Your wedding day is probably one of the most anticipated moments in your life. When it finally arrives you'll pledge your vows, dance your first dance as husband and wife, cut the cake, and shake hundreds of hands in the receiving line.
Wedding Planning - Choosing Your Honeymoon Destination
Your wedding day is probably one of the most anticipated moments in your life. When it finally arrives you'll pledge your vows, dance your first dance as husband and wife, cut the cake, and shake hundreds of hands in the receiving line. Five hours of your life, with months of planning behind it all, will come and go before you know it. The afterglow of the big day wasn't meant to end the hour after the reception ends. That ultra-exuberant feeling and moment of bliss will live on, or at least for several more days, while you are both together on that long-awaited romantic trip-- otherwise known as your honeymoon.
It seems to be the reward you have both been waiting for. Months of planning and stress that preceded the big day have now lead up to this excitedly awaited and much deserved getaway. Your honeymoon will be unlike any other trip you may have both taken before. It's a trip that focuses completely on the two of you, together for the first time alone, as husband and wife. So what destination on this earth could possibly be the place to celebrate such a momentous occasion?
For many, this is a hard decision. After speaking with a travel agent and receiving a plethora of recommendations from friends, family and coworkers, you may both begin to feel overwhelmed by the options. Imagine a few getaway possibilities for just a moment. Tropical and romantic, or adventurous and deserted? Big city excitement with lots of shopping, or a small country inn with a tranquil surrounding? Far away, or a few miles from home? How about a cruise? As you can see, there may be much more involved with this decision than you thought.
Don't jump to any decisions with haste. You'll both want to sit down and explore your options together. The only restrictions involved with the destination you choose is of course your budget. Choose a honeymoon trip that will fit your planned budget and remember that no matter how much you spend on this trip, the point of it is to get away alone and celebrate your newly formed marriage together. Begin by making separate lists on two sheets of paper. Reserve one of the sheets for him and the other sheet for you. Each of you can then write down what is important to you for this trip. Write down separately what you want out of the trip and what you hope to see, do and visit. When you are both finished, compare notes. Don't expect your lists to look identical. If they do- great. If they don't, that is fine too because that's what makes you both individuals, and it takes compromise from the beginning, in order to make any marriage work. So, now is the perfect time to begin compromising.
Be sure to discuss your wants for the trip and be open to his wants also. After talking it over and understanding what each of you expect out of this trip, a decision that will make you both happy should be made easier. If he wants adventure, but you were thinking more along the lines of tropical and relaxing, then maybe a trip to an all-inclusive tropical resort with plenty of water sports included could be the answer. If after you have both discussed all options and still cannot reach a compromise with one destination, then maybe you should spend a week at the locale of your choice and the following week at the spot of his choice. Just remember one very important thing-- the two of you will finally be alone. No matter what destination you choose, we're sure you'll agree that once you get there you won't argue about how to spend all that spare time.