10 Things You Must Remember For Your Honeymoon
Ensure a relaxing and romantic honeymoon by doing your homework ahead of time
By Terrichele Bradley
The honeymoon is the beginning of your life together as a couple. Plan your wedding trip around something you both want to do, whether it's relaxing on a beach or by a pool, sightseeing in a foreign country or even rafting down wilderness rapids.
Discuss how you both envision your honeymoon. Determine what kinds of activities you would like to pursue, and choose a destination that fits both of you.
Create a Budget
Determine the budget for your wedding trip so you don't waste time at looking at destinations you cannot afford.
Use a Travel Agent
Consult a travel agent to save money on airfare, car rentals or hotel accommodations. If you have not chosen your destination, a travel agent can help you choose among places you might enjoy and will know the trips and resorts that provide the best value or have special deals.
If you sign with a honeymoon registry, your travel agent can collect, follow and apply the donations to your honeymoon. Some honeymoon registries let the gift giver fund particular activities, such as massages, facials, snorkeling or meals.
Save money and avoid crowds by visiting a destination in its low or shoulder season. Keep in mind that low-season weather may not be the best in some destinations.
Book a Package
Check out package deals to avoid expensive surprises on your trip. A package normally comes with perks, such as facials, spas treatment and tickets to local attractions. If you book a cruise or an all-inclusive resort package, you can get food, accommodations, and entertainment for one bundled and discounted price.
Room Without a View
Reduce your hotel cost by reserving a room without a scenic view. Prices of rooms with a view of the beach or by the pool are likely to cost more.
Eat at local restaurants, rather than eating at your hotel's restaurant, which may be unnecessarily expensive. Consult a restaurant review guide or ask local people for suggestions..
If you are traveling to a location that requires a passport, make sure you apply for one early. Keep your birth certificates, drivers' licenses and passports in a document holder and place in a carry-on bag.
Be Money Smart
Learn the conversion rate for the currency you may need. ATMs are handy, but foreign banks may tack on a hefty fee for each transaction. Check with your bank before you leave to see if it is part of a network of ATMs in your destination area.
About the Author
Terrichele Bradley is a freelance writer with experience in weddings publishing.
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