Getting married is one of the biggest and most exciting things that one can do in their life. Meeting, then falling in love, all the way until death do us apart, is an extremely powerful experience. The entire time getting to know one another and a commitment to each other for the rest of your lives. Such a monumental moment is only fit to be celebrated in a big way. Hence the reason for a wedding, however a wedding can be stressful. The big day involves a lot of planning, and it can take away from the moment. The honeymoon is the reward for dealing with all that stress and a celebration of the beginning of your partnership.
There is a lot of consideration when booking your honeymoon such as budget, interests, and time of year. If you plan on spending time outside of your home country it is important to look into your trip ahead of time. Things such as visas, plane tickets, and accommodations should be preplanned. The earlier you book these things the cheaper they will be. Another thing for a budget conscious traveler is to know the popular travel seasons of your target destination. The most popular times to travel abroad may be different than the typical times of year weddings are held in your country. Depending on the climate and season of the place you want to visit it can be highly impacting the experience and prices of the places you plan on staying. For example, Paris is considered one of the most romantic getaways there is. But like many places the temperature varies.
When choosing a destination be as specific with your needs and wants as possible. If you want to be lounging by the beach or pool day drinking all day a resort in a tropical place could be for you. If you and your partner are more adventurous and enjoy outdoor activities plan on visiting a place that reflects that. The couple’s honeymoon is a vacation just for two, and no two couples are the same. Drawing inspiration from some other honeymoon itineraries can help, but don’t copy them. Spend time and tailor your trip for you and your partner.
Honeymoons are typically always days after the wedding. It is portrayed this way in media, movies, and culture in general. But this is a dated idea and doesn’t mean anything. You can travel anytime you want. If you rather wait for a week or a month after the wedding to enjoy your honeymoon that is perfectly okay. This can help negate weather and seasonal issues if you are dead set on a specific destination.
Honeymoons shouldn’t be stressful. They should be as much fun as possible. Don’t over book your stay with too many activities. It is okay to just relax during your honeymoon. This is a celebration for you and your partner and what you two are together. Don’t feel pressure to go with or do anything that is typically associated with the celebration or go all in with the stereotypes.