The time has come to finally start planning your honeymoon! With everything you have on your plate — they never said wedding planning was stress-free — you may want to seek out the help of a professional and hire a travel agent to help put together the trip of your dreams. Before you pick a destination, and even a date to head there, there may be some important things you want to know about ahead of time. But where to start? Here, 5 important questions to ask your travel agent before you pay for those plane tickets.
1. What Deals Can You Get on Travel?
Destinations and resorts have travel deals going on throughout the year. Ask your agent about any packages that are on-sale. You may be able to head somewhere more exotic and expensive when there's a sale or a deal going on.
2. When's the Best Time to Go?
You may be in a rush to jet off right after your wedding, but some destinations are more enjoyable during different times of the year. Ask your agent when the destination isn't too crowded and the weather isn't too bad.
3. What's the Cancelation Policy?
Be sure to look into what the cancelation policy is before you book your honeymoon. See if you can add on trip insurance in case there's a reason you need to reschedule or cancel the trip all together.
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4. Is There Anything I Should Know About the Destination?
Ask your travel agent to fill you in on anything important you should know about your chosen honeymoon destination. Perhaps it's information on whether it's easy or hard to get around or if it's a spot that you need to know the native language in order to be able to communicate.
5. Where Have Other Couples Gone and Loved?
If you're unsure of where to go for your honeymoon, ask the expert. See if they can suggest other locations that couples went to in the past and enjoyed.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.