Planning a wedding means juggling so many tasks: booking vendors, scheduling meetings, making decisions, and just staying in touch with everyone non-stop. With so much going on, your body might feel worn out by the moment you walk down the aisle. And it shouldn't be that way! Pressing pause button is important no matter what, even when it feels like there's no time for it. A fantastic way to recharge and reconnect with yourself (and your partner!) before big day, is going to an earlymoon. Read more about this unique pre-wedding getaway concept below.
What is an Earlymoon?
You might’ve heard about "earlymoons", as this concept is getting a lot of attention lately. But if not — here's what this trend is all about. Basically, an earlymoon is a little trip that couples take before their wedding. It can be a replacement for a traditional honeymoon, or just a fun addition to it. All depends on your budget and preferences! The whole idea is to press the pause button on wedding preparations, take a breather from all its chaos and just enjoy some alone time with your partner before the festivities officially begin.
Absolutely no strict rules here! Earlymoons can be a few weeks or a couple of months before the wedding — totally up to you. However, 2-3 months prior is considered ideal, as it offers just enough time to unwind and not stress about the big day being too close. And the length? No hard and fast rules there either! The only limit is your budget and the amount of unsolved tasks in your wedding to-do list. Some couples take a just a 2-3 days trip, while others are okay to leave all the big day preparations behind for an entire week.
Let's be real, the wedding planning process can be pretty tiring and energy-draining. That's where the earlymoon comes in as your perfect little escape to shake off all that built-up stress and jitters. Going on a little pre-wedding adventure is a great opportunity for you and your partner to disconnect from the world for a moment and just focus solely on each other. Taking time away from the chaos of wedding preps lets you reflect on your journey as a couple and dream about all the exciting things awaiting in a peaceful setting. Plus, it’s just an awesome way to make new beautiful memories, so don’t forget to bring along your camera!
An earlymoon, like anything else, has its drawbacks too. For one, it can add extra expenses to an already pricey wedding journey, possibly turning what should be a fun time into a bit of a stressor. Also, an earlymoon might not be the best choice if you are someone who tends to feel guilty about taking a break during serious preparations. The whole point is to step away from all things wedding-related, but if you're constantly worrying about the to-dos waiting for you at home, it can be hard to fully kick back. Coming back from the earlymoon and jumping right back into wedding prep mode can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, so keep that in mind too.
Tips for a Perfect Earlymoon
Before you go, check off all the key tasks from your to-do list. If there are still some things hanging, just make sure they're easy to deal with later. Trust your family members or wedding party to handle some tasks while you're away — having a reliable point person back home will keep you calm if anything unexpected pops up. As for the destination, we suggest picking one that won't stress you out with visas or crazy logistics. Maybe consider a relaxing hotel staycation in the neighborhood city or a peaceful countryside escape to bond with nature and each other. And while you're on vacation, try to limit your social media check-ins. Promise, a little digital detox is never a bad idea! Focus on your partner and soak in every moment you two share.