A honeymoon is an amazing way to start your marriage off right, spending quality time together as a newly married couple in a romantic and relaxing setting. Planning and going on a honeymoon can also be stressful, though, since the honeymoon typically comes immediately after the wedding and months of wedding planning. By following these tips, you will ensure that your honeymoon is restful, romantic, and completely low-stress:
Start with a Travel Agent
One of the best things you can do for yourself and your soon-to-be spouse is to hire a travel agent to plan and book your honeymoon for you. An experienced travel agent will take all of your preferences into consideration, search for deals they have unique access to, and plan everything for you. You have enough on your plate with planning a wedding, so letting a travel agent deal with the logistics and stress of planning your honeymoon will truly feel like a lifesaver.
Don’t Leave Immediately After the Wedding
One way to make things less stressful is to pad your schedule with a bit of decompression time in between your wedding and departing for your honeymoon. Weddings are beautiful and exciting, but they can also leave you feeling completely wiped out and drained. Give yourselves at least a day or two to relax, catch up on sleep, and talk about the wedding before you head to the airport. You’ll more easily switch from wedding mode to honeymoon mode and arrive at your honeymoon destination ready to unplug, rest, and enjoy some romance and quality time.
Include Relaxation in Your Itinerary
Excursions, tours, and activities are exciting and will leave you with great memories and Instagram photos, but don’t overlook the importance of relaxing on your honeymoon. Building time to just chill out by the pool, at the beach, or in your honeymoon suite will help you to unwind and really enjoy your new life together as a married couple. After the whirlwind of wedding planning, you may find that sleeping in, getting couple’s massages, and reading a book in a hammock end up being some of your favorite moments during your honeymoon.
Consider a Honeymoon Fund
One stressful aspect of honeymoon travel is that planning an elaborate vacation can be expensive, especially when paying for a wedding. If you already live together and have all the dishes and bed linens you need, consider setting up a honeymoon fund as an alternative gift registry. This allows your friends and family to pay for excursions, meals, spa treatments, and even contribute toward your honeymoon airfare as their wedding gifts.
Marriage is all about compromise and your honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to practice this skill. If you would prefer to lie on the beach with a book and an umbrella drink, while your new husband wants to take surfing lessons and hike volcanoes, a compromise is called for. Aim to plan for a balance of activities and meals that will appeal to both of you, and be sure to take turns making plans.
Add a Bit of Extra Time Back Home
If at all possible, arrange things so that you have a day or so at home after your honeymoon before returning to work. You may even want to fly back on a Friday so you have the weekend to settle in at home. This gives you time to unpack, open wedding gifts, upload photos, and recover from the time difference so that you can return to work feeling focused and rested.
When you’re ready to plan the stress-free honeymoon of your dreams, get in touch!
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