by Oscar Collins November 30, 2020 2 min read

Newlyweds deserve time alone to relax and enjoy themselves after planning and hosting a wedding, especially in 2020. A staycation could be precisely what you need.

These clever ideas for a stay-at-home honeymoon will make sure your post-wedding relaxation doesn’t feel like a regular Saturday afternoon. Treat yourselves and create unforgettable memories without the expensive price tag of a traditional honeymoon.

1. Plan Themed Meals

Traveling the world might be on your bucket list, so explore new cultures in your kitchen. Before your wedding, get ingredients to cook authentic international recipes and transport your taste buds. If you don’t want to worry about cooking, find local restaurants with the same culinary themes.

2. Explore the World Virtually

After you catch up on your favorite shows or pour celebratory mimosas, explore the world virtually by checking out free online travel options. Tour haunted catacombs, watch live streams of coastal retreats or hike the Great Wall of China all from the comfort of your couch.

3. Sleep Under the Stars

Even though you want a stay-at-home honeymoon, you don’t have to spend the entire time indoors. Gather your camping supplies and sleep under the stars in your backyard. If you set up your tent and unroll the right seasonal sleeping bag, you’ll enjoy a cozy camping trip without leaving home.

4. Set Up a Spa Night

couple drinking wine and watching movie

Honeymooners often visit the in-house spas at their getaway resort, so set up a spa night at home. Fill a warm bath and put on a facemask. As long as you check out DIY spa tips, you can recreate the experience during your stay-at-home honeymoon.

5. Turn Your Phones Off

The best part about a honeymoon is putting the world on pause for a bit. Turning your phones off after your wedding recreates the same feeling. Mute your notifications and avoid scrolling on social media. Devote your time to each other and those post-wedding butterflies before it’s time to go back to real life.

List Your Favorite Activities

These clever ideas for a stay-at-home honeymoon all depend on what you like to do. List your favorite activities and talk with your fiancé about what they’d enjoy. Use that list as inspiration to plan your time and make your honeymoon extra special without ever packing your suitcase.