Should you base your wedding and honeymoon around hurricane season?

aruba signIt used to be that every bride wanted to be a June bride.  Well that has certainly changed.  September and October are just as busy as June was.  At My Vacation Lady,  we have lots and lots of honeymoons booked for September and October and many of these clients are going to destinations that might be considered to be”in the hurricane belt”.  We also have a number of couples getting married in the Riviera Maya and Key West in September and October, which is also considered to be in the hurricane zone.

During the months of September and October, My Vacation Lady’s honeymooners are traveling to many destinations that may be effected by hurricanes:

  • the Riviera Maya and Cancun
  • Hawaii
  • Saint Lucia
  • Punta Cana
  • Jamaica
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Costa Rica

Let’s talk about where you might go to avoid hurricanes:

Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are out of the hurricane zone.

Saint Lucia. Barbardos, the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago typically have a lower chance of being hit by a hurricane.  So does Hawaii, Europe and the Azores.

But lets say that your honeymoon dream is the Riviera Maya or Jamaica or the Dominican Republic.  Should you go else where for your honeymoon?  OR if you decide to go to your dream honeymoon destination, how can you protect yourself in case of a hurricane?

First, check for the average weather in destination that you want to travel to.  Holiday-weather.com is a good source.

Second, consider travel insurance to protect your honeymoon investment.  There are a number of different types of travel insurance that can help you if a hurricane is predicted to come or if you are stuck in a hurricane.  My Vacation Lady can offer many different options from cancel for any reason (on select packages) to ones that will allow you to cancel if your flight is cancelled due to a hurricane (time restrictions may apply) to those that will offer coverage in case you are delayed in returning due to a storm.

Third, if you are very concerned about hurricanes, and you definitely want to visit a location that gets hit pretty frequently, consider taking a mini honeymoon locally and then wait until hurricane season is over to take your dream honeymoon.  No one says that your honeymoon must be taken right after the wedding.

My Vacation Lady is the top honeymoon specialist located in New Jersey according to couples on  both Wedding Wire and the Knot.  We take the personal approach to honeymoon planning.  Don’t you deserve the best, when it comes to your honeymoon?

 

About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.