Planning your honeymoon

7 Tips For Planning Your Dream Honeymoon

For those who find themselves in a permanent state of starry wanderlust, planning your honeymoon will be the ultimate thrill. And with a world full of stunning locations and secret getaways, narrowing it down can be tricky…

Planning your honeymoon

Put Together A Bucket List

The sky is the limit. Sit down with your other half and make a list of die-hard destinations you would love to visit. If your budget allows, your honeymoon will be the trip of a lifetime – so take advantage if the opportunity arises!


Consider What Is Within Your Budget Reach

After putting together your bucket list, it’s time to get real. Maybe you will be putting monetary wedding gifts towards your vacation, but it’s wise not to rely solely on this. Aim to factor your honeymoon into the wedding budget. Paying it off in advance will minimise your stress-levels and allow you to put more towards the spending kitty. If going on a fancy holiday isn’t an option, a romantic mini-moon nearer to home is also a winner. The important thing is allowing some quality time together as newly-weds to mark your new journey together.

Narrow Down Geographically

Phew. Now the boring budget stuff is outta the way, it’s time to start whittling down locations. Cross off those out of your reach and each pick the area you would most like to visit.


Type Of Break You Are Looking For

Discuss what you want from a honeymoon. Is it a relaxing sun holiday with days spent lazing on the beach and romantic evenings sipping cocktails with a view? Or are you more of an adrenaline-junkie who gets bored easily? In this case, maybe a skiing trip or scuba diving adventure would be more up your street. Or maybe you are looking for something more cultural and modest?




The first lesson in marriage. There are times you will need to compromise – and planning your honeymoon is no different. Especially if you both want something different out of your trip. Organise a multi-centre holiday to see the best of both worlds, or maybe you can compromise and go to another destination at a later stage.


Features You Are Looking For In A Resort

Are you happy to go minimalist with a back-packing adventure? Or would you prefer an all-inclusive 5-star resort by the beach? Write a list of features that will make your stay extra special and unforgettable. Whether it’s an on-site spa or shuttle bus to the nearest night-life centre, it’s the little things that will make your trip run smoothly.


Passport, Visa & Vaccinations

Discuss with your doctor and travel agent ahead of travelling. Some exotic countries require vaccinations for diseases such as malaria and you may also need a specific travel visa.

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Ciara Moore

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