Top 10 Honeymoon Hacks
Save time and money and plan the perfect honeymoon with these tips.
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Pack a Carry-On
"Nothing is more stressful than losing your luggage and having nothing to wear," says Maxwell Cooper. She advises packing at least a swimsuit, cover-up, nice sandals and toiletries.
Keija Minor, the editor in chief of Brides, also recommends tossing in a change of clothes. And don’t leave packing for the last minute, especially if you’re leaving right after the wedding. "It’s unrealistic, especially if you still have friends and family in town."
Consider Your Travel Style
For example, not everyone wants to spend a week at the beach. “Don’t plan it according to the classic stereotype of what a honeymoon should be,” says Tom Marchant, cofounder of Black Tomato, a high-end travel agency.
Minor notices more active honeymoons have become popular, especially among millennials. However, “Know yourself. This should be a bucket list trip, but in line with the type of vacation you like to have,” she says. All the experts agree that a balanced mix is key, since too few activities can lead to boredom, while too many can lead to exhaustion.
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Travel During Shoulder Season
Don’t be Afraid to Tell People You’re on a Honeymoon
Don’t Forget Your Wedding Dress
Consider Leaving Your Ring at Home
Factor in Flight Time
"We hear from couples a lot that they chose a destination that was too far away," says Maxwell Cooper. Since weddings can be exhausting, she cautions against a long flight, or connecting flights, too soon after the wedding.
Jet lag is another consideration, since it can take at least several days to adjust to another time zone.