It’s Not About the Honeymoon – Chapter 14 of It’s Not About the Wedding

Do an internet search for “honeymoon horror stories” and you will quickly learn that things don’t always go according to plan.  No matter how much you plan or how much money you spend, this may become your first adventure together in more ways than one.

One couple had waded into the beautiful waters of Los Cabos, Mexico for not more than two minutes when the husband was bitten by a jellyfish.  Thirty minutes later, he and his bride were on the way to the hospital in an ambulance.  Another poor sap lost his wedding ring playing beach volleyball.  Then there was the couple who went out for a nice honeymoon dinner only to learn that their credit cards had been maxed out with wedding expenses.

Scenarios like these are actually a great way to test your newly permanent relationship!  Obviously, no one wants the honeymoon to be over before it even begins.  We all want that perfect honeymoon just like we want that perfect wedding, but honeymoons, like life, can be unpredictable.  Try to find the humor in any situation.  If you can’t laugh about it now, just realize that you’ll probably laugh about it later.

Many couples postpone their honeymoons indefinitely.  Some simply can’t afford them after all of the wedding expenses.  Others can’t afford to take time off from work.  Some are simply too excited about getting settled into their new home and new life together.  Instead, they choose to lock the doors, light the candles, turn on the tunes, and spend some quality time together.  Oh, and they save the nearly $4000 the average couple spends on their honeymoon.

The point is that it doesn’t matter if you wind up in Bora Bora or Breckenridge, Paris, France or Paris, Texas, Hollywood or Dollywood.  What matters is that you enjoy the company you are with.  Extravagant honeymoons are not really representative of the life most people live.  Don’t get too used to the pool boys and room service.  When you get home, you will still have to do the dishes and laundry, but you will have a new and wonderful helper.


~ by suitenectar on September 23, 2010.

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