How to Start your Honeymoon-and Marriage-Of Right

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The honeymoon trip has long been a symbol of the start of a successful marriage. Having a successful honeymoon is not necessary going to guarantee long-term marital bliss. However, it can help set your marriage off in the right direction.

The type of honeymoon that you plan is entirely up to you-and the amount of money you have to spend on such an occasion. Some couples might plan a weekend getaway at a favorite campsite while others might plan a week-long cruise to the Bahamas.

The following are the most important points to consider when planning your honeymoon:

—Plan a trip that you will both enjoy as a couple.
 The most important aspect of planning a honeymoon trip is to do your best to make it as enjoyable for the both of you. The ideal is to plan activities you and your new mate would enjoy together, as well as some time apart to enjoy your own personal interests. For instance, you both may enjoy relaxing on the beach or swimming. However, perhaps one of you would prefer to shop while the other would prefer to read a book in the sauna. Compromise is the key to any great relationship, even during the honeymoon phase.

—The vacation you plan should be within your means. You might be thinking to yourself but I deserve a dream vacation for a honeymoon. You are right in that you deserve a dream honeymoon vacation, and it can happen. However, even with the money that the two of you put together along with the funds that either of your families would contribute, you may have to realize that marriage is not about getting everything that you want. Besides, you have plenty of anniversary celebrations to think about year after year. It is not necessary or healthy to have all your marital bliss the week you get married is it?

—Prepare as far in advance as possible. You will want to make sure you plan your trip as far ahead of time as possible. Plane tickets, car hire, and attraction tickets can be most conveniently reserved online. Even if you are working on snagging last minute cruise or airline deals you can still plan as much as possible. For instance, you can as much of your belongings as possible packed a week ahead of time.

—Be Flexible. Even though you want to plan as far in advance as possible, you also want to be as flexible as you can also. Sometimes trip itineraries can change. Being prepared in advance for this possibility will help prevent unnecessary stress.

Consider your honeymoon as a very important right of passage. It is designed for a number of different purposes. The most important is to practice the art of enjoying each others company, as well as the art of compromise.

This is the time of your life when getting along is likely to be easy-during the time in your life when romance and excitement is in the air. It will give you a foundation to look back on later in life in the event of a minor or sever marital struggle. This honeymoon could make or break your entire marriage, no matter how much you love each other.