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27 Sep

6 Honeymoon planning mistakes you should definitely avoid

While setting off on your honeymoon might seem like the easiest thing to do after a hectic wedding, it isn’t really as simple as if sounds. Here’s what you should keep in mind while planning your honeymoon

Your wedding is by far the happiest day of your life, and the honeymoon, the best getaway the both of you will indulge in as a couple. Many couples make the mistake of dedicating little time to its planning, which often ruins it. However, we have curated a list of mistakes to avoid to ensure a fuss-free and unforgettable honeymoon.

 

Don’t leave right away

While the idea of driving away in a car with a ‘Just Married’ banner trailing behind seems romantic, it might not be the most practical thing to do right after your wedding. Considering how tired you will be after the big event, you should take some time off before jetting away.

 

Ball on a budget

Unless you had an understated wedding with just four friends in your backyard, chances are that your wedding created quite a dent in your pocket. When planning your honeymoon, keep a reasonable budget in mind. In fact, you can choose to spend less on your wedding and save more to splurge on your honeymoon since it is your first romantic getaway as a couple.

 

Plan well in advance

With regards to budgeting, planning in advance helps a lot. You must have a decent idea of how much you need to spend on both–the wedding and the honeymoon, and how much you can afford. Moreover, you have enough time to factor in the weather, peak seasons, and where you want to stay.

 

Do your homework

Before you making your bookings, do your research! Don’t just book a place based on hearsay. Look at its ratings and check if it offers everything you are looking for–be it a pool, Jacuzzi, bar or a couple’s spa. Try booking a couples’ resort instead of a family one if you are looking for serious downtime free of distractions.

 

Overplanning

If you are someone who enjoys making lists and organizing files, remember to not ‘over-plan’ your honeymoon. It is the one getaway that should embrace spontaneity. By loading it with activities, you might tire yourself out–and that is the last thing you’d want. A honeymoon is your time to relax, unwind, and do things the both of you enjoy even if it means just sitting by the pool all day and taking oddly-timed naps.

 

The packing

If you think all you need is a couple of trousers, a t-shirt, and some make-up–you’re wrong. Do not attempt to pack at the last minute since there are high chances that you will miss out on things. Pack for your honeymoon whilst you pack your wedding trousseau and keep your suitcase ready and raring to go.

 

Also, remember not to plan the honeymoon all by yourself. Keep your partner involved in the process. Reach common ground when it comes to your planning and book a honeymoon you will both love equally.

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