The best part of planning a party? The afterparty, of course! After your wedding wraps, keep the good times rolling with an awesome honeymoon. Don’t know where to start? We got you covered.
Decide on Old vs. New
Talk it over with the fiancé, and figure out if you want to revisit a place in the world that is special to you, or to explore a new corner of the globe. You may want to go back to the place where you had your first romantic getaway, or go to a dream destination that you haven’t been to yet. While most people tend to try out new places, there can be some stability in going somewhere you’ve gone before. Vegas, for example, can be a great place for both parties and romantic getaways. It’s pretty decent year round and there are always some deals for it. Places like New York City or Miami need a little more thought- they’re not always perfect year round and you’d want to do some research before heading out there.
Define Your Time
Consider what you’d want to do on your honeymoon- are you an adventurous pair that would want to jump off of the faces of mountains? Do you want to eat your way through a foodie paradise? Do you plan on lounging around by the pool? Even if a city sounds like a blast, think about how you want to spend your time. New York City may be fantastic for culture, but if you’d rather hang out on the beach it may not be the dream destination for this trip. Just remember- this won’t be the only vacation you go on! It’s just your first as a married couple. Don’t feel pressured to go to one place because you’ve always wanted to- go where you feel you’d enjoy your time the best! And if that’s Myrtle Beach for the tenth time, so be it.
Plan Before You Pack
Once you have a basic location, it’s good to know what kind of travel to book. Certain locations and areas of the world will be able to do all-inclusive packages, so you don’t need to worry about doing food or any random activities. This is very common in resort towns like Cancun, Cabo, and Playa del Carmen. It’s good to think about how you want to vacation- do you want to explore a city, or do you want to really sit back and relax for a while? Think about whether or not you want to do an all-inclusive package or piece your trip together yourself.
Check Your Dates
Do research on sites like TripAdvisor and the city’s tourism website to find out what times of the year are best to go. Find out if Fridays and Saturdays are super crowded and busy, or if it’s more of a Thursday-Friday town. If you’re planning on doing museums or beaches or even nightlife, think about what kind of experience you want to have. Cross reference your dates as much as you can so you won’t be surprised by long lines or crazy crowds at any point.
Ask for Help
Hit the blogs looking for travel tips and tricks for your destination. It can be a good idea to check out local hot spots through Yelp, check out hotels on TripAdvisor, and if you’re leaving the country, look up any travel tips for getting through customs. Some countries may surprise you by having entry or exit fees that you may not have known about before. You can also ask your friends on social media if they’ve been to where you’re heading and ask for advice. Do some digging just to help anticipate any issues or questions you may have.