Congratulations! You are engaged!
And stressed out
about planning a honeymoon?
Yup, I get it!
This honeymoon checklist was written with a full year in mind as that is the average length of engagements.
However, if you can’t wait to tie the knot and are doing a quick engagement, still do all the steps below but condense them into a time frame that works for you.
The point is to follow the checklist to decrease the stress and increase the excitement you can feel looking forward to the trip you will remember for a lifetime!
Honeymoon Planning Timeline:
↘️ 12-11 months out:
This is the time where you narrow down the destination where you want to go and the type of a trip you want to take.
You also should have a set wedding date so that you have an idea of the approximate dates of travel.
This is also an important time to establish a budget so you can make smart financial decisions along the way.
↘️ 11-10 months out:
Start researching travel agents/travel advisors that match your travel style and personality.
Set up a few interviews or a free consultation!
Make sure you are comfortable with whomever you pick, that you can ask any questions you want, and that you understand their process and fees.
Not all agents are created equal and not all agents work the same way. For example, here is how I work.
↘️ 10-9 months out:
This is the time when all those tiny details I mentioned are starting to take over and the planning process begins.
Check-in and validate the following with your trip advisor: your budget, destination, and travel dates.
Start looking at hotel and activity options with your advisor to be sure you can fit in everything that you hope to do on your trip.
At this point, you should have a better idea if your budget is going to work or if you need to spend the remaining months saving for those extra excursions!
Luckily, your trip advisor will have the low-down on getting you the best of the best with the budget you have.
↘️ 9-6 months out:
It’s time to book your airfare if traveling internationally, especially if going to Europe.
Yes, that sounds like it may be early to already book airfare, but trust me, this is the time! If you wait too long, the prices most likely will go up!
You’re also going to want to get travel insurance because of booking so far in advance. Most of the time airfare is not refundable. It’s never a bad idea to protect your investment.
Also, at this time you can book hotels and activities you want to do because some places fill-up fast and reservations are hard to come by.
Because of all this booking, you can plan to pay for a portion of the trip and have less to pay at the end.
Any time you can pay in increments or have the trip paid off before you even step foot on that honeymoon, you are setting yourself up for less stress and more enjoyment!
This is just the first half of the checklist, but what about the rest of it?!?!
I didn’t want to overwhelm you here, but I am happy to send you the rest of the checklist by email.
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