If you and your prospective spouse are not sure what sort of honeymoon you want, one good place to begin is with your budget. How much can you comfortably afford to spend? If your budget is very large, obviously this expands your honeymoon idea possibilities considerably. Whatever amount you decide on, the most important thing is to stick to your budget. You do not want to spend the first 10 years of your married life paying for one trip.
If you are planning your wedding and honeymoon a year or more ahead of the event, you are lucky. Usually if you put a deposit down on a travel package, you can lock in the price, so even if fares and rates go up by the time you take your trip, it will not affect how much you will pay. In addition, it is usually possible to make payments over time.
Once you have your budget, remember this will be a memorable trip for both of you. You should discuss what each of you considers a dream trip. If one member of the couple thinks that a deep sea-fishing trip off the coast of Florida would be the most memorable way to spend the honeymoon and the other person wants to climb Mt Everest and sleep in a snow-covered tent, there will need to be some negotiating.
When pursuing your honeymoon idea, do your research. Visit travel agents and the library, surf the Internet for travel websites so you will be well informed and know exactly what you want. If purchasing a travel package, get recommendations so you know the company is reputable. You do not want to get to Europe expecting a four star hotel only to find you are booked into a little hole-in-the-wall with no bathroom facilities. This could spoil even the best of honeymoons. Since it is typically the bride and her family who plan the wedding, perhaps the groom can do honeymoon research after the couple makes a list of possible destinations.
Remember, what will make your first trip together as a married couple special is not so much where you go or what you do, but just that you are spending time together. You might not want to plan a trip with too many events or sights to pack into a week or two. The real purpose of the honeymoon is to begin your life together by getting to know each other as husband and wife. This means long, cozy evenings spent talking about the future and why you love each other. When you are celebrating your golden anniversary, those moments together will be what you remember most about your honeymoon, no matter where you spend it.