Life After the Wedding: Plan the Perfect Honeymoon

by : Caroline Miller

Once the caterers have left, guests have said their goodbyes and the cake has been reduced to crumbs, it's time for the most exciting part of the wedding - the honeymoon! Try not to stress about this part of the wedding - chances that you've already stressed yourself out to the max during the wedding preparations. The honeymoon offers the two of you a chance to unwind from the madness of the wedding, as well as sealing your newly forged bond.

Whatever the honeymoon getaway you have in mind, make sure your spouse shares your enthusiasm for it. There's no point in a honeymoon that leaves one person feeling flustered because he didn't really want a beachside honeymoon - it's a bad start to the wedding. Make a list of possible places, and sit down with your partner. Give yourselves a chance to avoid destinations that don't excite you - feel free to be frank if a particular spot seems drab or boring.

As far as destinations go, the world is your oyster. You can choose from beach destinations, hillsides and countryside retreats, cultural cities like Paris and Rome to romantic getaways like Venice. If the two of you share a passion for adventure, choose from bungee jumping holidays, swimming-with-the-sharks packages, and other daredevil adventures.

For those on a budget, an all inclusive holiday package might be the best deal. These all inclusives will take a lot of the hassle of planning a honeymoon off your hands. All you have to do is show up with as smile. Activities will include enough sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and paragliding to last a lifetime. With all amenities including food and nightlife within the resort, you're allowed a lot of time to yourselves, which is what a honeymoon should be about.

While booking your package, ask your travel agent if there are any off season packages available. These are always cheaper, and you could find yourself in an exotic destination of your dreams, and all within your budget. Countries in Asia like Thailand and Indonesia have beautiful honeymoon spots that don't cost a bomb. Your budget will allow for a trip to exotic lands, couple's spa massages, exotic entertainment, delicious cuisine, thumping nightlife and tons of shopping at low prices.

If you're heading abroad for your honeymoon, don't forget your travel insurance. It seems uncomfortable to think of theft or accidents on honeymoon, but insurance will help cover the worst of scenarios if they occur.