The situation with travel is evolving quickly, so the first thing you should do is work with a qualified travel agent.
Congratulations on getting hitched! Now it’s time to relax, kick back, and enjoy some quality time together. A honeymoon is a unique opportunity for newlyweds to recover from the stress of the wedding and reconnect with each other, but how do you begin planning your honeymoon during the pandemic?
Take heart—love is very much still alive and well, and with a bit of creativity and an open mind, your honeymoon can still be an unforgettable experience. To get you feeling inspired, we spoke to Blue Nile, the world’s leading online retailer of diamond engagement rings, to share our best advice for planning a memorable honeymoon during the pandemic.
Use a Qualified Travel Agent
The situation with travel is evolving quickly, so the first thing you should do is work with a qualified travel agent. There are amazing international destinations that are open for U.S. travelers including many places in the Caribbean like Aruba and the Bahamas. A great way to meet with multiple agents all in one place is the Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Showcase at UNVEILED (coming up on Sunday, February 21st) to ask any questions you may have and find one that fits your travel style.
Travel agents are diligently tracking the entry requirements for each destination and will help you navigate the constantly-changing protocols. They can also guide you through getting travel insurance, which is a must-do during these uncertain times.
Check Restrictions at Your Destination
It’s important to evaluate not only the travel restrictions but also other restrictions in your destination. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to check whether restaurants and attractions are open.
Many foreign destinations require COVID-19 test results, so timing your tests is especially crucial.
Honeymoons are all about spending time together, so get creative. If it feels too stressful to make arrangements for the traditional international destination, save that for a post-pandemic anniversary and consider some more local options like glamping, taking a road trip adventure together or go uber-luxury with a penthouse suite at a local hotel.
Tell them You’re Honeymooners
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, tell your hosts you’re honeymooners. They will surely fawn all over you during your stay — everyone loves Honeymooners!
Remember, this is a special time you most likely won’t repeat again. Married life can get busy with work, mortgages, and kids—so take the opportunity to enjoy each other without any of the stresses and distractions of daily life. Planning your honeymoon during the pandemic won’t stop you!
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