple to get to know each other better. As you spend some time alone, away from the family members and friends, you will get closer to each other and form a deep bond of love. So, make the most of your time with each other. Get to know your partner's likes and dislikes, his/her tastes and preferences, interests, inclinations, and so on. The quality time that you spend on honeymoon will help you go a long way in building a lifelong union.
Most of the couples prefer to go to an unexplored destination, for their honeymoon. So, it is advisable to be really careful while packing for the trip. Since you are going to an unknown place, carry all the necessary items with you, including the clothes, toiletries, emergency medicines, etc.·Whenever you are roaming around, try not to keep too much cash on your person. Always keep the excess cash in the safety deposit given by your hotel. As much as possible, try to carry traveler's cheques and cards, when you are out of the country.