The "Honeymoon phase" is usually based on eros, which is why it is a phase.
Eros is a selfish love. Think of it as lust. This is what many people begin relationships on. Mostly physical, it gives you butterflies, strong desire, all that stuff, BUT eros doesn't last forever. This is why so many end up in unhappy marriages.
Philia is choice in love. Think of it as choosing to love another person, not based on anything they give you. Like a friend. This is the kind of love a relationship should start with. If you care for someone as a friend before starting a one on one relationship with them, the eros junk doesn't mess with you.
Then there is agape. That is the strongest form of love. It is completely selfless. It has no jealousy, anger, lust, or motive. It is in-human. Very few people in the world experience it.
There is nothing wrong with eros, or having it, but it should never be the main state of love in any relationship. It is greedy and self seeking. So to answer your question, it depends on the level of love you have for that person. In most arranged marriages, you start as friends and grow to love each other where in a typical marriage, the man and woman start with lust, form a friendship, then the lust leaves. I am a firm believer in waiting for sex. This lets a friendship grow. Sex should be the icing, not the main focus. What good is a cake with no cake?