7 Tips for a Smooth Honeymoon ...

By Jordin

So, you’ve planned and prepared for your wedding for the past 6 months. It’s come and gone and it was beautiful! Now you deserve a break, some time off with your lover, right! Of course! And you want that time to be as lovely as your wedding. Here are 7 tips to make sure your honeymoon is smooth sailing!

1 Pack Your Stuff in Advance

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Don’t wait till the night before your wedding to pack your honeymoon suitcase! Try and pack it as far in advance as you can so that you have plenty of time to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything important. Plus, doing it ahead of time will be one less thing to worry about so close to your big day. You don’t need the added stress!

2 Have All Your Important Papers Together

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If you’re flying and need your passport and birth certificate, be sure and keep them somewhere handy. Don’t forget about other things like luggage tags, photo ID’s, tourist maps and things like that. You don’t want to be caught searching frantically for them in the middle of a crowded airport only to realize that you forgot them at home!

3 Discuss Plans Ahead of Time

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It’s very important to discuss your plans and expectations of your honeymoon with your sweetheart before you actually get there. You may be expecting to spend all day chilling by the pool at the hotel and enjoying room service while your new hubby had planned to go out and explore the city! You don’t want to have any huge disagreement or disappointing letdowns on your honeymoon so discuss plans and come to compromises.

4 Check out Local Attractions

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There’s no need to go to another city an hour away from the one you are staying in just to sample a restaurant out! Enjoy the area around you, eat and shop in the stores close by. It will be fun walking around together and you won’t waste the money on a taxicab. Ask the locals for recommendations on where to stay and eat and what things to do in town.

5 Leave an Emergency Contact

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Before you leave, choose one person that you can trust and leave them with the emergency contact number of where you’ll be staying and how to get in touch with you. You don’t want to spread it around to everyone, because there’s always the few who like to prank and bother you, and that’s not fun on your honeymoon. But do leave one person an emergency contact so you won’t be the last one to find out if something does come up.

6 Let Go

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It’s time to sit back and relax. You’ve had plenty of time to stress over things, now you need to forget about it all and just have fun. Turn off your cell phone and focus on your man. You don’t need the distractions of friends and family and work following you when you’re supposed to be in a tropical paradise! Quit wondering if your boss can finish the project on her own and whether your mom sent your dress to the dry cleaners yet and just let go!

7 Enjoy Your Time Together

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So many couples rush through their honeymoon, eager to get home and start the journey of life together. Don’t fall into this trap! Enjoy your time together- time to relax and be completely alone together, just the two of you without the pressures of life yet. Be sure and take lots of pictures and buy some souvenirs!

I hope your honeymoon is every bit as enjoyable as your wedding and just like you dreamed it would be! With these tips, you’re already on your way to a very relaxing time. What are some great honeymoon tips that you have to share?

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