7 Common Honeymoon Mistakes Every Couple Must Avoid

July 18, 2020 Comment

Common honeymoon mistakes are a result of improper planning. Most couples don’t realize that honeymoon planning is also part of wedding planning and it’s imperative you take it seriously right from the day the wedding date is fixed. If you don’t, your first vacation as a married couple would leave you unsatisfied and disappointed, which is not a good start. To help you out, we’ve compiled some common honeymoon mistakes every couple must avoid. If you don’t do any of these, we guarantee that you will have an amazing experience.

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Planning Late

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As mentioned earlier, it’s important to have ample time to plan and book your honeymoon. This would ensure you have more than enough time to adequately research flights, accommodation, activities, and extras. Pre-booking saves you from any last-minute panic-stricken moment. Lack of preparation is the biggest honeymoon planning mistake one can make.

Leaving Immediately After The Wedding

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If you don’t want to spend your honeymoon sleeping all day and night, it’s best to take at least 3-4 days off to rest, before embarking on that romantic vacation with your partner. Your wedding is a huge event, and you’ll most likely have a long and tiring day. So, why the rush? Leaving immediately will have you feeling tired and more stressed than you should be. That is definitely not a good start.

Booking Flights Under Your New Last Name

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This is a very common mistake newlyweds make. I know you are excited and thrilled to use your partner’s last name but make sure you make bookings under the same name that appears on your passport and other identification documents. The paperwork on your name change won’t be readily available until a few months. Having to change your ticket or booking details as a result of this mistake is tedious and expensive. 

Not Doing Your Research

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It’s mandatory that you do enough research on your honeymoon options, before booking. If you don’t want to be caught unaware of what will ruin your honeymoon stay (which is a terrible way to start this beautiful journey called marriage), it’s important that you do your homework. Does it fit your budget? Are there any customs and practices you should take into consideration? What do the customer reviews say on the booking and travel sites? All these will give you a better idea of your honeymoon destination and accommodation.

Not Setting A Realistic Budget

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We can’t emphasize enough, the importance of having a separate and realistic budget for your honeymoon. Realistic, because you don’t want to depend on deals and discounts to enjoy your honeymoon. Your honeymoon plans should be based on the funds that you have. Draw up a budget for flights, accommodation, activities, and extras. A smart move would be to put some money aside for unforeseen expenses. No one wants to start their married life as a debtor. 

Not Taking Weather Into Consideration

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Check the weather of the country you’re planning to visit and make sure you’re going at the right time. You don’t want to pack lots of shorts and bikinis to a country in the cold season. 

Missing Out On Treats And Upgrades

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Make sure that you don’t miss out on special treatments such as fun treats and possible upgrades that your hotel has to offer. Most times, the hospitality industry has something special for newlyweds. Take advantage of this by letting the hotel know it’s your honeymoon.

Take note of these common mistakes and make sure you don’t make any. You’ve been warned.

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