Your honeymoon is the icing on your wedding planning cake! Dig in! You have spent months (and maybe even years) planning for your big day. Be sure to pamper yourself for all of your money saving attempts and planning efforts. Kick back, relax, and let reality set in – you are now someone’s spouse! Choosing the best honeymoon destination to celebrate your new union is easy and can be totally affordable. Read on to learn about three things you can do to ensure you pick the best spot to celebrate your honeymoon.
Tip 1: Watch the Weather
Hurricane season can really put a halt on your honeymoon plans. If there is a tropical island you have always wanted to visit, you may have to plan your vacation around its climate. Generally, hurricane season starts June 1st and ends around November 30th in the Caribbean. Despite popular belief, no island is “safe” in this area at that time and on average, 10-12 hurricanes hit each year. If you need to take your honeymoon immediately after your wedding in summer and early fall months, consider visiting Mexico or Southern California where you will be free from ultra-rainy weather. If you want to take a chance in the tropics, be sure to purchase traveler’s insurance so you can get fully refunded and visit the islands another time.
Tip 2: Know Your Vacation Personality
Do you love to lounge on the beach with a cold drink in hand? Or, are you more of an adventure junkie or sight-seeing fanatic? It’s essential to know your vacation personality (as a couple) before booking your honeymoon. If the beach is all you desire, hit up Turks and Caicos; which are known for their beautiful and desolate beaches and unforgettable sunsets. If you are a history buff and love to be on the go, Europe will satisfy your sightseeing urges. If you love to get down and dirty, consider visiting Costa Rica and zip line and kayak your day away!
Tip 3: Take a Chance
If you are on a tight budget, you can still go away on a honeymoon. Simply, take a chance! Sign up with top travel sights and get on their email list so you can view their last minute deals and steals. You can book a last minute trip days after your wedding and save a fortune! Plus, it’s exciting not to know where you’ll end up and will make for a great story to tell for years to come.
Consider these three important tips when thinking about planning your post-wedding trip to ensure you pick the best vacation spot for your personality and budget!