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Is a Honeymoon Planner Really Necessary?

By: Rachel Collier - Updated: 15 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
Is A Honeymoon Planner Really Necessary?

Many couples opt for the assistance of a wedding planner to ensure their special day goes without a hitch, but more and more people are hiring help with their honeymoon too. Is this just another essential step in preparing for a wedding, or is it simply unnecessary handholding? We explore the arguments for and against hiring a honeymoon planner.

Plan Me Honeymoon Happy!

If you both have busy jobs and social lives, planning a wedding might well be more than enough for you. Planning and booking the perfect honeymoon requires time and patience, so why not let the experts handle it?

Unless you’ve got friends in the travel industry, it’s likely that a professional honeymoon planner will have access to better deals that you’ll be able to find anywhere online. The less you pay, the more you’ll have to spend when you get there!Fancy something completely different? Let your honeymoon planner in on your ideas and leave it to them. Tailored, multi-centre and adventure honeymoons might well be better left to the experts to ensure your flights and fancies all match up.

If you’ve planned your own wedding, particularly if it’s been a long haul, masterminding the honeymoon too can be the last straw. Giving responsibility for the honeymoon to someone else leaves you the time you need to concentrate on the wedding itself.

Independent Traveller

  • If you’re a research junkie, you’ll probably enjoy pulling together honeymoon ideas and exploring the myriad options available. Hours spent flicking through brochures and investigating websites can be lots of fun for the inquisitive mind!
  • By picking up a last minute deal, you can often save money – something that’s often important at this exciting but expensive time. If you’re flexible on location, all the better, but don’t think that last minute means slim pickings. With the economy in crisis, you’ll find plenty of great deals.
  • If you know exactly what you want from your honeymoon, and more importantly, where you want to go, you’ll be comfortable making your own arrangements. Perhaps there’s a place that’s special to you both, or maybe you’ve got a really specific idea in mind.
  • With the explosion of the Internet, it’s never been easier to book a break online, whether it’s a package holiday or a DIY trip. Booking flights and accommodation separately means more flexibility with flight times and airlines, ideal for the more independent traveller. This can be a good way to save too, particularly on flights that leave from one airport and return to another.

If you do decide to enlist a honeymoon planner, make sure you check your commitments, and if there is a fee, find out what it covers. Paying a bit extra for security and peace of mind in the event that something goes wrong can be a good idea if you can afford it. Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime event, so however you choose to book, enjoy every minute.

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