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Happy honeymoons

The honeymoon symbolises the start of your new life with your beloved and the world is literally your oyster. Some couples choose their honeymoon to explore a dream destination from their bucket list, others see it as a reclusive get away to spend solely with their new spouse.

Practical considerations such as budget, time off work availability, holiday allowances, passports and visas, often play a part in decisions. As with most items off the wedding planning checklist starting early is the key, especially if you need to get passports renewed.

A great travel agent is a good starting point if you are looking for inspiration and can organise the travel plans for you with ease. You may also choose to research destinations, flights and accommodation yourself, which is easily done online if you have the time to make comparisons and check all of the facts before you book and pay for anything.

The most popular destinations for honeymoons at the moment are Fiji and Rarotonga.

Most island resorts have a wedding co-ordinator and they offer various wedding packages taking into account all of the factors of your wedding party. Factors such as budget, whether it is a family wedding with young children involved, something more intimate, and whether it is a honeymoon only or compete wedding package. Some resorts have special wedding chapels, couples may also choose to marry on the beach.

Honeymoon considerations:

  • Budget
  • Passports and visa needed
  • Vaccinations and medical issues
  • Holiday allowance/time off work
  • Plans for pets/children not going