Accepting Honeymoon Help and Planning from Others
While you may want to do it all, accepting honeymoon help and planning from others may help reduce your stress.
Many brides start the wedding and honeymoon planning process with big dreams and a lot of ambition. Some don’t believe that anyone else can plan their honeymoon as well as they can themselves. Others get excited about the planning process and look forward to picking out activities, finding the best destination, and booking their accommodations. It isn’t until the stress of balancing daily responsibilities with those planning duties hits home that they realize a little help is essential.
Don’t Wait to Ask for Accepting Honeymoon Help and Planning Assistance!
The worst case scenario is that you keep refusing help until the last minute, and then you’re in a panic when you realize that you don’t have much of anything prepared. Perhaps you have so much on your wedding planning to-do list that the honeymoon gets pushed back week by week. There are some good reasons that you want to take your family and friends up on their offers for help rather than allowing that to happen:
- You could miss out on your top destination and resort picks because you didn’t make reservations soon enough. The best spots always fill up months, if not years, in advance.
- Your friends and relatives may know about activities and destinations that you have never heard of or thought about. Their input could make a big difference, but you get the final approval.
- You’ll have more time to worry about the fine details of your wedding, which can make a big difference when the biggest day of your life finally rolls around.
- Your groom may want a bigger part in the planning process than you imagined. Put him in charge of the activities or another ask so that you work together to plan an enjoyable honeymoon.
Planning a Honeymoon for a Couple You Love?
If you’re the one doing the planning in order to ease the workload of a bride you love, there are some tips that will make the process far easier:
- Ask the bride and groom about special moments in their relationship. Where did they first meet? Where did they get engaged? Where do they like to go for alone time? You may use one or more of these locations to create special moments on their honeymoon.
- While you’re asking about special moments, get a list of vacations that they have already enjoyed together. You want to give them a special place that is new to them both so that they can explore together.
- Keep both personalities in mind. If the bride is a risk taker and enjoys extreme sports, you don’t want to assume that the husband is willing to go heli-skiing or skydiving with her. Find activities and a destination that will offer activities that they can do together.
- Don’t copy from itineraries and guides found online. The honeymoon must be tailored to the couple’s unique interests or they won’t enjoy the trip. You can get ideas and inspiration from your research, but only include activities that fit the couple in question.
If it’s a good idea to ask for honeymoon-planning help from friends and relatives whom you trust, is it even better to hire a travel agent? Not necessarily. Travel agents are often influenced by companies offering discounts when they get couples to book certain trips. They also don’t know you personally, so it’s best to stick with someone who knows you and your future spouse well. If they have significant travel experience as well, all the better. Just make sure that they’re planning your ideal honeymoon rather than their own.
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