Tips For A Romantic Honeymoon At Home

So the wedding broke your piggy bank and there is no money left to go away on your honeymoon. That doesn’t have to stop you from having a fabulous honeymoon at home. After all the planning and all the craziness that comes with the wedding day, you need time to unwind.

There are a couple of ground rules before I give you your tips.

Rule number one: Turn off your cell phone.
Rule number two: Do not check email or voicemail.
Rule number three: Tell everyone you are leaving town.
Rule number four: Convince yourself that you are as out of reach as if you were on a remote island.
Rule number five: No housework, chores, or paying bills. In fact, have the post office hold your mail.

Tips for the Bride:

Tips for the Groom:

There are so many things you can do together without overspending. Take time out of your wedding planning to sit together and plan your honeymoon “staycation.” I guarantee it can be as romantic and memorable as a trip out-of-town.

  • Make sure you have beautiful lingerie and clothing for your at-home honeymoon. No sweats and old t-shirts. Remember you are on vacation!
  • Research and find fun activities that you and your new husband can do together. Do not leave this to chance. Make sure you do it before the honeymoon begins. You may find a new activity right where you live that the two of you can do together even after your honeymoon.
  • Take a massage class so you can give your husband a relaxing massage during your “staycation.” He just might return the favor.
  • Purchase spa products for the house. You can enjoy the spa experience for a fraction of the cost of going to an actual spa. Your new husband might even appreciate a relaxing facial or pedicure.
  • Come up with some great date-night ideas. Look into restaurants, plays or movies that the two of you can enjoy together.
  • Surprise your new wife with a home cooked meal and movie night. Make sure that you present dinner just like you would have in a fancy restaurant. Maybe breakout the new wedding china (no paper plates), and crystal. Set the table with linens and lots of candles.
  • If it’s the right season for it, take a day-trip to a beach or lake. Pack a picnic for the two of you to enjoy.
  • Get travel books from the library. Take some time together to plan your dream vacation. Once you know where you want to go and what you want to do, start a vacation bank account and save up together. Having a common goal can be a lot of fun and help with your household budget.