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Planning Your Honeymoon Together

By: Kelly-Rose Bradford - Updated: 3 Jul 2010 | comments*Discuss
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Planning your honeymoon and choosing your honeymoon destination should be a romantic and fun activity for both bride and groom to enjoy. But how can you best go about it - especially if you both have very different ideas or thoughts on what makes a perfect honeymoon destination or package? Is there a perfect recipe for harmonious honeymoon planning - or is trying to please everyone one hundred per cent just a recipe for disaster?!

Talk it Over

The chances are, even if it has not been discussed at all, you will both have a fairly good idea of what you want from your honeymoon - even if as ideas go, they are poles apart! Planning separately, and drawing up your own short lists before sitting down together to talk through your ideas is not a bad thing - you might even find you've both come up with the same destinations - but even if you haven't, it will give you both a better understanding of what you are each looking for in a romantic honeymoon getaway!

Under the Influence

Don't be swayed too much by glossy holiday brochures or other people's ideals or expectations - if your idea of honeymoon heaven is a cottage in the middle of nowhere deep in the English countryside, then go for it! The romantic, desert island getaway is not for everyone, so do not feel pressured into booking the kind of holiday people expect you to have if it is not truly what you and your partner desire.

Do Your Homework

If you and your partner come to the table with a myriad of brochures that have nothing in common what so ever - beyond perhaps being handed out by the same travel agent - then you may have a little more work on your hands!

It is always worth remembering exactly what your honeymoon signifies - you'll have dozens of holidays thorough out your life together, but only one honeymoon - and that is something to bear in mind when you are doing your planning, particularly if you are having trouble seeing eye to eye on destinations or themes.

If a theme type honeymoon that only one partner is interested is mooted, think how it could perhaps be worked into the honeymoon rather than becoming the honeymoon - or save it for another break - if one of you is desperate to do a 'themed' vacation to a particular resort, it could prove testing for the non participating partner - and that's not something you want from your perfect honeymoon getaway!

Keep it Chilled!

Working together on your honeymoon plans should be a fun and rewarding time for you both and a great way to relax with some glossy travel brochures away from the stresses and strains of your other wedding planning! Make sure it does not become a chore or a battle of wills! Make a short list and once you are happy with it, narrow it down to your perfect resort - or even draw lots if you find it impossible to make a decision! However you choose the final location, do it with care and consideration, and make sure it is truly a joint decision, and to a place that you can relax and chill in, and look back fondly on for many, many years to come. And keep telling yourself that you really do only get one chance at planning the perfect honeymoon!

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