Granted, a lot of time is spent planning a wedding, as it should. But, how much time is spent planning your honeymoon? Believe it or not, the wedding is for your guests and the honeymoon is for the bride and groom. Although your wedding may have lots of details that speak to your style and individual personality, I always inform my brides that they’re planning their wedding with their guests in mind. If you’re having an outdoor wedding in the summer, you may want to have fan programs or personalized bottled water to keep your guests cool in the warm temperatures.
The same amount of detail should be considered when planning your honeymoon because it’s more than just packing a swimsuit when you’re going to a private island. What will you do when you get where you’re going? You’ll want to pack, not only for the location, but any activities as well. When planning your honeymoon, some things that you should consider are:
Are there any fun activities that you and your new spouse would like to join, such as swimming with the dolphins or taking a gondola ride? If so, call ahead to reserve your spot as to avoid it being full and not being able to attend a much anticipated outing.
Such as couple massages or private dinners or two. Many hotels are eager to welcome a pair of newlyweds and calling ahead to asking for them to set up a private dinner for two, may not be out of the question. Furthermore, many resorts have massage facilities where couple massages are available. Call ahead so that your timeslot is already booked upon your arrival.
What’s on the local city calendar that you may want to attend? Many cities, especially a tourist town, will have a calendar of events for you to review. There may be concerts going on or even sporting events. Check ahead and pack appropriately.
What will the weather be like when you arrive? You may be going to a tropical island, but is it going to rain while you’re there? You’ll need to pack some type of rain protection. Is the temperature going to me extremely sunny and hot? You certainly don’t want to forget the sunscreen!
Planning your honeymoon doesn’t take as much thought and coordination as planning a wedding, but it does take just a little bit. Of course you can just “wing-it” and fly by the seat of your pants when you get there. But if you want to add a little bit of structure to your honeymoon, following the above tips will certainly help you out.