The word Woe means to have distress. Distress and Honeymoon should not be in the same sentence if you ask me! Honeymoons are mean for you to enjoy as a couple to get away from the stress of all of the wedding planning you have been doing. However, 8 out of 10 couples stress over their honeymoon. From deciding, planning to even being there.
Here are my top 5 ways to avoid honeymoon woes!
1.We can’t afford a nice honeymoon
Creating a budget for the honeymoon should go in the budget with the wedding. The honeymoon is part of the wedding. Determine what and who you want to spend your money on. You may find ways to cut cost from the wedding that would be better spend towards you and your fiancé.
Another way to help make honeymoons affordable is by having a honeymoon registry. This is just like a wedding registry however instead of gifts your guests give you money towards your honeymoon. You can use the money to pay for the honeymoon or pay for excursions while you are on the honeymoon.
2.We can’t decide where to go
He wants the mountains; she wants the beach. What you do not need is to argue about this, you have enough to worry about with the details of planning a wedding. There are a couple of ways to narrow it down. There is a download provided with 25 questions you should ask each other before planning a wedding that you can refer to.
What is really recommended is that you communicate. Have an open mind when listening to the other person. Ask questions about why they want to go there, ask what they liked most about where they have already traveled. Dwell on the topic of traveling together and where you dream of going. Really spend time on this.
Research and look on the internet and then seek the advice of a travel professional. Especially one that specializes in honeymoons. They know this is the start of your happily ever after and they want you to have the best honeymoon every. They will make sure you are choosing the right destination to fit your needs and wants.
3.We don’t have time to go on a honeymoon
Only 1 in 4 couples go on their dream honeymoon. Those 3 couples that do not go on their dream honeymoon live to regret this decision. Just like scheduling the honeymoon in with the budget schedule the honeymoon when you do have time to enjoy the start of your lives as Mr. and Mrs. This is an imperative time of your new marital relationship. Making the time to be alone together rather than jumping back in to the day to day life of work is something that will strengthen the foundation of your relationship.
4.We don’t have time to plan a honeymoon.
No, you don’t. You are planning a wedding and having fun being engaged. Planning a honeymoon does involve much time and research. This is why you hire a travel professional to do the planning for you. There is no reason you need should have to plan this all on your own.
The only thing you need to find is a travel professional that specializes in honeymoons and that you get along with. You can do that by asking for referrals, googling honeymoon travel professionals. The professional does not even have to be local, you can work virtually now with a travel professional thanks to technology. Another excellent way to find a travel professional is by looking on the Knot,wedding wire and wedding magazines.
5.We are afraid to go somewhere new or out of the country.
There are legitimate concerns for traveling out of the country this day and age. Living in fear though is not how we grow. “Borders divide. Travel Unites.” A very powerful quote. Travel unites us as mankind. Traveling to foreign countries also unite couples even more. The experience as a couple is even more profound when you travel in love.
Traveling out of the country is exciting. When you have a travel professional to guide you along the way you will be safer. You will have someone to call should anything go wrong and they will be there for you.
Enjoy your engagement, avoid the woe's. Take that honeymoon!
Shannon is the owner and chief romance officer of Paradise Vacation Escapes
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