Has your wedding party drained the last penny you had? Many people have had a similar experience, and sometimes, a big, expensive honeymoon is not possible right after the wedding has taken place. However, spending some time with the new spouse in a relaxed environment is important, regardless of the place and the length of the stay. This time will be vital to strengthen the bonds of the new couple and to introduce them to their new life together. For this reason, taking a mini honeymoon is imperative, and there are options that are budget and time friendly.
One of the easiest choices is for you to head back home and spend a few days in, just you and your new hubby. Make sure to purchase enough food and little treats that will make your stay pleasant. You can also buy candles, rose petals and scented oils for a nice, relaxed bath or for a massage session. This option also allows you to be creative and to transform each room of the house into a luxurious hotel. In order for this idea to work, you must imagine that you are not home but rather far away, and contact with family members or friends must be limited, if any.
If the idea of going back home is not appealing, you can ask a relative or friend to let you stay at their cabin in the woods or in the ranch house. This way, you can go to a new environment and relax. You can also try to do activities in this new place that you normally wouldn’t do such as taking a hike up in the woods or fishing in case there is a nearby pond. Remember, trying new things during these stays can make you bonding experience stronger.
If you and your new spouse like the outdoors, why not go camping? This option will connect you to nature as well as to your partner. What is more romantic that singing love songs in front of a camp fire while roasting some tasty marshmallows? All the activities involving camping require team work, which will help you reaffirm your relationship and have tons of fun!
Another option is to support your local hotels and spend a few nights there. Look for cozy places that will let you unwind and to enjoy your new life. Bear in mind to bring your favorite bottles of wine, fragrant flowers and comfy clothes to make this a stress-free experience. You can also check the amenities they can offer and what activities you would like to engage in. If you would prefer, you can choose hotels within a driving distance if they offer more activities.
These ideas can help you enjoy your new life as husband and wife if money or time is tight. You deserve this small vacation after the hard planning and the stress. Once the time is right, you can venture into that cruise you have always wanted to go on or to that romantic honeymoon in your dream spot. Meanwhile, do not stress about it and enjoy your mini honeymoon!