Congratulations! Tying the knot can be one of the most exciting moments in a couple’s life. Now that you are legally a couple, you surely can’t wait to do many firsts, including your first travel as newlyweds. But before you go, know that there are things you need to consider. The last thing you want is to ruin your first trip due to avoidable conflicts and stressors.
Think About Your Wedding Bands
We care about our wedding bands and would want to show it off to everyone. But then, there are many instances when wedding rings go missing, get stolen, misplaced, or even robbed when traveling. Such sentimental jewelry should always be safeguarded at all times.
If you are worried about losing your precious wedding bands, why not consider a safe, durable but equally fashionable alternative?Silicone ringsas a traveler’s alternative to their original wedding band. Many have their spare wedding bands in the form of silicone to ensure they don’t lose their previous wedding rings when out on a trip.
Usual metal rings can cause accidents, puts your finger at risk of blisters, and are often an eye-magnet to the bad guys. By making the switch, you can easily replace a broken or lost silicone accessory. These come in cool colors and designs that can match you and your new spouse’s style.
Plan Your Budget Goals Ahead of Time
It is no secret that financial issues are one of the leading causes of stress in any relationship. You and your spouse should already have reached a common ground when it comes to your finances. You may want to experience the best vacation since this is your first travel but you don’t want to end spending more than what you both can afford and make your travel expenses the first reason for your arguments as a married couple.
Find a financial strategy that works. Consider your other expenses before budgeting your travel budget. Prioritize your needs from your wants and set financial goals that work best for your situation.
When planning the trip, make sure you plan your budget goals thoroughly. This should include the maximum amount of cash you are willing to spend, what your budget is for the flight, accommodation, recreation and dining out, etc. You also need to talk about if you are using credit cards, debit cards, and whose card you will be using if you still haven’t figured out how to combine your finances.
Go Somewhere You Are Both Excited to Explore
Many people would let their significant other choose their travel destination thinking this is what will make them happy the most. You may think you are happy to give way and make sacrifices since this is your first trip together. But in reality, this can lead to you not enjoying the trip and your spouse won’t be completely happy knowing they are the only ones having the time of their life.
So, make sure to list both of your dream travel destinations and the activities you want to do. This way, you can narrow down your choices and find a place with your preferred activities that you will both enjoy. Find a common ground and prepare to make compromises so that both of you can enjoy the trip.
Stop Thinking You Need to Be Attached to the Hip
Just because you are now a married couple does not mean you need to always be together at all times. Sometimes, we all need our own personal space to do the things we like doing byourselves. Spending some time away from your spouse is also a great way to miss their company and heighten a sense of appreciation towards your partner.
A study supports the saying that absences indeed helpsmake the heart grow fonder. When out traveling, don’t be offended if your spouse tells you they need some alone time to talk a quick stroll alone. This only means they feel like they need a bit of space to clear their minds and do their own thing.
You can also do the same by drinking a cup of coffee in a nearbycoffee shop, going for a quick jog while they sleep, or exploring the souvenir shops separately. You don’t necessarily need to spend the whole day separately. It only means you are giving your spouse his much-needed space so you too can ask to do the same once you need it.
Manage Your Expectations
Thinking every moment of your first trip as a married couple will be perfect is simply unrealistic. There will be times when you don’t know what to do or wants to simply rest while your spouse wants to do some more activities. There will also be some downtime even if you want to fill your trip with tons of scheduled activities.
Manage your expectations and think about your partner’s expectations. Don’t stress yourself too much if you can’t tick every activity you initially planned before the trip. Remember the reasons why you are out traveling and that what matters most is you are with the love of your life.
Newly married couples often have this fairy tale perception that their first trip will always be magical. In real life, one needs to work hard to make the trip a worthy and memorable one. Avoid the stress that comes with post-wedding travels by using this list as your guide.