The honeymoon, the romantic getaway following your wedding, is a time to relax and bond as a new couple. Whether you are taking your trip on your own or with family or friends, it is the first real chance for you to enjoy your new marriage without the stress of planning or the presence of other people. This is a time to truly start your life together and build memories that will last a lifetime.
While some couples cohabit before their weddings, others have never done so and the honeymoon is a perfect opportunity to establish a shared living space. It is also a chance to reflect on how your relationship has changed and explore what the future holds for you as a married couple.
With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your honeymoon!
Plan your itinerary together, but allow for spontaneity. Often the unexpected can become the best part of your trip. Did your flight get delayed and you missed your connection? Have Kenny forgotten an entire bag (this has actually happened to me)? It’s all part of the honeymoon experience and will make for some of the best stories you can tell for years to come.
Be sure to take some time to sleep in. After all of the wedding planning and rushing around, you both deserve some relaxation and to catch up on some much needed rest. This may be the only time in your relationship that you will have a full day to yourself and it can be really romantic to stay in bed all day eating room service and watching movies together.
For many newlyweds, it is hard to break out of their strict nutrition or fitness regimens and indulge in a little something special. Honeymoon is the perfect time to break your healthy habits and eat some ice cream, drink a few cocktails poolside or treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment or two. This will help you both remember your honeymoon as the special time that it is and set a positive tone for your marriage!
Embrace adventure and try something completely new. Whether you are both thrill seekers or not, a new experience is always fun and can be very romantic. Trying a new sport or activity as a couple is a great way to connect and have some laughs along the way. This will be a memory that you can look back on and cherish forever!
Whether you are a city person or a nature lover, there is no shortage of things to do on your honeymoon. New York City offers so many options for honeymooners from the top of the Empire State Building, a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park or simply walking through Times Square. Or, if you are a foodie, you can indulge at one of the many restaurants from $1 pizza to Michelin-rated.