Your honeymoon should be the most memorable trip of your life and as perfect as possible. Choosing a honeymoon package can be a way to save you time, money and stress. After all, this is a holiday that is supposed to be about relaxing, enjoying each other and focusing on your future together.
Will it take you where you want to go?
This is not the time to compromise on location. Pick your dream destination and if you have different dreams, find a package that will allow you to combine them. For example, if your partner loves hiking and fine wine but you prefer coconut palms and cocktails combine a New Zealand honeymoon with some relaxing beach time on a South Pacific island.
A true all-inclusive rate is exactly that. One fee should cover your accommodation plus all meals, unlimited drinks, entertainment, taxes and airport transfers. Some packages also include a list of activities and special honeymoon touches from flowers and champagne picnics to a private couples massage so it's worth comparing what's on offer. They are great for budgeting but you may sacrifice some flexibility.
Can it be customised?
Check whether there is any flexibility for choosing different elements. Many operators offer tailor made packages so get your imagination to work and think about what you really want rather than conform to what you think a honeymoon should be. Mix it up a little.
Are they listening to you?
Find a tour operator or travel agent you trust and who will spend time getting to know you and your travel style so they can suggest really personalised experiences. If you choose a New Zealand honeymoon and your partner is a fantasy film buff, arrange a tour to the Weta Studios in Wellington. Or, if they're a foodie, get help to plan a culinary adventure around the country's top restaurants and wineries.
What sort of activities are included?
More and more couples are looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences that they can share together whether it's heli-hiking, a tandem bungee jump or a wine tasting class. Choose a package that offers you something new and truly memorable.
But also remember to leave yourselves some free time so you can not only relax and enjoy the place, but each other.
Pure NZ Weddings specialise in Wellington wedding services and New Zealand honeymoon packages.