Engagementmoon: Your guide to planning the perfect pre-wedding holiday
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A major travel trend for couples is taking a holiday after getting engaged. It’s the perfect way to bond as a couple and commemorate the decision to get married. Couples love to celebrate their decision to marry each other and there is an emerging trend of couples taking off to celebrate the big moment with an engagement-moon. This gives newly engaged couples some quality time before planning their wedding and all the stress that comes with that.
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As opposed to a honeymoon, your post-engagement rip doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. The whole point of this trip is to have some fun, while enjoying each other’s company. An engagementmoon doesn’t have to be at an exotic destination or fancy resort. Choose an itinerary that will give you an escape from your everyday life and a change of atmosphere from your daily routine. The decision to get married is a big one and your trip should be easy going in contrast. There should be no mental friction, so a budget friendly venue is the best choice. This way you can ensure that you and your fiancé are not thinking about anything other than relaxing and having a good time.
2. Easy access
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In keeping with the theme of having an effortless and fun trip, choose a holiday venue that’s easy to get to. As this won’t be a long trip like the honeymoon, an easy travel schedule will ensure that you won’t need any down time to return to your normal routine. In fact, you will return fresh and rejuvenated. We suggest that you opt for holiday venues that can be reached by a short road trip (under 6 hours) or a short flight (an hour at the most). Imagine something like a weekend getaway to the hills or even a fun filled trip to the sea side. The whole point is to keep the focus of your engagementmoon on having a hassle-free and pleasurable experience.
3. Invite your friends
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An enagementmoon is all about a joyful and fun celebration. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a romantic trip for two. As you plan to have a budget friendly trip which is easily accessible, your circle of friends may like to join in the fun as well. If you have a gang who you want to include in celebrating your engagement, invite them on your trip too. A group trip with your buddies might also be a good alternative for an engagement party. It might amp up the fun quotient of your trip if you have your friends along too. You could also schedule special romantic time for just you and your fiancé, like a private dinner for two. Just inform your friends in advance about your special plans and they will surely understand.
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Once you have decided where to go for your engagement moon, include some fun activities and plan them in advance. Do a bit of research in advance, to find out the possibilities of interesting or adventurous things to do while you’re there. You could speak to your hotel’s help desk for information or surf the net for more details. Depending on your mutual interests as a couple, you could choose the kind of experiences you could have. Whether it’s a couple’s massage, a boat ride or a picnic on the beach, you can decide what activities will feature during your trip. This serves a dual purpose of fun and bonding with your paramour.
5.Say ‘no’ to social media
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Millennial couples like to announce an engagement on social media with a post on Instagram and Facebook. It’s also becoming trendy to have professional pictures taken to commemorate the engagement. Going forward as a couple you will have your wedding and honeymoon also covered on social media. However, we suggest you do not share your enagementmoon online. The whole practise of creating eye-catching images and videos for the internet distracts from being in the moment. This trip is exclusively for you as a couple and is an informal trip. So, don’t worry about camera angles and poses, but try to be mindfully resent in the moment. You could even take it a step further and don’t access your own social media accounts during the trip. A bit of a digital detox will make you more present and aware, of your partner and surroundings. Life is about those memorable moments for you, so let this be a private trip.
6.Stay on track with your diet and skin care
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A holiday should not be an excuse to forget about looking after your health and wellness. You have a wedding that’s on the horizon for which you need to look your very best. Do remember to follow your skin care regime and eat healthy. There’s no reason to have a setback in your skincare and body goals, so be aware of your intake. If you plan to be in the sun, load up on sunscreen and hydrate well. If you’re having any vitamins or supplements carry those along as well. Although there is a perception that it’s hard to eat healthy on a holiday, it’s easier to have food customized in hotel or restaurants. For example, you could ask for a fresh juice without sugar or replace those fries with steamed vegetables. The point is to nourish your mind, body and soul on this trip.
An engagementmoon is a beautiful and romantic start to a couple’s life together. It creates an informal space for you both that’s bereft of any pressure. It is a chance to slow down, disconnect and soak up the joy, in your commitment and love for each other.