These days, weddings are far more exciting—and, thankfully, far less stuffy—for all involved. There are bridesmaids who sing five-minute wedding toasts for their sisters and couples who shoot music videos with their wedding guests. It’s safe to say that the traditional wedding ceremony at the church with the white dress is no longer. While eschewing what’s always been done may cause some complaints from Grandma, being able to tailor your wedding to your priorities and tastes makes planning (and attending) the soirée all the more fun.
One tradition in particular that’s getting upended is the honeymoon. More and more couples are delaying their honeymoon (or going on a mini-moon) instead of jet-setting right after the last piece of confetti has settled. Budget constraints or lack of accrued vacation days are causing many a couple to delay their post-marriage vacation for weeks or even months. But before you decide to postpone this magical trip for two, we have to ask: Does this growing trend have a lasting impact on the marriage? Here's what the experts have to say about putting off your honeymoon—and how it can affect your relationship—for better or for worse.