The countless hours you've spent planning your dream wedding are coming to an end. Soon the celebrations with your closest family and friends will be over and it will be time to start your life as husband and wife. This is the time to start planning your dream honeymoon. This is not just another trip, but a vacation to create lasting memories for a lifetime!
Whether you and your fiancé are dreaming of a romantic European retreat, a private Caribbean hideaway, or something more adventurous and exciting, we can help you to create and plan your dream honeymoon.
I Do! Dream Destination Weddings offers complimentary consultations. Carina will meet with you and your fiancé to get to know you as a couple, determine what the two of you expect from your honeymoon, and to allow the two of you to know Carina so that you are comfortable trusting her with your honeymoon details. From there, Carina will begin working with you to create the perfect honeymoon package for the two of you.
WHAT HONEYMOON OPTION IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
All-inclusive packages offer great value by including airfare, transfers, rooms, all meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, all taxes and often times tips. Many properties also offer an abundance of daily activities such as dance lessons, boccia, ping pong tournaments and non-motorized watersports like kayaking, snorkeling, and paddleboats. With an all-inclusive package you also benefit from knowing that all your trip components are included in one up front price. This means you can leave your wallet at home and really relax and enjoy your honeymoon with no worries!
CUSTOM DESIGNED PACKAGES
Are you dreaming of island hopping through French Polynesia or gallivanting across Europe by train? At I Do! Dream Destination Weddings we are able to custom build your dream honeymoon no matter what it entails. We work together with our preferred suppliers to build custom vacations that can include airfare, transfers, hotels, resorts, excursions, and culinary delights. The only thing limiting this type of vacation is your imagination. If you can dream it, we can build it!
TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR HONEYMOON
1) Start Planning Early
Many clients ask how far in advance they should start planning their honeymoon. The answer is the earlier, the better! We recommend that you start planning a minimum of 6 months in advance. This is especially true if you are planning on travelling during the high season or over holidays. Booking early will ensure best pricing and availability.
Are you planning on going all out on this special once in a lifetime trip? Or are you trying to keep your budget in check while still planning an amazing honeymoon experience? No matter what your plans, you need to be realistic and honest about your budget. Your romance travel specialist will be able to work with you to provide you the best value for your money.
3) Consult a Romance Travel Specialist
Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip. This is not the time to take chances and hope that what the glamour photos on the website look like are accurate. Your honeymoon is the time to use an experienced romance travel specialist. An experienced romance travel specialist has taken the time to visit the destinations, inspect the properties, and to participate in the activities they recommend to ensure they only offer you the best value for your money. They will be able to provide you with expert advice on where to go, what to do, and what not to miss (or what to miss).
4) Create a Bucket List
We recommend our clients sit down together and decide what it is they truly want to get from their honeymoon. Things to think about include your budget, how much time you have to travel, where you want to go, and what you would like to experience. Create a bucket list and decide which on your list are "must haves" and which are "maybes". Depending on your budget and time availability you may need to compromise on some items so you each get what you want. If you need help deciding, Carina will be able to help you to narrow down the choices.
5) Protect Your Investment
This is the time to take out travel insurance. You may think nothing is going to prevent you from taking your dream honeymoon; however, there are unforeseen situations that can arise before your vacation that may prevent you from traveling. The right travel insurance can also help to protect your investment if issues arise during your trip. The investment is a very small price to pay for the peace of mind you will be provided with. If you aren't sure what type of insurance is best for you, Carina can help you select the best coverage for your needs.
- Let everyone know it is your honeymoon! Many hotels and resorts offer complimentary honeymoon perks, you wouldn't want to miss the chance at extra special offers! Be sure to carry a copy of your wedding certificate for confirmation. Many resorts require you to present a copy for confirmation.
- Book in your maiden name if you are traveling shortly after your wedding. Your name on your tickets must match those on your passport and more than likely, if you are traveling shortly after your wedding, you will not have had the time to change your name on your passport.
- Relax, Have Fun, and Enjoy! This is a very special time and the more you relax and the less you worry, the more amazing the time you will have!