Among the endless rounds of invitation designs, fittings and rehearsals, the stresses and strains of weddings can sometimes be a far from ideal start to married life.
But in amongst all that chaos and confusion many brides and grooms will find an oasis of calm when thinking about the honeymoon to follow. When it’s just the two of you, away from everything and everyone. Ah, bliss!
But as a motorhome owner have you considered spending your honeymoon in your beloved home on wheels? If you haven’t then read through our 20 reasons why you should. It could be the answer to your honeymoon dreams.
With so much wedding planning to do, you could be forgiven for allowing insurance for motorhomes to drop off your to-do list. But if you’re the victim of theft, breakdown or damage it could ruin your big day.
That’s why having the right cover is so important. Give our team a call today to discuss what we can do to help.
A great way to de-stress
Organising the perfect wedding can be a mighty stressful experience and can seem to go on forever.
That’s why the perfect honeymoon should be one where you can relax, decompress and take time to enjoy being alone together in a beautiful location.
Honeymoons really don’t come any more stress-free than in a motorhome.
Easy to organise
Grab your map and your keys and you’re ready to go! Okay, if you want to plan your dream road trip then it might not be quite as easy as that. But it does come close.
With a motorhome there’s no need to worry about car rentals, airport transfers, and hotel availability in every location you want to visit.
With your accommodation and transport sorted in one go it really couldn’t be any simpler.
With so many wedding day decisions to make, choosing just one honeymoon destination can sometimes cause friction between the happy couple.
Wouldn’t it be easier if you didn’t have to pick just one? With a motorhome, you don’t! If you can’t decide on just one spot to visit… well, you can make a road trip out of it and visit both.
No matter how much you love each other, couples often have slightly different interests. For example, while you both love the outdoors, one might be into surfing while the other is a keen mountain biker.
Or perhaps it’s your first time in Scotland and you want to hit as many walking routes, wild swimming spots or gourmet restaurants as possible.
With a motorhome you’ll be able to do it all! And if the weather or your plans change, it’s simple to re-route!
We’ve all seen the pictures on the news whenever there are flight delays or travel disruption – the poor honeymoon couple who are spending their first night together in an airport lounge!
And if there’s anything wedding planning will teach you, it’s that things rarely go as planned.
Whether it’s the fault of bad weather, industrial action or a global pandemic, there are many unforeseen circumstances that could disrupt or even cancel your honeymoon.
However, by choosing to honeymoon in your motorhome you’re in total control – apart from the occasional set of roadworks!
And even if you do arrive slightly late to your campsite at least you know your room won’t have been downgraded and your sheets will be spotless!
Great idea for wedding presents
Instead of asking for wedding gifts, see if your nearest and dearest friends and family would contribute to the road trip experience instead.
From luxury campsites and fancy meals out to a box of beers and firewood, there’s a whole variety of ways they could add to the experience. There are many group funding platforms available that you can use to manage this.
Or you could just ask for cash contributions – it really depends on what works best for you.
Saves you money
From a 5-star retreat in the Maldives to a once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan safari, adventurous couples are planning some amazing honeymoons. However, these trips can come at a big financial cost.
Research by Emirates Holidays found the average couple spends over £4,000 on their honeymoon. When you’re starting out in life together that’s a big bill to pay on top of everything else!
Yet with a quirky motorhome honeymoon you can easily combine luxury and adventure while cutting costs, too. For example, costs might include:
- Campsite fees - Around £25 a night depending on the location, reduced to £0 if you spend some nights wild camping.
- Food, drinks and meals out – Depending on how much you eat out this could vary from anywhere between £200 and £500 for two weeks.
- Fuel costs – If your motorhome averages 30mpg then you’re looking at about £20 for every 100 miles driven.
While you might not be able to guarantee the same good weather as in the Maldives, your bespoke motorhome honeymoon could easily cost thousands of pounds less than a conventional break.
Cuts your travel time
Honeymooning in the UK is growing in popularity for many reasons. As well as cutting costs, a common reason is to spend less time travelling to your honeymoon location.
But this isn’t just down to laziness, after all once you take into account check-in times it can take many hours to get to a foreign destination.
It might also be down to the fact newlyweds are so keen to get to the bedroom – although we’re not going to get into that here!
Exploring the great outdoors is one of the primary reasons many people opt for a motorhome. And many owners are obviously concerned about the environment and ensuring it’s protected for future generations to also enjoy.
Taking a trip in your motorhome is going to be a lot more sustainable than a flight to an exclusive foreign resort. And there are lots of easy ways you could make your motorhome honeymoon even more eco-friendly.
Great idea for those short of time
With work and family life pressures, not every couple can afford to get away for weeks on end.
