A beautiful wedding is all the more memorable when followed by a blissful honeymoon. And while some couples chose to plan their honeymoon together, one partner often takes the lead on selecting the destination, booking the hotel, and setting up sightseeing expeditions. But what happens when a bride wishes to take an active role in arranging the honeymoon to assist her hubby? Our etiquette experts weigh in on the best way to offer honeymoon help.
Offering to aid your fiancé is an incredibly thoughtful gesture, but take a beat before you leap into support mode. It may be important to your fiancé to plan your surprise honeymoon solo as a way to demonstrate his love for you. And the joy of revealing his fully planned trip goes both ways; your hubby-to-be is likely looking forward to your amazement and delight when the trip is everything you hoped for. There is a sense of pride in preparing such an extensive experience for two, so you may want to allow your fiancé his moment of glory.
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However, keep an eye out for signs that your fiancé may actually need help in coordinating the honeymoon. Planning your honeymoon shouldn't be a stressful experience, and if you find your husband crumbling under the pressure of orchestrating the honeymoon, wedding planning, and keeping up with his job, you may want to drop hints that you're happy to help. On the condition that your hubby truly hopes to keep the honeymoon a surprise, enlisting a travel agency may provide the perfect compromise.