Honeymoon Stats and Facts

By Jim CampbellJim CampbellJim CampbellJim is the owner of Honeymoons.com. A lifelong traveler, Jim's wanderlust has led him to spend months living on the Mayan Rivera, instruct SCUBA diving in Croatia, sail from San Diego to Hawaii, and cruise the Caribbean on a catamaran. Jim launched his honeymoon business while planning his own honeymoon in 2019. Since then, he has helped thousands of honeymooners plan their trips through his honeymoon travel agency.Meet Our Team | Updated on February 12, 2024 | Posted In: About Honeymoons

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?


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