5 Questions To Ask Before Booking Your Honeymoon

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Whether you’re having a romantic trip on a budget, or going all-out for a trip of a lifetime, there are certain questions you and your partner should answer before booking your honeymoon. These questions can help you narrow down your budget, your destination, and what you want to see or do when on honeymoon before committing.

Here are five things to cover before booking your honeymoon:

1. Where should you go?

When it comes to honeymoons, many people think of sun, sand and sea, but do you actually like beach holidays? Do you prefer exploring a city, going to somewhere like Disney Land or Universal Studios, or booking a chalet and going skiing? Your honeymoon should be enjoyable for both of you, so make sure wherever you go that you’re going to enjoy the weather, and that there will be plenty for you to do and see that interests you both.

2. How much can you spend?

Before dreaming up your perfect getaway, it’s important that you have a realistic budget in mind before you start planning, so that you don’t ultimately feel let-down or disappointed when you realise that you can’t afford that perfect break you’ve been dreaming of. Whatever your budget is, decide it early, and see if you can work your dream holiday into it. If you can’t, you could look at reducing the length of your stay, postponing your honeymoon until off-peak prices are available, or looking at Plan B.


3. How much time can you take off for the honeymoon?

Typically, the further you have to travel to get to your honeymoon destination, the more time you’re going to need to explore once you get there. If you’re going to the USA, or somewhere quite exotic, you could need eight to ten days at least. Factor this in to your decision both in terms of budget (the longer you’re there, the more you’ll spend) and holiday time from work.

4. When should you go?

Most people go on honeymoon either straight after their wedding, or within a couple of days after it. However, there is nothing stopping you from delaying the honeymoon until later in the year. This could be due to work commitments, finances, or to benefit from off season travel prices.


5. Is it safe to travel?

It might be an idea to stay up-to-date on current events. While it’s highly unlikely that you will come across any difficulties on your honeymoon, certain countries may be facing more problems than others, which will be actively reported on the news. This could include political upheaval, attacks, extreme weather conditions, health scares, or other issue that may make it a less than ideal place to visit.

Once you have answered these questions, you will be in a much better place when it comes to figuring out where you want to go, when you want to go, how much you want to spend, and what you want to see and do when you get there. If you’re having trouble figuring out what kind of honeymoon you would like, check out our post 8 Types of Honeymoon to Suit Everyone.

By Rachel Doherty, Excalibur Press