It took us seven months but the New Indian Bride and her Leading Man FINALLY went on their much delayed honeymoon and what a honeymoon it was! Like more and more newlyweds, we delayed our official honeymoon for several months after our big day. This proved to be an excellent decision for us. While we got some rest and relaxation during our mini-moon soon after the wedding, we decided to hold off on the official honeymoon until we had more time (and more energy) to plan for and enjoy a getaway. Like many of our fellow Indian Brides and Grooms, there was simply no time to jet off to an exotic location with beaches and frosty beverages right after the wedding. After taking time off to travel to India for our official engagement (and of course do all of my wedding shopping!) and then taking even more time off surrounding our big day, there were simply no more vacation days left! This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The ability to plan our honeymoon and anticipate its arrival outside the context of planning a wedding was such an exciting and fun process for us that we wouldn’t have had it any other way.
So where did we go, you ask? After a fabulous 10 days in India with My Leading Man’s family (more on that in a future blog post), we jetted to Thailand and Hong Kong where we ate, drank, shopped, walked, explored and enjoyed every little moment of every day of our trip.
It was the perfect trip to the moon with my honey!
Post Script: I just re-read my mini-moon post where I question whether or not to continue my blog. Ironically, on my delayed honeymoon I was asking myself the same question! What will The New Indian Bride do? Fear not readers, I am going to keep blogging my little heart out. More on how TNIB will evolve coming soon!