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How Do You Choose Your Honeymoon Destination?

Oct 30, 2007
Your honeymoon is undoubtedly one of the most exciting events you are planning for your wedding. The honeymoon is virtually the first time both of you and your spouse travel together as a married couple. As a result it should be as important as your wedding ceremony and reception. Although most of us will agree with the notion that honeymoon is extremely essential, you may find it hard to decide on the destination. In fact, you can make your decision based on your budget, preferences of activities during the honeymoon and the time you are going.

Your budget

Without any surprise the budget will be the most essential consideration for the honeymoon destination. If you have a tight budget, you may not be able to take a luxury cruise to the Antarctica. In this case you may need to go to somewhere which is closer to where you live. Of course there can be a trade-off between your budget and the degree of luxury. You may choose to have a less luxury trip so that you can still afford to travel to your dreamed destination.

When you have settled your budget, you can develop a list of destinations that you can choose from. Of course you should only list the destinations that you can select within your budget.

Preference of activities

You will also need to think about what you would like to do during your honeymoon. If you would like to see or experience cultures of other countries, you may consider going to places like China or India. There is no doubt that the cultural elements in these countries will be very rich. Mexico can also be a good choice. You may see the Maya culture in Mexico.

On the contrary, you may not want to be too busy during your honeymoon. You may want to be relaxed in such a memorable moment. In this case you can consider places such as Bali. You may enjoy the time with your spouse on the beach under the lovely sunshine.

The time you are having your honeymoon

The time or season you are having your honeymoon may also affect your choice of destination. If you are planning to go skiing in Switzerland, you will probably go in the winter there. From this you will know that the time and season will affect what you can do during your honeymoon. Of course there will be less consideration about the season if you are going to places near the equator.

Besides the activities you are going to have, the season will also affect how much you will spend. If you are having your honeymoon during the Christmas period, the air tickets, hotels and all other items will be more expensive since it is the peak season for travel. As a result, you will need to go back to your budget to see if you can afford the increased prices. You may want to postpone your honeymoon in order to get cheaper prices, although it may not be an excellent idea.
About the Author
Jerry Leung is a wedding invitation designer with great interest in Chinese Style Wedding cards. He Designs a lot of Double Happiness Wedding Invitations. He runs a Weddings Blog for couples and also runs a Wedding Vendor Directory with Wedding Tips.
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