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The honeymoon is the beginning of your new life as husband and wife. Where you start this new adventure depends on your likes, dislikes, dreams, budget and time constraints.

Top 5

Non-all-inclusive honeymoon spots:

1) Hawaii
2) Europe (Italy & Greece)
3) Tahiti
4) Fiji
5) Australia

If you want to travel further afield, a professional travel agent is indispensable. Whether you know the exact location of the honeymoon destination or just want to head somewhere warm, travel agents can help make sure the honeymoon plans are a dream vacation come true. These experts can help you decide what the perfect destination may be and handle every little detail so you can relax and enjoy being together!

Travel agents tell us some favorite honeymoon spots include sunny Jamaica, heavenly Hawaii, festive Mexico or even faraway adventures to Europe or Australia. Within the continental United States couples enjoy the magic of Disney and the romance of the Poconos, or trips out west to San Diego, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.

One thing all travel agents stress is making reservations as far in advance as possible, especially if a certain destination is in mind. The best rates and best chances for availability sometimes come months in advance.

One of the most prominent factors a couple considers when planning a honeymoon is the budget. Many couples now choose all-inclusive packages so they know in advance exactly what they will be spending. All-inclusive resorts include all your meals and entertainment, which might be quite costly if you were paying separately. If this interests you, discuss the details with your travel agent to find out exactly what is included and what is not. Paying for everything in advance can give you peace of mind, so that once you arrive you can relax and do what you want without worrying about the cost. In addition, ask your travel agent about payment plan options where a certain percentage is paid down and weekly/monthly payments are made until 30 days prior to the date of departure.

Top 5
All-inclusive honeymoon spots:

1) Riviera Maya, Mexico
2) Jamaica
3) Dominican Republic
4) St. Lucia
5) Antigua

For the couple that has everything, consider signing up for a honeymoon registry. Couples can register for things they want while on their honeymoon (candlelit dinner on the beach, wine tastings, massages, transportation, etc.) or they can set a dollar amount. Then, guests can purchase different items, services or excursions for the couple. With the unlimited options available for honeymoon plans, plan to take time for yourselves and enjoy the start of your new life together.

With the unlimited options available for honeymoon plans, plan to take time for yourselves and enjoy the start of your new life together.