Plan the perfect honeymoon

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Picking a honeymoon location is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. It is the perfect post-wedding retreat to bask in your new married status while enjoying an adventure together. But how do you choose the location from all the possibilities worldwide? First, you need to define the trip’s vibe. And choosing your honeymoon vibe is what we are going to help you with!

Selecting The Honeymoon Vibe of Your Dreams

Plan an adventurous honeymoonAdventurous

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you the type of couple that feeds off adrenaline?
  • Do you get antsy sitting by the pool for more than an hour?
  • Do the two of you love trying new things together?

If you answered yes to these questions, then an adventurous honeymoon is likely your future! This could mean anything from unusual accommodations (looking at you, igloo hotels), an off the beaten path destination or thrill-seeking excursions in a more traditional locale.

Ideas for destinations include Marrakech, Morocco; an African safari; or Machu Picchu, Peru.

Plan a laid back honeymoonLaid Back

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you the type of couple that dreams of laying in the sun?
  • Do you define a honeymoon as a trip full of rest and relaxation?
  • Is a full-service beach bar with tiki drinks calling your name?

If these questions describe your honeymoon vision, then a laid-back beach vacation is for you. Consider an all-inclusive beach resort where the beach is just a few minutes from your room or an over-the-hut ocean destination for the ultimate in relaxation.

Ideas for destinations include Tortola, The British Virgin Islands; Turks and Caicos; or Fiji.

Plan an urban honeymoonUrban

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you love exploring together?
  • Do you enjoy the things city life offers like museums, shopping and fine dining?
  • Is experiencing culture an important part of your relationship?

If you two spend the weekends exploring museums and dining out, then an urban honeymoon may be just your style. Choose a city stateside or across the globe to explore all the culture it has to offer, including plenty of romantic dinners out.

Ideas for destinations include New York, New York; Paris, France; or Rome, Italy.

Plan a romantic honeymoonRomantic

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you two imagine a honeymoon wandering hand-in-hand down cobblestone streets?
  • Are your favorite trips planned around wine and food?
  • Will the honeymoon focus be on romance over adventure?

Of course, all honeymoons are romantic by definition. However, if you want to up the ante a bit then pick a classically romantic destination locally or abroad. Choose an off the radar beach, winery or combination of the two.

Ideas for destinations include Florence, Italy; Santorini, Greece; or Napa Valley, California.

Make teh most of a mini-moonMini-Moons

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you two limited on time off after the wedding?
  • Is budget a bit tighter with all the wedding expenses?
  • Do you want to go on the big honeymoon at a later date?

Mini-moons can really be any type of honeymoon, but they deserve their own shout out! These mini-vacations are the perfect getaway to celebrate with your new forever honey, while keeping costs and days off to a minimum.

Ideas for destinations include: The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; or Big Sur, California.

Let a Honeyfund honeymoon registry help you with your wedding plans, capped off with a getaway that matches your desired honeymoon vibe.

Bio: Samie Roberts is the co-founder of Bustld, a wedding resource that connects engaged couples and wedding vendors based on fit. Take the 2-minute wedding quiz to match to vetted vendors in your local market. Personally, Samie loves all things travel – especially anything Italian! Follow us on Instagram @bustld.

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