Saturday, November 28, 2009

Planning a stress-free honeymoon

As you probably already realize, the wedding planning process is all-consuming – it’s a nonstop whirlwind of decisions to make and details to coordinate. At the end of it all, after the champagne toasts have been made and the last dance has been played, you’ll be in dire need of some time alone with your new spouse -- a honeymoon!

Every couple has their own unique vision of the perfect honeymoon for them. It might be an island escape, filled with white sand beaches, cool tropical drinks, and nights spent in a romantic thatched-roof bungalow. Or maybe it’s a week spent sampling the food, wine, and culture of the most romantic cities of Europe. Whatever your dream honeymoon may be, the one thing that holds true for everyone is this: this is the time to bring in a professional travel planner.

Honeymoon planning is far too important to be left until the last minute or done in your “spare time” online. Besides, using a professional travel planner won’t cost you any more than doing it yourself… it will be FAR less stressful…and you’ll definitely end up with a better vacation experience.

A travel planner (who may also call herself a honeymoon planner, travel agent, or travel consultant) does the research for you, negotiates with the vendors, works out the details, and advises you on passports, visas, travel insurance, time differences, currency exchange, etc. She can also help you set up a Honeymoon Registry to help pay for the trip. Most importantly, she is there for you in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your trip -- to re-arrange your travel plans, intercede with suppliers, and act as an advocate on your behalf.

And the best part of all? You, the honeymooners, typically pay nothing at all for that service! Travel planners earn their money in commissions from the suppliers (hotels, cruise lines, tour companies, etc.), and generally only charge additional service fees for things like airline tickets.

At Annie’s Escapes, we specialize in stress-free custom-planned vacations for busy people like you. We would love to put together a honeymoon that fulfills your dreams AND fits your budget. And we promise to deliver personalized service that makes the planning process a breeze!

To schedule a honeymoon consultation, call (401) 270-4834 or email