First vacation with your boyfriend? Woot! Now that’s an exciting relationship milestone that is worth celebrating.
Like all couples, you must have imagined all the rainbows, unicorns and butterflies that you both will enjoy during the trip. But consider yourself warned, during this trip, you will also uncover many sides of your partner that you never have thought before. Don’t be scared!
From quirky habits to getting too comfortable, here’s 6 things you can expect during your first vacation together, and how to handle it too!
Are you a shopaholic while your man is a culture buff? Or, he loves trailing the malls while you prefer the outdoor? Sometimes opposite attract is exciting, but too much of different expectations can lead to frustration.
Solution: Choose a destination where you can mutually enjoy different spectrum of activities. You should both be happy and each of you should be looking forward to a highlight, so compromise on the activity you might not prefer and show enthusiasm to support your partner.
From planning to actually traveling, there will be many things that you both need to discuss. Chances are there will be misunderstandings that make for uncomfortable moments ( or even a fight, gasp!)
Solution: Understand that this should be one of the happiest moments of your relationship. This way, you will both agree to set aside simple misunderstandings and use the best cool-headed approach each time you come across misunderstanding. It also helps if each person plans based on skills, for example : if you’re great on taking care of the budget, then perhaps he’s better at planning the itinerary, etc.
He wants a five star hotel, but you’d rather splurge on something else. Budget dispute is a pretty common problem, even in your daily course of relationship and could be even more so during holiday.
Solution: Discuss this topic early and find the best way to manage your holiday funds. Whether it is personal spending or expenses for both, it is highly important to be clear and precise so that you can truly enjoy your holiday together peacefully.
Okay, a whole weekend of your boyfriend only - that can get a bit overwhelming. What if you get tired of him or vice versa?
Solution: A quality “me-time’ doesn’t have to be a bad idea even if it’s just your first trip together. You can plan a different short activity apart, or even engage another couple friends who happen to live in your destination city. We’re sure, you’ll be even more lovey dovey when you’re both all alone again.
Messy boyfriend? Slow girlfriend? Get ready to see all sides of your partner now that you will spend 24 hour together.
Solution: Well, there’s a saying, “ if you truly love a person, accept them as they are” - but if there is something that really bothers you, find a way to talk about it rather than keep it bottled up. Get ready to receive some criticisms too, but hey, as long as they are constructive, we’re sure that's the key to a long lasting relationship.
Worry you won’t have a proper couple picture? Nobody wants to end up with a solo picture on their first couple trip for sure.
Solution: Hire a personal holiday photographer, of course. SweetEscape is a great way to eternalize this sweet and precious memory. No more standard or boring couple poses with blurry backgrounds or awkward wefies, trust that your first ever vacation memories are good in the hands of our photographers! Interested in a SweetEscape session? Get $50 OFF on your first session. Sign up and book a session today.
“Gideon isn’t a romantic person. He’s not someone who likes to give me surprises or speak sweet words to me. He’s not a flowers, romantic dinners or unexpected gifts kind of man. He’s usually pretty “predictable”, probably because we’re quite alike, he and I.
That morning, all I knew was that we were going to have a casual photo session with SweetEscape. All I knew was that SweetEscape was in touch with me, and only me, because a friend of mine told them to contact me for the said “casual photo session”. All I knew was that the SweetEscape team didn’t even know Gideon. In fact, I even gave them his contact because he reached the shoot location before I did. All I knew that Gideon was feeling nervous that morning because, unlike me, he’s not that comfortable to be in front of the camera. But what I didn’t know… was that Gideon was already in touch with the SweetEscape team long before they even contacted me, had meetings with them months ago, and prepared for this day.
In the middle of our photo session, he suddenly called out to me from behind. He was on his knees, holding a ring box, saying some sweet sentences, before popping the question, “Abigail Amanda Roberta Zevannya, will you marry me?”
I stood there speechless for a few seconds. I felt like the open space became narrow, limiting itself to the very ground we were on. Time stood still. I smiled from ear to ear before saying, “yes, of course I will.” Telling you this still gives me goosebumps and it makes the butterflies in my stomach flutter.
Thank you, SweetEscape, for capturing this moment so beautifully.” - Amanda Zevannya
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