5 Steps To Perfect
When all of the wedding details are in place you can shift
your attention to researching honeymoon destinations. There are many
great locations to choose from, and choosing one can be a little
To help you with the selection process, below is a list of five steps
to choosing honeymoon destinations.
Step One - The Budget
You may not want to, but the first step should be to set up some
financial guidelines around your budget. This is often an area that
couples underestimate when budgeting for their overall wedding
Be realistic. If you know that you will only be happy in a four star
resort in Hawaii, then budget accordingly even if it means trimming
some expenses from other parts of your wedding.
On the flip side, you may need to trim your honeymoon budget to pay for
a few wedding extras. It all depends on what is most important to you,
and this is also assuming that you are paying for both.
The good news is that there are many ways to find discounts on hotels
and resorts around the world. Always check sale and promotional pages
Marriott frequently offers great rates on the best honeymoon hotels and
resorts. Find Deals & Specials @ Marriott.
Step Two - What Type of Honeymoon?
Are you a couple that enjoys sitting on the beach soaking up the sun,
or are you looking for some adventure on your honeymoon? Try to
mentally picture how you want to spend your honeymoon.
Relaxing or Adventurous
If you want to use this time to relax and connect with your new spouse,
think about choosing an all-inclusive beach resort. It will allow you
to relax on the beach all day while sipping tropical drinks with those
cute little umbrellas.
For the more adventurous, there are many options. You can go on an
African safari, hike the outback in Australia or ski the Alps.
Once you have a general idea of the type of honeymoon you can start
breaking it down further. For example a relaxing honeymoon doesn't have
to be at a hotel in Mexico. It can be on a cruise or a rented European
Step Three - Narrow Down The Location
Once you know the type of honeymoon you desire you can start narrowing
down possible locations. If you are looking for a warm beach your
initial list might include Hawaii, Caribbean islands, Mexico and the
South of France.
Or, Africa, Asia or Europe might be on your list for an adventurous
honeymoon. Try to come up with a short list of general areas. In the
next step you will get a little more specific.
Step Four - Research, Research, Research
This is the step where you might want to consider asking for help. A
skilled travel agent will be able to take your information based on the
questions above and come up with possible choices for you.
Often the money spent on the services of a travel agent are easily
recouped from the advice and guidance that they provide.
Doing it yourself is also an option, and there is a wealth of
information online that can help with your research. For each of the
general areas identified in the previous step, start looking at
specific areas like Aruba in the Caribbean or Italy in Europe.
Read website reviews of possible resorts and locations. Keep what is
important to you in mind when reading reviews, and always look at the
reviews as a whole. Don't let one person’s bad review totally influence
you as some people are never happy.
Again, narrow down your choices based on required amenities and
locations. Try to get your list down to three to five possible choices.
Step Five - Pick Your Spot
Once the research is done and you have your short list the time comes
to make a choice. If you are working with a travel agent, ask them to
provide you a short list of possible spots. When you feel confident
make your choice and start packing!
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