How to Choose Your Perfect Honeymoon Destination

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So you’ve just had your wedding, and now you’re thinking about going on a honeymoon — your first trip away as a newly married couple. This is definitely a special time and it’s often the most romantic trip that couples have.

You’ll find that many couples stress about their honeymoon destination, but there isn’t really much to be stressed about. It can be overwhelming having so many options to choose from, but we’ll give you some advice and guidance on how you can narrow down your options and choose the perfect destination.

Think about the Kind of Trip You Want

First and foremost, think about the kind of trip that you want to go on. Honeymoons don’t always have to be romantic. If you’re not a romantic couple then simply go on an activity trip that you’ll both enjoy: go skiing in the French Alps, relax on the beach in Bora Bora, go sightseeing in New York City or London.

Deciding on what kind of trip you want will help you narrow down your options massively. Here is a list to help you decide:

  • Romantic getaway – Paris, Valencia, St. Lucia, Seychelles.
  • City breaks – New York City, London, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Tokyo.
  • Beach holiday – Bora Bora, Sharm El Sheikh, Playa del Carmen, Barbados, Maldives.
  • Skiing trips – Austrian Alps, French Alps, Lapland, Wanaka, Banff.

Adjust for Your Budget and Trip Length

Now that you have decided what kind of trip you’re looking for, the next step is to narrow your options down further and account for your budget and the length of your trip. If you want to go halfway across the world, it probably won’t be a viable option if you have a small budget and only intend to go on a one-week trip.

As your budget and date flexibility open up, so do your options. Your budget and trip length are factors that you’ll want to take into serious consideration.

Additional Tips

In the above sections we’ve talked about narrowing your options down by thinking about what kind of trip you want, and adjusting for your budget and trip length. Here are some additional tips that won’t necessarily help you choose the perfect destination, but will help your trip go as smoothly as possible:

  • Let people know it’s your honeymoon – when you encounter people on your trip, let them know it’s your honeymoon. The airline might bump you up to first class, the hotel might put you in a special honeymoon suite, the bartender might give you a drink “on the house”.
  • Use a reputable provider – if you decide to go with a package provider, make sure that they’re reputable. It would be a good idea to get recommendations from friends and family.
  • Get a good insurance policy – make sure that you’re properly insured for your trip, this could mean getting missed flight insurance, medical travel insurance, and more.
  • Plan your trip properly – if you’re going to a destination that’s on your bucket list, think about the places that you want to go to. Plan your trip in advance so that you can make the most of your trip.

Hopefully you now have a much better idea as to how you can choose the perfect honeymoon destination — you probably already have some ideas in your head about where you want to go! However, it’s important not to get carried away; going away on your first trip as a couple can be exciting, but don’t forget the legalities.

If you’re going to somewhere exotic or far away, chances are that you’ll need visas, vaccinations, and paperwork. After you have decided on your destination, make sure to research this and leave a good amount of time to get everything sorted.

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How Do I Choose My Wedding Dress?

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How Do I Choose My Wedding Dress?

Many people say that your wedding day is one of the best days of your life. Even though that might be true, what’s also true is that it can be very stressful. You’re bombarded with so many options — everything from your wedding dress choice to seating arrangements — and to make it even worse, most weddings have a strict deadline.

The most important piece of advice you could receive is to take everything step by step. Throughout the next few sections we’re going to tell you how you can choose your wedding dress efficiently.

Think about Your Body Type

One of the most important things that you should think about is your body type; choosing a dress that doesn’t suit your body type just won’t look right. You want a dress that’s going to feel comfortable throughout the day, but you also want to look great. Listed below are body types that you might want to choose from:

  • Pear-shaped
  • Busty
  • Tall and slim
  • Straight-lined
  • Petite
  • Small-chested
  • Plus-sized
  • Apple-shaped

Try to figure out which body type category you fall into. Make the boutique aware of this and the assistant will help you choose from dresses that accentuate your body type. Not only will this help you choose a better dress, but it will also make your search much less time consuming.

Try on a Wide Range of Dresses

When you’re trying on dresses, one of the best things that you can do is try on a wide range. Limiting yourself to only a few options, or even to a few boutiques, means that you don’t have much to choose from.

Make sure to try on a wide range of dresses so that you can get a feeling for each of them, but keep in mind your deadlines and your time limits.

Think about Your Budget

Weddings are infamous for being expensive, and it’s not uncommon for a person to go over their budget. Make sure you set a budget for your wedding dress and try your best to stick to it. Think about the other expenses that you have to pay for, this will give you motivation to stick to your budget properly.

Setting a budget won’t just help you manage your wedding expenses, but it will also make your search much easier as you won’t waste time looking at dresses that you can’t afford.

Although, if a dress happens to catch your eye and it’s out of your budget, it might be worthwhile seeing if there are other areas that you can cut back on. It would be a good idea to talk with your partner if this happens.

There is a lot to take into consideration when it comes to choosing a wedding dress and it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of options that you’ll have. Thinking about the three things we discussed above will help you narrow down your options and find a dress that you love.

It’s also a good idea to bring along your bridesmaids and a camera. Your bridesmaids will help you choose dresses in-store, and a camera is useful because you can take pictures of the dresses and review them afterwards. Before you do this though, make sure that the boutique allows it.

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My Wedding List

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My thanks to Huffington Post for the picture above.

It will help my wedding list creation and how we manage things, very interesting. I think I will start my wedding list here, in no particular order;

  • Proposal
  • church
  • flowers
  • wedding vehicles
  • makeup
  • invites
  • food – catering
    • starter
    • main course
    • desert or cake
  • drinks
  • cake
  • reception
  • speeches
  • honeymoon
    • india
    • europe
      • italy
      • france
      • ireland
      • swiss
      • uk
    • usa
    • pacific ocean
  • groom choice?
  • best man
  • route to church
  • who goes in what cars?
  • theme
  • bridesmaids
  • makeup
  • lists

 

Summary, this is a draft list that I will add to as and when i get the time, but the beauty of this is, it is exactly how i feel, not a professional document with no soul. This is all from the heart and exactly how i feel right now and right now i really can’t be bothered capitalising the i’s i keep typing in, so i won’t. Its my wedding, so I will do exactly as i want.

Did you notice i slipped in loads of i’s then, well there you go, it may not be the most interesting wedding blog of all time, but it is from the heart.

 

 

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Welcome to my wedding blog

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Welcome to my wedding blog, it’s here for me mainly but you too.

I thought it would be a good idea to record all the moments as and when I can, as it will be amazing to look back and see not just what happened, but how and when things happened. I do believe in things happening for a reason. And therefore if you can record wedding elements as they happen, it is quite meaningful I believe.

My wedding will be a quiet affair with only 75 people, but they are very close friends and my favourite relatives.

Thanks again for reading this and come back whenever you want. My contact details are here.

And my thoughts on how to choose a dress is here.

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