After photographing weddings for the past 8 years as well as having most my friends and family go through their own weddings, I've seen it so many times when couples put off their honeymoon for that elusive "later date." And it's so sad to see, when the later date is not a specific "we are going in January when I have vacation time" type of delay, it many times means you don't make the time for the honeymoon to happen.
It makes sense as you need to schedule within what works for your life, so there are times when a little delay is realistic, but make sure to put that honeymoon on the books and go out and enjoy, relax and start your marriage on a note of bonding.
Wedding planning can take a lot of time, energy and focus, and it's not uncommon to end up completely overwhelmed by the time the wedding actually arrives. The honeymoon is that perfect time to reset, refocus and share time with your spouse, actually cherishing the "you" time together. No distractions of life and family!
If you delay that honeymoon for an elusive "later date" it will likely not happen. Life moves on, and quickly.
You may start a new job, buy a house, start trying for babies, and it's easy to make that "later date" just disappear for the present needs of your life.
So, make sure to plan for that honeymoon. Take the time to reset and enjoy each other with no other distractions.
Your honeymoon doesn't need to be extravagant or far away. A quick 3 days at a local resort 2 hours from home is a honeymoon.
It doesn't matter where, it just matters that you take that time to enjoy each other as a married couple before the distractions of life moves life forward ;)
What do you think?