The Wedding Plan

When to Take Your Honeymoon

A couple relaxes on their honeymoonWhen it comes to planning your honeymoon, the timing of your honeymoon can be a very tricky issue.  Do you want a grand send-off from your wedding reception complete with sparklers, fireworks, and a vintage Bentley?  Or do you want to spend more time with your friends and family, especially those who came into town for your wedding, the next day at your post-wedding brunch and depart from there?  Or do you think you and your fiancé will need a couple of days (or even a couple of weeks) to decompress, pack for your honeymoon, and get your furry loved ones to the pet-hotel before leaving for your honeymoon?

Although all options are great options (as they all lead to you spending some QT with your new spouse in some beautiful locale), we advise going on your honeymoon as soon as absolutely possible following the conclusion of your wedding weekend.  Although it certainly is romantic to be whisked away to the airport in a flurry of well wishes, goodbye kisses, and flash bulbs following your reception, you and your new spouse will certainly miss out on any post-wedding activities and additional time with your family and friends, some of whom you may only see once in a blue moon.  And though many couples opt to wait one or several months following their wedding to enjoy their honeymoon, these types of vacations do tend to feel more like trips, and not the once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon immediately following your wedding.

When you and your new spouse head to the airport following your post-wedding brunch, you keep the wedding momentum, the wedding energy going.  Never will you feel more like blissful newlyweds than immediately following your wedding when the thought of saying “I do,” and the memory of your first dance is still fresh in your mind.  As we know, after months of planning, the wedding day passes by in literally a blink of an eye, and before you know it, the band is singing their last song and you are enjoying your last glass of champagne thus your honeymoon is the perfect time to debrief with your new spouse on everything you both saw, felt, experienced and enjoyed on your wedding day.

There is no better way to enjoy reflecting on one of the most important days in your life than on a gorgeous sandy beach or exploring a beautiful new city with the love of your life.

Immediately following your wedding, you are in a wonderfully reflective place.  Never have you wanted to completely take in an experience as much as your own wedding, and that feeling will certainly continue on into your honeymoon.  There is no better way to enjoy reflecting on one of the most important days in your life than on a gorgeous sandy beach or exploring a beautiful new city with the love of your life.  Your honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to not just reflect but relax after months (maybe years) of, what can be, very stressful planning and decision-making culminating in the most emotionally intense days of your life.  It is important to take the oh-so-necessary time to reflect, relax, and enjoy being a newlywed before jumping back into the stress and complications of everyday life.  Why not keep that bliss going uninterrupted for just a few more weeks.

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