If you’re getting married, of course, the best part of the wholeeee process is getting a partner for life at the end of it. That being said, we’d be crazy if we said that the honeymoon wasn’t also a major “So happy we decided to do this #WhataGoodCall” part of the marriage experience. And in our minds, if ever there was a time to go all out, find a place that’s truly magical, and that has all the photo worthiness you want for those Insta posts and stories, it’s when you take your first trip after tying the knot. Luckily, Safara exists to help you figure out where to put those destination dollars.
It’s your honeymoon, okay, it’s a BFD. Now, again, you don’t have to take one… a honeymoon obvi isn’t a prerequisite for a happily ever after. But if you have the financial means, flexibility with your schedule, and can swing a week or two off from all of your personal and professional engagements (and let’s be honest, the biggest engagement was the one you just had), then totally lean into the ‘Let’s goooo’ point of view. It’s going to be worth it, we promise.
Adulting comes with a lot of expenses, and once you get into home buying, kids (if you want them, of course!), etc. things seem to get even pricier — almost on the daily. So, why not splurge on a honeymoon that’s in a great locale (geographically), sure, but also at a venue that is out of this world? Speaking from experience, when I went on my honeymoon eight years ago, I researched for over two months to scout out the most baller resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. I knew that I wanted something exceptional, a “special occasion” look that just felt ridiculously honeymoon-worthy.
A honeymoon gives you license to book a sojourn that’s been oh-so-loved (by societal standards) and gets a whole lot of attention on social media, from celebs and influencers, and in the press. You’re a married couple now, so, yeah, you’re essentially celebrities — on cloud 9 — in your own right. That means you can look for a place that’s high-profile and polished, swanky, stylish, and sophisticated. And you can brag about it on all your feeds and profiles, if you so choose.
One of our favorite things about honeymoons is that you can really use the vacation as your benchmark and reference point for all milestone trips to come. Chatting among ourselves here at Wedding Chicks, we’ve all kind of realized that our honeymoons were the last real balls-to-the-wall breaks we’ve had in years. And I, for one, am already getting ready to re-book an extended stay at my honeymoon resort for our 10-year anniversary in 2024. Having an incredible first honeymoon makes any anniversary journey there even more special. It’s the spot you will have spent your first few days (week or weeks, if you’re lucky!) as spouses, so it’ll absolutely hold a lot of value and sentiment.
The seriously-selective and discerning (remember when we said celebrity/influencer-worthy, right?) site gives you access to a curated collection of stays and the best loyalty program in travel. They’ve hand selected the best hotels in every category for design, hospitality, and value.
No joke, either, they have 1M hotels available on the platform to suit every traveler’s preferences and aesthetic desires. Every honeymooner can find something they love and will live for on their best trip ever.
Safara won’t only match any publicly available rate (at your dream hotel), they’ll also kick 10% back with your honeymoon booking/any subsequent bookings to be used for future stays.
Speaking of that first booking, upon signing up for the site, you’ll get $100 instantly to put towards your debut post-I dos adieu.
Safara is committed to minimizing the climate impact of their platform. So much so that, for every booking they secure, they’ll invest in a portfolio of carbon offset + removal projects based on the length of stay, location, and property category. This is something that no other travel aggregator or hotel search engine does, and it’s meaningful.
“I can't tell you how happy I was to find your service. We actually already had this trip booked to Inness, but by using Safara we were able to upgrade our room and save a few hundred dollars at the same time - a major travel win! I'll be excited to use it again in the future.” ~ Lacey Huber
Safara is an invite-only site, which is why Wedding Chicks readers can exclusively join the site today to explore hotels for your honeymoon and receive $100 towards your trek of a lifetime — free membership and $100 in Safara travel credit when you sign up! And if you need any additional help while you’re making honeymoon plans, feel free to lust over the locations touted in their travel guides and editorial content.