When to start planning your honeymoon

page-image-honeymoonIt’s natural to consider completing the wedding details before starting to plan the Wedding trip, but the Honeymoon should be planned concurrently. You’ll want to begin planning your Honeymoon trip between 6 months to 1 year prior to the big departure date, depending upon how exotic or limited in availability your choice might be. If you’ve really got your heart set on the overwater bungalows in Tahiti you don’t want to be disappointed by finding out that they’re already sold out. Rooms with canal views in Venice are the first to go and exotic luxury cars are limited in Hawaii. Maybe you just don’t know where to start because there are too many choices and you’d like someone to help sort them out with you — this is where a Certified Honeymoon Planner can really help.

Using a Certified Honeymoon Planner

Because this is more than a vacation, it’s the trip of a lifetime, it is best to work with a travel professional who can translate your dream trip into reality. A Certified Honeymoon Planner is someone who has completed specialized training and education in the art of Honeymoon Travel. We at Embassy Travel believe in the value of certification and are proud to have Certified Honeymoon planners on staff. Continued education and training is a daily part of the Certified Honeymoon Planner’s job. A Certified Honeymoon Planner will work with you to sort through your wishes and bring your dreams to life within the reality of your budget. We specialize in making the arrangements seamless and adding in all the extra touches that make a Honeymoon so uniquely yours.

Where to go

The choices are endless and we encourage you to dream a bit. This is after all, possibly one of the most romantic vacations you will ever take. This is a time to dream and to fulfill wishes. If you’ve always wanted to go to Fiji, now’s the time. As you move forward in your lives together, taking 10 days together in Costa Rica may not always be possible. Upgrading to the beachfront room at an all -inclusive resort may seem like a special luxury but this is a special trip. Many newlyweds buy homes or start families within 5 years of being married and at that point in your lives neither budget nor time may allow for the luxury of an exotic lengthy trip. So if it’s on your wish list, this is probably the best opportunity you will have to fulfill that wish! We’ve put together some questions to get you and your fiancee thinking about the ideal Honeymoon destination for you. Download our Honeymoon Questionnaire

How to budget for the Honeymoon

The average honeymoon can run between $3800 and $7500. That’s not to say that you can’t find the Honeymoon that’s perfect for you that fits in your budget. The key is to be realistic about what you can and want to spend, taking into consideration the extra costs such as:

Airport Parking
Transportation to the airport
Pet or House Sitting
Travel Insurance

One of the best ways to help make your Honeymoon extra special while staying within your budget is through the use of a Honeymoon Registry. A Honeymoon Registry allows you to register for room upgrades, special dinners, beachside massages, sunset cruises, flowers and champagne in your room… In short, all those romantic little touches that make a Honeymoon so romantic and so memorable.

Many factors will affect the final cost of your Honeymoon. The age old question of quantity vs quality is very appropriate. You can control your budget based upon where you go, when you go and how long you go for. For example you may wish to take the ocean view suite in a moderate hotel or instead choose to take a standard room in a luxurious resort. It’s your travel budget and we’ll help you spend it wisely in the way you both choose.

So go ahead, dream a bit and if you need some inspiration we’ve listed a few of our favorites here for you to consider…

A few of our favorite Honeymoon Destinations:

Costa Rica, The Springs
Africa, Amakhala
Mexican Riviera Excellence
Jamaica Couples
St. Lucia
Turks and Caicos
St. John, USVI


“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
— Miriam Beard