Tips For A Relaxing Honeymoon

Cutie-Pie Dogs on Vacay in The SunOne of the best parts of a wedding is not the wedding at all—it’s the after wedding spectacular, your honeymoon! Regardless of where you are headed, the honeymoon gives you a chance to step back and bask in the afterglow of your big day and enjoy each other’s company. Here are tips to make the most of your honeymoon so that you get some much-needed downtime.

Plan departure date for at least 2 days after your wedding. Although you may be planning to leave on Monday after a Saturday wedding, I urge you to push your departure date to Tuesday. The day after a wedding is often filled with a breakfast or other mini-gatherings with friends and family who are still in town so you will probably be fairly busy. Give yourself a full day with no plans so that you can regroup, unwind and do any last minute prepping for your honeymoon. Although I suggest that you…

Pack your bags and plan before the wedding. They say that preparation for a vacay is almost as important to your relaxation as the actual vacation. That’s because the more you visualize yourself laying out on a sun-warmed beach blanket, gazing out into the skyline of a romantic city such as Paris or trekking through Machu Picchu, the sooner you will start to unwind. In fact you could use that extra day just looking at pictures online of where you are going, dreaming of your time together and planning what you will do—or not do, because you should…

Plan plenty of downtime on your trip. If it is your first time to Rome or the Caribbean or even if it isn’t, you may be tempted to do and see everything. Even if you are the most active couple in the world, after the stress and excitement and build up of a wedding, you need some time to do nothing. Be deliberate about spending time just hanging around, having good food and drink and plenty of conversation with your new partner in life. Part of downtime includes putting away your smart phone and camera so that you disconnect with the outside world and connected with you-know-who. That said, you should also…

Take tons of pictures of everything. Often the best photos are the least exciting ones because they truly remind you of how you felt on your honeymoon. Loved the walk-in shower at your luxury hotel? Take a snapshot. Was the breakfast-in-bed tray amazing? Capture it in a photo. Who knows, your photos might even give you ideas for future home design or future meals. And although selfies are great, there is nothing quite as romantic as saying it’s your honeymoon and asking someone to take a photo of the two you. Because it is all about the two of you, so…

Make the trip be about your love. If there was ever a time when you were allowed to be gushingly romantic, it is on your honeymoon. Tell everyone you just got married. Be a blushing bride or groom and hug and kiss as much as possible. Let each other know in words and actions how happy you are to be their husband or wife and how much you love them. Bon Voyage on your honeymoon and new married life!

XOXO Rachel

Published by Rachel Mueller-Lust

I'm a writer, artist, executive & life coach, wedding officiant & Life-Cycle Celebrant®, psychologist, media researcher and teacher. I explore language, relationship & connection, living a fulfilling life and the beauty & wonder of the world.

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