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5 Reasons To Have a Familymoon

Planning a honeymoon is one of the most exciting things about getting married. Browsing exotic locations, looking through hotels and finding fun things to do is a great way to relieve the stress that organizing a wedding can cause.

If you’ve got little ones at home, you might be feeling torn about your honeymoon. On one hand, you’re excited to get away and spend some quality time with your partner. But on the other hand, you’re upset at having to leave your children behind.

A familymoon provides you with the best of both worlds, allowing you to have a romantic trip with your partner while letting your little ones get involved, too.

What is a familymoon?

A familymoon is a honeymoon with your partner and your children. It’s often much easier to bring your children on holiday than arrange for someone to take care of them at home. It also allows them to get more involved with your wedding celebrations and play a bigger part.

As familymoons are becoming more common, big hotels in popular honeymoon destinations like the Maldives and Bali are making it easier to holiday with your little ones. Familymoon packages with specially adapted rooms, family-friendly activities and restaurants with sharing menus are becoming more widely available each year.

Why you should choose a familymoon

If you’re considering a familymoon but you’re not totally sold on the idea just yet, here are five things to convince you.

1. Get to know each other in a new environment

Merging two families into one can be a stressful situation for everyone. But moving away from the challenging environment back home can give you all a chance to bond and make memories on neutral ground.

Being somewhere that’s unfamiliar to everyone makes it easier to get along and embrace new experiences.

2. No need to arrange childcare

Not everyone has a reliable family member or friend available to look after their children while they’re away. If you’re forced to find someone new to take care of your kids, you could easily spend more of your honeymoon worrying than relaxing.

By having a familymoon, you might find it difficult to steal romantic moments, but you’ll know for sure that your kids are safe and happy.

3. Extended holiday

When you leave your kids behind to go on your honeymoon, you’re limited to how long you can be away. But when you bring them with you on a familymoon, you can holiday together for as long as you please.

If you want to have a month-long adventure bursting with new experiences, a familymoon is the way to go.

4. Destination wedding

It’s so much easier to have an exotic destination wedding in a far-flung location if you follow it up with a familymoon. Instead of waving your children goodbye at the airport after tying the knot, you can continue to enjoy your beautiful surroundings together as a family.

Doing this shows your children that even though you might be getting married, you still love them just as much as you did before.

5. Spend time with them while they’re young

At some point (often sooner than you think) your children will believe they’re too old to go on holiday with you anymore. Instead, they’ll only want to go on holiday with their friends.

Make the most of the precious time you have together and involve them in as many parts of your life as you can while they’re young. Naturally, your holiday won’t be filled with candle-lit dinners each night, but it’s worth it when you consider the big picture.

Now that many couples already have children before getting married, exclusive just-for-two honeymoons are transforming into “We’ll come, too!” family holidays. Make your big day even more special and memorable for the most important people in your life by inviting your little ones to tag along on your exotic getaway.

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