The experts at Turquoise Holidays share their tips for planning the perfect romantic getaway for you and your beau...
#1 Decide if you want to travel in your new married name or not and stick to your decision: airlines charge heavily for name changes. We suggest travelling under your maiden name – you’ll have enough to think about without passport changes.
#2 Plan and book your luxury honeymoon early. Not only do the best rooms in the most popular hotels get booked up early, but your honeymoon should not be done at the last moment – you’ll have other things to worry about.
#3 Try to take some photos from the wedding with you on a digital camera, or you’ll be dying to get home.
#4 Wherever you go and whoever you book with, ask to talk to someone who has actually been to the property where you intend to stay. First-hand knowledge is vital.
#5 Tell people it’s your honeymoon. Although airlines are unlikely to upgrade you these days, do tell them at check-in – at the very least you might get a glass of champagne. Airline staff dislike clients expecting upgrades, so the trick is to dress smartly and ask politely.
#6 Don’t get up for breakfast for at least one morning of your honeymoon.
#7 Go to see your tour operator when you book. At Turquoise Holidays we love to see people face-toface and you’ll be assured of the best service.
#8 Do buy a going away outfit. There’s something very decadent about travelling in new clothes. Good luggage also makes you feel a million dollars.
#9 Remember, even scheduled airlines can impose f light changes. Our advice is to try to avoid flying the night of your wedding and wait at least a day.
#10 Look after each other and enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Remember, paradise is who you’re with, not where you are!
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