Q. How far in advance should we start planning the honeymoon?
A. After planning the wedding, you'll definitely need a little R & R. If you're looking to honeymoon somewhere outside of the continental U.S., start planning early -- as far as 8-12 months in advance.
If you decide to celebrate your commitment privately or with a few close relatives or friends in tow, you might also consider a destination wedding. Hawaii is a wonderful place to exchange vows where you'll find tons of wedding packages to choose from -- and there's no better ceremony backdrop than a beautiful, palm tree-lined beach. Check out The Big Island of Hawaii for details. For tons of honeymoon ideas, check out our top recommendations for gay honeymoons in the U.S. and around the world.