After months of wedding planning, your honeymoon is the once-in-a-lifetime getaway that gives you the chance to relax, unwind and spend alone time getting to know each other as husband and wife. However, some brides-to-be get so wrapped up in the wedding details that they don’t know where to start when it comes to the honeymoon. Therefore, we’ve rounded up some tips to make that vacation planning much easier.

  • Don’t be fooled by flawless picture. Do work with a travel planner that’s actually been there!

Looks can be deceiving and surely you don’t want to fall victim to these over photoshopped images and get disappointed when arriving to the destination. Instead, seek the help from professional travel agents or reviews from someone who has been there. They can offer valuable advice about what specialties to try or must-see attractions in that destination.

  • Don’t wait until the last minute to book your trip. Do book early for best availability & value

Keep in mind the earlier the better when it comes to booking the honeymoon. If you have your heart set on a sunny beach or a luxurious resort, just go for it, don’t wait until the last minute in hope of finding a good deal. Chances are you will end up finding one that is far less than the dreamed honeymoon that you have envisioned before. Moreover, booking in advance will help you save on the airfare and logistical issues. Not to mention, it’s quite a relief to mark one thing off the list, right?

  • Don’t give in to outside influences. Do choose a destination that fits your style

Your sister and her husband had a wonderful honeymoon in Maldives doesn’t mean you and your spouse will have the same experience in there. Listen to suggestions but don’t let these influence your decision on where to go. Remember this is your trip and it’s all about two of you. So pick a destination that fits your personality and style, a blast getaway that’s just perfect for you!

  • Don’t plan the honeymoon by yourself. Do go somewhere you both want to see

The honeymoon involves two people so it should be planned by two of you. Communicate with your spouse about what you both envision for the getaway and build your dream honeymoon together from what type of vacation you want to final bookings. That way you two will not end up in your first post-marriage argument and could start your new chapter in life with a perfect romantic honeymoon that you both enjoy.