When all the upheaval of arranging the wedding is done, after everyone has seen you give your commitment to each other, and when the night has been danced away it is time to begin your life together. The honeymoon is the perfect way to open this chapter and it is the perfect excuse to relax, lavish yourself and bask in your status as newlyweds.
Choosing where to go
The location of your honeymoon is of course extremely important and although your budget will determine where you can go to a certain extent the possibilities are pretty endless. It is certainly crucial to ensure that the place you choose is somewhere that both of you are happy with so talk it over and come to a decision together. If you have got the budget already set aside and it will not impact upon your start to married life together then make the most of it and treat yourselves to the holiday that will be worthy of such a significant occasion. There are so many classic romantic getaways out there so find the one that you will both love.
Planning the start date
After the wedding night it is traditional for the friends and family not to see the bride and groom again for a week or two but you do not have to set off on your honeymoon immediately after the wedding day itself. It is a great opportunity to spend a night in a hotel together and to go on holiday the day after for example. This will give you the opportunity to fully relax after the wedding and to then wake up together as a married couple for the first time without a great deal of stress.
When you are on your honeymoon you should not be afraid of acting like it. It is a special time and it is your time together so live it to the full and enjoy all that comes with it because the hotels and other places you visit will usually throw some enjoyable perks your way if they are aware it is your honeymoon.
Arranging separate activities
You will want to think carefully about how long your honeymoon will be for. Work commitments can affect this of course but if you think two weeks will be too much then consider a week or a ten-day break. You can arrange separate things to do at certain points of the holiday and it may help to prolong the quality of the times you spend together.
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