Honeymoons are taking on many different faces and roles throughout couple’s lives. Honeymoons are not just for the young ones getting married for the first time. There are many varieties of honeymoons.
Below are 10 types of honeymoons and their explanations.
Traditionally the honeymoon is taken after the couple has exchanged nuptials. The trip is designed for couples to enjoy their first few days as husband and wife.
So, you can’t go on a honeymoon directly after your wedding. Take a latermoon. You have school to finish, you have a house still being built, you have a new job you just started. There are often that you have a valid reason not to be able to travel right after the wedding. In this case postponing the honeymoon to a latermoon is acceptable if it is taken with 6-9 months of the wedding.
An exciting time in a couple’s life is adding to the family. A babymoon is growing in popularity among couples expecting a new baby. This is their last time to travel without having to worry about a child being left behind. You will never vacation as a couple the same once the baby arrives! You may have an adult getaway, however, you will have to line up a sitter, call and check on them and have the new added responsibilities of being a parent. Couples usually go on a babymoon in the 4th or 5th month of pregnancy.
Marriages are typically the joining of two people, however, there are times when it’s more than just husband and wife coming together. Often both he and she have their own children possibly from previous marriages, so what better way to join the entire family together through a familymoon. After the wedding, the couple takes their traditional honeymoon and then within 2-3 months have a familymoon. Celebrating the joining of 2 families. This is something the Brady bunch would have done or similar to the Adam Sandler movie, Blended did.
This is becoming very popular with Millennials. Couples will jet off to a paradise of their choosing after the wedding as normal. They enjoy 2-3 days of romantic bliss with just the 2 of them and then 3- 4 of their couple friends join them for the next 4-5 days on the friendmoon. There are also couples that have been living together already, maybe on their 3rd or 4th marriage and want to invite friends along for the duration of the trip. Celebrating their marriage in a paradise with lots of friends is their choice.
Like a destination wedding, the wedding moon is when the couple gets married at a resort destination and then honeymoons at that location after the wedding.
This one is for the MOB, FOB, MOG and FOG! The parents of the engaged couple that are putting forth efforts in planning the wedding. The parents that have raised 2 beautiful, competent, successful children and are ready to celebrate their own marriage and the marriage of their children. After the newlywed couple is off on their honeymoon, the parents will then take a deep breath and depart on their Parentmoon to relax, rejuvenate and celebrate!
This is it! This is your DO OVER! This honeymoon is for those of you that did not have the ideal honeymoon that you so deserved when you were in your 20’s. Now you are still together after all of these years. You may have seen several couple friends go through divorce, but yu held it together. You are still loving and living! Generally, in your forties, financially able to get the honeymoon you always dreamed of, kids are old enough to leave on their own without constant supervision. You are still youthful enough to enjoy all the activities on this dream honeymoon inside and outside of the bedroom.
The bucket list trip. You have put your time in at work. You have put your time in raising the kids. It is your time now. Yes, you may be more mature, but you are full of life and have a zest for travel. You now have the time, the funds and you still have the wanderlust. Grab the hand of your loved one… enjoy the retiremoon!
If you are looking for an excuse to get away with your spouse, take an anymoon. Treat every trip as if it was your honeymoon. Hold hands, get a couple’s massage, do a private candlelight dinner, sleep in, order room service, laugh, play and fall in love over and over again! Take time to get away on anniversaries or for any reason what so ever to celebrate your love!