Plan Your Honeymoon Early

With all that you have going on in preparation for your wedding, you could almost forget about planning the honeymoon. Here are a few tips to help things run smoothly.

Just with planning your wedding and choosing a wedding coordinator or wedding planner, consider using a travel agent. Often times they are able to give you better rates and they will save you a lot of time and numerous headaches.

Pick a destination as soon as you can. This will allow you plenty of time to get all of the required paperwork collected, such as passports, visas, and medical clearance for your international trips. Also with this paperwork, you may need to take along a photo copy of your birth certificate, marriage license, credit cards (front and back) and emergency information.

Make a packing list well in advance. There are many websites which can help prepare a list for you, such as packwhiz. Also mark your luggage inside and out, with your name and address.

You should carry with you the name, phone number and confirmation number of every place you're going. This includes your travel agent, airline, car rental, travelers insurance agency, and hotel. Leave a copy of this with a friend or family member, along with a copy of your itinerary.

Do not forget to pick up your travelers checks or credit cards and confirm your plans with your agent a few days before the wedding.

This all may seem like a lot of unnecessary steps, but in the case of an emergency, you will be so glad that you took the extra time to make sure these details were completed. You want your honeymoon to be remembered for the romance, not the ache of a ruined vacation.