Accommodation For Wedding Couples & Guests
Honeymoon Destinations & Accommodation
In the flurry of activity in planning your wedding, don’t forget to organise the honeymoon well in advance. You’ll definitely need the break after your big day is over! If you’re caught up in wedding day details, this can be something you delegate to your husband-to-be.
Did You Know? The word ‘honeymoon’ is 4000 years old. It came from ancient Bablyon when the bride’s father would give the groom all the honey beer (mead) he wanted one month after the wedding. They ran off a lunar calendar – hence the term ‘honeymoon’. Honeymoon bliss, just like the perfect wedding day, won’t come without some forethought and planning. It’s a precious time for you and your new hubby to relax and focus completely on each other. Talk about what where you would both like to go and what you might like to do and then start narrowing down the destination list. Firstly, for your wedding night, consider booking accommodation nearby the reception so you don’t have to travel far at the end of the day. You will both be exhausted and ready to kick back and unwind before heading off on your honeymoon. If your wedding budget allows it, opt for a more luxurious and romantic resort, hotel or apartment… why not, you deserve it!
Choosing a Honeymoon Destination
Leaving for your honeymoon the next day? Book your flights later in day so you can enjoy a leisurely morning and have time to pack. Some couples like to have lunch with family or friends that have flown interstate for the wedding before heading off. Your honeymoon is the perfect excuse to leave the country and explore exotic locations. The Maldives, South America, Pacific Islands… the world’s your oyster! However, don’t forget your own backyard. Australia has a lot to offer from tropical island getaways to outback adventures, city night life and entertainment to the peace and quiet of the Hunter Valley Vineyards. To make the most of your honeymoon budget, look out for holiday specials, off-season rates and airfare and accommodation packages.
Other factors to consider…
- Time of year
Depending on your destination, find out how busy that time of year will be. You’ll want to avoid the busy school holiday period and any major public holidays.
- Time off work
Setting the date for your honeymoon early will give you plenty of time to apply for leave from work. Make sure you tie up any loose ends, delegate what you can and leave work at work.
While searching for your honeymoon accommodation, research the activities available in the area to make the most of your time away. Check out the local restaurants, shopping districts, tours, entertainment, sporting activities and unique attractions.
- Passport & Vaccinations
Travelling overseas? Get all your paperwork in order. Apply for any necessary passports and visas several months in advance and see your local travel doctor for any required vaccinations. Note#: Your passport will be in your maiden name as travel documents can’t be issued in your new married name until after the wedding day.
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