7 Tips from Honeymoon Specialist Omneya Sherif


1. Don't wait until the very last minute to plan
Brides and grooms often leave honeymoon planning to the last minute. A destination may be in mind, but leaving it to the very end will only make your trip more expensive and also compromise on your experience. Start your honeymoon planning as early as you start your wedding planning. If it's within your budget, this is a good time to contact a travel agency that can help you spread out the costs over a few months, which will reduce the financial and scheduling stress. 

2. Set your budget wisely
Although it is vital to not stressing yourself out by planning something that isn't within your means, it is also crucial to not try to outsmart yourself by setting a tight budget. Remember, it is once in a life time event.

3. Narrow down your options
Once you've talked about the big-picture honeymoon concepts, narrow down your bucket-list. It's much easier to compare prices and amenities when you have limited choices.

4. Book your package immediately
Once your destination is set in stone, it is high time to book. The closer you get to your departure date, the more likely you'll pay unnecessary premium 

5. Book airport transportation 
You don't want to be stranded in a foreign country with no ride. Don't assume Uber works everywhere! And the last you need in your honeymoon is bargaining with taxi drivers especially in less developed countries e.g. Far-East ones

6. Plan your activities, excursions and experiences in advance
Excursions help you make the most of your time there and create memories from your getaway! And booking them in advance not only gives you something to look forward to, but also cost savings for early reservations. Try scheduling your excursions a bit later in your trip, as the first few days should be devoted to relaxing and unwinding from the big day. 

7. Pack Smartly
Unless you want to be lugging two heavy suitcases and bags from place to place, you should think of packing smart and packing right. Ladies, you won’t need those 30 pairs of shoes on your honeymoon. Here are 2 vital points to  keep in mind:
A. Limit your luggage – Avoid carrying too many pieces of luggage, as it is really a bother to carry all that, on airports, transfers, hotels, especially when your honeymoon is in a couple of different resorts/destinations
B. Do not rely on mobile camera– Don’t underestimate the value of capturing memories through a good camera. Also, make sure you have enough empty space in the camera, to avoid having to delete some precious pictures in a hurry. Carry an extra memory stick to be on the safe side. If you are planning adventurous activities, action camera here is highly recommended.

By Omneya Sherif
Omneya has 7 years experience in planning trips and honeymoons and she is now holding position Senior Travel Consultant in Rotana Egypt Travel.

*If you need assistance in planning your honeymoon, you can contact Omneya directly on
0120 6556 336

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