If your life is anything like a majority of the nation’s population – you are busy. If you have a significant other, there are times when you are so busy that you felt like you haven’t sat down and just talked to them in a while. Or maybe you have the one-on-one time locked down, but you have an anniversary or milestone coming up that you want to celebrate. No matter why you’re considering a romantic getaway, I want to give you some tips for making it a great experience with memories to last a lifetime.
1. Do not underestimate the element of surprise.
While I know you may want to spill the beans at first thought of a romantic getaway with your loved one, I want to encourage you to lock up your secret. I know that there are some people that really don’t like surprises, so if you think they are going to be upset with a surprise getaway, by all means let them know. But, in most cases, a surprise shows initiative and extreme thoughtfulness. If you are going to make it a complete surprise, make sure you check and double check that you packed everything your loved one will need on the trip, especially if you are headed to a warm Florida resort and you live in a cool climate.
2. Plan Little Details for Big Impact
Just deciding to go to a South Florida beach hotel or resort is the first step, but not the last. If you want to take your romantic getaway to the next level, consider planning a few little details to make your getaway more special. Flower petals in the room, private beachfront dining or maybe a pre-scheduled massage at the resort are just a few examples of small details that will be a big deal to your significant other. You can contact your resort to see what options they have for romantic stays.
3. Get Romantic
Ok, this tip is directed at those men or women that are not particularly romantic. A key part of a romantic weekend away is – romance! Plan a sentimental way to tell them how much they mean to you or have a card with a nice note hidden inside their beachfront reading selection or on their chair at dinner. Step out of your comfort zone to reiterate how much your loved one means to you.
4. Record the moments
After all of your hard work and secretive planning of romantic details, make sure you find a way to record your memories. Buy a couple disposable cameras or bring along a journal for you or your significant other to record the details of the weekend. Take your digital camera and snap ‘selfies’ on the beach or at dinner. If you want to take it to the next level, have a photobook or scrapbook made with photos and mementos of the weekend when you return home.
5. Tailor it to YOU, but don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone
This tip is very important. While you definitely want to plan activities for your trip to your preference, I also want to encourage you to do something adventurous or new to build your relationship. If your significant other loves getting a massage and sitting in the hot tub to relax, don’t exclude those activities. But, you also may want to adventure out and do a zipline or go parasailing. The new experience can be a great memory that you two have together that will last a lifetime.
What are other important tips for planning a romantic getaway weekend?