Travel and Honeymoons
Valerie Romano Novak
Adventures in Paradise, LLC
Specializing in honeymoons and destination weddings.
When should we start planning our honeymoon?
It’s best to make your honeymoon reservations soon after you select the date for your wedding. That will ensure that you’ll get the room you want at the resort you choose. The best rooms usually sell out first, and if your honeymoon is during high season, it may be very difficult to get reasonably priced plane tickets. If you plan your honeymoon in the early stages, you won’t have to worry about it when you are working on all the final details for the wedding.
How do we work with a travel consultant to help us plan our honeymoon or destination wedding?
First, ask friends for recommendations. When you meet with the consultant, make sure she/he is an expert in the area that you plan to travel to. Be prepared to answer questions about what type of hotel you like, what you would like to do while you’re there (are you looking for something active, or do you want to spend most of your time relaxing). Be prepared to give a realistic idea of your budget. The consultant cannot make appropriate suggestion if you say your budget is $10,000 when you really only plan to spend $6,000.
How much lead time do we need to plan a destination wedding?
At least one year. More if you are going to have a large number of guests. Not only does the planning take a lot of time, your guests will need enough notice so they can request time off from work. If you are inviting children, there are school schedules to be considered as well.