Amidst the wedding planning, it’s also necessary to think about honeymoon ideas! Unforgettable honeymoons are a once-in-a-lifetime experience and planning that kind of vacation is a great time to utilize travel agents. A honeymoon travel agent can be an ally in a time of need while you are off enjoying yourself in a different destination. Not convinced? Take a peek at reasons why using a honeymoon planner can work to your advantage and actually save you money.
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Using a Honeymoon Travel Agent
Some couples skip using a honeymoon planning service because of their budget, which is understandable! Personally, I once checked out a cruise and went to book it, and then I quickly questioned our travel agency. Online isn’t always the best way because our agent was able to find us the same cruise for a better price. How fabulous!
Local honeymoon travel agent, Melissa Taylor, answered a few pressing questions about contacting a travel agent for honeymoon plans. In short, an expert can be the best way to go!
Advice from a Honeymoon Planner
Plan the Expense into your Budget
Yes…let’s not forget the honeymoon! When planning your wedding budget, remember that the honeymoon is the ONLY component in the planning process that is just for the bride and groom. Make a plan to pay for your honeymoon along with finding destinations that will work into that budget. It’s a trip you want to remember, but also try not to break the bank.
Don’t Let Options Overwhelm You
Try not to let yourself get overwhelmed with all of the honeymoon destination options. You can easily narrow down your choices by asking each other a few simple questions. Would we prefer a warm or cold climate? Do we want to drive or fly? Will we want a little adventure or just relaxation and romance? Should we set a budget and then figure out quality vs. quantity or vice versa?
Blend Ideal Honeymoon Ideas
Consider the fact that you and your fiancé may have two very different ideas of the perfect honeymoon. Maybe he wants a lodge in the mountains and she wants an all-inclusive jacuzzi suite in the Caribbean. There is a great solution to that problem, by the way! There are many destinations and honeymoon travel packages that can blend both of your interests into one amazing vacation.
Travel Agents Don’t Increase Costs
A local travel agent who specializes in honeymoon planning is a great resource for keeping your life simple in this department. There is typically no additional cost to working with a local agent because they are paid by the vendors (cruise line, tour operator, resort…etc) as a local employee for you.
Utilize a Honeymoon Travel Agent
Trust your honeymoon to someone who watches for specials, packages, and promotions every single day. Even after the honeymoon has been booked, new promotions and discounts can usually be applied right up until the final payment.
Decide Soon and Book Early
Do not leave the honeymoon decision for last. If you are looking into honeymoon travel packages, there is the potential that they will be booked and you will have to come up with alternative honeymoon ideas. You two will need this most important vacation you will ever take to finally relax and get to know each other all over again!
Bonus Tip – Raise Funds for Your Honeymoon!
This is an added tip from Hill City Bride, but a great way to ensure that you have a fabulous honeymoon is to have your guests help you raise funds. Instead of buying china and silverware you may never use, Honeyfund is a way for family and friends to send you off on the best vacay ever. Be sure to check it out!