The answer to the question is that it depends: it depends on where in the world you are, how far ahead you send out your invitations and whether you’re willing to sacrifice your Christmas presents.
Where in the world are you?
This is actually a very important consideration. If you’re in the northern hemisphere, a December wedding is a winter wedding and winter weddings are traditionally off-peak. This means that they are usually cheaper than summer weddings. It may also be easier to find an affordable venue exactly where you want to be (and winter menus can be infinitely richer and more comforting than summer menus).
What is the best reason to get married? The gifts of course. Now let me remove my tongue from my cheek, while maintaining focus on the all-important gifts. Yonks ago, when living together before marriage was considered one of the ultimate sins, wedding gifts were an important way for couples to get all the necessary goodies they would need for their new life. These days, very few couples get married without first living together for several years, with the result that they already have crockery, cutlery, glasses, sheets and towels. This makes choosing wedding gifts tricky for guests. After all, what do you get a couple that seems to have everything?
A honeymoon is a newly married couple’s reward for surviving the manic planning and inevitable stress that accompanies their big day. It’s an opportunity to take some time away from life and focus all their energy on each other and their new life together. Traditionally speaking, brides manage all the wedding plans and grooms handle the honeymoon, but these days it’s considered healthy for couples to share equally in all aspects of the wedding and honeymoon planning.
While the wedding gets most of the attention, honeymoons require no less effort when it comes to planning the perfect getaway. Here are eight tips to ensure that your honeymoon exceeds expectations: