The honeymoon is the first opportunity for a couple to be on their own and enjoy each other’s company without distractions. It should, therefore, be perfect in every way. To help you make sure your honeymoon is as hassle-free as possible, here are some common mistakes that newly married couples often make:
Packing your honeymoon wardrobe 2 weeks before.
Depending on the duration of your honeymoon and how often you plan to do laundry, pack enough clothes for your entire honeymoon. If you’re going to be gone for a month, pack for at least five weeks—if not more.
If you are going to an area with seasonal weather, pack clothes that can be worn year-round. For example, if you are traveling to Southeast Asia in December and January (when it tends to get chilly), make sure you have some sweaters or jackets.
Also, remember that the weather can change quickly in certain areas, so overpacking is always better than underpacking. You don’t want anything going wrong on your vacation due to a lack of preparation.
Not carrying a water-repellent backpack
If you are traveling to a humid location, there is a high chance that your backpack will get wet. If you don’t have the right backpack, your documents and phone could get damaged by water.
A good backpack should be water-repellent and have an internal lining to separate clothes from electronics. This will ensure that the water does not seep into your documents or phone through the bag’s exterior material when it rains.
Before going on your honeymoon, buy a new water repellant backpack or purchase one online if you can’t find one in stores near you.
Forgetting to check visa requirements.
When planning your honeymoon, it’s important to consider visa requirements for the countries you visit.
If you don’t have a visa, or if yours has expired and needs renewal, this should be done before departure. If your application is rejected, unfortunately, nothing can be done at short notice other than rebooking flights and accommodation. However, if applying for a new passport takes some time, it might be worth considering whether there is an alternative option, such as a visa on arrival or eVisa.
Buying foreign currency at airport exchange counters.
One of the most common mistakes people make when traveling is buying foreign currency at airport exchange counters. This is a mistake because the rates are not good, and you can usually get a better rate if you go to a bank. So avoid using these exchange counters, as they will only add extra costs to your trip.
Not reading up on the country you’re visiting.
Not reading up on the country you visit is a mistake that can ruin your honeymoon. The first step is to learn about the laws of the country and how they apply to tourists. Second, knowing some local customs and traditions will help you avoid offending anyone during your trip—and also give you an idea of what not to do in public places. Knowing the language may not be necessary if you’ve done enough research into local customs, but it certainly can’t hurt.
Booking a travel agency that doesn’t specialize in your type of honeymoon.
When planning your honeymoon, getting caught up in the excitement of planning and booking is easy. However, if you’re not careful, you’ll pay more than necessary for your trip. One mistake many people make when planning their honeymoon is picking a travel agency that doesn’t specialize in their type of trip.
Travel agencies that specialize in certain types of trips tend to have better deals than those that don’t. For example, suppose you’re looking for a luxury destination with good weather year-round. In that case, it’s best to work with a travel agent specializing in luxurious or all-inclusive resorts.
It’s important to remember that the most difficult part of planning a honeymoon is often not actually the honeymoon itself but all the logistics ensuring everything runs smoothly. With these tips in mind, you can ensure that your dream getaway is exactly what you want it to be from start to finish—and maybe even have some fun along the way.