Honeymoon: Should Mom Pick Our Trip?

Q: My mom offered to pay for our honeymoon and, without asking, booked a cruise to Mexico leaving the day after our wedding. Am I wrong for being mad?

A: It's a sweet gesture, but since it's your honeymoon, it's understandable that you want to be the ones deciding where and when to go, and you don't want any negative feelings concerning your trip. Tell her gently that you're very appreciative but that you would prefer to book a cruise for a later date. If a cruise is out of the question, you might instead ask her to cover the hotel room in the honeymoon destination of your choice.

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One of my friends recently found herself stranded due to a bankrupt cruise company, and she told me the only thing about the experience that wasn't infuriating was the fact that she had taken out a honeymoon travel insurance policy beforehand and was getting her money back. Her experience has me coming up with all kinds of honeymoon worst-case scenarios, and now I definitely want a policy of my own! What should my fiance and I be looking for in a travel insurance policy?

by The Knot