Article by Destinations HD – Haley Davis Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist, Europe River Cruise Expert, European Travel Coordinator,
The idea of staying away from Facebook, twitter, or Instagram for more than 24 hours may be enough to make you break out in hives. Posting pictures, updating statuses and “checking in” are a daily norm for most people these days. However, a honeymoon is that special vacation with your new spouse to connect has a newly married couple.
The question then becomes, should you abstain from social media on your honeymoon? In the end what you do is up to you, but here are some dos and don’ts to consider: Do say you arrived safely- Posting that you arrived safely at your destination is fine. Not only will it calm the nerves of many of your family members who may have been concerned for your well being, it’s the perfect opportunity to signal to the world that you might not be easily accessible for a few days. Don’t post every moment of the trip – Your friends and family are most likely at work and seeing a constant stream of pictures of the exotic vacation you’re on can get old quickly. “Heading to the spa for some relaxation” is the last thing your uncle Bill wants to see after his hard day at the office. Do wait for something that is actually post-worthy- Everyone already knows that you’re having a fun filled vacation, but did something extraordinary happen on the trip? Perhaps you saw a celebrity at your resort. Now, that is extraordinary. You had your third day of tropical drinks by the pool? Not so extraordinary…
Don’t take pictures of everything- Fully immerse yourself in actually enjoying these moments. Some studies show that taking pictures of everything can lead to you forgetting them faster. Why not be 100% present in the moment instead of trying to make sure you will remember it later? Do ask for travel tips- This should actually be done in advance of the trip, but if you know someone or a group of people in your friends list that have already been on the trip you’re on, asking for recommendations can’t hurt. At the end of the trip, you will want to know you spent more time being in the moment, admiring the views, and most importantly, enjoying each other, more so then posting comments and taking photos. This is your once-in-a-lifetime experience together as newlyweds – make memories together and share with everyone when you get home!
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