19 Aug 2016
Checklist to a Fabulous Honeymoon
Checklist to a Fabulous Honeymoon – Six Months to Paradise
You’ll spend hours planning the perfect wedding…getting every detail in order. In a flash, your wedding is over and you’ll find yourself on a romantic, warm, powdery beach…just you and your love. You’ll come to realize that the only thing better than a perfect wedding is a perfect honeymoon.
Are you ready? Use our honeymoon checklist to ensure you’ve missed nothing.
Honeymoon – Six Months Before Departure
Discuss the specific type of honeymoon you each want – tropical resort, city tour, cruise, etc.
Get recommendations from friends and family members on potential locations, hotels, and resorts.
Set a budget and stick to it. Include everything – from airline tickets to accommodations to spending money.
Shop for a travel agent and begin reading up on destinations.
Begin the process of securing passports if you don’t already have them.
Honeymoon – Five Months Before Departure
Finalize your choice of travel agent and honeymoon destination. Be sure to ask about special packages and discounts created just for honeymooners.
If you’re making your own reservations, begin to research hotels, airlines, and car-rental companies.
Make sure passport applications have been submitted… if you don’t already have them.
Honeymoon – Three Months Before Departure
Make your reservations and send in all necessary deposits.
Keep all record of all your reservation and confirmation numbers, as well as the telephone numbers of your travel agent, hotel, and car-rental company.
When purchasing airline tickets, have your travel agent confirm your seat assignments and issue your boarding passes if you’re traveling within 30 days.
Ask what official travel documents you will need.
Arrange to get passports and visas if necessary.
Honeymoon – Two Months Before Departure
Add items such as luggage, a travel iron, beach towels, and blow dryer to your registry.
Check on the inoculation requirements for the country you will be visiting.
Start putting together a list of things you will want to pack.
Honeymoon – One Week Before Departure
Get traveler’s checks.
Pack all medication in your carry on bag.
Pack a change of clothes and any other essentials – such as a toothbrush or contact lens supplies – in your carry on bag in case your suitcases get lost or stolen.
Reconfirm all reservations.
Pack all of your not-crush-able items – T-shirts, socks, underwear, bathing suits – ahead of time.
Make a list of all the valuables you are carrying, including the numbers of your credit cards and traveler’s checks, and put copies in your luggage.
If you will need foreign currency for your honeymoon, exchange at least enough money ahead of time to get you from the airport to your hotel.
Honeymoon – Day of Departure
Make sure that you have your money and any travel documents (passports, hotel confirmations) in your carry on baggage — not packed in your checked luggage.
Arrive at the airport early to avoid any last-minute problems — one hour for domestic flights, two hours for international flights.
Reconfirm the flight once again right before you leave home.
Call your credit card companies to let them know you will be traveling.
Reconfirm all reservations