As more and more newlyweds tie the knot, the answer to the old fashioned "where's the honeymoon?" question is changing drastically. "Earlymoons," as they are often called, provide a relaxing pre-wedding getaway that many couples are adding in addition to or even as a replacement to traditional after-wedding honeymoons.
Why are earlymoons becoming so popular? Blame it on the media where celebrities and reality television stars journey to relaxing destinations in an effort to unwind and re-connect. Have you seen The Bachelor and the exotic locale the contestants get to sample in vying for a chance at matrimonial bliss?
I believe It's important for stressed couples to come together and re-connect before the wedding. There is a certain intimacy to taking a pre-wedding earlymoon to unwind before the craziness of the ceremony. With wedding planning becoming one of the biggest stresses a couple will face in their lifetimes, doesn't a pre-wedding getaway sound like an incredible idea?
The good news for newlyweds on a budget is: it doesn't have to be pricey or lavish like Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' million-dollar earlymoon to St. Bart's. It can be short, smart and simple. Think a weekend getaway or quick 3 night cruise. Something where you don't have to plan out every day's activities, but where you can simply enjoy each other's company, and explore without a schedule. Yes, earlymoons are mini vacations that should be all about enjoyment and relaxation!
The intimacy of a short romantic getaway before the nuptials is the perfect way to get ready for the excitement of the wedding where you can then put your best relaxed- self forward while sharing your union with friends and family who matter most; and you never know - you may just discover your new favorite destination!
For more tips and travel ideas, contact Jeff or Kimberly jacoby of Romantics Travel at (817) 386-0701.