The wedding is over, enter the honeymoon phase! After the planning madness and the whirlwind of your best day ever, you get to enjoy ALONE time with your spouse. What a Cloud 9 feeling to close your eyes and picture this!
Have you put thought into your honeymoon yet?
Do you need the advice of a travel agent, complete with tours and packages? Maybe you’re a do-it-yourselfer, just get somewhere and wing it. There are so many things you can do that you must talk about how you want to spend your honeymoon.
Which one are you, calm and peaceful?
Or daring and extreme?
Or both? Tell your travel agent to find what activities you want (or don’t want).
What about food? Are you an American fare, steak and potato type?
Or have a more international palette?
Or both? Again, tell your travel agent and get your perfect trip booked!
Before we get to the current popular destinations, let’s list some other questions to answer and ideas to ponder.
- Do you want to stay domestic or travel abroad?
- Do you like all-inclusive packages with food and drink?
- Do you want to relax or pack in the activities?
- Do you want to be surrounded by people or more excluded?
- Are you stressed at the thought of travel, afraid to fly, etc?
- Would you consider a cruise?
- How much do you want to spend on your honeymoon?
- Do you want to get married at your destination location?
If you’re thinking of traveling abroad, there are some amazing places like Italy’s Amalfi Coast (pictured below), Santorini and Mykonos in Greece, Figi, Bali, Tahiti, and Bora Bora to name just a few.
While we are on the subject of traveling abroad, please take note of your passport! If you change your name but it doesn’t appear on your passport, you’re not leaving the country. It takes some time to change your passport and other documents over so make sure you have that in place well in advance of your trip.
Domestically, the top choice is always the Hawaiian Islands. Oahu, Maui, and Molokai are beautiful places to honeymoon. Also popular are places like California Wine Country (Sonoma Valley pictured above), Miami and Orlando in Florida, Jackson Hole, WY and Park City, UT (skiing, anyone?), or any of the incredible National Parks. Fall weddings can consider Vermont for breathtaking scenery.
Cruising is also a popular option and can take you to a number of great places for you to experience in one trip. Consider cruising the Greek Islands, Australia, the Mediterranean including Spain, France, and Italy, or perhaps Alaska. There are always good packages and specials running for cruises and some offer special bonuses for honeymooners. Some cruise ships can hold over 5,000 guests so if you and your sweetheart are people-people, this could be ideal for you!
Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo is always vetting the best partners in the business, and we have recently added Helen Baxter-Amelsberg with Dream Vacations in Furlong, PA. She is a well-seasoned traveler, both domestically and internationally, and can lead you to the most perfect honeymoon to celebrate your new life together, or arrange the most perfect destination wedding and honeymoon in one. She’s also super friendly and fun and will make the process exciting for you.
Whether it’s peace and quiet or extreme action and adventure, anywhere on the globe, Helen can exceed expectations. Watch our social for the next in-store event with Helen coming in March! As a Darianna Bride herself just last year, she’ll have special presents for you!