A honeymoon is a cherry on top of every wedding celebration, which is why it’s important to make it work. Many newlyweds opt for a traditional type of honeymoon: jetting off to an exotic location and booking a luxury hotel. However, this might work only for people of a certain level of financial affluence, which is why a lot of couples end up choosing something more modest like a camping honeymoon.
Since we’re in the middle of the pandemic, traveling to a distant location is definitely not recommended. And staying in a hotel can be risky, especially if you want to social distance and reduce contact with other guests and hotel employees.
Therefore, finding an alternative way to celebrate your nuptials is a much better idea. If you and your partner and outdoorsy types that value adventure over comfort and luxury, then a camping honeymoon is a perfect honeymoon for you. Therefore, here are some planning tips that will help you organize everything.
Make sure that your partner is on board
If you’re someone who enjoys outdoor activities, then great, but when planning such a honeymoon trip, it’s essential to make sure that your partner is on board, too. Because the last thing you need is them complaining in the middle of nowhere how this isn’t up to their expectations. Therefore, before you start planning more elaborate details, make sure to have an open and honest discussion with your new spouse about this type of honeymoon and how it should work between the two of you.
Find a perfect location
Location can make or break the camping trip. So, if you’re an inexperienced camper yourself, it’s crucial to find a location that isn’t too demanding, especially for first-time campers. If you don’t mind being surrounded by fellow campers, then opting for a communal place will surely take a huge load off your back, as you’ll have others to help you out. However, this type of arrangement comes at the cost of your privacy, so make sure to weigh all pros and cons before making a final decision.
Check the weather
The last thing you need while spending your honeymoon is to get rained or snowed on. So, check the weather before making any final plans. This will allow you to plan your time better, plus you’d avoid huge disappointment this way. If the weather is cold or difficult to read, then bring extra warm clothes, waterproof footwear, and hats/beanies to ensure your comfort and safety due to cold or rainy weather.
Pack all the supplies
Camping requires you to be prepared at all times, so it’s of utmost importance to pack everything you might need, and sometimes even more than that. Hence, a tent, sleeping bags, canned food, torches, matches, portable chargers must be on your to-pack list. Additionally, you should make sure to have sharp objects if something needs to be open or cut, so bringing an automatic switch blade knife is a great idea, as it will allow you to be more comfortable and secure. Also, packing personal toiletries, utensils, and first aid kit is also important, so be sure to include them as well.
Keep the romance alive
Since you’re planning a honeymoon, it’s essential to keep it romantic, despite being out in the open. However, there’s always a solution: for example, packing string lights will ensure you have a romantic atmosphere when the sun goes down, while a polaroid camera is a lovely way to keep your memories tangible. Also, if you bring a portable Bluetooth speaker, you’ll be able to have a dance in the moonlight, while enjoying nature and fresh air.
Plan the activities
Going camping can be boring, mainly if you’re not an outdoorsy type who enjoys fishing and hours-long hikes. These activities can be great fun if you love them anyway, but if you’re new to camping, then it’s essential to plan your time wisely. So, before you leave, make plans about visiting nearby sites and monuments, if there are any. Also, if possible, find a camping location that is close to different places worth visiting. That way, you’ll have what to do if the weather gets a bit unpredictable.
Find joy in small moments
The biggest upside of being in nature is the unique opportunity to connect with it and forget all your day-to-day worries. And if you’re combining camping and honeymoon, then it’s even more important to find joy in small moments, rather than focusing on future plans all the time. So, watching a sunrise together, stargazing, swimming, and surfing are only some activities that can deepen your bond and make you feel more connected to each other. The ability to be present and find you in every moment will definitely make your camping honeymoon memorable and fun.
Remember to laugh
Laughter is the best medicine, and spending some time outdoors with your new spouse is a perfect opportunity to laugh, especially if there’s an insignificant mishap involved. Laughing in different moments is a great way to build your unique sense of humor as a couple and make your love even stronger and deeper.
Planning a camping honeymoon can be a fun task; however, it’s important to approach it with care and patience, mainly if it’s your first time being outdoors for a bit longer. Remember to consult your partner about this, and make sure you’re well-prepared and informed. Additionally, remember to plan activities, laugh, and enjoy yourselves as that will create an atmosphere of joy and relaxation, which is the ultimate way to make your trip successful and fun.
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