After all the planning and of course, the wedding itself, you still have something to look forward to, aside from being married to the love of your life of course, and that is the honeymoon. But while you might expect endless nights of action, perfect weather and total relaxed bliss, there are some things about your honeymoon that you may not expect.
Deciding Where To Go Is Not Easy
Much like the details of the wedding itself, you will probably have to compromise with your fiancé about where you want to go. You might both have very different ideas about what your honeymoon should be like and where it should be. The good thing is you've probably gone on enough holidays together to know to have an idea of what you both might want. If you really can't decide where to go, consider a mixed holiday of different destinations.
You May See A New Side To Your Partner
Think about it, this is the first big event as a married couple since your wedding day. It's a pretty big deal and a very exciting moment in your relationship! After all the stress of the wedding planning, all the anticipation leading up to the big day it's finally time to relax and spend time with your spouse and you may find that this new environment brings out a new side of them that you haven't seen before or gives you a new perspective to their actions. They may be just as much the hopeless romantic after the nervous wedding energy has subsided, you may find a brand new comfort and synergy in your actions with them; you've shown them that you are hopelessly devoted to them and that's not a small detail they'll miss out on!
You May Forget To Plan It
In all the stress of planning the wedding, you may forget to actually plan a honeymoon! Most couples get sucked into a wedding bubble, where everything that is happening after the wedding day can be put on the backburner, but in reality, your honeymoon needs to be planned well in advance too. It's also worth making sure all your travel affairs are in order with plenty of time to go. Aside from actually booking the honeymoon, there's lots of preparation that needs to be taken into account.
You'll Make New Corney Inside Jokes
You may think that every dumb joke, silly anecdote and 100% cheesy reference you've made with your partner throughout your relationship is the peak of your love and humour, but consider now that you'll have a week or two in paradise to reflect; not only on your wedding day, but also on your lives together.
You’ll Be Exhausted
Even if you leave a gap between your wedding and your honeymoon, you will still be worn out by the time you get there. We're built to get through stressful and busy times on adrenaline if we're lacking in energy and that adrenaline will get you through however many weeks of work you have until your break away. However, when you eventually make it to that break, your adrenaline will burn out and you'll suddenly feel like you need to sleep for a month!
You'll Fall In Love Over Again
This is a new chapter of your life and your partner's life, you've legally dubbed yourself a team in front of everybody you love in the world. Don't be surprised to find yourself falling in love all over again with your husband or wife; every little detail you adore about them is in a totally different light now and every magical moment you share together is a step in your happy future together.
It Won’t Be Non-Stop Sex
Don't worry, we're sure you'll still have plenty of action, but between the excitement, the exhaustion and just being overwhelmed, there will probably be plenty of times on your honeymoon where you just want to crash with your new hubby. Plus, even on relaxation holidays, most couples opt to do a lot more than they would on a normal holiday and there are only so many hours in the day.
You'll Have Weird Experiences Together
Depending on the country of your honeymoon you may be experiencing a new culture together for the very first time, this can lead to some pretty weird and highly memorable experiences to tell your family when you get home. From strange food, wacky locals or just unusual customs, not everything is going to be exactly as you planned but you'll leave with some pretty wonderful tales to tell!
Unexpected Problems May Occur
Remember good old Murphy's Law? Anything that can go wrong is likely to go wrong when you least want it to, which means your honeymoon might not be 100% smooth sailing. From lost baggage to hotels that go into receivership, it's all happened at one time or another. The best thing you can do is make sure you have travel insurance, and for everything else, such as disappointing weather or a delayed flight, learn to roll with the punches. It's still your honeymoon.
Emotions Will Run High
There's a good chance you'll laugh, cry, fight and make up before you even get to your room. With all the stress of wedding planning, along with all the build-up and anticipation of being married and going on your honeymoon, your emotions will be a bit delicate, and that goes for both of you. Try to bear this in mind when you feel yourself get irrationally annoyed or upset about any of those unexpected problems we mentioned. Don't let your emotions get worked up and upset your honeymoon. Except, of course, for happiness. You're allowed to be irrationally happy!
Life At Home Goes On
It may sound obvious but life goes on back home! You may be shocked at the news you come back to after being away for two weeks, from new engagements, family drama, pregnancies and work changes; your life may be on hold for the honeymoon but the rest of the world moves on pretty swiftly.