Sure, planning any standard wedding is no easy task, but we can't even begin to fathom planning a ceremony of royal proportions. From trying to please Queen Elizabeth to being completely in the public eye, Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank have their work cut out for them leading up to their October 12 nuptials. Naturally, this massive undertaking has made us wonder where the couple will jet off to after the wedding, since planning of this nature definitely calls for plenty of much-needed R&R. While we don't know for certain which locale Eugenie and her new husband will select, here are a few viable options.
1. Verbier, Switzerland
A ski resort may not exactly scream "post-wedding bliss" to some, but this is the place that started it all—Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank first met on vacation at this venue in 2010. According to Mirror, the future royal bride visits this spot annually, where her father, Prince Andrew, even owns a chalet.
2. Tahiti, French Polynesia
Current expectant mother Pippa Middleton reportedly ventured to the Tahitian island of Tetiaroa for her own honeymoon. With no shortage of star-studded clients (from Barack Obama to Johnny Depp), the isle boasts one of the world's most exclusive and expensive getaways, the Brando. Considering Eugenie and Brooksbank's upcoming nuptials have been widely publicized already, it might do the two some good to retreat to this secluded private island, especially if it holds extended familial ties.
3. Balmoral Castle, Scotland
If Eugenie and Brooksbank opt for a more casual minimoon to immediately de-stress following their royal wedding, there's a perfect close-to-home spot—Balmoral Castle, the royal family's residence in Scotland. Plus, they wouldn't be the first royal newlyweds to take advantage of this property for a post-wedding escape. Princess Diana and Prince Charles turned to the castle for their own 1981 honeymoon.
Brooksbank revealed in a joint interview with Eugenie via BBC that he popped the question in Nicaragua, which would prove an equally picturesque honeymoon location. Replete with a primary-growth rainforest, six active volcanoes, and 550 miles of coastline, this Central American nation even landed a spot on last year's Brides Honeymoon Awards.
5. Amalfi Coast, Italy
Mirror reports that the 28-year-old royal and her fiancé scoped out the Amalfi Coast earlier in the year, and they may just as well opt to return once they're married. With plenty of wine, Italian cuisine, and beaches to go around, this is one promising contender.
6. Necker Island
Last but not least, Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, reportedly extended an invitation to accommodate the newlyweds on his luxury private Caribbean island. Branson's son, Sam, has maintained close friendships with Princes Harry and William, as well as Eugenie and her sister Beatrice, so the royal bride could likely accept the generous offer.
Wherever the pair decides to venture, they may take a cue from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and keep the locale completely under wraps, even after the fact. But, after what's sure to be an incredibly public wedding, Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank deserve to find an under-the-radar refuge.