The Easiest Ways to Avoid Honeymoon Travel Hassles
After all the commotion of organising a wedding, any newlywed couple both needs and deserves a vacation!
Below is 8 tips on the easiest ways to avoid honeymoon travel hassles:
Planning a wedding can be stressful to say the least. A honeymoon is meant to be a well-deserved treat for both of you and a romantic starting point for your journey of a lifetime together. It’s important you both take the time to plan and discuss what you individually expect from your honeymoon to really get to know each other’s likes and dislikes. That way you can come up with choosing a destination which offers the perfect blend of what you both would like to do.
Read First-Hand Experiences
Reading first-hand experiences from couples will help you both plan well and enhance your honeymoon experience. Look out for travelogues of people who’ve just come back from a honeymoon which is similar to the package, hotel and activities that you want to book and also the destination/s you have in mind.
This will really help you get an idea of what to expect and will also help you not repeat the same mistakes that they did and be more cautious in what to do and what not to do on your honeymoon trip.
Travel Agent Vs Going it Alone
You may need expert advice and their skill set when it comes to organising your honeymoon trip, or you may simply just would like to use their services anyway. Booking with a good travel agent (maybe one that specialises in honeymoons) can provide a lot of convenience, gives you more time to focus on other things, and can relieve you from having to think about booking A, Y and Z.
But, there are also great benefits to choosing going it alone, one of them being a great bonding experience with one another while organising your honeymoon that you just can’t buy. If you did decide to book everything yourselves you can always rely on your hotel advising you on local great places to go, your careful research and reading first-hand experiences.
There really isn’t a right or wrong answer here, this decision is based on what you both feel is best.
Follow a Set Time Frame
Planning ahead ensures that everything falls into place at the right time. We recommend you both get the major honeymoon details 6 to 8 months before the wedding i.e. budget, destination, hotel, flights, and travel insurance.
Closer to the time of your honeymoon (we recommend 6 to 8weeks) you should then organise how you’ll get around, exchange spending money, sort out your itinerary list, shop for your necessities, make a list of the things you’d like to take and make a start in pre packing your suitcases.
Planning Your Perfect Itinerary
Planning a perfect itinerary can be one of the most exciting parts of organising your honeymoon. However, try not to get too swept away by all of the excitement that you end up packing out your itinerary. You’ll both end up feeling exhausted and may end up skipping out on things that you’ve already pre-booked to try recharge your energy. The last thing you want to feel at the end of your honeymoon trip is drained and wanting to plan another break from your honeymoon!
Remember you can always go back in the future and do the things you weren’t able to do during your honeymoon, there is no need to cram everything in one trip. Also don’t forget to plan a surprise for your husband/wife – the element of a romantic surprise will create a memorable experience you won’t forget. If you want or need help, you can always coordinate with the hotel staff or the travel agent to assist you in planning a surprise for your spouse.
What Vaccinations Do You Need?
Many travellers unfortunately believe that as long as they are staying in a nice resort they will be free from risk, which definitely is not the case. Make sure as soon as your destination is booked you contact your GP about if, what and when immunisation jabs may be needed.
Also, during your honeymoon in order to avoid an upset stomach please always ask for SEALED bottles of water. Make sure you peel any fruit before eating it and beware of ice cubes — they may be made with tap water and can carry allot of bacteria depending on how they’re kept witch your stomach won’t be too pleased.
Send your Luggage Ahead of You
When shipping your luggage ahead with Langlais, you never have to worry about suitcase weight and quantity restrictions. You can send as many suitcases and pack as many items as you like. Langlais will arrange to collect your luggage from your doorstep and deliver them to anywhere in the world.
Enjoy the convenience of arriving at the airport at the last possible moment, cruising through the terminals without any hassle or lugging, and knowing that your luggage is waiting for you at your desired destination.
Use The ‘Just Married’ Card
After all the stress and chaos, you’re finally married – hurray! So why not milk the ‘just married’ card?
You never know what perks you can get from it, so don’t forget to inform the person at the airport check-in desk you may get an upgrade, and the hotel prior to your arrival they may sprinkle some rose petals around the room with a bottle of champagne or even upgrade your room all together. The same goes with restaurant reservations and excursions. Who knows what kind of fun freebies or upgrades you might get.