Solutions to 4 Honeymoon Emergencies

A newlywed couple at the airport waiting for their honeymoon flight.

Your honeymoon should be an exciting and unforgettable trip, but changes to the plan are bound to come up from time to time. If you’re facing honeymoon emergencies, try not to panic! Thankfully, most issues can be easily resolved and you can be back on your way to a special and amazing trip of a lifetime. Here’s how to solve some common issues that may arise before or during your honeymoon.

1. Your Flight Is Cancelled

A cancelled flight at the last second can be enough to send you into a tailspin when you’re packed and ready to embark on your honeymoon. But don’t panic! While this is an inconvenience, there are many ways to rectify it. Start by calling the airline or your travel agent to see what solutions they are offering. They might be able to get you on an alternate flight, even if it has to be with a different airline. You should also convey how much of your trip you’ll be missing (if any) due to this change and inquire about filing a claim for the airline to pay for your missed hotel night or any other incurred expenses. Depending on the reason for the cancellation, you may also be able to get an airline credit for future use in addition to your rescheduled flight. While these types of issues are certainly annoying, remember that they’re sometimes unavoidable and that you will make it to your destination soon enough.

2. You’re Not Feeling Well

A woman sitting down because she doesn't feel well.

If you feel “off” in the days leading up to your honeymoon, it could induce panic. The last thing you want is to not enjoy your big trip due to illness. At the first signs of being under the weather, boost your immune system so that you can feel better as soon as possible. Drink echinacea tea several times a day, take elderberry gummies, and avoid sweets and alcohol. Stay well hydrated and get plenty of rest. If you suspect it’s something other than a common cold, go to the doctor to get medicine to speed up the recovery process. As a preventative measure on your honeymoon, be sure to bring vitamin C supplements and cold medicine with you in case illness strikes. Also pack a small first aid kit with various medicine, just in case.

3. The Weather Looks Awful

There’s nothing worse than your parade literally being rained on. Everyone wants to enjoy great weather on their vacation, and a rainy or subpar forecast can be extremely disappointing. However, keep in mind that quite often, weather forecasts are incorrect. They change quickly and sometimes don’t apply to the entirety of an area. You can also be prepared to still enjoy your honeymoon despite bad weather. Bring good books or games to play with your new spouse. Peruse sites like TripAdvisor to find indoor activities to enjoy at your destination. Remember that regardless of the weather, you’ll still be with the love of your life and spending the quality time together is bound to be memorable and fun.

4. You Don’t Have Room to Pack Enough Clothes

Someone packing a suitcase for a honeymoon.

If you’re worried that you simply don’t have enough room in your suitcase to pack all the clothes you’ll need for the trip, there are definite ways around it. Check with your hotel or resort about laundry services or any recommended nearby laundromats. Also, pack lots of neutral pieces that can be easily mixed and matched. Overpacking is easy to do, so be realistic about how many outfits you’ll need. And remember to save space for souvenirs!

Even when things go wrong, know that your honeymoon is going to be an absolutely unforgettable trip to commemorate your marriage. Rain or shine, this trip will create memories that you’ll treasure forever, and when you look back on this journey it’s likely you won’t remember what went wrong, but instead think back to the laughs, smiles, and good times.

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