The number one mistake most couples make is leaving your honeymoon planning until the last minute. This trip is the first of hopefully many vacations together as husband and wife; let’s not underestimate the importance of it. Not only can you save significantly if you book early, you better your chances of getting your first and or second choice of resort or cruise.
Not taking a honeymoon.
Okay, life is busy, hectic and sometimes downright chaotic. But seriously: Will your job, company or family really fall apart if you take some much deserved time for yourselves? Now is the time to relax! You’ve survived your wedding day, danced the hokey-pokey and now it’s time for you. Even if it’s only a day or two, take the time and make it special. The last thing you want to do is look back years from now and regret that you didn’t take time for yourselves.
Forgetting to bring your sense of humor.
No matter how carefully you plan your trip, sometimes things can go wrong—even at a world-class honeymoon destination. Don’t let anything ruin the overall purpose of your trip, which is to have a fun and romantic time with your spouse. Laugh it off and you’ll only remember the good stuff. Just think of any hiccups as great stories to tell the grandkids.
Scheduling all of your time with activities.
With all the pre-wedding excitement, mad dashing and last-minute issues, you may not realize how exhausted you are. Most likely, it'll certainly hit you a day or two after the Big Day. So even though eight hours of fishing sounds wonderful, don’t plan it for the first part of your honeymoon. Instead, consider say, a couples’ massage, as the best way to start your honeymoon. Be sure to leave yourselves enough relaxation time.
Not using a travel agent to help you plan your honeymoon.
Travel agents are your advocates: They offer personalized service, travel knowledge, and can be someone to lend a hand or ear when you’re looking for the perfect place to begin your life together. Travel agents don’t work for an airline, cruise or tour company – they work for you. Let the experts find you the best values, industry deals and discounts that only they have access to. Let them do the many hours of research for you; they understand you’re a little busy right now.