Getting married is an exciting time, and so is planning your honeymoon! But it can be stressful to organize, pack, book travel, reserve parking, and so much more when all you want to do is just enjoy yourselves. But plan you must. From booking airline tickets and reserving your valet parking to organizing travel documents and creating a travel itinerary, we have compiled these helpful tips to follow when planning your honeymoon.
Assuming you’re taking a flight and need to leave out of the Metro Detroit Airport, you will need to secure parking beforehand. This is the best way to avoid stress on the day you take off. You’ll be busy enough coming off the wedding itself and now transitioning to a life with your new spouse. Planning gives peace of mind, so don’t neglect this important step.
Book Travel Plans Early: Flight and Parking
Once you have settled on where you will be vacationing, it’s time to secure the most important things: your hotel and airfare, and your parking. These things will solidify your plans and provide a jumping-off point for your itinerary. Reserving a parking spot is a wise idea, and you can do it very far in advance with DTW Airport Parking. You may be considering bringing your own car to the airport to save money for your big European trip, but you don’t have to compromise on safety and stress-free processes. Reserve ahead of time and enjoy a smooth ride in and out.
Did you know you can save up to 40% when you book your parking months in advance? This puts you in touch with the best deals, discounts and parking spots.
Create a Travel Itinerary
Now it’s time to come up with a travel itinerary to guide you through your trip — very useful especially if you will be hitting several countries or islands on your honeymoon.
Keep the itinerary in your purse or backpack so you always have access to it. You will want to include:
- All travel information including flight, car, train, parking, and hotel reservations with check-in information, times, reservation numbers, and locations.
- Tour confirmations or activity reservations, printed out and ready to go. This will prevent the need to scroll through emails trying to find your reservation details especially if you’ll be in areas with spotty wi-fi reception.
- Passports and all travel documents, as well as small bills for tipping.
Create a Budget
Coming up with a spending limit you’re both comfortable with is essential, and it’s best to do this before you get too far into the planning. Make sure you’re both on the same page in terms of how much will be spent on food, drink, lodging, excursions, and souvenirs.
Decide on preferred methods of payment while you’re on vacation, such as credit or debit cards. Contact your credit card companies to notify them you’ll be on vacation and where so they don’t flag suspicious activity. If you’re exploring new credit cards to finance the trip, research ones without a foreign transaction fee. Have enough cash on hand for taxis and tipping, but don’t overload yourself in case it’s lost or stolen.
Find out what the ATM and exchange fees are, as well as where the nearest ATM is to your hotel.
Call Your Cell Phone Company
If traveling abroad, notify your cellphone company to see if your plan will cover phone calls, text messages, or Internet on the island or in the country you’re headed to. If it doesn’t, ask what your options are for getting services in your destination. Some companies allow you to sign up for a month of abroad service just to cover you while there. Ask for tips on how to avoid being at the mercy of foreign service providers and prevent amassing international fees by using Internet hot spots at the hotel.
Keep Your Valuables Close
Don’t pack valuables in your checked luggage, such as jewelry, passports, essential documents (reservations, tickets, and license), credit cards, electronics, and medications. Put those valuables in the hotel safe. Keep extra credit cards and cash hidden in the safe in case your wallet is stolen or lost.
Gather the Proper Forms of ID
A marriage certificate is not a valid form of identification. If you’re a woman who took her husband’s last name, you will need to bring your birth certificate and license as well as your marriage certificate, as it’s unlikely that you will be able to get a new license reflecting your new name in time for the honeymoon.
Likewise, your plane tickets and name booked at the resort should be the same as on your driver’s license and passport. You may want to book your airline and reservations under your maiden name so no issues arise.
Tell People You’re on Your Honeymoon
Telling people you’re on your honeymoon can net you some pretty cool perks and upgrades. Notify both your airline and your hotel that you are traveling for your honeymoon. They may have some surprises in store for newlyweds, such as room and seat upgrades, champagne toasts or in-flight announcements. Tell your servers at restaurants too for free desserts or other perks. Who doesn’t love to celebrate a happy couple?
Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking
Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Make the smart choice and book your airport parking as soon as you book your honeymoon. Why add to the stress of this crazy yet exciting time? When planning your honeymoon travel plans, don’t forget about DTW airport parking. You can reserve your spot in advance with us. Just contact us at (734) 992-4946 to book service. You can even book oil changes, car washes and more with us so you come home to a spotless vehicle!