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Do’s and Don’ts of Honeymoon Planning

Do – Pay attention to the Details

Names on your airline tickets must match your passport exactly (book the bride’s tickets in her maiden name) and be valid for 6 months beyond the date of return.

Allow plenty of time to arrive at the airport to check-in for your flight or risk denied boarding – arrive a minimum of 2-3 hours before flight time.

Buy travel insurance. Anything can happen – medical emergencies, missed connections, hurricanes, volcanoes, and floods – this protects your investment and your dreams.

Do – Use a Travel Professional that specializes in Honeymoons

A Romance Travel Specialist is very much like your wedding coordinator, making everything stress free and seamless behind the scenes. We will schedule a time to discuss how you envision your honeymoon – your likes, dislikes, and most importantly, the honeymoon experience you have been dreaming of. Your honeymoon is not just another vacation – it’s a very special time in your life as a couple when all the craziness of the wedding is behind you and it’s finally time for the two of you to be alone. You want it to be perfect!

A Romance Specialist will listen to not only to what you are saying but listens to the subtle things that you may not even realize are important to you.  When you share the vision you have of how you would like your honeymoon to look and feel they work diligently with you to make sure that vision becomes reality.

Take advantage of their experience and expert advice to help you find the perfect destination to match your dreams.

You will get the best value – remember a good internet “deal” on the wrong choice is not good value.

Travel is an adventure – hiccups happen! Make sure you will have someone to call in case you encounter any problems.

Most importantly, it usually doesn’t cost more than “doing it yourself” with an online travel agency that offers you no service or support.

Do – Consider a Honeymoon Registry

Your family and friends will have the opportunity to contribute to your once-in-a-lifetime trip by purchasing gift cards towards your honeymoon or to purchase services or excursions, such as a couple’s massage or a private romantic dinner on the beach.

Don’t – Buy your mom’s or your best friend’s honeymoon

A destination that is perfect for someone else might not be the right fit for the two of you! Determine your best honeymoon destination by working with an expert to custom design your trip to match your individual vision.

Keep an open mind, there might be a destination you never thought of!

Make sure the travel plans meet the needs and interests of both the bride and groom.

Don’t – Underestimate the effect of the wedding stress and jet lag

Schedule plenty of free time – especially when first arriving to adjust to the new time zone.

Drink plenty of water.

Try not to over-schedule activities.

If possible – leave a couple of days after the ceremony.


From cliff-side Italian villas to overwater bungalows perched above azure waters, I’ll pair you with an unforgettably romantic stay—and plan your “just-us” adventure down to every last detail. 

At Vicki’s Travel Designs, I work one-on-one with couples to craft the honeymoon of their dreams, no matter how fantastic they may be.