Who Is Responsible for Honeymoon Planning?

You can’t get excited about a trip you haven’t planned yet!

Updated 09/09/18

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When you’re deep into wedding planning, with time ticking down toward your big day, sometimes the honeymoon can seem like the only thing that’s getting you through your never-ending to-do list. With so much already on your plate, you might be wondering who is responsible for honeymoon planning?

A week (or more!) of relaxation, adventure, and quality one-on-one time with your new husband or wife will be amazing, but it's hard to get excited about a trip you haven’t planned yet. So, who should take the lead when it comes to making calls to the travel agent and booking those flights?

True, one person can do everything and even leave it as a surprise vacay for their partner. While this gesture is totally romantic and a perfect fit for a person who loves a little mystery, most couples choose to plan this once-in-a-lifetime getaway together. After all, have you tried packing for a trip when you don’t know where you’re going? It can be seriously stressful, even if you know it will be “warm” or you’ll be “doing a lot of activities.”

Instead, we’re all for handling honeymoon planning together as a fun break from the nitty-gritty of getting ready for your wedding. Brainstorm the destinations you’ve always wanted to visit, find the activities and excursions (or relaxing beaches) that speak to you, and make sure to throw in an elegant dinner for two or an indulgent stay in a souped-up suite.

Want to keep that element of romance and mystery without going in totally blind? Assign a day for each of you to plan completely as a surprise for your significant other, to be revealed that morning or as the day goes by. That might mean a few luxurious hours at the spa, a hike to a breathtaking waterfall, or passes for that scuba-diving excursion that your hubby-to-be has always dreamed of. Mix a little suspense in with all of that vegging for a trip you’ll remember!

Now that you know who is responsible for honeymoon planning, it's time to tackle how to plan! Check out these 13 tips to create the trip of a lifetime!

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