The Sweet Christian Bride

A Week’s Delay

by admin on October 24, 2011 in Honeymoon, Logistics with 2 Comments

Traditionally, a bride and groom leave their wedding with a fabulous send-off.  They are swept away in their chariot of choice and immediately embark on their honeymoon.

The times are changing.

Many brides and grooms are in demanding jobs that don’t allow for an immediate honeymoon.  And with the rising cost of living as well as the common debts of graduate school, many couples simply can’t afford to take an immediate honeymoon.

Even if time and money do allow for an immediate departure, some brides and grooms are taking their time in order to let the honeymoon be an actual get-away.  Using the traditional time-table, the bride and groom get a chance to deeply relax only to come home to a new living situation with moving boxes and wedding gift packages all over the floor.  Arrival home means unpacking.

What if you took a week off between your wedding and your honeymoon? 

You could spend more time with your out-of-town guests.  You could tend to some loose ends at work that were probably rushed or postponed because of the wedding.  You could enjoy your leftover centerpieces and wedding desserts.  You could get feedback from friends and family instead of wondering what everyone thought about your wedding.  You could unpack your home and discover a little bit about what it’s like to live with your husband before he whisks you away.

When you stepp foot in your doorway after your relaxing trip, you would have a clean, ordered place to settle into with nothing to unpack except the bags you carried on the plane.

A week’s delay doesn’t sound so bad after all, does it?

By Lindsay
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    • DD says:

      This viewpoint can be very valid for another reason. When my husband and I married, we spent our time getting to know one another as husband and wife and never really spent time enjoying the nice hotel and grounds and surrounding area. If we had just stayed home for awhile and then took our honeymoon / vacation, it would’ve been much better.