The Ultimate Guide to Planning the Best Honeymoon Trip

updated on 18 February 2022

It is no secret that a wedding is organised with months of planning. We all know that the "after-party" is the best part of any ceremony or celebration. So, similarly with weddings, planning the honeymoon trip is very important and more interesting. Especially with this trip potentially being the longest, romantic vacation you and your partner spends together.

When it comes to organising and planning, nothing beats a great virtual planning app like MiTravel. With MiTravel, you can easily plan and organise your honeymoon trip in a snap. To provide you with a clear idea on planning the best honeymoon trip, we have compiled a list of topics you must consider before planning a honeymoon trip.

Start Planning Early

Early planning of your trip can help you to find more information about the voyage. It is better to plan the honeymoon trip 6 or 8 months before the wedding because there won’t be much time when wedding dates are getting closer. But when you plan early, you can also opt for suggestions from your friends and family as well. 

<i>Photo by Christian Hume from Unsplash</i>
Photo by Christian Hume from Unsplash

One of the other importance of early planning is the ease of reservation. Most accommodations must bereserved early – type and price of the accommodation can vary according to the season. Hence, if you can arrange your budget plan earlier, it will allow your trip to be a more relaxed and enjoyable honeymoon experience. Make sure to also research into and obtain any necessary Visas, Passports and Vaccinations for the desired destination.

Set the Budget

You must have an idea of your budget and how much you can spend on your honeymoon. It gives a rough idea about the ultimate scope of your trip. According to the desire of both you and your partner, set the places and allocate the budget accordingly. Since you are planning with enough time, it will be easy to manage your budget. You can browse on the internet to find some destinations with prices. Additionally, remember that there are offers for online booking. Searching for offers can help your budget level.

However, if you are looking forward to travelling abroad, the budget must be prepared according to that country's economic rates.

Pick the Destination and Accommodation.

Well, this is the most enjoyable part of honeymoon planning. For ideas, you can talk to friends and colleagues. However, the final decision about the trip ultimately depends on you and your partner. It can be a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon. Based on your honeymoon desire, you should double check the weather condition of the destinations, especially the season you plan to visit!

<i>Photo by Oxana V. from Unsplash</i>
Photo by Oxana V. from Unsplash

Look up popular vacation spots on the internet and read reviews from other couples who have been there before. Sometimes, it can change the mind and way of the trip and allow you to pick a more interesting destination.

You have to make sure of booking the best room with the best view. There are special rooms in every hotel and resort. The view of the surrounding is very special for the honeymoon trip; you can sip some Champagne and watch the sunset from the balcony while holding the hand of your soul companion! 

When you are selecting accommodation, privacy becomes the top-most important consideration. Beyond that, you should check the quality, comfort, and relaxation of the stay. The best hotels and resorts determine the quality of the honeymoon experience. There are many romantic accommodations, which range from luxury resorts to honeymoon suites and beach cottages. All of which will help to increase the honeymoon atmosphere – making it an unforgettable one. 

Using a Travel Agent

If you need any extra support, travel agents are a good helping hand when it comes to
honeymoon. They have insider information on offers and discounts, as well as personal contacts with hotels. They can also save hours of research time and provide first-hand information about a destination.

Photo by Oxana V. from Unsplash

Compare and Check Ideas

When you make online reservations, the best method is to compare with other places. You can read reviews of people with photos. However, we recommend you do a  comparison and check with the below checklist carefully.

  • Popular places to go
  • Best things to do 
  • What to pack
  • Where to have food
  • How to travel around
  • A place to exchange cash in case of an emergency
<i>Photo by George Milton from Pexels</i>
Photo by George Milton from Pexels

Arrange Surprises

Another honeymoon planning advice is to prepare surprises for partners throughout the trip. While you should plan most of your trip together, it might be lovely to surprise your partner. 

As a simple surprise you can arrange special meals, dinner dances or movie tickets.

Arranging a honeymoon trip in seasons like December gives you many advantages. There are many surprises for fair prices due to the Christmas season. You can also purchase seasonal gifts which are available at local fairs.

Also, flying first class is a wonderful gift that will make the trip and honeymoon even more wonderful. A black vehicle shuttle service is another method to receive a nice a VIP-treatment surprise. You can also consider purchasing matching T-shirts to let everyone know you're on a honeymoon. You never know what kind of freebies you'll receive! 

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Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva from Pexels

Pack the Luggage Smartly

Don't go over when it comes to packing. Always remember to leave extra space in the luggage for souvenirs from travels. Carrying large luggage is not always a good idea when it comes to a honeymoon trip because all that you need on this trip is relaxation and romance. Hence, make sure to pack it smarter, not larger!

However, you must include travel essentials such as medicines, bandages and basic hygiene products in luggage. 

Make copies of Passport, Visa, Driver's license, Credit cards and other important documents in case they are misplaced or stolen. Pack them carefully in the pocket of your luggage.

<i>Photo by Anete Lusina from Unsplash</i>
Photo by Anete Lusina from Unsplash

Arrange Capturing of Special Moments  

A honeymoon trip will give memories for a lifetime. You have to capture the best moments with your life partners. So, make sure to take the cameras in your luggage. There are new travelling captures like GoPro, selfie sticks and drones that can allow you to capture photographs like a pro – all at the tips of your fingers. 

Sometimes hotels have their own photographers for fair prices. Otherwise, there are travelling packages for photography with fully edited photographs. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance coverage is one of the most important considerations to make before embarking on a journey abroad. With travel insurance, you can safeguard you and your partner in this once in a lifetime trip.

Leverage Social Media for Ideas

The honeymoon will be full of Facebook worthy moments. The planning process is also worth sharing on social media. Post a status on Facebook or conduct a callout for
recommendations once you decided on a honeymoon destination. The people will give suggestions about the plan and new ideas for them. The errors of the plan might
be mitigated with a correct posting! 

<i>Photo by Georgia de Lotz from Unsplash</i>
Photo by Georgia de Lotz from Unsplash

Closing thoughts.

Where do you think the two of you want to travel? What will be the number of days of your honeymoon? Preparing for a honeymoon as a couple will be the first step in making decisions. It is the best way to know each other's likes and dislikes. 

Need a place to store your travel information and inspiration? Use our MiTravel Planning Board to plan your upcoming honeymoon trip more seamlessly, collaboratively and enjoyably!

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Photo By Dewey Gallery from Pexels

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