Getting married is one of the most significant events in a person’s life. There is much to organise with choosing a venue, gowns, flowers and so on. If you are still at the planning stage, here is great post on wedding venues. Once the wedding is planned, you need to think about your honeymoon.
When heading off on your honeymoon, safety is generally the last thing on your mind, but it is something that you have to consider carefully. While you could be heading to a safe area, there are still some tips that you need to know about. You never know when something might go wrong and it is better to be prepared.
Always Use Credit Cards
Today, most people choose plastic over paper, but this is essential when you are travelling. Credit card companies will offer special protection when you travel, they are also better to carry around than cash for obvious reasons. This does not mean that you should not have any cash for your honeymoon, simply that you need to only carry enough for when credit cards are not accepted.
Of course, there are a few things that you should look at before you whip out the credit card. You need to use a card that does not have any travel fees and that has enough credit on it. If you can get points for your purchases, you should use the card but not if it is going to cause problems later on.
Reconsider The Novelty Items
Novelty items for newlyweds such as matching Mr and Mrs t-shirts might seem like a good idea, but you need to reconsider them. When you wear them abroad, you are advertising that you have recently been married and this can make you a target for thieves. There are some experts who state that these items are advertising that you have new jewellery or new money to any potential thieves, so should be avoided.
Make Copies Of Your Passports
Losing your passport is a major problem when you are abroad for your honeymoon and something that you will want to avoid. However, to prepare for any chance that you do lose your passport, you should make a copy of them. The person who is not carrying the passports should then carry the copies.
It is also worth noting where the closest embassy to where you are staying is. The embassy is where you will need to go if you do lose your passport or if it is stolen. Some people recommend leaving your passport in the hotel safe while you are out and take the copies with you for identification, but this is not always the safest option because hotel safes can be cracked.
Think Before You Pack
While it is very tempting to pack your best clothing and jewellery for your honeymoon, you need to reconsider this. Leaving your new jewellery at home is a good safety precaution. You should consider that many of the top honeymoon destinations do have a problem with pickpockets and that you are likely to be spending a lot of time on the beach.
Have Emergency Contacts
Before you head off, you need to share your itinerary with at least one person back home that you trust. You also need to provide them with the name of the hotel as well as dates and travel details. You should also consider looking at the emergency numbers for the destination and how you will be able to get in touch with everyone back home.