When to go on Your Honeymoon
Your honeymoon planning might well be in full swing, and your ideas for travelling - and where to travel to - firmly under way. But as you leaf through your glossy brochures and see the various escalations in price at various points in the year, your thoughts might well turn to timing!
There's no law that says you have to take your honeymoon immediately after your wedding! What tradition dictates, doesn't always follow through, or work out in real life, so do not feel pressurised in to setting off on your honeymoon immediately after your wedding reception if you know in your heart of hearts you could get a better deal, have better weather, or get in at a better resort by travelling three weeks later!
If your dream honeymoon destination is immersed in its monsoon season around about the time of your wedding, then you'd be mad to contemplate visiting - unless monsoons are your thing! But if nowhere else in the travel agents window or brochure quite matches up to your expectations or needs in terms of destination, then postponing your honeymoon seems the most sensible solution - plus it gives you extra saving time for more spending money and luxuries!
It's a well know fact that holiday companies hitch up their prices at peak times during the year. If you are getting married and subsequently wishing to honeymoon during any of the school holidays, for example, then you will undoubtedly see a huge hike in the brochure price of your trip.If you are determined - and indeed bound - by the date of your actual nuptials - then moving your honeymoon to a more convenient slot is the obvious answer - again, the sensible solution, and one that will save you money and, if taken in a predominantly adults only resort during term time, probably give you a more relaxing, and stress free break!
Although most employers are sympathetic to employees when it comes to booking leave for weddings and honeymoons, there will of course be occasions where taking leave is just not possible. If your employer is unable to accommodate your chosen dates and those offered are weeks past your actual marriage, do not panic. Try to negotiate perhaps a Friday and Monday off before and after the wedding so you can enjoy a long weekend, or even a couple of days off mid week instead of a full fortnight stretch and have a mini break ahead of your actual honeymoon.
You might also want to think about putting off your honeymoon to a more convenient date if you are simply worn out from the stress of wedding planning and do not think you could cope with - or completely enjoy - travelling so close to the event! Or if you have children you need to organise childcare for, or take out of school. It is important not to feel pressurised into doing what is considered the 'norm' with any aspect of your wedding planning - if it does not suit you and your partner to honeymoon immediately after your nuptials then don't - choose the time and place that works for you and go with that - regardless of what other people think! You're sure to have a better time for trusting your own instincts and doing what you really want to do!