A honeymoon is a one-time trip. This is not just another holiday; it’s THE HOLIDAY. You want everything to be perfect and flawless. We can’t assure you that nothing will go wrong, but we can help you save money and time. Read our 10 useful tips below to help you plan the perfect honeymoon. 1 Determine Your Budget Honeymoons and weddings are very special and can be very expensive. Sometimes just two simple details can add significant cost. That’s why it’s ALWAYS good to keep an eye on and stick with a budget – the more accurate the better. It’s not just about the money, the budget also helps you make decisions faster and focus on what’s important. If you want to have the perfect and incredible experience with your partner, it takes a little creativity and patience.2 Decide If Going Abroad This is one of the most important decisions to consider before planning anything else. Would you like to stay in the country or would you prefer to experience adventures abroad? This also depends on the budget limit you set. If you are on a smaller budget, it might be better to look for local options. In this case, the transport costs may be cheaper. Traveling to a foreign country is an option that many couples prefer. It’s very romantic to immerse yourself in another culture, that’s for sure. There are two things to consider: Have you ever traveled together? Do you have all the necessary documents in order? Sometimes, when a couple has traveled together before, it is a lot easier to get things organized and in order. If this is your first couple trip, you may need a little more time to make the final decision. You will also save a lot of time and money if the important documentation is in order. In some countries, visas or special requirements wait a long time. 3 Discuss the Perfect Vacation TOGETHER Organizing your honeymoon is not the same as organizing a wedding. It differs in many ways. Do you want to relax An adventure? Or maybe both? The main thing is to enjoy the time together, away from responsibilities and duties. Nothing should ruin your first vacation as a married couple, and this is why you need to decide where to go together. The first step is to make a list of the things that you would most like to get out of your trip. You and your partner each write your own. Then compare it so that you share your preferences and, in the end, choose activities and sights that you would both like to do.4 Now determine the duration and choose your destination. With two or three weeks, you have enough time to explore your beautiful destination and overcome the exhaustion from work. If your budget doesn’t leave you too much time, it is better to reduce the number of activities and save a few days to relax. The destination here is a very subjective matter, it just depends on what you prefer: adventure honeymoon, beach honeymoon or maybe resort honeymoon? It is also important that you choose wisely what time and season is the best to get to your destination. You don’t want to be caught in the middle of a tropical storm in the Caribbean islands or stay in your hotel all day because of the monsoon rain in Thailand, do you? Scheduling is an essential part of travel preparation. You also need to know that during the months with more favorable weather, prices go up.5 Don’t just use Google to make the final decision. Usually the first search is done with Google. There are plenty of blogs showing past experiences and reviews of destinations, hotels, and activities. The internet is a great source of content, but don’t rely on it all. Sometimes these reviews paint pictures that don’t reflect reality. We encourage you to talk to friends or family about what they did for their honeymoon. They are sure to give you more valuable information and from a perspective no one else could give. 6 Carefully find the hotel where you will be staying. Avoid family resorts! You don’t want to share the same dining room with 50 kids (and their screams). That would destroy your peace of mind in seconds. To ensure this does not happen, it is always a good idea to check with the hotel as to whether the dates you have chosen are too full or not. Room research is also a good idea if you want to pick out every detail. Ask about a honeymoon suite or the fantastic balcony view you want. If you are staying at different hotels, here’s a trick that will always help improve your experience: schedule your hotel reservations so that the next property improves on the previous one. That way you will feel like you are winning while traveling. Finally, let the hotel staff know that you are organizing a honeymoon. Maybe they’ll prepare a surprise to make you feel special. 7 Schedule the time when you are not doing anything. It is a good idea to balance adventure with relaxation. You will want to explore as many places as possible and go through each route, but … this is also a journey that should give you time to recharge your batteries before returning to reality. You paid an incredible amount of money for your hotel room. Why not spend some time in the huge pool or in the luxurious jacuzzi in your bathroom? 8 Contact a honeymoon specialist. If all of this is too stressful for you to organize, it might be better to seek help from a honeymoon specialist who can select and compare the best destinations, hotels, and activities for you in order to catch the cheapest options within your budget limits. Honeymoon specialists can not only save you time, but also offer great discounts and deals. 9 Pay attention to hidden costs Unfortunately, even if you have set a budget in advance, hidden costs can occur. Do you know what is included in all the bookings you make? Transportation costs from the airport to your hotel are sometimes not included. You should inquire about all information related to reservations. Often times, airport charges such as excess baggage can cost over £ 500. Reserve some money just in case to avoid unexpected surprises. 10 Send your luggage and avoid stress. One way to avoid hidden airport charges is to use My Baggage to send your luggage (boxes or suitcases). We have experience in shipping luggage to over 200 countries. Get rid of this unnecessary stress and let us carry your heavy luggage for you. All you have to do is follow these 4 simple steps: 1. Book a collection online, 2. Print your collection labels, 3. Let us collect your items at your door, and 4. Wait for delivery to complete. The delivery can take place at any hotel reception.