This is going to be a super quick post, but I just wanted to share our honeymoon destination with you all, as well as some tips/things I think you should consider when planning your honeymoon!
The Destination: So, where are we going!? *drum roll* Montego Bay, Jamaica! Oooo! Ahhhh! I’ve never been to the Caribbean, and I’ve actually only been to a couple beaches in my life. I’m so looking forward to our trip!
Our Accommodations: Ted and I are staying at the Sandals Montego Bay Resort.
Length of Stay: Our Honeymoon is 1 week long, a Tuesday to a Tuesday…I have a feeling I’m going to want to stay forever, though!
Tips/Considerations for Planning Your Honeymoon:
Will you need a passport?: If you’re going anywhere out of the country, and will require a passport, apply/renew early! Be aware that if you’ve never had a passport and will be applying for the first time, it’s a bit of a process. You will need several documents (your birth certificate and social security card), and passport pictures, the correct forms (you can search online for the correct ones, or make an appointment at a post office to have someone help you out with the process!), and of course…it isn’t free, so you’ll need your payment as well. If you already have a passport, note that you cannot travel within 6 months of the expiration date (news to me!) and that you will need to reapply. If you’re renewing, you can do it by mail, but you still need copies of several personal documents, government forms, a recent picture, and your payment…bottom line, if you need a passport…start the process early! (Here’s a super helpful website!)
Time of year: You’ll want to consider where you’re going, and what the climate/weather is like in that destination during that particular time of the year. For instance, Ted and I are sort of tempting fate going to Jamaica in August, because it’s hurricane season (please be kind Mother Nature!) The time of the year also dictates flights-the price, how many there are, etc. Ted and I were originally wanting to visit St. Lucia or Antigua, but because it’s off season, the airfare was insane, and there was usually only 1 flight per day.
When you’re leaving/how long you’ll stay: Think about how much time you’re work will allow you to have off, and if you want to go on your honeymoon right after the wedding, or wait a bit. Waiting can sometimes be helpful from a financial standpoint, and from a paid time off standpoint, especially if your work won’t grant you more than a couple of weeks off in a row. If you are going to travel right after your big day, consider waiting a couple of days after the wedding to re-cooperate a bit. Ted and I are leaving on a Tuesday so we have all of Sunday and Monday to sort of unwind and regroup. I can’t imagine leaving the day after! (..but that’s also because I won’t have packed haha)
These were just a couple tips I gathered based on some of the considerations Ted and I made during our planning process, if you have any tips, pretty please share them below! Also, if you’d like more details on our resort, or the things we will be doing in Jamaica, please let me know! Xoxo