For some couples, the honeymoon is the reward at the end of the long wedding planning process. Here are some advices to help keep you from turning this reward into another chore, help you start planning early and make sure you have the trip of your dreams from onewed.com
1. Consider a mini-moon
If your finances or schedules don't allow for you to leave on your honeymoon immediately after your wedding, consider taking one or two days in a close-by location for a 'mini-moon'. After your wedding, you'll need a little decompression time and a mini-moon can be a cost-effective solution.
2. Use online resources
Many wedding planning websites, like OneWed.com, also offer destination wedding and honeymoon planning tips, specials, and ideas. The same resources that can help you save money on your wedding can help with your honeymoon.
3. Consider a travel agent
Today, most people book their own travel online. But, an experienced travel agent can help you get the best deals, and find the perfect locations.
4. Set a realistic budget, and set it early
If you'll be paying for your wedding and your honeymoon out of the same checkbook, you'll want to keep your finances in mind as you're planning your wedding. Don't count on wedding gifts as a way to finance your honeymoon.
5. Start early
Even if you aren't going any place exotic, you'll want to start your trip planning much earlier than you normally would. The closer you get to your wedding, the busier you'll be and you don't want your honeymoon plans to get lost in the shuffle.
6. Put everything in your maiden name
It may seem cute to purchase your plane ticket in your new married name, but don't forget, if you're leaving right after the wedding, you won't have time to legally change your name. If your Passport and driver's license have different last names, make sure to bring along a copy of your marriage license to explain the difference.
7. Book activities, bring reading material
For the past six months you're every conversation has been taken up with wedding talk. You and your fiancé may need a little time to remember what else it is you like to discuss.
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