We often talk about how to save money on your wedding, but sometimes you might want to throw caution to the wind and spend that cash on what should be one of the biggest events of your life. If there’s any area that you might spend lots of cash, then it’s likely to be the honeymoon.
Now, full disclaimer first, we’re not advising that you dash out and book a honeymoon that costs the earth. You need to be sensible about this and make sure that you can actually afford to pay for it before you start planning an extravagant honeymoon. That aside, we’ve got 5 reasons why you might want to splurge a little on a honeymoon.
5 reasons not to scrimp on your honeymoon
Most couples look forward to their honeymoon as being some one on one time that they can spend together after the hustle and bustle of planning their big day. It’s a big event in any couple’s lives and if done right it can be a fantastic way to kick off married life together.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with budget honeymoons though, and if all you can afford is a weekend break in the UK, then that can be just as special as a fortnight in Mauritius. It is what you make it after all.
But, if you have the cash, then here are 5 reasons not to scrimp on your honeymoon.
1. It’s a once in a lifetime kinda thing
Fingers crossed, you’re only going to get married once. None of us get married with the intention of making it a regular thing! You want to look back on this time in your life with fond memories of happy times so now’s the time to make the most of it and splash the cash.
2. It might be the only chance you get
Many couples get married and plan to start a family pretty quickly afterwards. Luxurious holidays and babies do not go hand in hand. So, if you fall into that category then you might want to make your honeymoon a holiday to remember.
3. Time together
Planning and preparing for a wedding is absolutely exhausting. All of the preparations can really take it out of you. With dress fittings, suit fittings, bridesmaids meetings and all of the other bits and pieces, you might find that you’ve not actually spent much quality time together in the run up to your big day. Having a lovely honeymoon together can help to make those difficult times more bearable. The honeymoon is precious time to relax after all of the build up.
4. The best way to start married life
What better way to start married life than by spending some quality time together? A well thought out honeymoon can be such a special time for you both to just relax and enjoy each other’s company and remember why it is that you decided to get married in the first place.
5. If you can’t indulge now, then when can you?
Most of us spend our lives budgeting and saving money. Our wedding day is the one thing in our lives that we get to be a little extravagant about – and a honeymoon is no exception.
So, as long as you’ve thought through the finances, and you’re not going to spend the next ten years regretting being extravagant, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go all out on your dream honeymoon.