June 24, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I & III • Page 15 Summer WEDDINGPlanner 2009 Tips on how to plan the perfect honeymoon (ARA) The date is set, the dress is bought, and the tuxes are rented. Now you get to plan your first vacation together as husband and wife. Whether your ideal honeymoon is traveling to the Swiss Alps for some mountain fun or relaxing on an exotic beach in the Caribbean, it’s a special time you’ll never forget. So what do you need to know to plan the perfect honeymoon that goes off without a hitch? Everyone wants the greatest honeymoon possible, but be sure to review the little details so they don’t turn into big problems. The best thing you can do is research, plan and prepare together as a team. Here are some things to consider when planning the perfect honeymoon: Choose a destination together. Pick a destination that you both really want to visit. Each person should choose the top three places they would like to honeymoon and then compare lists. If you both want something relaxing, a traditional spa vacation in the tropics is a good choice. If you are adventure junkies, be sure to visit a location that offers lots of activities. Prep in advance. Make a checklist of things you need to do before your trip. Research the laws of the country where you will be traveling and see what rules are different. It is a good idea to check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find out what types of immunizations are recommended for Americans at that specific destination. Remember: If you don’t have a passport or need to renew, allow ample time for processing. If the bride will be changing her name after the wedding, make sure the name on the travel documents matches what is on the bride’s passport so you don’t experience any delays while going through airport security and customs. Pack the right stuff. You want to look great for your spouse, but sometimes looking chic and dressing appropriately for the location you are visiting might not be the same thing. Research what tourists usually wear at your chosen location. If you are traveling internationally, different cultures might have different expecta- Shutterstock tions. Extreme weather, hot or cold, requires different types of clothing, so pack accordingly and you won’t have to buy something at an exorbitant price when you get there. Eat, drink, and be merry. No one wants to be stuck in the hotel room with a stomachache on their honeymoon. Food and water in different countries can be contaminated, so do your research before celebrating at the local restaurant. When in doubt, ask the hotel concierge for advice. If you are buying your own food, sealed products are usually safer options because they come directly from the distribution center. If something does go wrong, remember to work through it and enjoy the time you have together. After all, it’s one of the most important and special vacations you will ever take. Out of the way, but worth it. Major Credit Cards Accepted Great Marriages Start With... Great Foundations. We offer expertise and service like no other... 85 Hillside Ave, Midland Park • 201-444-4760 • 201-445-1164 Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Closed Sunday Schweinfurth Florist www.schweinfurthflorist.com The Largest Selection of Bridal Foundations for the Entire Bridal Party... Brasselette, Bustier, Longlines, Strapless, Backless, Push-Up, Bandeau, Body Briefers including Strapless and Backless, Bridal Peignoir Sets, Bridal Trousseau. Eating is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Experience La Vie En Rose. Your senses will surely thank you. ����� �� ��� ������� �� � Your Lingerie and Foundation Monday-Saturday 9:30-5:30 Specialists... The Source for Great Foundations 201-444-5763 Since 1936 595 No. Maple Ave , Ridgewood Special Occasion Catering & Cakes La Vie En Rose brings a European flair to Waldwick. We invite you for a healthy breakfast, have salad, soup or sandwich delivered to your office, or even cater your own afternoon tea. Cookies, Cakes & Tarts Baked Fresh Daily. 10 W. Prospect Street • Waldwick 201-652-8880