Sunday, 30 November 2008

Honeymoons That Are Heavenly

How can you plan the perfect honeymoon? The first step is remembering that there should be a bride and a groom involved in the decision. As much as you want to travel to Mexico, your future spouse may be thinking that Iceland would be the perfect honeymoon destination. Before you book a trip only one of you may enjoy, sit down and talk about your honeymoon wants and wishes.

Questions to ask: Do you want to go around the block, or around the world? Do you want the honeymoon to be exciting and adventurous or lazy and relaxing? Do you want to save money, or really splurge on a big ticket vacation? Do you want sunshine or snow? Do you want to marry in the same place you plan to honeymoon?

Even if your answers to these questions are less than specific, having a general idea of what each of you wants out of your honeymoon is a good start! Remember that the best reason to go on a honeymoon is to rest, relax and regroup after the stresses and rigors of planning and conducting your wedding. Sure, planning a honeymoon is stressful in and of itself, but the end result is more than worth the trouble.

Even if you and your future spouse are already living together, you should try to get away and relax after all the work you have done to get to this point...even if all you can swing is a weekend honeymoon at a bed and breakfast. One word of caution, however! Do not treat your honeymoon like another vacation, because it is a time to bond, to set new directions, lay out goals as a married couple, and to renew your romance.

PS -- Don't forget that there's a great place to talk to other brides-to-be (and wedding vendors) at Talk About Weddings! You can even learn a thing or two about planning a honeymoon there!

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