Picking your perfect honeymoon destination is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning – and one of the trickiest, too. If you want your honeymoon to be as perfect as possible, there are a lot of things to consider. Here are some tips for choosing a honeymoon destination.
Think about your dream destination... and then be realistic. You've been dreaming to spend your month long honeymoon on the Seychelles for years. That's a nice dream, but can you really afford it? We don't say that you have to give up your dreams, but you might need to adapt them if they aren't very realistic.
Make sure you're on the same page. If both of you have the same vision of the perfect honeymoon, it's great. But what if you dream of ocean breeze and sunny beaches, and your fiancé(e) prefers city vacations or exotic locations? Marriage is about compromise, so you might as well start practicing right now! Pick several locations that will satisfy you both. By the way, taking a cruise can be a great solution, if you can afford it.
Decide how much you can spend. Honeymoon budget is very important. Money is a sensitive topic, but you will have to approach it candidly. Discuss how much you can afford to spend on accommodation, airfare (or gas), excursions, meals, souvenirs, etc. Your estimated budget will help you narrow down your choices. If you have your dream destination and don't want anything else, you will need to think how to cut your expenses.
Mind the season. You already know your honeymoon dates, right? Keep them in mind, because they matter. Tropical vacations spots have the rain and monsoon season you should avoid. Some places can be suffocatingly hot in summer or freezing cold in winter. Some destinations are crowded during the high season. Oh, and seasons reverse between the Northern and Southern hemisphere, you should keep that in mind, too.
Remember that you don't have to leave for the honeymoon right after the wedding. If you don't want to change the destination, you can change the dates so that they work with your chosen location.
Be nostalgic or try something new. There are two approaches to choosing a honeymoon destination, you can pick whichever you like best. The first approach involves revisiting places with significant meaning for you as a couple. The second approach involves discovering new places and trying new activities together. Both of them are totally legitimate, so it's up to you to decide.
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