Everyone knows that in a perfect world you would have your beautiful wedding and ride off into the sunset for a week on the beach. However, it does not always work out quite so perfectly for everyone. Sometimes you lack the time to appropriately prepare for your trip. Other times, it just doesn’t seem like a good way to spend money to start your new life. Honeymoons are a great time to bond with your new spouse and begin your lives together. Here are a few reasons you should take the time to go on one.

May Be Your Only Chance

You may think you will have all the time in the world to take a vacation later, but life has a tendency of getting crazy. You may not plan on having children immediately after getting married, but things happen, and they can greatly reduce your opportunity for a vacation. You may also decide to purchase a home, and houses are constantly in need of repairs or upgrades. If you choose to put off the honeymoon immediately following the wedding, you may regret never getting a chance to take it due to the constant barrage of other costs.

Opportunity to Bond

There is something special about new love. Your bond may grow deeper as you grow together but it won’t remain as sparkly as it is when you first meet. Take the honeymoon opportunity as a time to really enjoy each other and revel in the fresh love you and your spouse are celebrating. The fond memories you make on your honeymoon may be enough to buoy your love through your first fight.

Funds are More Readily Available

It may be hard to believe that your money is more free to be spent following that extravagant wedding, but it is. After becoming married you may crave a home of your own; or children; or additional pets. Everything comes at a cost and the more you settle in, the more those costs become monthly bills. Enjoy the freedom of your newly married selves to travel and enjoy each other. You may have had a bucket list of places to see before you’re married, or some wildly exotic locale you dreamed about. This is the opportunity to indulge your favorite dreams with the person you love most in your life.

If you find the funds simply aren’t there for a trip, you can fundraise for yourself. Some websites are set up just for this purpose, so that you can have friends and family help you reach goals for your honeymoon. Many older couples will remember how wonderful their honeymoon was and be eager to help you have that same opportunity. Ideally, you will only get married once so enjoy your loved one’s generosity.