For most people planning their honeymoon is way down their list of priorities but it is something that can easily be planned in advance and takes a lot of weight off your mind, when done in conjunction with Blue Eye Travel.
Below are our top 5 tips to help you plan your perfect honeymoon:
Tip 1: Decide what time of year you want to travel
I know this sounds incredibly basic but it is important to understand whether you want to travel immediately after your wedding or wait to travel.
It will largely depend on when you are getting married but equally what type of honeymoon you are looking for. It is important that you discuss with Jenny the best time of year to travel to your chosen destination.
If you don’t have your heart set on a particular destination then Blue Eye Travel can help you narrow down your decision by providing you with a range of choices that suit your needs.
Tip 2: What type of honeymoon do you want: relaxing, luxury, adventure….?
This is a really important part of helping to decide where and when is the best time to travel on your honeymoon. If you are looking for pure luxury and relaxation then some areas of the world are not good to go to at certain times of the year due to high chance of hurricanes for example. On the other hand if adventure is more your thing then a ski trip or a safari adventure might be a great choice.
On the whole most people want a honeymoon that offers them a feeling of luxury, decadence and something out of the ordinary, so something they wouldn’t normally do on holiday. Making the decision on what type of honeymoon you want is central to helping you chose the right destination!
Tip 3: Mini moon vs. honeymoon straight away
Over the past couple of years, a growing trend has been to go on a ‘mini-moon’ instead of going on a massive honeymoon straight away. Mini-moons can be somewhere either in the UK or if you’re getting married abroad, somewhere close to your venue location.
For many people a wedding and everything it entails is one of their largest expenses and therefore the thought of paying out an additional £5,000-£10,000+ for a honeymoon just isn’t possible. This is where a mini-moon is a great option! Some possibilities include a lovely spa break in a country hotel or explore some quirky accommodation options across the UK.
A mini-moon allows you to spend some quality time together celebrating your marriage before saving some additional money to put towards a larger honeymoon in the future.
Tip 4: Budget
Ah the dreaded word, budget! I say this is because although spending money on the venue, dress, cake etc is important you don’t want to have a beautiful wedding followed by a holiday that is sub-standard because your budget can’t stretch to the hotel or location that you wanted.
If a large budget isn’t available for a honeymoon then as in tip 3, a mini-moon at a spa hotel might be a good interim option; allowing you to save up for a larger honeymoon at another time. If on the other hand a longer honeymoon is more immediately affordable then an option of a luxury all-inclusive resort on a beautiful desert island might be just right!
If you want to offer something different to your guests other than a normal gift list, then a Honeymoon Fund Gift List is a great opportunity for your friends and family to contribute to your dream honeymoon. Guests can contribute funds via Blue Eye Travel which you can then use towards all or certain parts of your honeymoon like an amazing experience or excursion whilst you are on your holiday.
A honeymoon doesn’t have to cost a fortune as there are many wonderful options in beautiful locations around the world that provide you with the ‘wow’ factor, so let Blue Eye Travel help you to find that perfect location for your budget.
Tip 5: Planning in advance
As I am well aware from my own wedding, a honeymoon can often be left to the end of a very long list of priorities. However, once you have booked your date and venue it is a great time to speak to Jenny to discuss your honeymoon ideas.
This is because many operators including hotels and airlines, sometimes provide discounts for bookings made in advance but also if you are lucky enough to book in say January, then many operators are offering wonderful discounts for future dates, so you can pick up a bargain! For advanced bookings a deposit option is sometimes available meaning that your honeymoon is secured but the costs can be spread out to ease the budget.
My main tip for this is, if you are getting married over the main UK summer periods of June-August and are looking to go away on honeymoon straight away, then it is best to look for a trip in advance as this tends to be when prices peak for travel.