As you plan your second wedding, there are many traditions you may wish to alter in an effort to avoid repeating traditions and processes of your first wedding. With many second weddings involving the inclusion of children, couples preparing to wed for a second time often include the children in the details of the wedding ceremony as well as honeymoon plans. Finding creative ways in which to incorporate children, and plan second honeymoons, is a crucial part of beginning a new life together as a remarried couple.
With more than $5,000, on average, spent on a second marriage honeymoon, it is becoming increasingly common for couples, when entering into a second marriage, to avoid extravagant wedding ceremonies and, instead, opt to place the focus of their finances on a nice honeymoon vacation.
To obtain maximum return on the dollar, couples engaging in a second honeymoon often turn to the Caribbean over other exotic locations, such as Hawaii. As the Caribbean offers a much more budget friendly vacation, many honeymooners find it is equally as relaxing and enjoyable as any other location in the world with white sandy beaches on which to lie and relax in the sun.
Another growing trend among second marriage honeymooners is the adventurous type honeymoon. Rather than relaxing in the sun, many older adults, as part of their second marriage honeymoon, are choosing to venture to European destinations and even Australia. In selecting these honeymoon destinations, couples are generally seeking adventure they may otherwise never experience and are simply not looking for a place to lie in the sun all day.
For many second honeymoons, couples are now creating what is commonly referred to as the “family honeymoon”. With many second wedding incorporating children from first marriages, the couples participating in second honeymoons will include children as an opportunity to getaway for several days, as a new family, to relax and bond and prepare for the transition to family life at home. Often, this provides a great way in which to transition step-children into the realm of a new family unit and expose them to the bonding of the newly married couple.
No matter what your honeymoon vacation plans may be, the key to enjoying the vacation is to plan carefully and find a location that not only fits your budget but also fits your taste and style. Whether incorporating children or not, focusing on your interests and choosing destinations which provide for key photographic opportunities will provide for a second honeymoon that is enjoyable and memorable.