A honeymoon should be a memorable experience and there is a lot of pressure to try to find a very romantic destination. However, it is important to think about your own needs, as a couple rather than trying to impress your friends with something exotic.
It is important to plan the holiday together. Think about what you both want from it and then plan it that way. If you want to stay inside, in a lovely hotel then there is no need to go too far away from home and save the money on the flights. However, if you want to go for long walks on a hot beach then you will need to go somewhere that is warm at the time of year that you are having your honeymoon.
Travelling to a holiday can be a stressful time and it is not something that you want to associate with the end of your wedding day. It can therefore be a good idea to spend the night in a hotel the night of the wedding and leave for the honeymoon the next day. You will not be so tired and more able to cope with a long journey, if this is what you are planning.
As to the actual destination it is probably not good trying to go somewhere romantic like Paris or Venice as it may be disappointing. The fact that you are on honeymoon is likely to mean that it will be a very romantic trip anyway and so you do not really need to be in a location that is supposed to induce romance. It is better to maybe go somewhere where you can get lost in each other, somewhere where you can forget about the rest of the world for a while and somewhere where you can relax, get away from the stress of home. That really equals anywhere that you will enjoy and so as long as you discuss it properly and agree on a place which you know you will both like, then it does not really matter on where the spot is that you choose to go.
There is a lot of pressure to make it the trip of a lifetime. However, the expense of the wedding may mean that you do not have that much money left for a lovely holiday. Do not worry, there should be plenty of opportunities to have holidays during married life and so this one does not have to be the best. Just have fun and live within your means rather than getting in to a lot of debt, just for a holiday and then having to stress about money at the beginning of your marriage.
The most important thing is to make sure that it will be something you can enjoy and that you will be able to relax. Like any holiday it is important to make sure that you can properly let go and wind down, focus on the holiday rather than what you have left behind at home.