KEEP THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE ALIVE
How many times have you heard from your married friends that once they return from their honeymoon there is a bit of a letdown when adjusting back to normal life with no more wedding excitement to look forward to? By delaying your honeymoon you can keep the excitement alive for a few extra months as you eagerly anticipate your getaway.
TAKE TIME TO ACTUALLY PLAN (AND ENJOY) YOUR HONEYMOON
Wedding planning is complicated. Add to that planning the biggest vacation of your life and it’s enough to send even the most level-headed bride over the edge. Plus, the week leading up to your wedding is truly a whirlwind and often after your big day, all you want to hole up in a room with your new husband or wife to both mentally and physically recover from all of the excitement. However, who wants to waste even a few extra hours in your hotel room when you have the streets of say, Paris, to explore!? By delaying your honeymoon you can also delay your travel planning until after your big day to give you time to take a deep breath before diving into finding the best hotels, restaurants and excursions at your choice destination. You will also be able to go into your trip a bit more refreshed and ready to fully to take in the all that the location has to offer.
THERE ARE SO MANY “MINI-MOON” DESTINATIONS CLOSE TO PHILLY
Speaking of just wanting to hole up in a hotel room, there are many incredible and relaxing destinations less than two hours from Philadelphia for you to spend a long weekend at following your wedding. From a cozy cabin in the Poconos, to a quaint B&B in Cape May, you can enjoy your first days as newlyweds a short drive from home at a destination that may hold personal meaning to you and your new husband or wife. Extend your travel time just a little bit more and you could be under the bright lights of New York City, enjoying the culture of D.C., or sipping on wines in the Finger Lakes.
TAKE MORE TIME OFF LEADING UP TO YOUR WEDDING
While delaying your honeymoon has its obvious benefits for teachers who have more time off during the summer months, it can also have benefits for your own PTO. We find that most of our brides and grooms only take one day off before their wedding in order to save their time for their honeymoon, which leaves A LOT to be crammed into that one day. For most, delaying your honeymoon will allow you to take an extra day or two before your wedding without falling too far behind at work since you won’t be taking as much time immediately after, and you can then accrue additional time off in the months leading up to your actual honeymoon.
TRAVEL TO YOUR HONEYMOON DESTINATION IN SEASON
Often your dream honeymoon destination does not always fall in line with your dream wedding season. By delaying your honeymoon, you can have the best of both worlds. After all, a beach destination is much more desirable in the winter months and European adventures are best in the Spring & Fall.