Packing for any trip can be a nightmare. Have you got your passport? Where did you put the tickets? I must remember my phone charger! Everybody hates that sinking feeling you get halfway up the motorway when you realise you've forgotten something. And when packing for the honeymoon the pressure is on, you want the trip to be perfect, so you don't want to forget anything.
If you're getting married this winter, you might be tempted to hold off booking the honeymoon until the warmer months. But, just because it's going to be pissing down and colder than a witch's tit here, doesn't mean you can't have the trip of a lifetime somewhere a little more exotic.
After all this wedding planning you're probably ready to just flop on a beach in some exotic country, but your honeymoon should be the most memorable holiday of your life, so take some time to think about special activities and things to do when you're there.
So you popped the question and she said yes? Congratulations! You might think you can sit back and relax for the next few months while your wife-to-be does the planning, but we're afraid it doesn't work like that these days. The groom has a lot more responsibilities than just turning up on the day and saying ‘I do'. And let's face it, you're not exactly going to impress your bride if you're not willing to get stuck in with the wedding planning.
More and more couples are recognising their honeymoon as one of the most important parts of their wedding, with many choosing to spend their savings on a trip of a lifetime rather than extra details on the big day. The most popular honeymoon destinations for Irish couples are sun-soaked resorts in Mauritius, Bali, Thailand and the Seychelles. But if a beach honeymoon isn't for you, there's plenty of other options to choose from.
After choosing every detail for the wedding day – from the catering and cake to the flowers and favours – you might be a bit fed up with planning, but don't forget there's also the honeymoon to consider... and this is the really fun bit! After all, the wedding lasts for just a few hours but your honeymoon will likely last a week or two.