Very few people stop to consider what their choice of a honeymoon says to other people who know them or even hear about them. But the fact is, the place you choose, the things you choose to do on your honeymoon and the cost of the whole thing says a lot about you. The following list of ten things your choice of a honeymoon says about you is for anyone contemplating or planning a honeymoon.
1 – How rich you are. If you go to St. Martens and stay in a luxury resort, people are going to know you have the money to afford such a thing. On the other hand if you camp out overnight at the KAO, people will assume you can’t afford anything better. It might not be pretty, but your choice of a honeymoon destination and the things you do while there gives everyone you know a pretty good idea of how well off you are.
2 – How special your relationship is. It’s one thing to spend a week in Cancun water skiing, shopping and soaking up the sun. It’s quite another to book a private cabin in the mountains that is nice, comfortable and remote. The first says you think more about having fun than being alone and enjoying the privacy of your new spouse. The second says the opposite.
3 – Your level of materialism. Running off together to some foreign locale as a means of celebration of your new marriage is a wonderful thing. But if you return with armloads of stuff to show off to friends, family and neighbors, they are going to know that “stuff” means as much to you as your new marriage.
4 – How traditional you are. Where you go and what you do on your honeymoon can say a lot about how you view the traditions and rituals of the society in which you live. For example, Niagara falls is viewed as a very traditional place to honeymoon. So is Cancun Mexico. These are places that we all hear about and come to consider ideal places to go on a honeymoon. If you in fact go to one of these places, people will assume you are a traditional kind of person. If on the other hand you take a canoe trip along the Amazon, people will see you as more adventurous.
5 – Your background. Where you go and what you do on your honeymoon also gives people some idea of your background. Whether it’s the family culture you were raised in, or the small town ideals you grew up learning, or the big city ideals of the masses, your choice of a honeymoon reflects where you came from.
6 – What you think is important. If your honeymoon consists of a constant stream of entertainment, rather than meandering walks on a secluded beach with your loved one, people will assume you are more the fun loving sort who enjoys doing fun things more than demonstrating your love for your new mate. Conversely, if your honeymoon takes place on a deserted tropical ideal where just the two of you can commune with one another for days at a time, people will see you as the romantic sort who places a great deal of value in time spent with a new spouse.
7 – Your emotional maturity. If your honeymoon is little more than a multi-day party, people will see you as rather immature, perhaps not ready for the serious business of marriage. Whereas if you relax with your new spouse on a pleasant excursion where the two of you can enjoy doing things together, others will see you as probably more ready for marriage.
8 – How much value you place on the opinions of others. If you go to the most popular places or to where others you know suggest, people will see you as easily swayed and someone who places a great deal of importance on the opinions of others.
9 – Your aspirations. Going somewhere that is rather out of character for you might imply that you have hopes of one day living the sort of life that you lived while on your honeymoon.
10 – Your taste. Some places are tasteful, elegant and refined. Other places on the other hand, are coarse, loud and obnoxious. Where you choose to go lets others know what sort of taste you have as a person.
These ten things your choice of a honeymoon says about you and your relationship are intended for people that are engaged, or may soon be and will be planning their honeymoon soon. If you are such a person, I hope the things mentioned above will help guide you in your choice of a honeymoon that suites you.