Estimated number of honeymooners: 1.4 million U.S. couples per year.
Among couples who choose a traditional wedding, 99 percent take a honeymoon.
On average, the honeymoon is booked 4 months before the wedding.
Honeymoons comprise a $12 billion-dollar-a-year industry.
Couples spend an average of $4,466 on their honeymoon. That’s three times as much as the average U.S. adult spends on a vacation. Luxury honeymooners, which comprise 15% of the market, spend an average of $9,954 and vacation for 11 days.
The honeymoon, on average, accounts for 14 percent of the wedding budget.
The length of an average honeymoon is eight days.
62% of couples pay for most of their honeymoon on their own.
10 percent of newlyweds take cruises for their honeymoon.
75% of couples honeymooned in the USA and Canada in the last 5 years.*
Most popular US honeymoon destinations: Hawaii, Florida, California, Nevada.
Most popular overseas destinations: Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Italy, St. Lucia, France, USVI.
Most popular luxury honeymoon destinations: Europe, Caribbean, Hawaii, South Pacific.
Only 1 in 4 couples go on their dream honeymoon.
80% of honeymooners in the last 5 years used social media to research their destinations.*
48% of honeymooners visit Facebook while away.
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