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4 tips to help you plan a honeymoon in the middle of a pandemic

8th December 2020 Print

When you were younger, you probably had a different idea of what your wedding ceremony and celebration would look like. But, alas, here we are in the middle of a pandemic and love can’t wait. However, this doesn’t mean your honeymoon has to go by the wayside.

4 Tips for a Safe and Memorable COVID Honeymoon

When the pandemic first started, many couples decided to delay their weddings in an effort to hold out for more normal times. But the longer it’s stretched on, the more apparent it’s become that you might be waiting for quite some time - something that’s not practical or desirable for most couples.

It’s time to embrace the reality that you might have to get married during a pandemic. Subsequently, you may need to plan a honeymoon during a pandemic. And here are a few tips you can use to make sure it’s safe and memorable:

1. Let Go of Previous Expectations

The first step is to release any pre-pandemic expectations you had for what a honeymoon should look like. You’re probably not going to book an international flight, hop on a cruise ship, or spend time lazily walking the streets of a major city - and you need to be okay with that.

The sooner you let go of these expectations and accept where we are today, the more you’ll enjoy this unique experience. (It’s also more likely that your soon-to-be spouse will follow suit.)

2. Work Together as a Couple

It’s always a good idea to plan the honeymoon together, but it’s especially important to do so under these circumstances. In fact, you should have a honeymoon planning “date.”

Pour a glass of wine, grab a pen and paper, and write down all of your wildest dreams and ideas. Don’t worry about how realistic they are - just put them down on paper. Then, once you have an exhaustive list, you can go through and rate each one based on factors like cost, safety, and practicality. This will allow you to whittle down your list to two or three options, which you can research even further.

When you both have a voice in the honeymoon planning process, you don’t have to worry about ostracizing the other person’s wants, needs, or desires. You each get a say, which increases the chances of having a good time.

3. Try One of These Unique Options

It’s okay to get creative! Here are some options to consider:

- RV road trip. A road trip doesn’t sound like the typical honeymoon experience, but have you ever rented a luxury RV? Not only are luxury RVs nice, spacious, and comfortable, but they’re perfect for a pandemic. They act as their own socially distanced bubble on wheels. You can travel around without having to worry about eating at restaurants or sleeping in hotels. Everything is self-contained! 

- Glamping. Like the idea of camping, but want something more comfortable? Glamping is a popular trend - particularly during COVID. Look for options nearby and enjoy a romantic week/weekend in nature.

- Staycation. What about a staycation? Save all of that money and spend it on food delivery, movies, and pampering. The only rule is you can’t work or do household chores!

4. Consider Waiting and Saving

Not sold? You can always delay your honeymoon by six or 12 months. Not only will this give you an opportunity to enjoy a more “normal” honeymoon, but it also allows you to save up more money and pay for the trip in cash. By setting aside a few hundred dollars a month, you may be able to enjoy a much nicer honeymoon than you had originally planned.

Make the Most Out of Your Honeymoon

One thing is for certain: You’re going to remember your honeymoon. You’ll be able to look back in five years, 10 years, or even 50 years from now and remember how unique the experience was. It won’t be perfect, by traditional standards, but it’ll be something you remember with great fondness. Enjoy the journey and embrace everything that’s thrown your way. It’s a once in a lifetime experience!