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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the honeymoon a half a year later? For many modern couples, it makes perfect sense to push the honeymoon back, be it because of work obligations or the fact that they just shelled out a ton of dough on the wedding. For others though, jetting off to paradise stat may be the best route, whether they know it yet or not. Here are four solid reasons to reconsider delaying your honeymoon if you can afford to do so.
1. It's easy to keep putting it off
Life gets busy, and although you think things will slow down post-wedding, sometimes they pick up and become even crazier, cautions relationship expert and author April Masini. "Taking your honeymoon now, as opposed to later, means you know you'll actually go on it." Otherwise, the unexpected (like a pregnancy) could pop up and postpone your plans perpetually.
2. It'll feel like any another vacation
As Masini points out, the honeymoon six months later definitely loses some of its luster. "There's a spark and excitement about the honeymoon immediately following the wedding. After all, what's more romantic than whisking away from your reception through a mild storm of tossed rice to get to the airport in time to catch a plane to Tahiti?" Not that you have to leave that night, but the longer you wait, the more your honeymoon will start to feel like any other vacation.
3. You'll be dying for some R&R
Understandably, couples often need a period of time after the wedding to unwind and decompress from the whirlwind of events, explains honeymoon expert, Megan Velez, of Destination Weddings Travel Group. "Postponing the honeymoon won't give you the necessary few days to enjoy quiet, one-on-one time with your new partner before going back to the 'real world.'"
4. It can save you money
Seriously! If you're already having a destination wedding, Velez says tacking a honeymoon onto your celebration is a great way to make your money go further and still have a bit of downtime. "Even if it's just staying an extra several days at the same resort, you'll save a bundle on airfare and accommodations." As we all know, these expenses can quickly add up. Want a change of scenery? "Switching resorts after your "I Dos" is an easy and cost-effective move."