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When my husband and I decided to get married, one of the biggest decisions we had to make was about where we wanted to go on honeymoon. Being a bona fide sun worshipper for me, the choice was simple – an all-inclusive hotel somewhere super exotic where the only things to do are swimming, watersports and sipping cocktails at the swim up bar.
However, my then-fiancé is not so keen on sunbathing. He resembles a lobster after a couple of hours of laying in the sun and he gets bored within ten minutes of sitting down. So we needed a holiday that would keep both of us happy. My mum was the one that suggested a twin centre holiday – one week in Orlando, Florida at the theme parks and one week in a resort in the Bahamas to keep us both happy. After all, marriage is all about compromise so we should definitely start as we mean to go one.
I can’t lie, I possibly might have been even more excited about the honeymoon than the wedding! I had been to Florida once before but about ten years ago and so it was definitely about time for a return visit and we were about to find out why Disney World really does make an awesome honeymoon destination.
On our first day on the parks we visited the Magic Kingdom, perhaps the most famous of all the Disney parks and the happiest place on earth. We bought matching his n hers wedding mouse ears – mine were white with a veil while his were black with a miniature top hat and tails. We were also given huge badges with Happily Ever After on them – like a real fairytale!
With our mouse ears on, every single member of staff congratulated us on our marriage, asked us about the day or offered to take a picture for us and we felt really special for the entire day. We also met another couple who were also wearing wedding mouse ears which made for even more added novelty! Even strangers congratulated us in queues and while we were walking around which was amazing – as soon as you get married you want to tell the whole wide world and this was doing exactly that.
Disney World is a place where so many amazing memories are made whether it’s the thrill of the enormous rides, the colour of the daily parades or just spending oodles of time together. There’s a wonderful magic about the whole place for all ages, whether you’re five or 55 and it is the perfect place for celebrating your marriage.
And then there are the fireworks displays. They are amazing and totally emotional – my favourite ones were the Frozen ones at Disney Studios. Set to the soundtrack of the biggest Disney film ever, they were extravagant and beautiful, lighting up the entire sky and filling me with emotion. Standing there watching them with my new husband’s arms around me felt absolutely amazing and it’s something I’ll never ever forget.
If you want a relaxing holiday after the stresses of planning a wedding, then I wouldn’t suggest this is the way to go. But if you want to make some amazing memories with your other half that will last you all your lifetime then I would definitely recommend a honeymoon at Disney World. Even better – combine a week here with a week in the Bahamas like we did and you can have the best of both worlds.
Thanks so much to Samantha for sharing her Disney experiences on my blog, while I’m away on holiday.
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