Here at Robert Tate Photography, Robert has provided a means of helping couples plan their big day through his regular blog posts. The main aim of this blog is to help guide those who are bewildered by the prospect of tying the knot, or even just providing the reassurance that you’re on the right track. Join us every week for more helpful hints and tips. Keep on reading for in insight into the world of planning your honeymoon. From all of us here, live for the moment!
If you’ve made it this far you have either already done the deed (and by deed I mean declared, by law your love for each other) or you are a masterful organiser. Assuming that you fall into one of these categories you can sit back, relax and let all your worries melt away. Gone are the days of trying to stretch budgets and strike a deal, you could even crack open a bottle of wine as you read this (please note I do not endorse the use of alcohol when reading my blog, except on this occasion).
It is a time away from the rest of the world to be shared only by you and your new spouse. You’ll want your honeymoon to be remembered for years to come. Therefore planning is a key factor in making these memories last, yes more planning I’m afraid. However It’s traditional for the groom to make the arrangements and pay for the honeymoon but luckily (or sadly as some of the lady’s may be thinking), most couples split the bill these days. Splitting the bill to what could be an expensive trip, amounting to the price of a small car not only takes the sting out but sets you in good stead for the future (Maybe I should twilight as a marriage counsellor). Although you’re splitting the bill you can still follow tradition and have your HUSBAND organise the trip of a life time, you an I both know that the blushing bride does 90% of the wedding planning.
You may have thought the toughest part of getting married was the apprehension you felt whilst stood at the alter wondering if your bride to be will turn up, well you were wrong. The most gruelling part for you is planning your honeymoon, its not your typical holiday to the Costa del Sol. You may have organised holidays in the past, Magaluf , Ibiza and other party destinations and you may have even met your wife in Ibiza. Your idea of an all inclusive hotel with free alcohol and sky tv (to watch the game) will not bode well with your wife, even if there is a beach within 5 minutes walk! Your honeymoon is meant to mean something to the both of you, and provide that time alone that you never seem to find during your working week.
Planning your Honeymoon is the number one job that you as a groom/husband are expected to sort out. It is also the start of your married life, so start as you mean to continue and don’t fall at the first hurdle. If you’ve put the hard work in with hotels, visas and various other boring stuff, you may as well go the extra mile to make it extra special. You could consider hiring a photographer/videographer to capture some of your special honeymoon moments or organise an exclusive balloon ride at sunset. And remember: paradise is not a place, it’s who you are with.