Overindulging has always been central to the wedding experience. While cocktails and cake aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, why not help your guests to unwind or at least recover from the festivities? “More and more travelers are adopting a holistic approach to health and wellness beyond just their physical health, to include their mental and spiritual well-being,” says Jennifer Campbell, Product Manager, Asia, for luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent. “While certain destinations immediately come to mind for their wellness offerings, like India or Southeast Asia, others are less obvious but just as transformative. A safari in Kenya or Tanzania is by its nature a spiritual experience. It’s organic and raw, but also allows guests to indulge in a range of spa treatments while being soothed by the sounds of the bush,” says Campbell. “In Peru, local participation in ancient traditions are ingrained in local culture and still very much alive today, especially in the Sacred Valley.”
Wherever you and your partner say “I do,” the people you share that moment with will be a big part of what makes it unforgettable. So as your guests begin to arrive at the hotel and your itinerary clicks into high gear, don’t forget to stop for a minute, take a deep breath, and smile: you are officially on vacation with all of your favorite humans!