Booking your perfect Honeymoon

Your wedding is booked and the planning has commenced, but so many couples are so busy with this, they forget to research or even book their perfect honeymoon in good time.

We all dream of white sands and taking a tip to Bora Bora, right? As much as we want to keep up with the Kardashians, weddings are expensive. It’s so important to set a budget for both the big day and your much needed break after.

Below we will take the hassle out for you and pointing you in the right direction!

Location, Location, Location!

According to BrideBook the most popular honeymoon destinations are Europe (25%) UK (12%) and USA (11%) and with this in mind there are no rules on where to go on honeymoon - it can be anywhere that reflects you as a couple. Lying on a beach, trekking up a mountain or exploring city life - it’s your choice! Your Honeymoon will be something you remember forever, so make it memorable and something you will talk about for years to come.

Save, Save, Save!

The average honeymoon costs £4,000 - so gather those pennies well in advance. Many couples ask guests to contribute to their honeymoon pot (if they can) as a wedding gift. This may bump up your savings - and don’t forget spending money!

Shop around!

The internet is a wonderful thing, but it has been known to catch people out. When booking through sited make sure they are ATOL protected and have a good reputation!

Travel Agents

If you are looking for a specific holiday, there’s no harm in visiting a travel agent to see what they can do for you! They can put in special requests to resorts etc to let them know its your honeymoon! After months of wedding planning - you deserve to be pampered!

Insurance

If you are travelling outside of the UK, insurance is an absolute must. Covering you from cancellations to medical emergencies. Insurance doesn’t have to cost you the earth, shop around or visit your local post office to enquire.

Excursions & Trips

Keep in mind, you are going to a destination of your dreams and therefore you will want to explore. Set aside money for any extra trips or tours - and shop around various tour operators.

Sun, Sun, Sun?

Wherever your travels take you, be sure to check the weather forecast. If you are going to the Caribbean, you will want to avoid monsoon/hurricane season which usually falls between June - November.
If you want hot summer sun in July, you’re better off heading through Europe.

Research is key

Trip Advisor will be your best friend in this stage of planning. Browse through hundreds of reviews and pictures all taken by travellers. Keep in mind that sometimes people only post negative comments on there, and don’t take it all too seriously (unless they are all bad)
YouTube is also a brilliant platform for researching not just resorts but local areas too.

Packing

Most couples jet off the day after their wedding, if this is the case - don’t leave the packing until the morning! Set aside some time in the week leading up to your big day to pack your stuff. That way you won’t risk forgetting any items and won’t be desperately running around seeking a phone charger!

Relax!

Wherever your honeymoon takes you, make sure you relax and take everything in! You’ll never get this time again.. so make sure you enjoy every second as a newly married couple!

How to plan your wedding in just 12 months

Just like that - 2019 is here, and it is an exciting year for many. If you got engaged over the Christmas period – 2019 could be the year to tie the knot, so it’s time to put down the decorations, turn off the Christmas music, and plan your wedding!
According to a recent survey, the average time couples take between their engagement and wedding is 15 months, but if you are eager, this is the blog for you! We will take you through our tips to ensure you get that dream wedding, fast.
Weddings are expensive, right? This is a huge limit to many people. Don’t forget, here at The Mount Rooms you can get married in pure luxury and elegance in a stunning modern hotel just off the welsh coast for an affordable price.

Here are our tips to plan a wedding in 12 months:

-          Choose your date (This can be random, or a date that means something special to you)

-          Select your budget (Keep in mind prices for deposits that are needed to secure dates)

-          Do a draft guest list, so you can inform your venue

-          Check your venue has your dates available & book

-          Book photographer (Do research first, check out their website and social media!)

-          Book in dates for flowers, cars, DJ, hair/make up and any other extras you want

-          Purchase wedding rings (Allow time for resizing and personalisation)

-          Choose your bridal party

-          Get your dress/suits

-          Order invites/ Save the dates (Keep in mind printing sites such as Zazzle & Vista Print)

-          Look for bridal party dresses/suits

-          Plan stag/hen party

-          Book your Honeymoon

These are basic steps to apply to your wedding planning, you may require more due to adding extras!

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