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Friday, March 25, 2011

Wedding Planning

Wedding planning can be a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of work. One would think that with all of the wedding-oriented websites out there that finding what you need would be easy. However, that is really the crux of the problem - too much information. I can't say which one is better than the next, but generally speaking a local directory is best. A business like The Knot can get you to some local vendors that are able to pay their ad rates, but you'll be missing out on a lot of very good yet small vendors. One company we like is Wedding Connections. They started in San Diego and have slowly been adding cities that include local vendors of all sizes. Check them out if you get a chance.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Step 1 in Honeymoon Planning: Honeymoon Destinations

When planning a honeymoon, the first decision you need to make is where you are going to go?  The world is a big place and there are so many exciting possibilities.  To begin, you need to do some research on honeymoon destinations.  Of course, part of that research requires that you get some ballpark pricing to make sure the destination is within your reach.  Airfare is almost always going to be the biggest variable in your price comparisons. While a hotel in Tahiti might cost about the same as a hotel in Jamaica, if you live in the South East your airfare to Jamaica is going to be a lot less than airfare to Tahiti.  You also need to make sure you're comparing apples to apples with regard to hotels.  Meals and entertainment can add up if you're doing it a la carte.  Price out some restaurants in the area if possible as well as some activities you might feel like doing. Some honeymoon destinations are known for their "all-inclusive" resorts, others are not.  The Caribbean is loaded with all-inclusive resorts while the Pacific (ex. Hawaii, Tahiti), not so much.  All-inclusives also have the added benefit of providing a variety of activities for guests and most are included in your stay.  Some, such as golf or scuba diving may not be, so if you're planning on an all-inclusive hotel make sure you look at what IS NOT included.

There will be more on honeymoon destinations in future posts, but in the meantime you can begin your research by visiting The Honeymoon for everything related to the honeymoon, including honeymoon registry, honeymoon packages and even a network of honeymoon specialist travel agents from around the country to help you plan and book your honeymoon or destination wedding.