The Honeymoon is often seen as a well earned reward at the end of your busy wedding organising and planning efforts. It is a time to relax and unwind after all the hustle and bustle of your big day, and gives you a chance to have some alone time with your new spouse.
A great way to extend the exhilaration of your wedding bubble, you want to choose a destination for your honeymoon that you will both enjoy and that will hold plenty of interesting attractions to keep you both happy for the duration of your break. The big question often asked is: Honeymoon at home or abroad?
While jetting off to some far-away destination that guarantees warm sunshine and endless cocktails on a beach may sound like bliss to one half of the newly-wed couple, it may sound completely boring to the other. It may be that one of you really doesn’t travel well, so the idea of stepping onto a plane will fill you so full of dread that it could really ruin what should be an enjoyable break away.
The Honeymoon package abroad
You have just experienced your dream wedding, and your honeymoon is supposed to be an extension of that, so what better way to do this than to book that once-in-a-lifetime trip abroad where you normally wouldn’t be able to go for a regular holiday.
Most newly married couples want to enjoy a relaxing honeymoon in the sun, and as the UK weather is never guaranteed, especially if you are having your wedding at any other time of year than the summer, then a trip abroad can pretty much promise at least a few days of good weather.
Another thing about escaping the UK is the break you can give yourselves from technology and all the worries of home. Your family and friends know you are out of the country, so are more likely to leave you in peace. If you choose to stay home for your honeymoon, you may find your phone ringing more often than you like because everyone will assume it’s OK to contact you as normal.
You may find yourself answering a call from your boss half way through your honeymoon because they cannot locate a file they need, and of course you will not mind a quick two minute call to help them out, right? You may even be tempted to cut your honeymoon short and return to work if there is a crisis, because this is easier to do while you are in the same country. You cannot do this if you are out of the country of course!
The Stay at home Honeymoon
You should never underestimate the UK when thinking of your perfect Honeymoon destination. We have amazing cities offering the best in fine dining, art, culture and music, as well as easy access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the whole world! Don’t forget our rugged and stunning coastline where you can enjoy romantic walks, take a boat ride, or get your pulse racing with some water sports or paragliding.
The most obvious benefit of choosing to say in the UK for your honeymoon is that you don’t need to book flights, sit around airports for hours, or exchange currency. There is no language difficulty, and no excess baggage charges to worry about if you enjoy a bit of retail therapy and go a little bit mad with your spending money.
There are plenty of relaxing spa hotels in the UK so there is no need to travel all the way to Thailand to get a Thai massage, and you can find yourself enjoying spa treatments one day, and picnicking in the beautiful British countryside the next day. You can experience the same level of luxury honeymooning in the UK without the crippling expense of flights and hotels abroad that leave a dent in your credit card long after your tan has faded.
So, there are lots of compelling reasons to choose one over the other, and there is no right or wrong answer, but at the end of the day it is down to you as newly-weds to decide which suits your personality and budget better.