Honeymoon: Getting Started

I've said it before, but I wish there was a way to chronicle every part of my honeymoon in order to not forget any of the details. It's been over 5 years now and there are so many things - big and small - that have already escaped my memory.

One of the things I don't quite remember is choosing our honeymoon destination.  I do know (thanks blog!) that it was back in February 2011 that we decided on Disney!  I mentioned going going to WDW for our honeymoon in the beginning of our wedding planning and when Tony didn't have a strong response either way, I dropped it.  We threw around all kinds of ideas -- all inclusive resorts out of the country, going on a cruise, road-tripping across the country, going to Hawaii -- but none of it really stuck.  So, three months before our wedding when we still didn't have anything planned, we revisited the topic and it was Tony who threw out Disney.  We talked about it and I wanted to make sure that was something he actually wanted to do and to my surprise, it really was!  Various people tried to push their opinions on us -
"No, you don't want to do Disney for your honeymoon! Save that for a family vacation once you have kids!"

"Do you really want to go on a honeymoon where kids are running around?"
Everyone has their opinion and their intentions might even be in the right place, but when it comes to your life you need to take those suggestions with a grain of salt and go where you and your spouse want to go.

That applies so much to that specific time life - making plans for your wedding/honeymoon during your engagement, the way you start your new life together as newlyweds, if/when you bring kids into your lives, etc. - people are normally well intentioned but in the end, it is YOUR life and you are in the driver seat. It's important to have a village and to have people who have been there to give you insight... because life is hard! It's especially hard if you try to do it on your own. But let me tell you I can't stress enough how important it is to figure out your life together as newlyweds together.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. {Genesis 2:24}
So as far as a honeymoon goes, the first step is choosing where you want to go. If you're both fairly indecisive people like we were, it might take a while to make up your mind. But definitely try to pick something that both of you will enjoy. I know not all of us like the same things when it comes to taking a vacation - some people like the focus to be on relaxation while others crave adventure - but there is something out there for every couple and every budget!

More about our actual trip next time I get around to writing another honeymoon post! When it comes to planning a Disney trip there is SO much to share.


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