Honeymoons have always been a source of relaxation and peace after the chaos of a wedding, but most of the stress builds up prior to the big day. This is why couples have started taking an “earlymoon”. An earlymoon occurs before the ceremony ever begins, as a way for couples to escape and destress.

Several professional wedding planners like Amy Shey Jacobs, a noteworthy planner with Chandelier Events New York, are also jumping on board. Jacobs says, “I often plan a mini vacation for them before the wedding to unplug and reconnect.”

Many trace this trend back to Pippa Middleton and her earlymoon with now-husband James Matthews. The pair were spotted relaxing on the island of St. Barts just a few weeks before they said “I do”.

Another couple, Nick and Christina Hymer, also elected for their own earlymoon in Paris. When asked by ABC Radio to describe the experience, newlywed Christina said, “It was just us being able to enjoy each other’s company and just relax with no burden of kind of anything else weighing us down especially all the pre-wedding planning.”

Earlymoons are not just for the rich and famous, and they certainly don’t have to be elaborate to be relaxing. A simple weekend getaway to a nearby bed and breakfast is all that many really need.

The most important thing is to unplug and unwind. Try to forget about the flowers or the guest list, just for a few days. No worrying, no drama, just peace.

Spend time focusing on your partner. This time together is meant to remind the two of you why you’re getting married in the first place, and why you want to spend the rest of your lives together.

Marriage is a wonderful and amazing moment in life. It should never be overshadowed by tension and turmoil. At the end of the day, all that matters is the person you are marrying.