If there’s anything that every couple looks forward to during their wedding, it’s the honeymoon. However, planning your trip is not as simple as most people think. It can be exhausting, not to mention expensive, too.
For many couples, honeymoons are not only the best way to start their lives as newlyweds, but it’s also the perfect excuse to get away and take a romantic trip that they’ve always wanted to do as a couple. So, to help you plan your dream honeymoon vacation, here are a few questions to ask yourself to keep the plan stress-free.
How do we figure out our honeymoon budget?
The first thing that you need to do is figure out where you’ll get the money for your trip. For most couples, their honeymoon budget and their wedding budget are all in one savings account.
That’s why you’ll often hear couples choose to take a portion of their honeymoon budget so that they can afford to buy a gorgeous diamond wedding band for them. If this is the case for you, it’s highly advisable to fully establish your wedding budget before figuring out your honeymoon vacation’s price point.
Some couples receive gifts from their friends and loved ones, while others have a saving account specifically made for travel. Wherever your budget will be coming from, it’s always best to ensure that you’re reasonable. You don’t want to get heavily in debt only because you want to get an Instagram-worthy honeymoon moment.
Can we splurge for a little for our honeymoon?
It’s a sweet-sounding, yes. Remember that you’re investing in a memory that you’ll always remember as a couple. So, there’s no harm in trying to make it as memorable as possible. However, with that said, it’s also essential to stay as realistic as possible, especially when it comes to planning. You can consider hiring a travel agent to do all the legwork for you to focus on the wedding preparations.
If you feel that you can afford to save for your dream honeymoon in a month, then do it. However, if the difference between a more practical choice and your dream honeymoon is an entire year’s worth of salary, then it’s best to think about it carefully.
Do we have to go on a honeymoon immediately after the wedding?
There are no rules when it comes to honeymoons. So, feel free to do it at your own pace. Some say that it’s even a good idea to wait so that you’ll have more time to save both your money for it. At the same time, one of your relatives might even give shoulder the travel costs, too!
In most cases, you don’t get to fly out until Monday if you got married on a Saturday or a Friday. So, it’s highly advisable to relax for a day or two before going on your honeymoon trip.
These are only a few questions that you can ask yourselves to help you plan for your honeymoon. Remember that you’ll only do your honeymoon once as a couple. So, try your best to make the most out of it and enjoy every minute.