Thinking of tying the knots this December? It is not a very popular month to get married, but more couples are deciding to walk down the aisle for many good reasons. A winter wedding can benefit from the lovely white backdrop and wintry scenery. This will certainly let you put a spin on your decorations and food. Think of getting those out-of-town relatives and high school buddies to attend your wedding since they will also be coming home for reunions and all. Close to Christmas, rates for wedding venues precipitously drop saving you huge bucks for the honeymoon.
And talking of honeymoon, the extra money you saved may just come in handy to hire a travel agent to warrant a well-placed, organized, unforgettable and one-of-a-kind honeymoon. Of course you can DIY your honeymoon. Considering all the wedding preparations, would you still have the time and energy to prepare for it? You can’t take your honeymoon for granted; it’s your chance to build memories for your spouse and yourself, and your future children to draw inspiration from.
If you aren’t convinced that a travel agent is all worth the extra cost, find out more about its advantages from this article by Karen W. entitled “Why Use a Travel Agent for Your Honeymoon” posted in Tripology, a Division of USA Today Travel. In this blog, she cited the “top 10 reasons to use a travel agent when booking your honeymoon trip.”
- Neither of you have ever traveled to the Big Apple, but you think a romantic city trip to see the touristy sites would be perfect… It wasn’t until after you arrive that you realize you’re honeymooning at a hostel nowhere near midtown Manhattan.
- You’ve heard a cruise makes a great honeymoon… (you) booked with a discounted cruise site; the price and pictures were fantastic. Except when you got onboard, … your inside cabin means no window and was located directly below the noisy kids pool area…
- You think you have the perfect cabin on the perfect post-wedding cruise… turns out cruising isn’t the “all-inclusive” honeymoon you thought it would be… you spend the first days of your new marriage racking up credit card charges to pay for fruity drinks and shore excursions…
- You know you can’t go wrong with a Caribbean all-inclusive for your honeymoon… photos look great. The price is right… Turns out a week of mediocre buffets, hard beds and below-average “entertainment” …
- You book the Caribbean all-inclusive you’ve had your eye on and the package sure looks like a winner… Turns out you booked during Spring Break and the resort is booked solid with families….
Aside from these “mishaps,” which could be avoided, there are more possible “disasters” that can happen because you have no way of validating all those postcard-perfect pictures posted in the resorts’ websites such as:
- Do you want an “adults-only” beach in your destination for some titillating, romantic fun with your spouse? You might just end up hoofing a long way to a public beach, which was never mentioned in the site.
- Imagine paying in advance the rate that is non-refundable only to discover you’ll be asked a credit card upon check-in to cover a multitude of other fees. If you are honeymooning on a budget (and even when you are not), you’ll feel you were ripped off!
- A cruise can be so romantic. For first-time travellers, cruising is a perfect get-away for honeymooners. If you are travelling somewhere near, you wouldn’t even need passports. But what if any of you get sick and must cut your honeymoon short? You’ll be stuck at sea cooped up in your cabin for the remaining days of the cruise.
- Many tropical destinations are like paradise being exotic, rustic and romantic. But what if you are booked a cabin that has no air-conditioning unit? You can’t imagine the blistering heat in this region at the height of summer.
- You try to listen to “travel tips and advices” so you bought yourselves the “don’t-leave-your-home-without-it” insurance. You feel better with the “extra protection,” but are you? If you didn’t read the fine prints, there can be so much information there that you’re bound to discover, often the hard way.
You can prevent these things from happening if you have a travel agent who has the experience and connections to find for the right one for you, but will also give you the best value for your money. What you need to do is simply find a travel agent that has a good reputation, and discuss with him/her what you both want and expect.
A reliable and experienced travel agent can make each day of your honeymoon worth remembering with the romantic touches he/she will add to your experiences and options. They can help you translate your dream honeymoon into a reality. You can consult them and seek their advice. Most of all, you have someone to call when things don’t turn the way they should.
With a travel agent planning and booking your honeymoon, all you need to do is to sit back and relax, and enjoy your days with your bride/groom.