Your honeymoon is considered to be one of the most exciting times in a couple's life, second only to their wedding day. Years from now, your fiends and family will still be asking you about memorable events of your honeymoon. So with that said, I have put together a list of the Top 7 Honeymoon Trends for 2-23. Enjoy!
1. Planning Earlier Than Before;
Before the pandemic, it was customary for a couple to book their honeymoon around 6 months out, but as the world has opened up again, many couples are doing what I call "revenge travel!" for all of the lost and postponed trips couples have had to deal with these last two years. In 2023 there will be higher demand and lower inventory, which also drives up prices.
BOTTOM LINE: '"The sooner you can discover the destination & resort you want for your honeymoon and book it, the better!
2. Premium on Service:
In 2023, couples will be putting a premium on pampering luxury, and service. They are looking for great value. Not a low price, but a honeymoon that includes extra touches of service, (See my blog post on Honeymoon Packages) such as a private airport shuttle, having a butler welcome you with a refreshing drink and moist towel, and then entering your honeymoon suite to see a chilled bottle of champagnes, with gourmet snacks waiting for you as you enter your honeymoon suite.
3. Bucket list Stays & Experiences:
In 2023 couples are looking to do a bucket list experience with their honeymoon. More and more couples are expecting their honeymoon to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience including staying in the over-the-water bungalow and luxury honeymoon suite or even renting a private yacht. (See Top 6 Honeymoon Resorts) Many couples now want their honeymoon to include some type of archaeological tour or visit to historical landmarks or cities.
PRO TIP: If you don't quite have the budget for a full 7 or 14 night stay in an over- the-water bungalow then I always suggest to my clients doing a split stay. Maybe start your honeymoon off with the bang at a more expensive WOW factor room, and then finish your honeymoon in a room that allows your whole honeymoon to fit your budget.
4. Group Moons!
No, this isn't a honeymoon for swingers but many couples who had to postpone their weddings or honeymoons during the pandemic want to make up for the missed opportunities to travel, as well as now being new parents. They still want a big fund celebration, and therefore they are now bringing their closest family and friends to join them to celebrate with them on their honeymoon.
5. Focus on Health & Wellness
Many couples will be planning their honeymoon with a focus on regenerating both mind and body. These honeymoons will include an itinerary of farm-to-table food experiences, eating at local fresh food restaurants and markets, as well as pampering spa treatments, sunrise yoga sessions, meditations, and activities that prompt all around health and vitality.
6. Honeymoon Registries:
With rising inflation, and couples looking to have an above average honeymoon experience, many couples will create a honeymoon registry for fun that their family and friends can give as a wedding gift to help them pay for their dream honeymoon.
7. Consulting with a Honeymoon Consultant
In 2023, couples will consult and hire a honeymoon specialist to help them make sure they are getting everything they want and the maximum value of their honeymoon. Couples are busier than ever before as they work, start their family, buy a new home, and try to fit in time for each another, all while trying to plan their wedding. It's worth the investment to spend a little extra get their honeymoon planned right, and take the rest and frustration of planning the perfect honeymoon off their plate!
Sure, your honeymoon will still give you time to be alone in the world and enjoy each other's company. However, these seven trends are not likely to fade out anytime soon, so you can assume they will be popular options to think about for your honeymoon. If you're planning to tie the knot anytime soon (or simply have an eye for what could become a honeymoon norm in the future), then it's worth taking note of these trends so you know what to expect. After all, who doesn't want the best for their dream honeymoon?
If you are in the midst of planning your honeymoon and feel like you're stuck and not getting very far, I encourage you to use the link below to schedule a free 30 minute strategy session with me! I would be honored to help you figure out everything you need for a relaxed and trendy honeymoon!
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