Photo by Leo Patrone
I love to travel! Ashley just got back from her honeymoon yesterday and we loved listening to all of her honeymoon adventures, it really made me reminisce about my own! In my opinion, the honeymoon is one of the most important parts of any wedding : ) After all of the hoopla of the wedding day, all you really want to do is relax with your husband. Enter in your own personal honeymoon planner, someone who takes care of all your plans and details for your destination getaway while you’re busy planning your wedding. Can you believe that there is a service out there that specializes in Honeymoons?! Katie from Ever After Honeymoons is a full service honeymoon planner and she really takes the weight off of brides! I wish I knew about her when I was planning mine! I asked Katie if she could share a few tips for brides planning their own honeymoons:
1. If you’re looking to relax on a beautiful beach for your honeymoon, don’t fly too far from home! Find the nearest coastline, this way you can spend more of your budget on a great hotel, spa and fun activities rather than on your flights.
2. If there is any activity you want to do during your honeymoon then make sure to schedule it ahead of time! A safari, bus tour, spa package, zip lining, wine tasting or snorkeling… whatever you imagine you and your sweetie doing definitely look into it ahead of time.
3. The number one thing I hear from my couples is how thankful they were to have their first day or two of the honeymoon to recuperate! After all the wedding day stress, traveling and time changes don’t try to load the first day full of activities. Take a day or two to relax, sleep, unwind and soak up the fact that you’re now married!
4. Talk about what you will want to do during your honeymoon with your fiance! If one of you just wants to relax on a beach and the other wants to go on adventures then figure out a way to compromise! Maybe alternate a day of relaxing followed by a day full of activities, or you can split your honeymoon between two different destinations.
5. Consult an expert! They’re familiarity and experience can help you decide on the right destination, advice on the best hotels, request upgrades and find you the best deals.
6. I say give yourself a day or two after the wedding before departing on your trip. This way you can relax, pack, and spend a little more time with out of town wedding guests. Plus it is usually cheaper and easier to fly on a Monday or Tuesday than on a Sunday!
Take a mini vacation of your own and escape with us to some amazing dream destinations!!
Photos by Leo Patrone
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