Wedding and Honeymoon Planning Tips for Older Couples

This may not be your first rodeo, but that doesn't mean you can't have a spectacular wedding and an exciting/relaxing/exotic/luxury honeymoon, depending on your preferences. It might mean you have to do a little extra planning to make it all come together just the way you want it to. Here are some tips to get you started:

Think Age Appropriately

No, this doesn't mean you have to act your age! What it means is to consider the ages of your guests. When it comes to the wedding ceremony itself, it should reflect both partners. If there are kids or grandkids, get them involved. They can be bridesmaids, groomsmen, junior attendants, ring bearers and flower girls. At the reception, they can give toasts light candles and put any singing or dancing talents to good use. Be sure both families are represented equally, if possible.

Consider Health Conditions

If you or your partner have any health issues, these need to be taken into consideration when planning the wedding and honeymoon. If your partner has a weak heart, for example, saying your vows while skydiving might not be the best choice. If there are any physical limitations, plan for them so that they appear minimized. Wheelchairs can be accommodated in churches and reception venues, for example.

As for the honeymoon, discretion is important as well. You want to make sure the destination and activities you pick are interesting for both of you, but you also need to make sure they are all physically possible for both. A walking tour of Hollywood might be fun, but not if you or your partner can't walk that far comfortably. The last thing you want to do is have one of you wear yourselves out sightseeing!

If you have a condition that needs special care, like diabetes or migraines, be sure you consider things like insulin storage in your hotel vs. a bed and breakfast where you might not have access to a private refrigerator. For a portable solution for neck pain and possibly migraines, a traction device is a portable solution that might come in handy on your honeymoon. Check with your doctor to see if it's a good idea for you and then read some neck traction device reviews to make sure you get the best one for your needs.

Pack Accordingly

When packing for a honeymoon, always consider your destination, the weather when you get there, and your personal needs. For example, if you're headed for a warm or dry destination, you might need more skin care for aging skin. Moisturizers and sunscreens will be vital.

Clothing options should include items for all the experiences you plan to have. Intimates for the bedroom, swimsuits for the beach, and eveningwear for a night out are a given. Other things to think about when packing include:

  • Hats
  • Appropriate shoes
  • Activewear
  • Medications
  • Personal care items
  • Makeup

Be Flexible

When planning your wedding and honeymoon, try not to plan every minute. Leaving time to be spontaneous or even just slow things down a little is a good idea, no matter your age. The important thing is that you both have a good time and make it an experience you'll remember forever.

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