Today I have a special guest on the blog. Michele Botnick is a certified destination wedding & honeymoon planning specialist. Here are her tips to make planning your honeymoon easier!
Michele recently released an e-book all about planning your wedding - I highly encourage you to download it. I am happy to be a contributor in the invitation section! You can download it here.
Planning a honeymoon can be confusing with all of the options available. Are you finding it difficult to put together a travel package that is the right one for you? Trying to piece together a package? Waiting on hold to speak to someone so you can ask questions? There is a much easier way to go about the process. Here are my top 3 honeymoon planning tips for you.
Plan ahead. The best time frame to start the planning process is 5-6 months before your honeymoon travel dates. Planning ahead will make sure that your romance travel specialist or honeymoon planner will be able to help you select the best destination and resort for you, and will get you the best price possible.
Set a realistic budget. Dreaming of an all inclusive 4 star resort in the Caribbean with an ocean view room on the beach? You will not be able to book a honeymoon package like this for $2,000. The average daily cost of a honeymoon at an all inclusive resort is $300 – $450 per person (price varies based on time of year, property amenities offered, and level of accommodations selected). This price does not include airfare, and the further you have to travel to your honeymoon destination the greater the airfare cost. You can get significant cost savings when booking a honeymoon package the includes your accommodations and airfare together; work with your honeymoon travel specialist to get the best price possible.
Be flexible. There are ways you can save, and plan the honeymoon you always dreamed about to that tropical and romantic destination. It requires you to be flexible, and to be willing to give up some of your ‘must haves’. Make a list of the things that you want included in your honeymoon package (ocean front room, private plunge pool, candlelight dinner on the beach, 7 night stay, special activities, etc.), then consider which of those you would be willing to give up to book your honeymoon. Your honeymoon travel specialist will work hard to get you the best package possible that includes as many of your ‘wants’, and will make specific recommendations to help you.
Lucky n Love Travel is a full service travel specialist that works with clever couples to plan a romantic customized honeymoon package or the destination wedding of their dreams. Michele Botnick is the owner, and a certified destination wedding & honeymoon planning specialist. Her mission is simple; to help couples just starting their life together create a lifetime of beautiful memories through travel.