It's no secret that planning any vacation or getaway requires a lot of planning , but it can be even more stressful when it's your honeymoon. You've already jumped through the hoops of planning your dream wedding, but it's important to remember that planning a trip even as extravagant as a honeymoon doesn't have to be difficult. Here are some simple mistakes to avoid when planning your honeymoon.
Research is critical when you're deciding on the specifics of your trip. According to The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study, 20% of weddings are destination weddings, and many prefer exotic honeymoon places as well. To find the absolute best hotels and best honeymoon spots, you need to leave no rock unturned in your thorough search. Start by conducting a word-of-mouth search: talk to your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and anyone else you think might have an insightful opinion. Then, take to the Internet with the suggestions you received. Look at websites, pictures, prices, and most of all, reviews. Reviews can often say more about the quality of a business than the rest of their website -- they're a very honest way of knowing if what you see is what you'll get.
Even though thinking of honeymoon ideas leaves most couples' heads in the clouds, it's important to come back down to Earth and be reasonable about what type of trip your budget allows. Marthastewartweddings.com says, "Don't go into debt to finance what should be a relaxing and enjoyable getaway. You and your fiancé should agree on a budget, and then start thinking about destinations, hotels, and activities. But, don't limit your options without first crunching numbers: despite expensive airfare, many exotic locations offer affordable accommodations."
In the same vein as budgeting, looking for deals is important. Rates are highly dependent on season, and experts recommend signing up for email alerts for airlines and the best hotels themselves. Social media is a great resource too.
Ultimately, it's important to take these mistakes into consideration so that you can have the most relaxing and enjoyable honeymoon experience possible. Keep an eye out for the next post, where we'll discuss even more disastrous mistakes to avoid when you're in the midst of planning your honeymoon. For more information about boutique hotels, contact Villa Armena.