What to Do When You and Your Fiancé Disagree About When to Go on Your Honeymoon

Etiquette, Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
Honeymoon Timing

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Your honeymoon should be the ideal opportunity to unwind after your wedding, but a disagreement over when the getaway should occur can put a pin in your plans. Our etiquette experts weigh in on how to choose the perfect timing for your romantic honeymoon escape.

Though it may seem inopportune and ill timed, this difference of opinions is a wonderful way to dip a toe into two bedrocks of a great marriage: communication and compromise. Before you make a snap decision, sit down with your fiancé to discuss the reasoning behind his opinion and state your case as well. There are pros and cons to each choice, and you may find your partner makes valid points in his case for a delayed honeymoon. While embarking on your honeymoon directly after your wedding is the traditional way to go and may provide greater ease when scheduling your time off work, jetting off immediately does present several potential problems.

See More: 10 Reasons to Postpone The Honeymoon

First, consider the hour of your wedding. A morning or mid-afternoon affair will leave you plenty of time to pack your suitcase and decompress after your celebration, while an all-night soiree may leave you disinclined to wake for a 7 AM flight. In addition, a fete filled with drinks is not conducive to a trip at the crack of dawn the next morning. A morning-after flight will also mean missing out on a post-nuptial brunch with friends and family who have traveled great distances to spend time with you. By taking into account these key factors, you and your fiancé will be able to reach a verdict regarding your destination getaway that suits your wedding and your preferences.

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