Are you daydreaming of the perfect honeymoon, one where you can totally lose yourself in each other… a honeymoon with everything you dream of? Of course you are. You want the perfect romantic honeymoon that will leave you with memories you’ll cherish forever!
A dream honeymoon begins with great planning and a good understanding of what you and your fianc? really want. Here are some tips, suggestions and ideas for making your romantic getaway even more blissful and perfect for you and your loved one.
Where to go and what to do? Do you and your fianc? share similar ideas on what your dream honeymoon should be? It’s important to make sure you do.
Did you know that in 2011, the five most important factors for honeymooners are:
A dream locationA reasonable priceComfortable accommodationA good selection of quality foodEnjoyable activities
Start daydreaming now! Don’t wait. Create time now to brainstorm your perfect honeymoon, talking it through together. Decide what’s really important for you both in this trip of a lifetime. Make lists separately, then compare together. Ask for advice from family and friends and seek information from travel experts, but don’t try to make another couple’s honeymoon yours. Make sure your ideas are those that take centre stage. Oh, and have fun…
Here are some questions you both need to consider to ensure you have the perfect honeymoon:
Have you considered combining your wedding and honeymoon? Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular. And why not? Combining wedding vows with an idyllic honeymoon venue provides the simplicity of one coordinated wedding-honeymoon package. One plan, one price and one destination mean one big romantic adventure. There is a huge choice of specialised venues and fabulous destinations both here in Australia and overseas.
When would you like to leave? Perhaps you would prefer to go immediately after the wedding, or maybe you’d be happier to wait a day or two to recover from the festivities! And there’s always the option of delaying the honeymoon until you have more holiday time or money, or until the weather is perfect in your destination of choice.
How much money do you want to spend? This will probably make a big difference to the type of honeymoon resort you can afford to stay at, but not necessarily the destination. For example, most tropical islands offer a variety of accommodation to suit a range of budgets. Try to put a dollar amount on your budget.
How long do you want your honeymoon to last? Do you want to head off for the weekend, a week, a fortnight or more? How much time can you take off work? For an extended overseas honeymoon, perhaps consider asking your employer for a sabbatical.
What style of holiday grabs you the most? Is it a luxurious Caribbean cruise or a lazy tropical island getaway? Or perhaps the bright lights of Europe’s cities beckon… London, Paris, Rome?
What landscape should your destination include? Would you like your room to overlook the beach or a mountain peak? Do you prefer complete silence during the night or do the bustling sounds of the city excite you?
What do you want to do on your honeymoon? Does snuggling up to your partner with a glass of fine wine in front of an open fire sound good to you? Perhaps it’s walking hand-in-hand along a tropical beach with the moon and stars to light your way? Or is it snorkelling in clean azure waters, rock climbing or bouncing around a pristine desert landscape in a four-wheel-drive?
What type of food do you plan to eat and from where? Is fine dining your preference or do you prefer eating out at less expensive restaurants or even street stalls?
After sunset, how do you want to spend your time? Do you like quiet, romantic evenings alone or would you prefer going out on the town for dinner and drinks?
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Alex G. Bowie is a much-traveled writer and photojournalist now living in Australia.
His website http://www.honeymoonguide.com.au/ offers more honeymoon planning tips and a selection of some of the best honeymoon and wedding destinations worldwide, featuring comprehensive information about accommodation, beaches, attractions and things to do at each of the honeymoon destinations listed.