Collaborative Post¦ For many couples looking at booking their honeymoon, sharing the experience with extended family will be something that will be an essential part of their planning process. This could be due to the fact that they are a slightly older couple who already have their own children and would like to combine a family holiday with their honeymoon, or it could just be that they want to share the experience with their whole family. Whatever your reasons for wanting to honeymoon with your extended family, we have put together everything that you need to think about when you are booking this.
This is something that will be one of the first and most important things that you will need to think about, especially if you are going to be travelling with family. It’s important to think about how many people will be in your group and also what ages everyone will be so that you can think about the best locations to choose from. If you are having young children with you, or even older adults then a long haul flight might not be the best option for you. There are plenty of locations that are beautiful and within the UK that you could choose from, and they are easier to travel to. This will not only save you money but also be a lot easier in terms of travelling. On the other hand, you may want to choose a warm, luxury destination. There are plenty of beach resorts abroad that also have dedicated activities for children.
It’s also a good idea to think about what things your family would like to do on the holiday as well, perhaps you might want to do a lot of activities and exploring, or you might prefer a more relaxed holiday. If you have pets that you want to come with you as well, then you will need to look at holiday apartments that allow animals, so that they can be part of the experience.
As with most things related to your wedding, your honeymoon is one of the biggest expenditures that you will need to think about. It’s worth setting aside some money through your whole wedding process, from when you are first engaged, in order to ensure that you don’t have a big amount to spend out on in one go. If you are going to be honeymooning with your extended family, it might be a good idea to ask them to pay for their own share of the holiday, unless you have a big budget and you want to pay for your family to travel with you.
Planning early is essential when planning your honeymoon, especially if you are travelling with children, and if you are looking to go when the children are on summer holidays. If there are certain activities that you want to do on your holiday then you will need to make sure that you plan early as if it’s during the holiday season, a lot of activities will get booked early.
Going on holiday with your family can be challenging, even for the closest families, and if you are on your honeymoon it can feel even more stressful. It’s important to remember that you need to make sure that you find time to enjoy some time as a couple; it is your honeymoon after all! Just because you are going on holiday with your family, it doesn’t mean that you need to spend your whole holiday with them, it’s important to spend a few evenings or days away just the two of you.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.
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