Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon During the Pandemic
After the excitement of your wedding day, the honeymoon is a time to relax, recharge and reconnect with your new spouse. But how can you plan the romantic getaway of your dreams in the middle of a global pandemic? Don’t lose heart. With some creativity and forward-thinking, you can still have an unforgettable honeymoon and make memories to cherish for a lifetime.
To get you feeling inspired, we spoke to Blue Nile (Bluenile.com), the world’s leading online retailer of diamond engagement rings, to share our best advice for planning a memorable honeymoon during the pandemic. Visit their blog “Cut & Polish” for wonderful advice for several sources.
Choose a Romantic Setting
You might not be able to travel to Paris, the city of love, but you can still bring the romance to you. Opt for a place that caters to romantic adult getaways and provides all the special honeymoon touches to help you celebrate, like flowers, chocolates, champagne, in-room massage services, and any special requests. Save the family and pet-friendly places for another time.
Do Your Research
Before booking a reservation and placing a deposit, have a very clear understanding of the current travel restrictions at the specific establishment. Each state differs & updates occur often. Speak directly with the lodging establishment to assure accurate information. Caution: Online info may not be updated as often as needed and can be misleading.
Plan carefully and expect quarantine requirements before and after your getaway. Even if you are vaccinated, it may NOT preclude you from having to quarantine.
Peace of mind is paramount, so do not hesitate to ask questions about precautions and protocols at the property. Discuss your personal concerns for your safety and comfort.
Use Your Concierge
Allow the concierge to help you plan your activities. If you wish to enjoy a day of kayaking, skiing, snowmobiling, ziplining, biking, in-room massage, or whatever; the property’s concierge service makes it so much easier. Ask about activities and services available. Although there are plenty of options offered online, do not assume that everything is running as usual. This will help you plan your getaway without any unexpected disappointments.
Pre-plan Your Dining Reservations
All restaurants across the land (even casual spots) can be somewhat limited on inside dining availability or offering take-out only. Don’t leave one this to the last minute. Better yet, choose a destination that offers good food and bar onsite. This allows you to snuggle in all day, and all night if you desire.
Keep Sight of Love
No matter how or where to you choose to celebrate your honeymoon, remember why you’re there. This is a chance to set the right tone for your future together. Don’t let a few setbacks ruin this special time. Keep your focus on each other and you’re sure to have a honeymoon to remember for all the right reasons.