Planning the perfect honeymoon... Check the weather first. Your dream destination may be unbearably hot or have a monsoon or hurricane season at certain times. Wildlife tours may also be seasonal. Research flight times. Don’t assume your honeymoon country will have daily connections and you’ll be able to depart the day after your wedding. If you are changing your passport to your married name before your honeymoon, make sure all bookings including flights tickets are in the same name. Look into a honeymoon gift list service so friends and family can contribute to your special holiday. Remember, if you are marrying abroad with friends and family, changing resorts or combining two destinations allows you to head off for the honeymoon part alone. Don’t tie yourself to honeymooning immediately after ‘I do’. Even a few weeks delay could save you hundreds of pounds, especially if your big day falls in the school holidays. If you’ll be travelling while after marrying, make sure any honeymoon deals at your resort will still be valid and take your marriage certificate with you to claim them. Price up an upgrade for one leg of your trip if return business class flights are beyond your means. Think extra touches like balloon trips. special dinners, helicopter transfers and sunset cruises to make your honeymoon a trip of a lifetime. You could even suggest them as wedding gifts. If you’re touring. remember, staying put for the first few days will let you relax after the wedding and get over any jet lag. Want luxe for less? Consider honeymooning closer to home and splashing the cash you save on a better hotel. Or, pick a country with a low cost of living to reduce everyday expenses like meals. Look for adult-only resorts if you don’t want a pool full of kids spoiling that honeymoon atmosphere. See your GP at least six weeks ahead of your trip to discuss any inoculations or anti-malaria medication you’ll need. Check if you’ll need an international Driving Permit (available from the Post Office or AA) if you plan to hire a vehicle on your honeymoon. Make sure your travel insurance covers your engagement and wedding rings. Would you like some advice? Please call 01227 753183 or complete the form below.