You’ve been dating for about a year and a half, and now it’s time for you to take a well-deserved vacation with your loved one. Your engagement party was very happy and intimate, and you and your partner want to create a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere for the new bride and groom. While you’re eagerly looking forward to a newlywed life with your partner, it’s also a bit nerve-wracking to take a vacation with someone you care about. Do you blend your families for the trip? How will you handle being on a cruise ship for a week? Does your new husband mind if you bring your parents along? Will you follow the rules when you’re in another country? Relax, and take a look at what happens on the honeymoon. We’ve got you covered.

The Engagement And Wedding Weekend

You and your partner officially became engaged a few weeks back, and since then you’ve been busy planning the wedding. It was a very happy day, and you and your guests had a chance to reminisce on the wonderful relationship you’ve been building over the past year. Your parents were there, as well as your siblings and closest friends. You wanted to have a small and intimate wedding, so you could have a longer honeymoon later on. As part of the celebration, you, your partner and your guests were given champagne and canapés by the wedding planner. You exchanged vows, and rings; your parents and friends chuckled and teared as you said “I do”. Your wedding day was beautiful, and you felt very happy and confident in front of your guests. You opened your celebration with toasts from your father and husband, and then your guests enjoyed a three course meal surrounded by soft, purring canapés. After the meal, you and your guests moved to the nearby beach for some fun in the sand. You and your partner spent the rest of the evening lying in bed, gazing at the ocean and feeling extremely happy about what happened that day. Your guests left, and you headed back to the hotel for a much needed rest. You tossed and turned in bed that night, but finally fell asleep feeling extremely content and satisfied with your wedding day. Your new husband tucked you in, and kissed you goodnight. Tomorrow is a new day, and a new chapter in your life, and you feel extremely lucky to have found the person you care about most in the world. You wake up, and decide it’s time to face the day. Your new husband makes you a cup of coffee, and you and your parents enjoy a chat about the wedding. Your father gives you some advice about being a newlywed, and your mother comforts you as you worry about your first vacation as a married couple. 

The First Day Of A Honeymoon Trio

The next day is a beautiful, sunny day, and you feel a bit nervous about leaving your parents behind. You want to give them as much time as possible, and you do your best to be a considerate daughter-in-law. You walk down the beach, hand in hand with your new husband. You glance back at your parents, and smile; they’re having an ice cream, and you feel happy that they’re having fun. Your husband suggests that you go for a swim, so you strip off your clothes, and jump in. You are thrilled to be by the sea, and in the warm water, with your new husband. After a while, you get out, and enjoy a hot shower. When you’re dressed again, your parents invite you for an aperitif, and you accept reluctantly. You and your husband sit down to a luxurious meal, but you can’t help notice that your father is unusually quiet. Your mother tries to engage him in conversation, but he doesn’t respond. You have never seen your father like this; he’s always been very affectionate towards your parents, and they’ve always been there for him. You wonder if this has to do with what happened the previous night. Your mother tries to change the subject, but your father pulls her up short. “I think it’s time to say goodbye,” he says, quietly. You want to argue with him, tell him he’s being irrational, but something in his tone stops you. You are sad to see him go, but you know this is for the best. “I’ll miss you,” you whisper, and hold his hand as you bid them farewell. You’re not sure what to say, your father has been quiet since he got up, and he doesn’t seem to want to converse. Your mother walks with you to the car, and you hold hands as you drive away. You are confused, but the feeling is mutual. Your parents’ marriage was happy, but you know there’s more to it than meets the eye. You want to be supportive, but you’re worried about them being alone. You feel a little guilty, but you know you did the right thing. 

The Cruise Ship And The Great Ocean

A few days later, you’re on a cruise ship with your new husband. You’ve been married for a year and a half, and this is the first real vacation you’ve been on since your engagement. You’ve booked the cruise based on your parents’ love for an ocean, and the luxury amenities. While the luxury is incredible, so is the feeling of freedom on the open water. You and your new husband sit down for a drink, and you’re feeling a bit drowsy. Your husband mentions that he spent some of the day exploring the ship, and found some great places to eat and drink. “It’s the least I can do, after all that planning your wedding,” he says, and gives you a hug. You feel a little better, and want to continue enjoying yourself. You get up to use the bathroom, and when you come back, your husband is gone. You get out your phone, and realize he’s probably calling to tell you that he’s going to be late. You decide to get dressed and head to the main deck for some fresh air. It’s a beautiful day, and you feel happy to be near the ocean. As you look around, you see other passengers enjoying the sunshine. Some are on deck walks, others are playing games; it’s a wonderful sight. You head to the bow, where there’s an incredible amount of sky, and feel a sense of freedom. You take a deep breath, and lean on the railing, taking in the sights and smells of the sea. There’s a pod of dolphins, playing in the water with the boat. You smile, and feel glad that you came along. You and your new husband have been having problems, and while you love him, you know this is not the right time for you. You tell him you need to be alone, and apologize for pushing him away. He understands, and it’s not long before he joins you on the main deck. You decide to get some air, and walk to the bow. Your husband joins you, and they both lean on the railing, watching the ocean and feeling glad that they came along. You feel better, and your husband puts his arm around you. You feel protected, and secure. You decide to go for a swim, and climb the ladder to the pool deck. When you get there, you see there are no life guards on duty, and no children around. You feel nervous, and a bit guilty, but decide to jump in. You swim around for a while, feeling happy and relaxed. You climb out, and dry off in the sun. When you’re dressed again, your husband says goodbye, and heads back to the pool deck. You bid him farewell, and head to the main deck. You and your husband both agree that it was a great idea to come on the cruise. You couldn’t imagine a more relaxing vacation. The two of you lie in bed that night, and fall asleep feeling very content. Tomorrow is a new day, and a new beginning.