All the days we share are like a honeymoon that never ends. In the midst of all the wedding planning, it’s important to think about the honeymoon as well. Sometimes parents can gift you a honeymoon trip or sometimes you may have to postpone it to a later time and that’s okay! Whatever it is, I have some tips I want to share since my husband and I put out our own money to plan our lovely honeymoon.
I actually looked up places that we might want to go in the beginning of the year because I wanted to see when it was the best time to purchase airplane tickets. We chose Oahu, Hawaii as our honeymoon so we wanted to see if there were discounts or better deals if we purchased them at a certain time. I also looked up activities to do or places we wanted to see that we wanted to cross off our bucket list. It helps to have an itinerary, especially if you won’t be there for a long time. If you are fortunate enough to afford it, I highly recommend checking with your hotel concierge so that they can set up a useful itinerary for you.
When looking at hotels or places to stay at, know that there are many options to choose from. If hotels are too expensive, look into airbnbs or hostels that can provide you a place to stay. I know a lot of couples that put more money into the activities and food than a place to stay. Most of the time you are out and about exploring anyway! I highly recommend at least spending 1-2 days staying in so that you can relax after the big wedding. It helps you catch up on sleep but also you don’t have to plan anything. The most important thing for me was being able to get the time to spend with my husband without having to share him with anyone else.
Try to save on the side for a honeymoon during the year or two of planning, that way you are not worried to scramble all the money together. Also keep in mind that sometimes you do receive cash as a wedding gift so that could help too. Depending on what kind of honeymoon you want, know that the more common the honeymoon spot is, the more it will be expensive. Always check with the people in your life to see if they have any connections that can help you with getting a discount on places to stay or activities. This helped us out a lot and we mainly took care of all our costs paying ahead, so that we can use the rest of our money for our honeymoon! A lot of honeymoon places usually make it extra special for each couple so don’t be afraid to mention you just got married.
When the wedding is over, the honeymoon is the time to actually celebrate the beginning of your marriage with just you and your spouse. Use this time to have fun, don’t worry about anything and just soak in the moment with your love one. So plan ahead, have the money ready, and most importantly, have fun. Congrats to the newlyweds out there!