Keeping the Honeymoon Blissful: Precautions to Take Before Traveling

Planning a wedding can be an extraordinary event. The bride and groom will often plan the wedding and reception down to the very minute, and to the smallest detail. It is understandable; this is one of the most important days of their life. However, during all of this planning process, many plans are left out that should be made regarding the honeymoon.


Yes, the destination has been selected, the time off has been arranged, the plane tickets have been purchased, but many of the small details have been forgotten. Before any newlywed couple leaves for their honeymoon, they should be aware of the following items to make sure their honeymoon is as perfect as their wedding ceremony.

• Proper Identification. Make sure that you know what types of identification you will need to go on your honeymoon. Many places that did not require a passport in the past, such as  Canada, now require a passport. Also, make sure that you have a copy, not the original, of your wedding certificate. This will protect the bride if there are any questions about her name.

• Crash Course On Money. If you are traveling out of the country, make sure you understand the money exchange before you ever arrive. All too often visitors to a different country are taken advantage of by fraudulent exchange rates or over pricing of goods because the visitor was unfamiliar with the exchange rate.

• Know What To Expect For Food. Native foods may not be agreeable to a traveler. You should familiarize yourself with the foods before you arrive so that you know what to expect.

• Know The Weather. Know what to expect for weather so you will know what to bring in terms of clothing. Also, if you are traveling to certain areas that are impacted by hurricanes or other forceful weather at certain times of the year, make sure you know and are prepared for this type of event. This does not mean you should avoid these areas, it only means that you should know what to expect if strong weather occurs.

• Prepare For Fees. You may have booked your honeymoon though an all-inclusive travel agency such as Holiday Birds, but there is a chance that you will encounter other travel related fees when you arrive. Make sure that you understand what a fee is for before you pay, and always request a receipt for your payment.

• Look At Tours Before Your Arrival. If you are planning to sight see while you are on your honeymoon, you may have better luck scheduling your tours online before you arrive. If you are in a very popular vacation or honeymoon destination, you may not be able to participate in these tours without prior reservations.

Your honeymoon will be great no matter what happens. However, your honeymoon will be fabulous if you take the time to complete these steps before you go. Your wedding was the most exciting day of your life, there is absolutely no reason why your honeymoon cannot be an extension of that excitement.

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