Destination Wedding & Honeymoon: Should You Have Both in the Same Place?
Every couple dreams of the perfect wedding and a honeymoon that follows suit. But some people worry that having a destination wedding and then jetting off to a picturesque place for the honeymoon can get a little expensive. The solution isn't choosing one or the other. When you set your mind on having a destination wedding in Hawaii, that gives you the perfect opportunity to ask yourself - what if we also have our honeymoon here? In a place as beautiful and rich in stunning locations as Hawaii, you don't have to worry about it being a compromise but rather an opportunity that cannot be missed. Here's why.
1. Honeymoon in Your Destination Wedding Location is Cost-Effective
If you are already flying to Hawaii for your destination wedding, you can save significant costs towards your honeymoon by also having your honeymoon there. Some resorts offer deals on wedding and honeymoon packages, and even if you don't want to stay in the same location, there are plenty of other options to explore. Getting married on Maui? How about having your honeymoon in Lana'i? The small and beautiful Hawaii island off the beaten path is right next to Maui but offers an unforgettable experience.
2. Hawaii Offers Plenty of Beautiful Places for Your Honeymoon
From Oahu to Maui, to Lana'i and the Big Island. Even if you decide to stay on the same island, Hawaii doesn't lack fairytale-like sunset spots and beaches that seem otherworldly and perfect for a private getaway.
Hawaii offers a phenomenal variety of things to do and places to see, and contrary to popular belief, it's not just sandy beaches. Head over to Kauai and explore an island also known as the Garden Island, renowned for its tropical rainforests and waterfalls.
Head over to Molokai, rich in Hawaiian history and traditions, but also full stunning landscapes and surrounded by turquoise waters.
There is something for everyone in Hawaii and whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or an active adventure in nature or on the water - you can find it in Hawaii.
3. Really Get to Know the Place You Got Married At
Some would argue that having had spent several days prior to the wedding in your destination location takes away the excitement of exploring it during your honeymoon. Wouldn't it get boring and feel the same as before? But consider this - even if everything goes according to the plan (and by choosing a good wedding planner, it will), thinking about the wedding, interacting with family and guests, and having that inevitable little bit of stress is something you cannot avoid before the wedding. And no doubt that while you will still enjoy the experience you have before the wedding, it's not the same as having the place to yourself and your partner. Finally, life goes back in the slow lane and you can really take in your surroundings.
4. Save Time
Travelling is fun and exciting, but it can also be exhausting and time-consuming. Especially right after a wedding. Even if you travel to a different part of an island or a different island altogether, having your honeymoon in Hawaii will save you lots of travel time. Why spend a day in the airports and on the plane, when you can go on a romantic ferry or boat ride instead to a nearby island or spend it on the beach with your loved one?
So if you find yourself undecided on the question of where to spend your honeymoon, consider the place you are getting married - there is always more than meets the eye.