Planning Your Honeymoon
Almost as fun as planning your wedding is planning your honeymoon. You want
your first trip together as husband and wife to be memorable and it's tempting
to take an 'anything goes' approach. After all, you're likely to get lots of
wedding gifts in the form of cold, hard cash so why not?
Once you've selected a destination, it's time to get busy making your travel arrangements. Special deals are out there, but you've got to be aggressive in your search for them. Don't despair; it'll likely be worth the effort. And the great deals might not always involve getting the lowest price. It's the extras that'll turn this ordinary trip into something extraordinary. Perhaps the deal includes getting a suite with a breathtaking view, or being greeted with a bottle of champagne.
When you're down to only 3 months left until the wedding date, you should have your travel arrangements firmly in place. Know where you're going, how you're getting to the airport (after the reception) and once you arrive at your destination, how you'll be getting to your accommodations. Once you're in place, the rest of the vacation can run its course. If you wish, you can plan some day trips in advance. This far out, also make sure vaccinations and passports are current, if applicable.
A few weeks before your departure, start gathering the
things you'll bring with you on your honeymoon: camera and film/memory cards,
swimsuits, day and evening wear, traveler's checks, tickets, documents,
confirmation numbers for ALL reservations (including person's name if possible),
and a bit of local currency for tipping. Set aside somewhere safe.