So you had a successful wedding, no one got a black eye, no one got too drunk and passed out in the cake and you managed to avoid every disaster possible. So, now where is your post-wedding destination and where is your honeymoon? Where is the romantic destination that you and your newlywed significant other will spend some alone time together? Remember, when reading some of these, it’s just some ideas and you should always consult a financial officer and figure out exactly what you’ll need to travel to these places. They’re just ideas.
The problem with some destinations that couples choose is that as you go from country to country, the documents that make you “married” are a bit different. You might not even be married in some countries so some thorough research is going to have to be done before you head to any of these destinations. There’s also the financial and money issue of these destinations. You can’t just take off on a plane and expect everything to be okay. A lot of proper research needs to be done here so don’t just take off somewhere hoping it’ll work out.
Ideally, you and your significant other should sit down and discuss this first. You want to discuss exactly where you’re going to be going and where you want to go. Maybe it’s half-way across the world or maybe it’s somewhere in the same country. Remember, different countries have different requirements to even enter the country, forget the whole legality of marriage though. You need to make sure well in advance that you contact the embassy and make sure you have the proper paperwork to even land there.
Without proper paperwork, you could be detained and believe me, that has happened. Then, you’ll spend days in custody being harassed by guards and asked whether or not you had malicious intent when entering the country. They probably aren’t going to believe your “sorry, we were just on our honeymoon, we didn’t know we needed these papers” story. One of the main issues that always comes up when deciding a destination is the clash of ideas.
If you’re not on a low budget, why not use both ideas and go to both destinations? Is there any reason why you can’t physically go to both destinations? Sure, it’s a lot more paperwork and a lot more time involved but most people can get more than a week off of work for their honeymoon. If not, plan one trip for your honeymoon and plan one for the near future when you can.
Always, always, always budget out your money accordingly when travelling overseas. Different countries have different currencies and in some countries, your USD is going to be useless to them. It’s like a foreign object, although, many first world countries do know what USD is and accept it. Find out the conversion rate of the said country before going there and figure out how much you’re going to need. A place like Japan for example has an insane conversion rate from USD to Yen.