3 Reasons to Postpone the Honeymoon
So You can Enjoy it More
The idea of taking a honeymoon directly after a wedding celebration is relatively new. Fifty years ago, typical newlyweds might book a couple nights in a hotel not far from their home; their honeymoon planning rarely consisted of an elaborate ten days in Maui. Here are a few reasons newlyweds (especially ones who are paying for their own wedding and honeymoon) should not succumb to the pressures to take a long vacation right after their wedding:
- Wedding budget: Most couples, because of wedding expenses, are on a pretty tight budget. Going on a big trip right after the wedding is not always the wisest financial decision.
- You will be exhausted after the wedding: physically, mentally and emotionally. Many couples say that they sleep for days straight after their wedding. If you planned a honeymoon in Spain, you can enjoy it more if you have had time process the recent events of the wedding.
- You will have more time to enjoy the honeymoon planning after you have settled into married life and caught up financially. Even just two months can make a big difference. (Remember that you can book a hotel for a couple nights right after the wedding to escape from the chaos and catch up on sleep, knowing that in a few months you will have a cruise to look forward to, or a week in Italy).