If you’re short on time after the wedding, but still want to get away then why not go for a minimoon? From weekend breaks to overnight stays, a motorhome is perfect for this.
Gives you total freedom
A motorhome gives you the freedom to do whatever you want with your honeymoon and make memories together in your own way.
No one else can tell you where you go, what to do, and when to do it. You’ll never get that kind of freedom with any other romantic holiday.
If you want to move on at any point, simply pack up your motorhome with delicious treats and little luxuries and travel wherever the mood takes you!
The ultimate in privacy
When you’re just married, who wants to spend their time in a hotel surrounded by hundreds of other guests? In a motorhome, it’s easy for you both to get away from it all and find that perfect secluded nook.
Particularly if you decide to try a spot of wild camping. Many modern motorhomes are capable of going completely off-grid for at least a day or two.
So, if the campsite is getting a bit too busy for romance, head off and sleep under the stars at your own private location.
Space to relax
When you’re enjoying the freedom of the open road there’ll be no battling for a spot next to the hotel pool!
Simply pick one of our many stunning beaches and drive. Spending the night in a secluded spot with just the sound of crashing waves for company is a recipe for pure romance.
And where there’s a beach there’s sure to be a pub or restaurants just a short stroll away.
Brings you together
Motorhomes offer a cosy, romantic and intimate environment – perfect for bringing couples even closer.
One of the most fun things to do together is to plot your route and discuss your plans for each day.
There are few better ways to make memories and get to know each other than to hand-craft the perfect couple’s getaway.
Impress your partner with your cooking skills
Nothing tastes better than home cooked, fresh food under the open sky, and there’s no better place to do this than in a motorhome.
Preparing your evening meal is a great way to be together and to show off any hidden culinary skills.
The route to many people’s hearts is through their stomachs after all!
Insta-ready moments galore
Taking a look at any motorhome Instagram travel feed will soon show you how photogenic life on the open road is. Ditch those boring shots of hotel balconies and swimming pools.
Instead make everyone back home green with envy with your snaps of mountain sunrises, beaches that stretch for miles, and verdant forests.
And those pictures of cool campervans and modern motorhomes are always worth a click or two.
Comfort and luxury combined
From comfy beds and power showers to top-of-the-range entertainment systems and smart kitchens, modern motorhomes have come a long way in terms of comfort and luxury.
This makes them perfect for those couples who want that little bit extra from their honeymoon. Take that luxury hotel feel with you wherever you travel!
Easy to add extra activities
With a motorhome it’s easy to add extra activities to make your honeymoon even more fun.
Fancy the idea of biking around one of our beautiful National Parks? Or perhaps taking a tour of some of the UK’s finest vineyards? With a bike rack on the back it’s easy to do.
And after a day of hard adventuring isn’t it wonderful to return to a cosy home-from-home?
Visit the most romantic spots
There are so many romantic UK destinations for couples, it would be a shame to miss them.
From romantic cliff-side spots in Cornwall to the birthplace of the Bard in Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll find plenty to do while gazing into each other’s eyes. Could it be the time for an impromptu sonnet or two?
Try something different
Honeymoons are the perfect opportunity to try something a little different from your usual holiday destination.
After all, this is meant to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip that you’ll cherish forever. So, if you head to the same resort you visit every summer then you’re going to miss out.
If you are looking to try something a little different, why not take your motorhome over to Northern Ireland for a road trip along the Causeway Coast, or perhaps to the North Coast 500 in the North Highlands of Scotland?
You can still go abroad
Ever wanted to surf the French coastline? Or cycle through Holland? It’s still possible on a motorhome honeymoon.
You could even get to Rome and back if you wanted! Just make sure you book your ferries well in advance and follow our advice on taking your motorhome to Europe following Brexit.
But remember, whether you want to visit Paris, the city of love, or the snow-capped mountains of Austria you’ll want the best motorhome insurance to cover your trip.
Motorhome insurance with Motorhome Protect
To make sure your honeymoon is as perfect as possible, you need to find the right motorhome insurance for your needs.
The specialist team at Motorhome Protect are dedicated to finding you the best policy suited to your individual circumstances.
To help you make the most of your honeymoon on wheels, our policies can include these benefits:
- Unlimited cover across all the countries that are part of the European Union.
- Cover of camping personal effects for up to £3,000.
- Up to 6 months to complete a self-restoration.
- Cover for motorhomes with a value up to £150,000.
- Unlimited mileage cover.
- Consideration of all claims and convictions.
So, what are you waiting for? Tick ‘book honeymoon’ off your to-do list and get a quote for motorhome insurance today.
Policy benefits and features offered may very between insurance schemes or cover selected and are subject to underwriting criteria. Information contained within this article is accurate at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.