The wedding doesn’t stop after the reception or even the after-party. The wedding extends until the honeymoon, where you as a couple celebrate your newly-minted wedding, typically at a destination far away. The vacation allows you to strengthen your bond even further before you begin real-life and embark on your journey as a married couple.
This means that honeymoons are also usually part of the wedding planning. While you arrange where you’re exchanging vows, who you’re inviting, what meals you’re serving your guests, you’re also simultaneously putting together a vacation of a lifetime.
If you want to make your honeymoon extra magical, you may want to suggest doing a surprise honeymoon. Since it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, you may want to take the planning on your hands to add a dose of romance to your escapade.
What is a surprise honeymoon?
A surprise honeymoon is when you or your partner take total control of the planning and keeps every detail on the down-low until you actually go on the trip. Whoever is the planner gets to call all the shots to make it more exciting for the other. Many couples choose to go this route to take some stress off the shoulders off their partner since wedding planning is already tedious enough. It gives both of you a sense of excitement after the wedding day given the element of surprise.
But putting together a surprise honeymoon isn’t as easy as it seems. Below are tips to help you make it successful:
Tips for planning a surprise honeymoon
Pick the best destination.
First things first, pick a destination that you know you and your partner would both enjoy. Perhaps a place where you had planned on going to before you tied the knot. It’s important that the destination you end up going together is one where you can make lasting memories, so choose well.
Choose a reasonable date.
The only aspect of the honeymoon that shouldn’t remain a secret is the date. Consider both your schedules and pick a time that doesn’t interfere with anything. If you’re both busy due to other commitments, you may want to consider a minimoon first before going on a full-blown honeymoon. Plan the dates together as a couple so you can go on your trip uninterrupted.
Write a wishlist.
Just because it’s a surprise honeymoon doesn’t mean you already have to take charge of the entire itinerary. Ask for your partner’s input, too. Set aside a time and create a wishlist and jot down places you want to go, activities you want to do, foods you want to try, and more. This will give you an idea of what your partner’s ideal trip would be like, allowing you to put together the perfect honeymoon.
Keep everything on the down-low.
This goes without saying, but you have to remain secretive while planning. Be careful about which account or credit card you’re using to book flights and accommodations. You might be sharing accounts with them and book something unintentionally. Make sure to do everything on a separate account so everything will be a surprise.
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