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The amount of time between the date of your honeymoon and booking a travel package depends on what sort of honeymoon you have in mind. If you're thinking about a cruise, it's a good idea to plan well in advance--a year ahead, while not always necessary, wouldn't be unusual.
If you're planning to honeymoon in a very popular destination or at a popular resort or beach hotel, it's also a good idea to plan way ahead, in order to get the best (and best deals) on the accommodations you really want. Six months in advance is usually a good idea.
If you're interested in luxury rail travel (Orient Express, Canadian rail travel, etc.) it's necessary to book at least a year in advance.
If you're going to honeymoon during the off-season of the tropical island, resort, or what have you, you'll find great deals; but again, it's wise to book several months in advance.
Aside from lengthy cruises, we generally recommend that couples book anywhere from 3 to 10 months ahead, if possible. It's difficult for travel agents to know what the packages, airfares, etc., will be if you try to book too far ahead of time.
To find out about when you'll find the best prices, when will be the off-season, or when to make reservations, check with your travel expert. He or she will know where to look and when to book. Really helpful romantic travel specialists, like the ones at TheBigDay.com, will keep an eye out for exactly what you want, and send you a reminder when it's a great time to book.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|