The honeymoon is a period of time, usually beginning the day after the wedding reception, where the bride and groom refrain
from working and other everyday chores and spend quality time enjoying each other’s company. Although most honeymoons are
spent traveling to vacation spots, they can be equally as enjoyable spent relaxing at home.
Honeymoons and Groomsman Gifts
Let your honeymoon destination inspire your groomsman gifts! Personalized beach towels will make fun gifts if you plan to spend your honeymoon in the Caribbean, backpacks are greatif hiking
is on your agenda, or a beer stein if you’ll honeymoon in the Swiss Alps.
The Key to Honeymoon Success
Honeymoons range in length. It is not uncommon for newlyweds to spend 10-14 days together, traveling, relaxing, and learning
more about each other. While some couples prefer to postpone the honeymoon, the majority elect to go on the honeymoon either
immediately following the wedding reception or within a few days thereafter. Depending on how much time and money the newlyweds
can afford, a honeymoon can last several weeks or even months.
Traditionally, as the wedding reception is paid for by the bride’s parents, the honeymoon is paid for by the groom’s
parents. Either due to financial or logistical reasons, many marrying couples do not follow this rule and, instead, elect
to pay for the honeymoon themselves.
Although it sounds good on paper, actually breaking away from the hectic routines and demands of our daily lives can
be difficult for some, especially those in high-profile employment positions.
For a honeymoon to be a success, the bride
and groom both need to set aside their day-to-day worries and focus on each other. The following tips might be used as a
• Leave your laptop at home.
• Give your cell phone number to a limited number of important persons, who are only to call you in cases of real emergency.
• Establish a reliable co-worker or assistant who can handle your job responsibilities while you are away. • Refrain from "calling the office" every day, and checking or sending back and forth e-mails. If you are
truly concerned about your job, your workflow, or any employment-related component, set aside a time every few days where
you can get an updated status and have peace of mind.
• If you need blood work or medical tests that, according to your doctor can wait until after your honeymoon, take your
doctor’s advice and wait until you return. If not, you will spend the entire honeymoon worrying about the results and phoning
the doctor for an update.
• Be prepared and get involved with the honeymoon process. • Familiarize yourself with your honeymoon destination (do some research, if needed).
• List common activities you and your new spouse might enjoy together
• Note places in or near your destination you and your new spouse can explore together.
• If you know friends or family located in or near your honeymoon destination, visiting them may cut into your private time.
Don’t commit to seeing anyone other than your new spouse during this time – your loved ones know you are on your honeymoon
and will understand!
• Plan a message or a visit to a spa with your new spouse
• Have fun and relax. Remember, you may not get this opportunity again for a long, long time!