Updated: Nov 20
Back then, I didn’t have the facts about honeymoons and I paid the price
When I planned my wedding, I didn’t have the facts about honeymoons and planned an “underwhelming’ experience. You may have read about it in other documents that I shared.
I hate to admit it but I was so caught up in the wedding planning that I paid little attention to my honeymoon and “paid the price” for it…literally!
What makes a honeymoon so important? Let’s take a look first at the history of the significant event.
What is the origin of the term honeymoon?
There are many honeymoon facts that are not evident to everyone but may be very helpful to you as we begin to understand the importance they play in the design of an extra-ordinary design.
According to statistics, 99% of couples who get married take a honeymoon. With that in mind, you need to be armed with all the information to have a fabulous experience.
Ready? Let’s dive in!
The term “honeymoon” comes from a custom in which newlyweds would, for a month, consume a daily cup of mead (honey- wine). In some cultures, it is said that the bride’s father would give the groom all the honey-wine he wanted for a full moon cycle.
Where do honeymooners go?
There are many fabulous places to visit for your honeymoon. Here are some tips to finding the right honeymoon spot:
Your honeymoon is a joint reflection of you and your partner’s personalities and personal tastes
Choose a destination and activities that the two of you like and enjoy as a couple
Your honeymoon may be as simple as a local bed and Breakfast Inn to an all-inclusive adult only resort in the Caribbean – but it should have your signature
What is the average cost for a honeymoon?
Here’s the fun part…
The average cost of a honeymoon varies from $3,500 -$5,100 for a trip of six to eight days.
If this is reaching a little too high for your budget right now, do not despair. There are options available to help reduce costs while maintaining quality and luxury. For example, you can lower your cost by using frequent flyer miles, traveling during non-peak times, shortening your vacation and taking a mini-moon, or having your wedding guests contribute to your honeymoon registry in lieu of traditional gifts (Yes, they can do that!).
What is a honeymoon registry?
A honeymoon registry is similar to a traditional wedding registry in which you sign up for the gifts you would like to receive for your wedding. Guests contribute monetary gifts towards your dream honeymoon activities and experiences listed on your registry page. Guest can also contribute toward larger expenses such as airline tickets, hotel/resort accommodations, cruise ship cabins, etc.
What is an all-inclusive honeymoon?
Started in Jamaica but spread throughout the Caribbean and Mexico and into some other regions as well, the all-inclusive vacation is becoming ever more popular with honeymooners – and their families. They streamline the enjoyment process by including everything — your room, transfers, recreational facilities, meals and drinks — all in one price. Without the worries of wondering how much everything little thing will cost, you can experience everything you want as often as you want it.
Do you need a travel professional to plan your honeymoon?
Did you make your own wedding cake or make your own wedding dress?
Of course not!
If you hired a professional for those important aspects of your wedding, why would you not hire a professional for the most important vacation of your life!
Have contacts in the industry that are not available to you and they can locate added values and packages
Are knowledgeable about travel restrictions and requirements such as the need for passports, visas, airline restrictions and so on
Most importantly, if something goes wrong like the airline lost your luggage, a phone call to your expert will be the only thing you need to do. That is a great bonus!
Don’t trade the peace of mind and the ability to transfer responsibility to an expert to an impersonal online booking agency.
If you need help getting the facts about honeymoons and how to create your ideal experience, then an expert can help you.
Contact us if you want to have the experience of a lifetime.