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It’s no secret that your honeymoon will be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life, second only to your wedding day. Even years from now, your friends and family will still be asking you about the most memorable events from your honeymoon. Plus, your honeymoon is just one of many choices you’ll have to make as you plan your wedding. With literally thousands of options to consider for planning your dream trip, I have put together a list of the Top 7 honeymoon Trends for 2023 so you can be sure you’ve booked the perfect honeymoon. These top honeymoon trends will give you a good idea of what the future of “honeymooning” will look like in 2023 and beyond! 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 three years. In 2023, there is 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 are 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, such as a private airport shuttle or having a butler welcome you with a refreshing drink and moist towel, and then entering your honeymoon suite to see a chilled bottle of champagne, 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 for their honeymoon. More
and more couples are expecting their honeymoon to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, including staying in an over-the-water bungalow, a luxury honeymoon suite, or even renting a private yacht. 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 a bang at the more expensive “WOW” factor room, and
then finish your honeymoon in a room that allows your whole honeymoon to fit your
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 fun
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 rejuvenating both
mind & body. These honeymoons will include an itinerary of farm-to-table food
experiences, eating at local fresh food restaurants & markets, as well as pampering spa
treatments, sunrise yoga sessions, meditations, and activities that promote 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 or fund that their family and friends can give as a wedding gift to help them pay for their dream honeymoon.
7. Consulting with a Honeymoon Specialist
In 2023, couples are consulting and hiring a honeymoon specialist to help them make sure they are getting everything they want and the maximum value out 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 other, all while trying to plan their wedding. It’s worth the investment to spend a little extra to get their honeymoon planned right, and take the stress & frustration of planning the perfect honeymoon off of their plate!
As you can see, you now have more honeymoon options at your fingertips than ever
before. There will always be a place for traditional honeymooners who just want to get away with their new spouse and relax on a beautiful beach. But, if you’re looking for something a little more inspirational, consider some of these trends without sacrificing what’s ultimately important to you for a romantic and pampering honeymoon. These may be 2023 trends, but old-fashioned romance never goes out of style!
I hope that my list of the top honeymoon trends of 2023 will help you plan your future honeymoon even better. And maybe, it will even give you a few ideas that you didn’t know you wanted!
If you are in the midst of planning your honeymoon and feel like you’re stuck or not
getting very far, I encourage you to schedule a free 30-minute strategy session with me! I would be honored to help your figure out everything you need for a relaxing & magical honeymoon!