If you are contemplating postponing your honeymoon until months after your wedding, then this article is for you.
Many couples choose to delay their honeymoon for many different reasons.
Whether you are trying to make this decision due to finances, scheduling, or to reduce some of the wedding planning, here are some things you might want to consider before making your decision.
You Could Save Money
The cost of planning a wedding can be a considerable challenge for many couples and their families.
Adding on the expense of a honeymoon could result in a financial struggle.
Waiting to plan the honeymoon until months after the wedding can provide you with the time to save up more money to have a more enjoyable experience.
Imagine being able to afford the finances to enjoy all the little things during your trip rather than worrying about the cost on top of the wedding.
Many couples are even starting a Honeymoon Fund. Instead of guests buying something off the bridal registry, they are helping them reach their true desires of going on a honeymoon. Here are the top Honeymoon Registry sites!
You Could Spend More Time Together
Maybe you’re wondering if you should wait to celebrate your honeymoon because you are unable to take enough time off work.
It can be challenging to save up enough vacation days, and you may not be able to receive paid time off.
Therefore you will be losing money every day that you miss work.
Many couples cannot afford to miss time at work especially when they are having to think about paying for a wedding along with everyday living expenses.
By waiting to take the honeymoon you can save up vacation days and spend more time enjoying your dream destination.
You Will Feel More Relaxed
Weddings are exciting and enjoyable, but they are also very stressful.
The week before the ceremony will be filled with days of work and worry.
During the festivities you are going to be feeling overwhelmed, and after the celebration, you are going to feel exhausted.
You will be lucky if you can find some time to take a breath.
Your honeymoon should be a time to have fun and enjoy your spouse’s company.
It is a time to reflect and celebrate your love for one another.
By having the time and taking away the stress and exhaustion from a large wedding event, you will be able to experience your honeymoon.
You Can Focus Completely On The Wedding
Planning a honeymoon is an event on its own.
You may have to book a flight, find a hotel, place reservations, apply for passports, rent a vehicle, and create an itinerary.
This takes a lot of time and effort.
Planning a honeymoon along with the wedding can feel unbearable.
If you are feeling the stress of all the decisions that need to be selected, then you might want to take some time to focus on the wedding and then plan the honeymoon later.
Postponing May Not Feel Special
Every girl dreams of her wedding as a beautiful event and then at the end of the day the bride and her groom rush away together, saying goodbye to everyone, as they drive away to their honeymoon.
You don’t want to crush your fairytale dream.
It is important to consider your personal feelings when making this decision.
Are you going to be okay with not having your honeymoon immediately following your wedding ceremony?
Could Be Delayed Longer Than Expected
Life doesn’t go as planned.
Unfortunately, that is something everyone learns very quickly when they begin living on their own.
If you decide to postpone your honeymoon, then you want to keep in mind that, due to job changes or a growing family, you may have to wait a lot longer than expected.
Sometimes, after an extended amount of time, couples decide that they are unable to make the financial commitment to planning their honeymoon.
Ask yourself, how important is your honeymoon?
You Have The Option To Have A Mini Moon
Instead of having a lavishing honeymoon in an exotic location you might want to consider a mini-moon.
You can rent a cabin outside of town or stay at a bed-and-breakfast and spend the weekend recovering from the excitement of the wedding and enjoy one another.
If you still want to plan a more expensive honeymoon later, then you will always have that option.
Discuss with your future spouse what would be the best choice for both of you.
Ultimately this decision must be made by the bride and groom because this is an event that is most important to the couple.
As a soon to be married couple, consider each other’s feelings and concerns and spend this time making the first decisions in your life together.
YOUR TURN: How important is your honeymoon? Let me know in the comments below!
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