You already have enough things on your mind when it comes to planning your wedding. It can be a major pain to add planning your honeymoon to that list, even though your trip is usually nice to think about, the actual planning of it can be a very difficult affair. Because of this, working with a travel agent can be a lifesaver. The advantages of working with a travel agent to help plan your honeymoon are limitless. They come with the benefits of their experience, knowledge about discounts that aren't typically known about, awesome package deals, impressive details relating to air, car, and hotel reservations, and an extremely valuable chance for you to sit back and relax, not needing to worry about the honeymoon planning process. The following guide will go over exactly what you need to know in order to find the travel agent that suits your needs.
The first thing you need to do is research travel agents. This seems like a no-brainer, but it's extremely important that you don't just go with the first travel agent you see. They may all have similar descriptions, but not all travel agents are the same. In order to find the right agent for you, and one that's within your budget, you need to decide what kind of trip it is that you plan on taking, and what your limit is for how much you want to spend. The sooner you know how much you plan on spending, you can start to eliminate the more pricey agent options. The next thing you need to do is identify what kind of agent you need. A good agent is parient, have a certain standard of quality, are honest with you about the drawbacks of a certain environment, and they are extremely interested in the clients' interests and feedback. A good place to look for travel agents is The American Society of Travel Agents. They have an unparalleled number of agencies within their ranks, and they must pay to be included in the Society, so you should have no worries about the agent being of poor quality.
Make sure that your agent knows about what your limitations are. They should know any medical, diet, or exercise needs that you have. The last thing you want is to let yourself go too much on your honeymoon, to where you're panting by going up a single flight of stairs by the time you get home, and your travel agent should know of any special dietary concerns such as vegetarianism or peanut allergies. Knowing whether you are a smoker, or mind smoking, is also important. It's also important that the agent knows if you're a same-sex couple. This seems unnecessary, but there are places around the world that do not accept homosexual couples within their hotels.
The last thing you need to know is to keep an open communication channel with your travel agent. Make sure to stay open to their options, and also ask as many questions as come to your mind. Any good travel agent will stay open to your questions, as long as an equal level of respect is met.