Planning your honeymoon is great as it is about just the two of you, and you won’t have to worry about the eating requirements of a hundred people! Whether you want two weeks on the beach, a sight seeing city break, or a bit of both, you want weather on your side.

Whatever season you’re getting married in, here are the destinations to choose or avoid from January through to June!


If you’re looking for fun in the sun how about Mexico or Brazil? Temperatures should be around 40c in the party city of Rio, perfect for sun chasing couples. For adventure New Zealand is the world’s playground. Skydive, bungee, and road trip around the two islands’ diverse landscape. Be sure to visit Hobbiton and walk around the Lord of the Rings set.

Avoid- Indonesia, the Seychelles and Polynesia, Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius as it will be raining!

new zealand


If you fancy getting your surf on, Hawaii is perfect this time of year. The island will also be just what sun seekers are looking for. As it’s February, you could plan a trip to Paris over Valentines day. What could be more romantic?

Avoid- Indonesia, the Seychelles and Polynesia, Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius as it will STILL be raining!

paris france


Fancy some fun? It’s Spring Break stateside if you fancy a non-stop partying Cancun or Miami! The best choice for March has to be The Maldives. This beautiful part of the world hits temperatures of around 30C. Good times, tan lines! If your looking for a bit more culture you could visit India. What newly-wed wouldn’t want a picture in front of the Taj Mahal?

Avoid-  Safaris are a wash out this time of year.

Taj Mahal

Europe is starting to warm up so a trip to Greece or a city break to Amsterdam could be ideal. Getaways won’t be at full summer prices yet, so it will be great opportunity to go further afield. Maybe take that dream trip to Las Vegas and see the Grand Canyon.

Avoid- South America will have high humidity and rainfall. Asia will be uncomfortably hot.

Grand Canyon

If you want sun and white beaches it’s time to head to the Bahamas. Once there visit Exuma to swim with the pigs! It is also a great time of year for a city break to Prague or Budapest.

Avoid- India will be wet! Egypt will be unpleasantly hot.

The Bahamas

It’s Summer here! Cornwall is lovely this time of year if you wanted to stay in the UK. It’s the perfect time for a Dublin city break and get a picture in front of the famous Temple Bar. Visit Sweden, Finland and Norway and experience the white nights. It is warm for hours as the sun barely sets.

Avoid- India is still wet.


This is just a rough guide, if you follow a recommendation and it rains, I’m sorry!

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