Planning Ahead for a Perfect Honeymoon
November 25th, 2013
Your wedding day requires a ton of planning and preparation. You spend months, if not years, nailing down every last detail. How much time have you put into planning your honeymoon? Did you choose a destination, book it, and forget it?
Many couples are so caught up in planning the wedding that they neglect to attend to details of the honeymoon. The wedding day is important, but it is just one day. Your honeymoon is likely to last a week or more.
You don't have to drive yourself crazy planning for your honeymoon; the goal is not to stress you out even further. You can take a few small steps, though, to make your honeymoon go a little bit more smoothly, which means a lot more fun for the bride and groom.
Try these tips to help you plan ahead for a perfect honeymoon.
Yes, a recommendation to eat healthy food on your honeymoon sounds pretty boring. You don't have to stick to salads for the duration of your honeymoon; there will be plenty of time to indulge.
When you are heading to the airport, though, you should be prepared with some healthy snacks. Think about it – on your wedding night, you will probably eat too much food, including lots of cake, and drink too much alcohol. The next day, you will be feeling tired and maybe hung over.
If you go to the airport and get on a plane while you're dehydrated and then get stuck eating yucky airplane food, you'll feel pretty rotten by the time you arrive at your destination. Instead, drink lots of water and eat a healthy breakfast.
Take some aspirin. Toss some healthy snacks in your bag for the plane, like a Kind bar, some fruit, or some nuts. Stick to water on the plane instead of alcohol. You'll feel much better when the plane lands.
Bring a Beauty Bag on Board
Keep some essentials in your carry-on bag. Toss a kit with toothbrush and toothpaste, moisturizer, and Tylenol into your bag, and use these items to freshen up before you land or whenever it will make you feel better. Add whichever extra products will make you feel refreshed and pretty.
You might want your contact solution and case, glasses, a scarf, or your own pillow. Keep a change of clothes in your carry-on bag, too, just in case your suitcase gets misplaced or delayed.
Even if nothing goes wrong, you'll feel more relaxed knowing that you have the essentials with you at all times.
Stretch Your Body!
After a long flight, you'll probably feel a bit stiff and sore. You can ease that discomfort by doing some stretching throughout the flight.
Get up and walk the aisles once in a while if you can. While in your seat, stretch your arms and legs and shrug your shoulders.
Book Airport Transportation
Trying to navigate your way around an unfamiliar city - or even get home in your own town during heavy traffic - can make your honeymoon more stressful than necessary.
When you book your wedding limo, schedule a limo to take you back and forth to the airport, too.
You can relax knowing that you don't have to fight traffic; you can sit in the back seat and hold hands with your new husband while you sip a glass of champagne.