This has got to be the BEST VACAY EVER! There is just no other way it can be. It’s your honeymoon, after all. You plan for this first holiday with hubby dear, well in advance just so it goes off smoothly and is as dreamy as you’ve always wanted it to be. And this clearly means that there is no room for mistakes. To help you out, we list out 10 common mistakes couples make when planning their honeymoon. Steer clear of the following, ladies.
1. Not taking into account the weather conditions
Going for a Yash Chopra films-inspired honeymoon to Switzerland in the winter? Wrong timing and a very bad idea! Researching the weather at your honeymoon destination well in advance is imperative because ladies, weather can play spoilsport, and how! If freezing in the snow is not your idea of fun, maybe go for a beach honeymoon instead?
2. Last minute bookings
Taking forever to zero down on a destination for the honeymoon can work out to be very expensive. Doing last minute bookings for hotels and flights can end up costing you double the amount. Be smart, ladies. Spend the spare money on romantic dinners with him at exotic locales. ;-)
We don’t mean to kill the romance, but a never-ending honeymoon trip can eventually become boring. Don’t make it too short, but don’t make it an 80-day world tour either!
4. Choosing multiple destinations that are too far apart
Going to more than one city or country is a great idea. Exploring new places with your significant other is an amazing way to bond and have fun. But choosing multiple destinations that are too far apart from one another can lead to most of your honeymoon being spent travelling in trains and aeroplanes. Not fun, we say.
5. Doing a touch and go
Spending one day Paris and the next one in Rome – bad planning, ladies. Don’t overstay, but a touch and go just to get that one picture by the Eiffel Tower isn’t the best way to plan your romantic honeymoon.
6. Making it all about adventure and sightseeing
Yes, doing a skydive together is great, and maybe a short trek as well. But making your trip all about one adventure sport after the other, and tiring yourself out sightseeing all day, every day, isn’t how a honeymoon should be. Sit and do nothing as you sip on a local drink at a quaint café, go for a drive to a point where the view is great and just savour the moment, ladies. How romantic!
The last thing you want during your honeymoon is to be surrounded by scores of people while waiting in a queue to see one historic monument. Choose exotic, more quiet destinations away from the hustle bustle of a busy city. Make it just about the two of you. Why not stay at a peaceful resort on some calm island?!
8. Planning an elaborate shopping spree
Shopping is important on a vacation – we get that. We aren’t saying you shouldn’t shop at all, but don’t go with a full shopping agenda. It’s your honeymoon – spend time with your new life partner and enjoy in ways different from just shopping together.
9. Not carrying appropriate clothes
You want to wear that gorgeous, flowy maxi for your honeymoon and click dreamy photographs. Yes, that is very important. But do you want to be in a thin maxi at a cold destination? That’ll only lead to you falling sick and not enjoying your own honeymoon! Carrying the right kind of clothes based on the destination is important, ladies, so shop and pack smartly.
10. Planning too much and making it too tight a schedule
Planning a minute-to-minute itinerary for your honeymoon is, ermm…SO not romantic! Plan each day together as it comes – wake up and see what the mood is like and just go with it, we say. Of course, don’t miss out on the must-dos of a place, but don’t over-plan either.