In all the chaos of wedding planning, one exciting incentive (besides the actual wedding) is knowing that the day after you’re married, you and your groom will be able to relax as you’re off to your honeymoon! Even if you don’t go somewhere right away, the anticipation of a trip is exciting and romantic. There are so many options, and while traveling somewhere new and far away is appealing, some couples opt to stay a couple of nights closeby to just retreat while they hold off on a big trip. The reality is, sometimes this makes the most sense if you’re financially strapped after the wedding! Whatever you decide, you’ll be amazed at how much you may have to do after the wedding is said and done. (Possibly moving, thank-you notes, registry exchanges, decorating… not to mention, you’re back to the real world!) I definitely recommend getting away at least for a few days to unwind, relax, and to just breath!
Traditionally, the groom is in charge of this vacation. He may or may not go to a travel agent, but hopefully he finds the right sources for planning things out thoughtfully and carefully. Making sure the deposits are taken care of, the champagne is waiting, and the ratings and reviews are wonderful!
My husband used a travel agent because we have a family friend who does this as a living, so we were able to breeze through the planning because it was pretty much mapped out for us. If you’re doing a trip by yourself, couples only resorts are no brainers for a stress free time and for the adventuresome traveler, connecting the dots on your own may save you some money.
No doubt about it, though, the honeymoon should be full of romance, amazing food, maybe a massage, and experiences that will kick off your first year to an exciting start. I love the idea of even seeing America by driving down the coast. Maybe even a tropical retreat or luxury resort. Europe always looks amazing, but be ready to see the sites and be on the go! A spa weekend could be just what you may need or a local beach trip might be just the ticket. If you get to travel somewhere for an entire week, having some adventurous things to do may be a great way to connect and jump out of your comfort zone. We tried ziplining and cave diving, along with a cliff dive that we still laugh about.
Where are you going on your honeymoon? Anywhere exciting?
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