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You Will Need
- A budget
- Bids on itineraries
- Restaurant reservations
- Time to research destinations
- Airline upgrade (optional)
Decide on a destination
Decide on a destination together.
Establish a budget
Establish a budget. Factor in money for tips, souvenirs, and gifts.
Research the area
Research the area to get an idea of places you want to visit, hotels you'd love to stay in, sightseeing excursions, and so on. If you plan to stay in more than one spot, figure out the ideal number of days to spend in each location.
Find ways to cut costs, like using frequent flyer miles for the airline tickets. Or think about opening a honeymoon registry, where loved ones can contribute to the cost of your trip or buy you honeymoon experiences, like dinner or a sightseeing outing at your destination.
Think about whether you want to rent a car, take public transportation, use mostly cabs, or even hire a car and driver for part of the trip.
Send your dream itinerary to several travel agencies and ask them to bid on your trip. Using a travel agent may seem outdated, but they're good to have on your side if something goes wrong. Plus, they sometimes have access to deals that you don't.
Secure dinner reservations
Research restaurants in the area so you can make reservations ahead of time, especially if you want to go to a place where tables are difficult to secure.
Work the honeymoon angle
When making any kind of reservations, mention that you will be on your honeymoon. This can get you upgrades, discounts, and extras.
Reconfirm your flight and hotel reservations a few days before the trip.