Honeymoon Secrets: Honeymoon surprises

Honeymoon Secrets: Honeymoon surprises

Whether you see it as the ultimate romantic gesture or a risky strategy, there’s nothing like adding a bit of mystery to the mix when you’re planning your honeymoon. We’ve asked the Concierge Team at Audley to share their secrets for planning a surprise

1. Plan your honeymoon in secret

Shh… There is nothing quite like surprising your bride (or groom) with a surprise honeymoon. We've only had one person to date (as far as we can remember) where the destination was a surprise - it's quite a risk to keep it all a secret and do the big reveal on the big day! When you begin to plan the trip make sure you tell the tour operator you are travelling with that it's a secret.

Tell me more… Set up a special email address that your partner does not have access to, get tickets and invoices delivered to your work address. If browsing online at home, don't forget to use the 'private browsing' feature available on most modern browsers to keep your tracks hidden! [And work out what you're going to say if they question your sneaky behaviour... - ed.]

2. Ship out the surprises

Shh… Arrange a Honeymoon Gift List and let your nearest and dearest surprise you both. Honeymoon Gift Lists are personalised, mini-websites that your wedding guests can visit to make a contribution towards your honeymoon. Look out for tour operators that include this service for free as part of your honeymoon arrangements.

Tell me more… Although it may be difficult to keep this fully secret (you'll have to select the experiences for your friends to buy) you can keep an element of surprise as you won't know who has bought what for you until they've done it.

3. Pre-arrange a surprise activity

Shh… Even if you can't (or don't want to) keep the destination a secret, there are plenty of ways to surprise your new wife or husband during the honeymoon by pre-arranging excursions or activities before you travel. It is best to arrange these before you travel to make sure they are available.

Tell me more… Here are five romantic surprises they could organise:

More about the experts:

Audley believe that your trip should be truly unforgettable, so they don't take any chances. The expert knowledge of all our specialists allows us to select the best possible accommodation, guides and excursions to suit your tastes and budget. Whatever you want from your honeymoon we can use our detailed knowledge to plan your ideal itinerary tailor-made to your interests and budget, so you can explore at your own pace and select accommodation that suits you, with our specialist knowledge at your disposal to perfect your travel plans.

Start planning your tailor-made honeymoon itinerary by contacting one of our specialists online or by phone on 01993 838 015.

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