In less than six weeks I’ll be getting married! The time is going to fly by from now until then, with so much to do and organized still. While I am undoubtedly excited about our wedding, I am just as excited for the still-to-be-planned honeymoon!
Honeymoon, what to do?
For us, our honeymoon is a really good excuse for an extravagant trip – staying is posh hotels, eating amazing food, and generally taking advantage of this once in a lifetime trip. But with so many choices of trip and so many places to go I barely even know where to start! All-inclusive resort? Cruise? Adventure holiday? This is just the type of dilemma I’m happy to have.
To All-Inclusive or Not to All-Inclusive?
After all the stress of wedding planning the idea of an all-inclusive holiday is pretty appealing. Spending days laying on the beach or by the pool, eating and drinking to your heart’s content and not having to worry about a thing. Oh, bliss of bliss.
I’m not sure, however, that we’re really the all-inclusive resort type. I like to be able to do whatever I want to do whenever I want to do it and I’m not a resort is really conducive to this. Also, being vegetarian I would worry about the food selection. Same-y pasta night after night isn’t really what I have in mind.
A World Away or Close To Home?
This is another one with both pros and cons. A valid argument can be made for both, it’s just a matter of priorities I suppose.
The argument for heading a world away is mainly, when will you ever have another opportunity like this? For most of us heading off on a long and expensive trip just isn’t an option, but a honeymoon is a good excuse. I’d love to jet off to Bali or head back to Australia for three or four weeks and just enjoy our first few weeks of marriage in beautiful surroundings, just the two of us. On the other hand, the majority of the honeymoon budget would just go towards flights and a days could be lost just getting to out destination. Do I really want to spend the first few days of our honeymoon jet lagged with swollen ankles? That’s not my sexiest look.
One of the biggest perks of living in the UK is that we are so close to Europe and can be ‘on the continent’ in a matter of hours. I could conceivably have my breakfast at home in England and then have lunch in Paris (were money not an object, that is). This easy access is a major pro when it comes to honeymoon planning – relatively little money or time is wasted on transit, leaving lots of both for enjoying our actual destination. Not only that, but there are so many amazing places that I have still yet to visit in Europe, with Tuscany, Croatia, and Greece all at the top of the list.
Decisions, decisions! This is well and truly the best dilemma I’ve ever had. The world is our oyster, it’s just a matter of choosing the pearl. Whether we decide to stay at a resort, fly across the world, or relax a little closer to home I know we’ll have an amazing time full of adventures, good food, and the best company.
I’m off to continue dreaming.