Honeymoons are an essential part of the planning process of weddings. People use them to unwind after the stress of planning the event or as a chance of a lifetime to go to a bucket list destination. Each one is personal to the couple and should not be something that is over looked.

Traveling as newlyweds could be the start of a lifetime of adventure together not just the start of the marriage. Traveling can be a stressful experience for some so following these Do’s and Don’t’s allow you to focus on what matters…or doesn’t.

Do’s & Don’t’s:

  • Do plan this adventure together. One person monopolizing this trip is not how a marriage should start out.
  • Don’t expect not to be tired…you just planned one of the most stressful experiences. Don’t expect to have all the energy to run around.
  • Do plan off days on your honeymoon if you plan on traveling around the destination, having down time is the reason behind a honeymoon after all
  • Don’t use you married name on travel documents if you have not legally changed it yet. Make sure all travel documents state what is on your government ids.
  • Do something you haven’t done before…a honeymoon is great place to start checking off some of your marriage bucket list items.
  • Don’t buy family souvenirs… it’s great thought but no one really wants a dancing coconut, focus on yourselves.
  • Do plan it months after the wedding. There is no hard and fast rule saying you have to leave the day after your wedding, take time to enjoy the aftermath and if your destination isn’t in season with your wedding doesn’t mean you have to skip it.
  • Don’t go bankrupt… make sure you plan your honeymoon along with your wedding and add it into the budget so there are no surprise costs.
  • Do involve family and friends, nothing like a trip to solidify a new family.
  • Don’t involve family and friends…this is the time to get away from everyone and enjoy the newlywed lift
  • Do relax and enjoy it, after all it is still a vacation!