Honeymoon is a break that couples take after surviving through the hassle that would have been their wedding festivities.
It is like that one ray of light at the end of a very dark tunnel that couples look forward to after spending a stressful few days.
In fact, many people anticipate the day they will leave for their honeymoon even more so than their actual wedding day and they are right to do so because let’s face it who wouldn’t prefer the company of their significant other in an exotic land over their faraway relatives that they only see once or at most twice a year and that too only in family gatherings.
But despite all of this, if a couple were ever to make a list of pros and cons about not going on a honeymoon right away the pros would surely outweigh the cons.
Even in your circle, you’ll observe that many of your friends and family members are opting for a delayed honeymoon and the possibility of jetting off to a new place right after their wedding is definitely off the charts.
Here are a few reasons which may have led these people to choose a delayed honeymoon over an instant one.
You and your partner are drained
It is a fact acknowledged by everyone that weddings need to be meticulously pre-planned which makes the preparations look like one for a mini award show.
From catering, visiting the boutique every day, sending invites to confirming the number of people that are going to be present at the event, one just can’t help but get anxious by all these arrangements and the effort one has to put in them.
So the last thing that would be on the new bride’s or groom’s list is to plan for another trip.
Thus, many couples nowadays choose to opt for delayed honeymoon, stay at home and unwind after the wedding festivities rather than going on a honeymoon.
You get to experience an additional honeymoon period
After the wedding, all the couples get to hear this on one or multiple occasions that they are in their “honeymoon period”.
This translates to this “enjoy this phase of pure bliss while it lasts cause things are going to go back to their mundane state soon.”
No person, single or married could be oblivious to the fact that every relationship is like a fairytale dream at the start but the feeling soon wears off over time.
It doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you and your partner stop talking to each other and your marriage feels like a burden but what happens is that you get comfortable in your routine with your partner or perhaps a little too comfortable which makes it monotonous and mediocre.
But what can prove to light up that lost spark again in your relationship would be the idea of a delayed honeymoon. That’s one of the benefits of a delayed honeymoon.
All the couples that had their honeymoon in the start wouldn’t be able to afford a vacation so soon but if you decide to have your honeymoon later you’ll get a chance to undergo that honeymoon phase of your wedding all over again.
You get plenty of time to spend with your partner and family
One of the reasons to delay your honeymoon is having plenty of time for your loved ones.
After the weddings festivities are done with, the people who came from afar to especially attend your wedding like your college friends or distant relatives that you rarely get to see because of living worlds apart, you can take this golden chance and ask them to prolong their stay and spend time with them.
Your partner can also spend more time with those friends and family of yours and get to know them better and your family and friends can also see for themselves whether your partner has managed to live up to the standards of your description or icing on the cake, you can plan going camping or on another long road trip to spend time with all your beloved people at one place.
It will also prove to be a sort of mini moon for you and your partner which will save you from lamenting over the decision of not going to an actual one.
You get to utilize all your paid leaves
When you take off from work for your wedding you have to fit in both the wedding and the honeymoon in your days off but if you were to have a honeymoon later you’ll get the leverage of having another spell of paid leave for your delayed honeymoon later so it’s a win-win situation for you that you shall be sure to utilize to your advantage.
You get to save up for a fancier honeymoon
Weddings are no joke. Delaying your honeymoon gives you ample time to save more money for a luxury honeymoon. It also allows you to splurge on fancy honeymoon purchases.
Even if you go for a simpler one it will still cost you some good bucks.
From decor to the glass of wine that’s going to be gulped down by every guest, it will be on you or you and your partner both depending on the method that’s been decided between the two of you about the splitting of the expenses, it will still manage to strip you down to every last bit of penny you had so if you, after all, take this decision to go for a honeymoon you’ll have to be on a very tight budget.
If you had planned earlier for a fancy honeymoon you’ll have to let go of them because let’s not forget that you’ll still have bills to pay after you get back from there.
So you are left to choose between having a honeymoon on a budget or save up for a fancier delayed honeymoon that you can go on later and as we all know a wiser option would be to stay back home and save up every last bit of your penny.
A delayed honeymoon will give the opportunity to have the awesome time that you have dreamt of, after all, you are only gonna have it once (hopefully).