Honeymoon and Travel Tips


1. Choose a destination that neither of you have been to before.
2. Wait a full day or two after your wedding before you take off for your honeymoon.
3. Do not use the bride's new married name for reservations. The name on your passport must match your airline tickets, so brides may wish for all reservations to be under their maiden name. Always ask for a queen or king bed when making your reservations.
4. Do not skimp on accommodations.
5. If you are on a fixed budget and haven't found anything that fits your idea of a dream honeymoon, consider signing up for a honeymoon registry. Give friends and family the chance to contribute to a honeymoon fund.
6. Be very careful about taking honeymoon travel advice from friends and family.
7. Plan your trip together.
8. Consider looking at all-inclusive resorts.
9. Always tell your travel agent and the resort/cruise/hotel that you are honeymooners.
10. Have fun while you plan!

Packing Suggestions


• Bring a days worth of clothing and travel size toiletries on the plane just in case the airline loses your luggage.
• Also, pack a mix of each of your clothes in separate bags so that if one bag is lost, you will both have something to wear.
• Bring photocopies of medical prescriptions (and translations into foreign languages) if you are traveling abroad.
• Bring photocopies of your passports (this will work as a temporary replacement if they are lost or stolen) and travel insurance coverage.
• Take along a list of important phone numbers, including your personal doctor(s), Legendary Honeymoons and credit card companies.
• Pack an extra bag or daypack to use on day trips, and to carry gifts and other purchases home at the end.
• Take a few Ziploc plastic bags (e.g., for wet clothing, little souvenirs, film, etc.).
• Bring hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes to use when a sink is not available. This can prevent you from getting an upset stomach in more primitive countries.

Passport and Visa Information

The best way to get the most up to date information on U.S. passport application
procedures and requirements is to visit the U.S. State Department's Passport
Services web site at: www.travel.state.gov/passport

Most countries require passports with three to six additional months validity from
time of entry. Double-check your passport expiration date no less than eight
weeks prior to your departure. This will give you time to renew it if necessary and
if you have less than five weeks until departure, you may want to consider opting
for the "expedited" service (costs an additional $35) just to make sure you get your
passports before you leave.

For certain countries, you will need to get a visa in order to enter the country
(usually before you leave your country). For additional information on country
entry requirements, visit the U.S. State Department's Foreign Entry Requirements