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.

Honeymoon Statistics

How long is the average honeymoon?

The average honeymoon is 7 days.

How long after the wedding should I go on my honeymoon?

More than 75% of newlyweds set out on their honeymoon within the first week of marriage.

How much does a honeymoon cost?

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.

How long does it take to plan a honeymoon?

Couples spend an average of 5.1 weeks planning their honeymoon.

How long after I get engaged should I book my honeymoon?

The average couple books their honeymoon 8 weeks after getting engaged.

Who plans the honeymoon?

Most of the time the bride books the honeymoon. In our study of newlyweds, the bride planned the honeymoon 85% of the time.

What is the most popular type of honeymoon?

A beach honeymoon is the most popular type of honeymoon.

How popular are honeymoons?

99% of couples will take a honeymoon after their wedding.

What is the most popular honeymoon destination?

Hawaii is the most popular honeymoon destination in the world.

How many people go on honeymoons every year?

1.4 million honeymoons are taken each year in the U.S.

How big is the honeymoon market?

Newlyweds spend $12 billion dollars a year on honeymoons.

Wedding Statistics

How much does a wedding cost?

The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is $27,000 as of 2022.

What is the most expensive part of a wedding?

Reception venues are often the most expensive part of a wedding.

What’s the most expensive state to be married in?

The most expensive state to have a wedding is New Jersey where couples pay $53,400 on average.

What are the most popular seasons for weddings?

65% of weddings happen during summer and fall.

How many people work in the wedding industry?

993,786 people are employed by the wedding industry in the U.S.

How big is the market size of the wedding industry?


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.
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