Even if you're the type of person that dedicates months or years to planning your actual wedding day, the honeymoon tends to always be one of those leisurely trips you purposely under plan. Whether you're a list maker, who tends to over organize and pack, or a "fly by the seat of your pants" type of traveler you'll want to plan a honeymoon that has a moderate schedule. Sure, you need time to decompress from your wedding, but what better way to bond with your new spouse than exploring a foreign place together? Here are some websites to consider when beginning the planning process.
Hint: Experts say to plan your honeymoon at least six months in advance to secure inexpensive flights and accommodations.
- The Knot - I've already shared my love for this website when it comes to wedding planning, but it turns out it's just as helpful for planning your honeymoon. The site features honeymoon basics, ideas for Europe, Africa, Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean, as well as updated information about passport laws, a travel blog, guides to romantic resorts and even packing checklists.
- Wedding Channel - This site has a simple guide to popular destination spots all over the world. You can check out photos, read about featured vacations, and get tips for romantic tropical, urban or adventure honeymoons.
- The Honeymoon - Apparently, one of the hottest trends in wedding planning right now is a honeymoon registry, which allows your guests the chance to help send you on the honeymoon of your dreams. This site offers a complimentary registry and wedding web page; however, it does charge your guests a small service charge when they purchase a gift (it's about the same price as sales tax).