A winter wedding is truly a dreamy affair. With seasonal bouquets, indulgent cocktails and warm colour schemes, your wedding day is sure to be as magical as you imagined. After months of stressful wedding planning and nerves, it’s finally time for the much-anticipated honeymoon!
While traditional couples opt for a post-wedding getaway with sprawling beaches and palm trees, there are quite a few benefits to switching sand for snow. Check out our top 5 perks below.
Summer is one of the most expensive months to travel with resorts and hotels packed with couples and beaches filled to the brim with families. Prices are significantly less during the winter months due to lower demand and can be more than 50% cheaper than honeymooning in prime holiday time. After tying the knot, it’s likely you spent a big sum of money on your big day, so it’s always a benefit to save on the honeymoon. During the winter season, many destinations have special packages and deals on offer to entice customers so this is the perfect time to take advantage!
Some may argue that a winter honeymoon is just as romantic, or even more so, than a tropical summer vacation. Picture you and your other half snuggled up by a roaring fireplace or enjoying a week spent wrapped up strolling city streets with a hot cup of cocoa in hand. A snowy destination offers plenty of romantic opportunities, whether you’re touring a new city in a horse and carriage or enjoying long walks on freshly fallen snow, it’s sure to make for an unforgettable getaway.
Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling or even mountain climbing, if you and your partner are thrill seekers then a winter honeymoon is definitely for you. Why not put your stamina to the test by climbing one of the great monumental mountains together? It’s something you can check off your bucket list and will be a romantic and memorable story to tell for years to come. A number of other fun and fulfilling activities include ice skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing and sleighing. If this sounds a little intensive then why not try building an igloo together or perhaps getting silly in the snow by building a snowman. You could even enjoy a little friendly competition with a snowball fight!
Stunning destination options
From the Northern Lights to the Blue Lagoon, the options are endless when it comes to winter honeymoon options. Iceland’s beautiful vast landscape, canyons, and glaciers are not to be missed. Hire a 4×4 in Reykjavik and go exploring to see Iceland’s 800 miles of Route 1. There’s nothing better than escaping the cold in the beauty of a cosy hot spring. Visit Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains or travel to the Banff Upper Hot Springs in Alberta, Canada, and capture a glimpse of some of North America’s most awe-inspiring peaks.
Escape with a spa break
Can you think of any better way to spend your honeymoon than with a luxurious couple’s massage on a tranquil spa retreat? It’s the perfect way to melt away the stresses of wedding planning and a great way to begin your new life together as a couple. Plan a weekend getaway of rejuvenation and relaxation in one of the many spa resorts in Europe. It’s also a great aphrodisiac for you and your other half!