So, you are finally getting hitched! Being surrounded by the wedding day plans – venue, menu, guest list, dress, gifts (and the list is truly unending) is completely understandable. You, your fiancé, both the families and your wedding planner are probably going all abuzz with the preparations and excitement for the Big Day.
But, while you are busy in talks with your wedding planner about choosing the best caterer of the town, don’t miss out on the one thing that is equally important and needs some planning too – your honeymoon! This is the only time you’ll get to spend some lone and quality time with your partner, so plan to make it just as special (if not more) as your wedding day.
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And if you are a bit clueless about where to begin its planning, we have listed out some things that you should certainly consider before finalizing the plans:
- Time of the Year
Consider the weather and the local festivals of the place where you are planning to go. Since, you would most likely be going for the honeymoon soon after your wedding date, you can obtain the information about the climatic conditions in advance and choose a location accordingly to explore it better.
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- Leave from Work
It’s important that you both have enquired from your bosses about the number of days that you can take off from work to enjoy the time with your spouse. We advise you to keep a gap of a few days before planning your honeymoon, so that you can get done with all the rituals while sparing some time to get over the wedding excitement also.
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- Places of Interest
Everybody has some dream destination in mind where they would want to spend the first holiday with their life partner. It’s time you discuss your wishes openly with your fiancé and see if you both can find some common interests and decide a location that would be of interest to you both. If not, see if you guys can find a midway and visit multiple locations.
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Though dream destinations are always there to help you get started with the conversations, having a final budget would help you get back to reality. Have a frank discussion with your fiancé and decide how much you both can afford to spend. Also, keep in mind that the prices are definitely going to be higher if you are going during peak season.
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- Travel Documents
If you are planning for some location abroad, make sure that you have checked the expiry of your passport. Also, get your visas and all the other travelling certificates in place well in advance so that nothing gets delayed because of the holidays and festivals in India or the country you are visiting, since the relevant offices will remain closed on those days.
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Planning your honeymoon is a great way to work together with your fiancé and know about each other’s choices better. Rope in your wedding planner for some advice, and they might be able to recommend some of the deals to you where you can get good discounts. Plan and enjoy your time together!
Submitted by: Priyansh Garg
Priyansh is a passionate blogger and content writer. He loves to write on different and niche topics. He works with Jaipur based Wedding Planners, an Event Management company.