Every couple hopes their honeymoon will be a happy one. When you're so in love, it's likely that it will be filled with joy and good memories that help to provide a solid foundation for the years ahead. Follow these tips to ensure that your honeymoon is as happy as can be.
Spin the globe! A world of choice awaits you when you start to plan a honeymoon. Is there a destination that you already know you want to visit together? Most honeymoon couples prefer a place where they can enjoy privacy, a bit of luxury, good food and wine, and activities they can participate in together. Whether you decide to travel far from home or stay close by, there are countless wonderful places to celebrate your marriage and have a happy honeymoon. Find one you agree upon.
When planning your honeymoon, take into account what each of you likes to do in free time. If there are activities you have in common, look for a honeymoon place where you can take time for them to your heart's content. If you like doing one thing and your partner another, choose a destination where you can pursue both -- or take turns experiencing what the other loves. This compatibility checklist makes it easy to focus on your favorite activities (both of you should fill it out). Then narrow down your list to places where you can spend time doing what you love together.
One thing that won't make you happy is overspending on your honeymoon. Planning the trip is the perfect occasion to work together to set a budget that reflects both of your priorities. If you need help estimating what the major expenses will cost, try using these:
4. Pack Smart
With airlines charging for checked luggage, it pays to travel light when you take a flying honeymoon. This vacation packing list can help you to avoid forgetting critical items. Ideally, each of you can fit everything you need into a carry-on bag (check allowable size and weight). If you're traveling for longer, you will need to check luggage. In that case, consider packing personal items and a change of clothes in your own carry-on and sharing space in one big suitcase.
5. Love It Up!
That old saying, "the honeymoon doesn't last forever," is true. The realities and stresses of work, money, living together, and family relationships can conspire to fade the memory of your happy honeymoon. To ensure that the excitement and good vibes stick around, plan to celebrate your anniversary with a trip. It's something to look forward to all year, and it's guaranteed to stoke that loving feeling.