Guest Author - Beth Helmstetter
While destination weddings can be amazing, with all of your friends and family surrounding you, finding time for romance can be a challenge. If you and your fiancée can sneak away for a few moments alone, consider the following indulgences to remind you why you wanted to marry in the first place:
Massage for two. All it takes is a little pampering to bring romance into what could potentially be a stressful week. But don’t just settle for getting a basic massage. Learn to give a good rub down while you’re at it. Most luxury spas offer sessions where you can learn massaging skills that can be used long after the honeymoon.
Do something your fiancée loves. Whether hiking, snowmobiling or touring European cathedrals spend some time really enjoying what your soon-to-be spouse loves. Not only will it give you a better appreciation for your one and only, it will be sure to bring you a little closer together.
Explore the aphrodisiacs. Whether you’re in Greece or Costa Rica, every culture has its own way to get you in the mood. Hawaii has fresh papaya with a squeeze of lime. In Mexico try a variety of hot chilies only found south of the border. And in France don’t leave without a little Foi Gras and Champagne.
Sleep in late. The beauty about being in love is you can do everything or nothing at all. Take advantage of the latter by planning late afternoon activities throughout the week with your family and friends. Keep the mornings simple by sleeping late, taking showers for two and enjoying breakfast in bed.
Late night rendezvous. Since your guests may take up the normal hours of the day, schedule some alone time to enjoy all your location has to offer. Whether beaches in the Pacific or heading to a Las Vegas lounge, you’ll appreciate just getting a few minutes alone in a city you love.
Create your own language. Just in case you need to get away on a whim, developing a secret way of communicating while out with your guests, can take your relationship to a new level. Whether winking because you’re ready to leave, or yawning when you need to chat, creating a code can be very romantic and a lot of fun.
Dinner for two. Finding a secluded place for dinner, whether it be a private cabana or a little cove on the beach, can be a definite recipe for romance. If you have the time, find a personal chef and solo musician to really set the mood.
Get away from it all. While this should be saved until after the nuptials, make arrangements to stay at a different hotel or in a nearby city to ensure your first days as newlyweds are nothing short of romantic. Make it even more exclusive by not telling anyone where you are. This will allow you and your new hubby to feel like the only two people in the world.
No matter what, make sure to make time for each other during your destination wedding week. While making your guest’s itinerary, be sure to schedule free moments where you can do something special or nothing at all with the love of your life.