Should You Honeymoon At The Same Location As Your Destination Wedding?

Quiet poolHaving traveled far for your destination wedding already, many couples wonder if going to a new location for their honeymoon is worth the time, effort, and money.

After all, your destination wedding destination wedding location is probably a great place to have a honeymoon already.

In this article, we will share the various pros and cons of honeymooning at the same resort as your wedding location.

Let’s get started.

What are the pros of having your honeymoon at the same location as your destination wedding?

Unpack once

The first and most obvious reason to honeymoon at your wedding location is the lack of additional travel. Many couples don’t want to waste precious vacation time traveling any more than they have to. Plus, staying put means you unpack once.

Hang out with friends and family a bit longer

Another advantage of staying at the same resort or hotel is being able to interact with wedding guests a bit longer. It is not uncommon for wedding guests to stay an extra day or even an extra week after the wedding.

If you’re the type of person who wants to hang out with family and friends as long as possible, then staying at the same resort after your destination wedding makes for a great option. You can always meet your guests during the day and save the nights for the two of you.

It’s much cheaper to stay at the same resort for your honeymoon

Cost is another reason that couples will choose to stay at the same location as the wedding. Many all inclusive resorts will offer a free Wedding Package if you book a honeymoon with them. Others will offer you free honeymoon if you book a wedding. If you are on a tight budget, there is no better option than to book one of these packages since the cost per night will not be cheaper anywhere else.

In addition to saving money on the hotel or resort, you have to remember that you will also be saving money on any additional airfare, and transportation too.

With all these pros, you know there had to be cons too, right?

Ok, so what are the cons?

Should money be a factor in your decision?

While you may save money by staying at the same location as your wedding, many couples argue that money should not be a consideration at all when it comes to planning your honeymoon. After all, you’re only going to get married once (or twice ๐Ÿ™‚ ), and you want the honeymoon to be in a special place where the two of you can enjoy spending time together.

Do you really want family at your honeymoon?

Another reason for having your honeymoon at a location other than your wedding location is that you may want some privacy after a long pre-wedding week with family. The last thing you may want is to run into family, friends, and their kids around the pool when you are just looking to relax and get some rest.

How romantic is your wedding location?

Moreover, your wedding location may be ideal for your nuptials, but that does not make it a great spot for a honeymoon. Some resorts that host weddings (Beaches is one that comes to mind) is a very family friendly resort and probably not one where you would want to stay for your honeymoon.

Many brides will get married at Beaches (because the family has a lot of kids and they need to be at a resort that has kid friendly activities), and then for their honeymoon, they scoot over to a nearby Sandals resort (which is for couples).

Won’t you get tired of being in the same place for two weeks?

After having spent four or five days at the resort where you are getting married, do you really want to stay another week doing the same activities, eating the same food, and seeing the same entertainment? Many couples prefer going to a new location just so they can be in a new environment, explore a new city or location, and find new experience s together.

Having read the above, you now know the reasons why some couples prefer to honeymoon at a different location from their wedding while others just stay put. And now you can make your decision as well. Remember that it’s your honeymoon so do what makes you happy.

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