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Celebrate Your Engagement with an Engagement-Moon


We are all familiar with honeymoons, but have you ever heard of an engagement-moon? These vacations are becoming more and more popular with newly engaged couples. If you plan on having a longer engagement, an engagement-moon is the perfect way to celebrate before the wedding.

Why you need one

An engagement-moon is a time for you and your fiancé to celebrate your promise to spend the rest of your lives together. Sometimes the excitement of being engaged can get overlooked if you are stressed out about planning the perfect wedding. It’s important to find time to relax with your fiancé without worrying over seating charts and guest lists.

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When to take it

Engagement-moons usually take place before the couple starts diving into the details of planning their wedding. You don’t want to plan a vacation when you’re stressing over what flowers to choose for your bouquet. However, if you have a Wedding Planner, you can be a little more flexible on when you take the vacation. You’ll be more comfortable knowing there is someone back at home making sure you are not behind on planning.

The Number One Rule

There is one major rule for an engagement-moon and that is- no talking about wedding planning, at all! The purpose of this vacation is to focus on your relationship. You should be talking about life after the wedding and falling in love all over again with your fiancé. Reminisce on the day you met, your first date, and the first time you realized you were in love. Have conversations about building a life and a home together, possibly starting a family, or places you want to travel to as a married couple. There is so much more to talk about at this point in your relationship that are not related to linen colors.

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If you’re planning a honeymoon, you might be thinking you can’t afford this. But this doesn’t have to be an extravagant vacation to the Bahamas. A weekend trip to Cleveland in a nice hotel with a romantic dinner is the perfect trip! Talk to your local Travel Agent to see if they have any suggestions for staying local or check out this blog. As long as it is just you and your love focusing on your relationship, future, and goals and not worrying about wedding details, you will come back ready to take on the stress of planning a wedding and knowing so much more about your future spouse.


Written by Today’s Bride Intern, Danielle Johnson


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