With so much happening with your preparations for the wedding, you can sometimes forget to plan for the after celebrations. Your honeymoon is the first holiday you and your new partner will be taking together as husband and wife, so careful consideration and planning is needed. It’s a good idea to choose a destination that you will both like, so make all the major decisions regarding the honeymoon together.
You will need to budget for airfare, accommodation, meals, sightseeing and tourist attractions and activities, souvenirs and any car rental you may require. It’s recommended that you keep a record of all the places and services that you have used to book for your honeymoon. This includes receipts, phone numbers and contact details, booking numbers and important dates. Before leaving, provide a copy of your itinerary and contact details to a close friend or family member in case of an emergency.
If you are planning to travel overseas, ensure that you have a valid passport and that the names in which you book your tickets under are in actual fact the names you use on your passport. This may mean that newlywed brides may need to book their tickets under their maiden name. When travelling to certain destinations a visa may also be required. It’s a good idea to check with the country’s embassy in Australia before departing on your honeymoon. It’s also important that you have the required vaccinations needed before leaving for exotic places or countries with low health and medical services.
When travelling overseas, it’s a good idea to carry traveller’s cheques and carry some of the destination’s local currency with you. If you are travelling with a credit card, ensure that it’s valid before you leave.
The honeymoon is a time to share with your new partner before returning to your everyday lives. It’s also a good opportunity to rewind and relax after throwing the biggest party of your lives. Your honeymoon will be the most memorable and cherished holiday you will ever take as a married couple.