After all the planning, your whirlwind wedding day, and that morning-after brunch that feels way earlier than 10am, heading off on your honeymoon is a welcome break from the madness, whether you're up for a big adventure or can't wait to lounge on the beach. It's even better because of the extra perks you get when you're a newlywed! But asking for special treatment can feel a little weird, so we've put together a few tips for letting people know you're honeymooning, without the awkward interaction.
When you are booking your honeymoon travel arrangements, do as much as you can on the phone or via email, instead of on travel websites. Often representatives and concierges will ask what you're traveling for, which is the perfect opportunity to casually mention that you'll be celebrating your marriage. From the airline to your hotel, they'll be able to make a little note, which will pop up when you check in and get passed on to other staff-members so there is champagne and strawberries waiting in your room upon arrival.
Making honeymoon dinner reservations? Follow the same pattern. When the maitre d' asks how many guests will be joining you, revel in the chance to say "It will be me and my fiancé — I mean, he'll be my husband by then!" or respond that you'll be newlyweds if they ask if you're celebrating a special occasion.
It might feel awkward, but just remember: It saves you the trouble of explaining you're newlyweds halfway through dinner! It also makes acknowledging your special occasion easier for the hotel or restaurant, as they can prepare any celebratory perks in advance instead of hurrying to pull something together at the last minute. So relax, enjoy your wedding, and look forward to that welcome glass of champagne as a honeymooner!