If you couldn’t tell from all of my previous posts, we had an incredible honeymoon! It was a week of pure relaxation in paradise! I know a lot of you are in the midst of planning your own dream honeymoons and I wanted to share with you some tips and advice we picked up along the way.
This tip is pretty basic, but it is an important one! We researched everything! TripAdvisor and YouTube were my favorite sources to gain travel information and insider tips. Doing your homework pays off, because you’re able to find the best deals and the best activities before you even arrive at your destination!
Start Shopping Early
I started shopping for the honeymoon even before it was officially booked! At the time, I didn’t know where exactly we would be vacationing, but I knew it would be someplace tropical. Seeing as we would be honeymooning in late October/early November, I knew finding fun resort wear in New England in the Fall would be rather difficult, so I started stocking up on swimsuits and summer dresses back in February! I kept buying cute items as I saw them. I resisted the urge to wear any of my new honeymoon wardrobe before we actually left because I wanted the items to still feel new for the trip! I kept all of my purchases in shopping bags on the floor of my closet (out of sight, out of mind…and therefore no temptation to wear)! When it was finally time to start to pack, I was amazed at everything I had acquired! I had completely forgotten about quite a few of the pieces! By the way, by starting to shop early, I was able to shop around and take advantage of sales!
Now with all of that said…
Don’t Over Pack
I did (I usually always do)! I brought way too much stuff! But in my defense, I had to pack for three weeks (the week before the wedding spent in Miami, the wedding weekend in Delray Beach, and then the honeymoon)! We managed to fit everything into four carry on bags (two each) and two checked bags.
|My luggage is definitely easy to spot at the baggage claim!|
Mr. B brought far less than I, but he did forget a few key items (like sneakers for our hike and his new belt…more on that when I start my recaps). We took advantage of the laundry service at our resort and had some of our clothes laundered for us, which had I known about this service prior, I might have brought less (probably not, but it’s a nice thought).