Honeymoon is always dreamy while we are in planning phase.
However there is a chance that you may mess up if you dont plan well and most honeymoon couples give little thought to honeymoon while they plan wedding elaborately. Here are a list of 10 common honeymoon mistakes to avoid while booking your honeymoon package
Here are some Common honeymoon mistakes to avoid while booking your honeymoon package from our readers.
Don’t make the same while you plan your own honeymoon
Not Consulting a specialised honeymoon travel agent.
An agent can help you plan a honeymoon that is good for both you– at a price you can afford and at places and resorts you want to go for your honeymoon. You can check the TripAdvisor Reviews and visit other online sites to choose agents who are trustworthy and credible at the destination that you want to go.
Not Checking your hotel reviews online
You know that hotels go to great lengths to make their properties seem perfect and honeymoony. But upon arrival, that infinity pool could really be the size of a large dining table, and those sumptuous linens could feel like sandpaper. Take all things that a hotel says about itself with a pinch of salt (or sand) and always ensure that you are checking the online reviews from guests who have previously stayed in that hotel.
Not Getting an All Inclusive rate with Taxes and Resort Fees
Hotels are expected to display resort fees clearly, but OTAs may not and instead include vague language like “additional fees may apply.” So call the resort or honeymoon travel agent and ask point-blank about additional fees and taxes before you book. Some of the hotels s artificially inflates with cleaning fee, extra resort fee, pool-and-spa fee, and processing fee which you can avoid if you confirm in advance about all inclusive rates
Finding an place that your partner is not happy with
There are multiple honeymoon destination choices all across the globe that is available when you start to plan a honeymoon. Always ensure that you choose a destination where both of you will be happy with . Your honeymoon should be at a place where they can enjoy privacy, good food and wine, some local cultural activities , a bit of luxury, and activities they can participate in together. Whether you decide to travel far from home or stay close by, there are countless wonderful places to celebrate your marriage and have a happy honeymoon. Find one both of you agree upon.
Forgetting to book a double bed on your honeymoon.
You may laugh, but it is important when booking hotels, especially abroad that you book a queen size of a king size bed which is comfortable for both of you. When reserving your hotel, most hotels will allow you to make some customization requests or add special comments regarding your stay. However, in the teeny-tiny fine print, most hotels also say that your requests aren’t guaranteed
Make reservations for a flight early in the morning after the wedding day
If you are planning an evening reception, you can be sure that you are not going to bed early on the wedding night. A later flight, you can save to walk with eyes red from the airport.
Expecting too much from honeymoon sex
Do you expect honeymoon sex to be the best of your life? Ideally, everyone expects but practically it may not. Usually Couples will be exhausted and tired after their wedding. This may not make the best time to indulge in sex . You should just try to relax and take the pressure off yourselves.
See the sights. Soak up the sun. Give it a few days and your sex life will improve once you understand each other. If you have a wonderful time with each other as you get relaxed and more comfortable with one another even further after the honeymoon
Forgetting to use Contraceptives
This may sound strange, but most newlyweds forget to wear contraceptives on their honeymoon. This can happen either by hectic and stressful wedding ceremonies or just an oversight. Adequate sexual protection is a must if you plan not to get pregnant immediately after marriage and may miss some of the best years of your life.
Budgeting too much on accommodation.
Perhaps on other trips, but no budgeting on your own honeymoon. Even if you think you will not spend much time in your room, you will regret it if accommodations are not special. Probably the most common honeymoon complaint we hear is: “I wish we had spent a little more and stayed in a better room”. Always try to ask for an upgrade at the resort where you are staying.
Do not setting a budget for your honeymoon
Before leaving, you agree on what to splurge on and where skimping to avoid possible discomfort money along the way.One thing that won’t make you happy is overspending or under budgeting on your honeymoon. Planning the trip is the perfect occasion to work together to set a budget that reflects both of your priorities while mot missing on any important tourist attractions at your honeymoon destination.
One Person doing all the planning.
A honeymoon is for both of you to enjoy. If one partner does all the work, both of you will feel guilty if things do not go perfectly as planned. If one of the partners do not take part in the planning, it will end up in dissatisfaction for both partners. Ensure that you are involving your partner as well from the planning phase.
Not booking through a specialized honeymoon operator
Talk to your travel agent. Many packages allow you to have all the luxury you want … and save money as well as get free upgrades for you at no extra cost. Check out the website of the local tourism bureau to find out about special events taking place in the area during your visit and how it can help you in getting all inclusive exclusive offers.
Spending all of your time with each other
Try to also get some private space during your honeymoon and dont do one of the common honeymoon mistakes that most couple repeat inadvertently. Both of you will be happier if you are have some private honeymoon activities – and think about how you will enjoy when you share the experiences with each other.
Keeping silent about being newlywed Status.
Market yourselves and your new status to the world. Do not be shy … especially with hotels, cruise lines, restaurants … Tell them when you make your reservations and is very likely to benefit from special treatment and free upgrades. Smile and let the front desk person know you’re on your honeymoon and you can display your marriage proofs and you are likely to be offered a free upgrade automatically. In case there is no upgrade, it’s a mistake not to ask for one. You might end up in a room much nicer than the one you reserved but at the same price.
Relying on your family while you plan your honeymoon.
Ask for recommendations from family and friends, but do not be under too much influence on what they suggest. After all there may be better places to enjoy your honeymoon that where your parents went to. Pursue your own interests about what both of you like while planning your honeymoon and check with your friends who may be in the same age group as you or who may have same interests as you.
A happy honeymoon is one where you finally get to be alone together and indulge your passion without inhibition, interruption, and time constraints. So enjoy with each other and avoid these 15 Common honeymoon mistakes while booking your honeymoon package