5 honeymoon planning mistakes that most couples make and how you can avoid them?
Statistic reports that only 25% of honeymoon couples have their dream honeymoon. That’s not a good thing is it? Something is wrong with the way they’re approaching their honeymoon planning.
Your honeymoon is the very first days of vacation that you will take together as husband and wife and it deserves just as much attention as your wedding. What are some of the mistakes that are common but can also be avoided?
After talking to hundreds of couples, one thing is apparent…
According to Alphanso, he contacted me because he thought he had an easy job but he was falling asleep at his computer every night, trying to land the perfect package.
I designed his honeymoon and he said “Judith, I would not change anything, our honeymoon was perfect.”
Isn’t this what you want? A perfectly planned honeymoon? Well then, take these points into consideration.
1. Delayed planning
The ideal time to start planning your honeymoon is 9 months prior to the wedding date. By waiting too late to start planning means you may find that premium rooms are sold out, flight schedules are limited, and fares could be higher. In addition, much of the honeymoon financial allocation may have been spent towards other items and now the funds are limited.
2. What exactly is your dream honeymoon?
You may have a dream of your perfect honeymoon but is that a mutual dream? How different are those dreams and where is the common thread? It is very important that you design your honeymoon based on your personal tastes and lifestyle. An experienced Travel Consultant who specializes in romance travel will be able to zoom in on what is a good fit for you.
3. How much are you relying on Internet for ideas?
The internet is a hub for information and can provide a wealth of options for booking your vacations. However, your honeymoon is not your ordinary vacation and requires much more than finding a great deal on the internet. Consider that you are not interacting with a “real person” to get first-hand knowledge about your interests and therefore, you are making judgments based on what you see and read. Pictures can be outdated, and descriptions can be exaggerated.
Travel Consultants have insider knowledge on promotions and they also have personal relationships with travel suppliers which means they can sometimes negotiate on your behalf. They also can save you endless research time and can offer you great insights about the destination and resort of your interest. Your Romance Travel Expert will customize a package as well as have knowledge about additional romantic touches that will enhance your experience.
5. Inadequate budget
Many times, the concentration of time and money is directed to the wedding and the honeymoon is sometimes the last thing to get any attention. Often, that means that there is hardly any money left for the honeymoon. The typical wedding ceremony lasts six hours and is centered on your family and friends while your honeymoon will is between 4 and 10 days and “about just the two of you”. It is important to give just as much attention and budget to the honeymoon as you would do for the wedding itself. If funds are tight, work with a Romance Specialist to designs ways to help you make better financial plans to afford your dream.
Place your emphasis on value and not just on a good deal.
We understand the expenses of a wedding. With careful planning and a few tweaks, you may still be able to have a dream wedding and a dream honeymoon. Honeymoon planning can be fun…. when it is done expertly.
Call the experts at White Sand Travel at 770.469.7370 to plan your ideal honeymoon.