Early Check-In: Honeymoon

Travel Channel's tips to start your honeymoon planning early.

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Congratulations, you’ve just finalized your wedding plans. But just when you thought you were done, next comes the equally important task of planning the perfect honeymoon. It’s not a stretch to start planning a year in advance. You want to avoid last minute chaos, such as hastily boarding a plane the day after the wedding or showing up at the TSA counter with your passport still in your maiden name. Check out these ideas to ensure a honeymoon that keeps the love going strong.

Remember the Red Tape
If you’ve changed your name, update your passport (and airline ticket). Also factor in passport processing time with your honeymoon departure date.
Name change passport

Save a day’s worth of form research, completion and possible filing mishaps with third-party assistance.
MissNowMrs

Get current on a destination’s vaccination requirements.
Traveler Health Tips

Insure your pricey engagement ring through a homeowner’s insurance policy, or check out additional coverage options.
CHUBB
Jewelers Mutual

Review the Checklists
Crunch the numbers with this honeymoon budget planner.
Honeymoon budget planner

Stay on track with this monthly honeymoon planning checklist.
Honeymoon planning checklist

Narrow the field of honeymoon destinations you both can agree on.
Honeymoon wish list

Get the lowdown on the best time for a honeymoon departure.
Honeymoon departure

Get a Gift Trip
Let friends and family help fund your trip with a honeymoon registry.
Honeyfund
Traveler's Joy
The Big Day
HoneyLuna
Distinctive Honeymoons
The Honeymoon

Check on a honeymoon registry’s business reputation before you sign up.
Better Business Bureau

Find a Honeymoon Destination
Explore top honeymoon hot spots and resorts worldwide.
The Knot
WeddingWire

Find a honeymoon travel agent to help plan your ideal honeymoon destination.
US Honeymoon Travel Agents

Discover honeymoon vacation package deals.
Priceline
Sandals

Learn the cheapest times to visit pricey spots.
CheapTickets

Research the best honeymoons by month and weather.
Honeymoons by month
Honeymoons by weather

Get ideas on getaway resorts with his and her recreation options.
Jetsetter

Cruise to Your Honeymoon
Combine your wedding ceremony by the shore or at sea with a cruise honeymoon.
Best wedding cruises

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