There is no need to be stressed about arranging your honeymoon trip. All you need to do is make a good plan well ahead. Ideally, you should start working on it 12 months before the wedding. The first thing you need to do is set your budget, and then you can start researching honeymoon destinations.
If you are not sure where to go yet and need some inspiration, you can browse our Wedding Services Directory to find the perfect year round warm destination, or look through the honeymoon section in the latest edition of The Bride’s Diary®. Our wedding planner will also help you find the hotspot with ideal weather, or help advise you when is the best time to visit your favourite place.
The best year round warm honeymoon destinations in the US include Hawaii where the hottest months are August and September, while December and January are the coolest, and the wettest period is between November and March. You can also go to Bahamas which is the nicest from November to April, whereas the ideal weather conditions for visiting Bermuda are between May and October. You can go to Caribbean between December and May and avoid official hurricane season from June to November.
If you prefer a safari honeymoon instead, go to South Africa which is a year round warm destination where you can enjoy breath-taking scenery and exciting activities. The peak season starts in November, while June and July are cooler but still good enough for game watching or hiking and relaxing in luxury resorts.
The hottest honeymoon destinations in Europe which you can visit any time of year include the magnificent Canary Islands in Spain and Madeira Archipelago in Portugal, which are located just off the coast of Africa and are blessed with pleasant warm weather year round. Cyprus is the warmest island in the Mediterranean, but Amalfi Coast in Italy and Cote d’Azur in France are also magnificent year round warm destinations where even winter months are warm, but summer is ideal for a beach honeymoon.
If you prefer a honeymoon in one of the European cities, think Florence in Tuscany, Italy which looks marvellous any time, but you will find less tourists from October to March, or Paris, the city of love, which has the nicest weather between May and September.
Finally, for couples looking for an exotic year round warm honeymoon destination, Morocco is a brilliant spot with mild Mediterranean climate and plenty of places to explore from dazzling city of Marrakech to Sahara dunes and coastal towns.
When you choose your ideal year round warm honeymoon destination, these honeymoon tips will help you plan your romantic journey. The first think you need to do is make all the necessary bookings and pay deposits for flights and accommodation. If you are planning to travel during peak season when the weather conditions are the nicest, it is not easy to find a place to stay, so our ultimate honeymoon tip is to seal the deal as soon as you can. At this point you should also organize travel insurance.
Four to six months ahead you should arrange leave of work, confirm all the bookings and ensure that your passports and other documents are in order. If you are travelling overseas, you should also check if you need to take any vaccines.
We also have some key honeymoon tips for finalising your preparations one month before the journey. Firstly, you should work out the currency conversion and prepare credit cards and cash that you want to take with you. You can also organize pet and house-sitters if required. Finally, one week before the journey, you should have all the bookings confirmed and gather all the necessary documentation including tickets, passports, visas, vaccination certificates, credit cards and traveller’s cheques. You should also remember to purchase personal items you might need such as clothing, toiletries and medicines and pack your bags. And don’t forget to appoint a member of the bridal party to return any hired items and deliver the wedding dress to drycleaners.
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