The wedding is planned. The guests have sent in their RSVPs. Your wedding day is so close, you can almost taste the champagne. Now would be the time to book that romantic honeymoon… right? 

Maybe, but maybe not; these days, some couples are opting to delay their honeymoon for a few weeks after the wedding. Is this decision right for you and your partner? Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

The Pros 

While going on your honeymoon may be fun and relaxing, planning it can be a real headache. There are hotels to book, dinner reservations to make, visas to apply for (depending on your destination), and a whole lot more. Trying to accomplish all that and finalize your wedding preparations can be enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed!

Delaying your honeymoon until after the wedding can help relieve some of the stress from planning. You will have time to carefully book your getaway, accrue some more vacation time at work, and possibly pay off some of the bills from your big day! With these issues handle, you might be more likely to fully enjoy your honeymoon.

The Cons

Of course, delaying your honeymoon isn’t for everyone. In fact, for some delaying the honeymoon might actually increase your stress levels; stretching out the planning for a few extra weeks means you have no time to really chill after you say “I do.”

Also, some couples may be surprised at how quickly the “newlywed magic” wears off without a honeymoon. If you dive back into your regular life immediately after your wedding, some of the romance and magic may get lost in your day-to-day routine. Because of this, a postponed honeymoon might feel more like a regular vacation than a romantic way to begin your married life. 

So, is delaying your honeymoon the right move for you and your partner? The answer is really up to you. Whatever you choose, make sure that when you go, you and your partner are relaxed and ready for a romantic getaway that celebrates your special day.

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