One of the challenging choices that most couples face during their wedding is deciding on the perfect honeymoon destination that appeals to both the partners. You may be looking for a relaxed beach vacation, while your partner may be an adrenaline junkie.
So, how do you choose a honeymoon destination that works for both? With a bit of compromise and willing to go the extra mile for your partner, you can have the best honeymoon that you’ve always dreamt of.
Here, in today’s guide, you can find a list of tips to help you narrow down your choices.
- Start with your budget
This is the first step in deciding on the destination. Take some time to sit with your partner and discuss numbers. Decide how much you both can pool in. Irrespective, of whether your budget is small or big, having a budget will give you a clear picture of the places that fit your pocket.
And, if you are falling a little short of your expected budget, then you can create a honeymoon registry and share it with your friends and family so that they can chip in for your dream vacation.
- Decide on the trip length
The next step is to figure out how much time you can afford to take from work. Remember, you will be taking days off from work for your wedding as well. So, decide on the ideal time for you and your partner to go on a vacation.
Decide on the actual dates and see if both of you can accommodate these dates with your work schedule.
- List down your preferred options
Now that you’ve got the main factors figured out – the budget and trip length and dates, you come to the big decision-making factor – choosing the destination.
Here’s a tip from experts on how to choose a honeymoon destination. Make a list of top 5 dream places that you would love to visit, and which fits your budget. Make this list separately and then compare notes.
If you have intersecting destinations, then you can start from there. However, if there are no common places on both your lists, then focus on the experience. For instance, if a beach holiday is on both your minds, then choosing Bali or Mauritius doesn’t make much of a difference.
Here are a few honeymoon ideas to spend your first few days together as man and wife – a dreamy beach vacation, an adventurous jungle safari, a relaxing cruise, a historical and cultural experience, an action-filled adventure, an urban escape.
- Consider the weather
Once you have decided on the destination, you have completed majority of the planning. The remaining planning is focusing on the details.
Make sure to look up weather trends of the place you are planning to visit. For instance, if you are looking for a sunny beach vacation, then travelling during the monsoons or winters may not be ideal. On the other hand, if you don’t mind getting caught in a few random showers, then travelling to a beach destination during the off-season will help you save costs.
Make sure that you consider the weather and other tourist trends before finalising your honeymoon destination.
- Finally, think outside the box
Sure a honeymoon in Paris or Mauritius may get you thousands of likes on social media, but there are plenty of other destinations that are hidden gems. Make sure to do your research and look for places that are off the beaten track. Choosing a less popular honeymoon spot has plenty of advantages – better service, fewer crowds and above all, cheaper costs.