And after the I do’s …
Originally ‘honeymoon’ simply described the period just after the wedding when things are at their sweetest; it is assumed to wane in a month.
I have to confess the romantic in me hopes the magic of becoming a newly appointed Mr and Mrs has to last longer than 30 days. Equally though, I am not adverse to giving that first flush of love a helping hand, and lets face it; after all the hubbub of a wedding, the honeymoon is the time you and your new spouse can get away from it all and relax.
But the greatest quandary for all couples, whether marrying for the first time or the eighth, is the choice of a honeymoon. That special spot that will be a source of wonder and conversation for years to come – possibly even for ever!
There are those who swear that surprising the bride is one of the better beginnings to a perfect honeymoon. But only if the couple have identical expectations of what a perfect honeymoon is – say the wives who were surprised, but not impressed.
Deciding the destination of your luxury honeymoon can be exciting but tricky too. It’s meant to be the once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully!!) experience, nothing short of perfection is required. But when the world’s your oyster, where do you start? To compare long-haul to short-haul for a start let’s look at the merits of Africa and the Indian Ocean, and Italy.
Whether you’re looking for complete relaxation and moonlit strolls along a beautiful white sand beaches, a bit of adventure, or maybe both. From a completely relaxing beach based luxury honeymoon on the stunning white sand beaches of the Seychelles and Mauritius, to pure adventure and thrills on a safari adventure in Kenya, or diving in the crystal clear waters of the Maldives, Africa and the Indian Ocean have so much to offer.
If you’re getting married in the British summer, a honeymoon in a hot European destination is a good choice if you want to avoid long flights and tiring jet lag. Italy is a popular romantic destinations for honeymoons, with many luxury hotels in a variety of places – be it rolling hills or lake-side hot-spots. The fashionable AmalfiCoast is a top choice in Italy for its spectacular coastlines, rugged cliffs, cascades of brightly coloured houses, lemon groves and olive trees on terraced hillsides, all tumbling down to an aquamarine sea.
The perfect honeymoon destination does exist, thank goodness it is different for all of us and a good honeymoon advisor has the task of matching your particular wants and needs with that perfect destination, always with the hope of exceeding your honeymoon expectations.…