A travel agent came definitely help you if you aren’t sure where to start. They can give location ideas based on your budget and desired activities/vibe
My FH and I both travel a lot so we wanted to go somewhere neither of us had been. We settled on Hawaii and put it together from there. We booked just under a year in advance. Once hotel and airfare was booked we slowly started booking excursions and making reservations for dinner at places we knew would book up. Let me know if you would like help! Travel agent here!
We had kind of a crazy ride to our final destination for a honeymoon because of covid, but we both talked about where we would like to go. We wanted to go to Alaska on a cruise, but with covid, we just weren't comfortable booking it for the near future, so that was out. Next we wanted to do California but they weren't opening things up quickly and we got nervous that they could go into lockdown again because they were one of the first states to do so. FH really wanted to do Universal there, because he wanted to go to Harry Potter World, and I told him we could do that in Florida. So we picked Disney and Universal in Florida. My uncle is a cast member so he booked it for us.
The first step is to decide where you want to go and what you can afford! Many people use travel agents, they are amazing, so if you have a hard time planning yourself, reach out to one!
My original plan was to use a travel agent, they are free of charge and work off commission if you book. They can set up everything for you from resort and airfare to excursions. However, we ended up winning some free days at a resort so we will be going through them and I believe they have their own agent we would work with.
I’d say start with your honeymoon budget, how much you feel comfortable spending, then based on that decide where you 2 would want to go that would be reasonable within that budget.
Starting with budget never hurts. Travel fees, food, activities, time frame you'd like to spend on your honeymoon, etc. Then pick a location you like that's within your budget. There's also a lot of all inclusive places. Thanks to my mom gifting us our trip, we're going to Sandals Resorts, St. Lucia for a week.
I'm letting my fiance plan it. We live in Texas, he mentioned going to Colorado. We don't wanna leave the country without the kids. If I plan it we'll be laying by the pool for 7 days, he's gonna try to find something he can hike.
So my fiance and I have never really traveled. We've been to nashville and thats it, (we are from NC). We went with a cruise because it was super cheap and we are honestly just excited to go some where lol!
We opted for St Thomas since it was in the US (don’t need a passport) and relatively close by on the east coast where we live. We are leaving on Dec 19 and needed to be back by Christmas Eve, so we were looking for a pretty quick flight to maximize our time. We started looking on Expedia for flight and hotel packages and went from there!
We decided we wanted to go to St Lucia but we're not going immediately after our wedding, we're going to go in the spring of 2023, we had a couple reasons for this, one being that we have multiple friends getting married in the 6 weeks after ours. Another is the weather in St Lucia isn't the best in Sept/Oct, and the third is my fiance works for UPS and if we waited till after all of our friends weddings, it would be peak season for UPS (aka holidays) and he can't take time off. So we're going to wait till March 2023. We plan on booking ourselves through Sandals.