Are you curious how much money you should spend on your honeymoon? When should you book your honeymoon? How long should you go for? Here are some facts and answers to common questions. For the complete list of honeymoon statistics and facts, download our 20 page study here.
More than 75% of newlyweds set out on their honeymoon within the first week of marriage.
The average cost of a honeymoon is between $2,500 and $3,500 or about 15% of the wedding budget. “Luxury” honeymooners account for approximately 15% of the market and spend an average of $9,950. 62% of couples pay for their own honeymoon.
Couples spend an average of 5.1 weeks planning their honeymoon.
The average couple books their honeymoon 8 weeks after getting engaged.
Most of the time the bride books the honeymoon. In our study of newlyweds, the bride planned the honeymoon 85% of the time.
A beach honeymoon is the most popular type of honeymoon.
99% of couples will take a honeymoon after their wedding.
Hawaii is the most popular honeymoon destination in the world.
1.4 million honeymoons are taken each year in the U.S.
Newlyweds spend $12 billion dollars a year on honeymoons.
The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is $27,000 as of 2022.
Reception venues are often the most expensive part of a wedding.
The most expensive state to have a wedding is New Jersey where couples pay $53,400 on average.
65% of weddings happen during summer and fall.
993,786 people are employed by the wedding industry in the U.S.
COVID-19’s Impact on Honeymoons
Airline travel has decreased by 96% due to COVID-19.
To limit the spread of Covid-19, more than 200 countries and territories worldwide have imposed measures that restrict or deter people from entering their respective borders, according to a report released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
Of a total of 217 destinations,
- 97 destinations (or 45%) implemented total or partial border closures;
- 65 countries and territories (or 30%) suspended flights totally or partially;
- 39 locations (or 18%) enforced border closures aimed at a specific group of destinations;
- 16 countries and territories, or the remaining 7%, implemented other measures such as requiring visitors to quarantine.