When tying to picture your dream honeymoon destination, are you thinking about hot sunny weather, beautiful beaches and exotic resorts or a winter fairy-tale with lots of snow? Would you rather go to France and have a romantic time in the city of love or get married in Vegas? Whichever time of year you choose for your wedding, we can help you find an idyllic honeymoon spot with the perfect climate.
Finding The Perfect Location
Hawaii is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations because of its relaxed atmosphere and nice weather all year round. However, you should know that the hottest months are August and September, while December and January are the coolest, and the wettest period is between November and March.
The best time to go to Bahamas is November to April, whereas ideal weather conditions for visiting Bermuda are between May and October. You can go to Caribbean between December and May and avoid official hurricane season from June to November.
Paris, the city of love, is one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world, but if you want to travel to France or some other beautiful country in Europe, you should know that the weather is nice between May and September. Warmest summer months, July and August can sometimes be too hot for sightseeing and the worst time to travel to European capitals is from December to February.
If you want to get married in Vegas, the best months to go there are March, April, October and November. The same goes for Florida, but not for The Florida Keys where you will find pleasant Caribbean-like weather year-round. The weather in Mexico is great from October to May, while the rain season runs from June through September, and perfect time to go to Southeast Asia is November to February.
Beautiful beaches of South Pacific and French Polynesia are a dream escape for many couples and the best time to go is between May and October, while the worst months are from December to February when the weather is hot, humid and rainy.
Also, The Bride’s Diary's Wedding Planner (located at the back of each edition) includes a checklist of year round warm weather destinations, as well as cool weather hotspots around the world and a timeline that will help you plan your dream honeymoon.
Get Ready For The Journey
When you choose the perfect destination, make all the necessary bookings and pay deposits for flights and accommodation. If you are planning to travel during peak season when the weather conditions are the nicest it is not easy to find a place to stay, so it is best to seal the deal as soon as you can. At this point you should also arrange your travel insurance.
Four to six months ahead you should arrange leave from work, confirm all your bookings and ensure that your passports and other documents are in order. If you are travelling overseas you should also check if you need to take any vaccines.
One month before the honeymoon you should work out the currency conversion and prepare any credit cards and cash that you want to take with you. You should also organise pet and house-sitters if they are required. Finally, one week before the journey, you should have all your bookings confirmed and gather all the necessary documentation including tickets, passports, visas, vaccination certificates, credit cards and traveller’s cheques. Purchase personal items you might need such as clothing, toiletries and medicines and pack your bags. Don’t forget to appoint a member of the bridal party to return any hired items and deliver your wedding dress to the dry cleaners.