Many Destination Couples put all their effort into planning a fabulous event for their wedding and often overlook the honeymoon. Or some feel that after paying for a Destination Wedding, there simply isn’t room in the budget for a honeymoon. I am a lover of romance and a true believer in the importance of a honeymoon. Most traditional wedding couples take a honeymoon so why shouldn’t Destination Couples? Let’s compare for a minute. Yes, a traditional wedding is stressful and requires almost as much planning, but usually the bride and groom are only hosts for the actual wedding ceremony and reception and perhaps a rehearsal dinner. With a DW, we play host to guests for the length of their stay – 3, 4, or even 7 nights. This can be exhausting and all the more reason to carve out some one-on-one time before heading back to domestic bliss as man and wife. Sometimes my clients want to honeymoon at the same resort as their wedding. I sway them away because usually there will be wedding guests still on property for a few days. Moving to an entirely new resort is recommended and a new island is even better! A few airlines make this possible… Air Jamaica offers flights between the islands, as does Liat, and a few smaller airlines fly between Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. If you can’t tack your honeymoon on to your Destination Wedding travel, waiting a week or two is okay too. The purpose of a honeymoon is solidly important – to spend quality time together before being faced with the changes marriage brings! We waited 2 weeks after our Jamaica Wedding to head to Thailand for 10 days… Picture was taken at the Suan Lum Night Market in Bangkok.