Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Travel Tips

Honeymoon Planning Tips Newlyweds Checklist For Unforgettable Trip

Travelers Today       By    Ernest Hamilton

Updated: Aug 28, 2019 02:23 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

How to plan a honeymoon isn't exactly easy, but with our help, we can keep the stress to a minimum.  All it takes is a little attention to detail and these 6 honeymoon planning steps.

Start Early

The first and most important of your honeymoon tips is to plan ahead. Giving yourself 12 months or more ensures that you have plenty of time to work out the details and maximizes your saving opportunities. 

A solid plan means you're going to get everything you want out of your trip. Tons of notice means that you can take advantage of discounts on your plane tickets, hotels, transportation, and resort packages. 

Plan Together

Next up on your tips for honeymooners is to get on the same page. Both of you may have very different ideas of what the perfect honeymoon entails.

Before you even begin trying to choose a particular destination, grab a pen and paper and write out your priorities. Keep it general such as;

  • Relaxing on the beach

  • Seeing a bit of history

  • Hiking, wildlife encounter

This is the perfect time to set a budget. You should have allocated a rough amount during your overall wedding planning process, and now's the time to get specific. Usually, this is broken down by travel, accommodations, entertainment, and day-to-day spending money.

 Once you have all of your priorities in order you can begin searching for a destination that fulfills all your dreams. There are plenty of honeymoon destinations that have a little bit to offer for everyone, so keep an open mind.

Research

With today's technology, it's extremely easy to find all of the information you need. Every couple's honeymoon planning checklist Must include combing through reviews. 

Regardless if you are choosing a hotel, motel, campsite, or Airbnb, you need to check out how other people enjoyed their experience. Make sure to check multiple sources, fake reviews are everywhere these days. 

Make sure to do the same thing for your accommodations, tours, restaurants you plan to visit, types of travel (cab vs Uber), and everything else that you can reasonably plan for. 

You should also look into what's more expensive to buy at home vs. abroad. Bulky items like towels can be purchased once you arrive for a low enough price but some items, like an RFID wallet, are better off bought close to home. Make a list and make a trip to the mall. 

While you're at it, one of those honeymoon ideas that is often overlooked, check out a few cell phone plans that cover your needs while you're away. Sometimes your current carrier has a reasonable package, sometimes it makes more sense to sign up for a short-term plan where you land. Either way, you'll need the ability to check maps, make calls, and post all of those pics to your Instagram.

Responsibilities

There are unpleasant parts to this honeymoon advice. You'll have to get your passport in order. If it's expired it's a small nightmare to get re-issued. You'll also have to fuss over travel visas, travel insurance, and - depending on your destination - arrange for shots and immunizations. 

This, of course, is far less of a hassle if you've given yourself a lot of time. Getting all of this done with only a week before your departure should be avoided.

This is also a good time to make a checklist of items you'll probably forget if you leave things until the last minute. Obviously, you have to bring clothes and a good pair of sunglasses. But, did you remember the European converter for your iPhone charger? What about converting your dollars to Euros? Did you fill your prescription?

Take care of these matters early so you don't have to worry about it later on. 

Shutterstock

Plan B

Part of planning a honeymoon involves getting all of your documents photocopied in case of loss or theft. It also involves other contingencies like getting a list of emergency contacts ready, leaving a spare key with a friend or family member so that they can check on the house, and keeping some reserve cash at hand. You should also print your flight tickets and hotel confirmation.

You should also make airport arrangements. Taking a taxi is often expensive, and leaving your car at the airport is undesirable. Since you just got married, people are in the mood to deliver favors. Ask for a ride so that you don't have to stress about making your way there. 

Get up and Go

Leave your suitcase and everything else packed and ready to go in an organized fashion so that you can pretty much get up and go the day-of. This is supposed to be the time of your life, so you're going to want to hit the ground running. Get plenty of rest the night before, stay hydrated, and make sure that you have everything you'll need to stay comfortable during your flight. 

Conclusion

There you have it. Your how to plan a honeymoon questions have been answered. There are a few things about planning a honeymoon that can make you feel overwhelmed if they creep up on you by surprise. But, follow our method and you'll have nothing to worry about except having to decide if you want a Pina Colada or a Mai Tai on the beach.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

© 2023 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2023 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics