After the whirlwind and the dizzy frenzy of your wedding, it’s now time to take it easy. I know you must be saying “that’s what the honeymoon is for” and I agree. However, waiting until the post wedding dust settles before you venture out on a long honeymoon can help you unwind and prepare before you really let loose.
This is a debate that is ultimately left up to the new couple. Be that as it may, there are numerous reasons for waiting at least a day or two, or even longer, after the wedding to go on your honeymoon. Such as, unwrapping your wedding gifts, making sure your vendors are all paid in full, finish any last minute honeymoon packing or preparing, and maybe even have your dress dry cleaned and stored away. If you still have a lot of out of town guests in town for your wedding,it seems like a bummer to waste the opportunity of seeing them by dashing off immediately after the wedding. You probably didn’t have a chance to really sit down and chat with your family and friends at the wedding. Think about sticking around an extra couple of days in order to do some catching up with them. This is also a great time to spend some time in the new home together. Here are some great ideas in post wedding, pre honeymoon excitement that can help you enjoy your honeymoon to the fullest! Take a load off!
1. Get a pre honeymoon massage.
2. Catch up on sleep.
During the planning of your wedding, I have no doubt that getting sleep was a foreign concept. ”What’s sleep????” Sleep: noun: A condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended. – Webster Dictionary. You probably need to catch up on this…
3. Take your time packing.
Everyone hates feeling rushed. You miss things. Things you really needed like a razor and a toothbrush. Do let this happen…
This is way better. Everything is in it’s spot and ready to go!
4. Give it a few days before you jet set off
Have a cup of coffee. Cool max and relax.
5. Soak in the tub.
Look at it this way, you’re just practicing before you head to the spa at your honeymoon destination.
6. Catch up on Magazines
Those last two or three issues of The New Yorker aren’t going to read itself!
7. Read a book.
And then pick up some more for those lazy beach days while sipping on margaritas.
8. Drink lots of water before you take off.
In general this is just a good rule of thumb.
And there you have it. Relax and take time getting things in order before jet-setting off to your destination. You won’t have to worry about those annoying little details when you get back. You can relax and fully enjoy your honeymoon and return home with no major issues or deadlines. Ease into your new life as a married couple.