Post # 1
I don’t hate honeymoons, and I can see why people do it… But from day 1 we agreed no honeymoon. FI travels a lot with work so hates going away and I’m not big on holidays. So we’re not bothering really. Maybe at some point we’ll go for a weekend away, but even then it won’t be abroad or classed as a honeymoon… Anyone else like this?
Post # 2
We couldn’t go on honeymoon straight after our wedding. Not because we don’t love travelling but because we had the dubious pleasure of DH needing hospital treatment for months on end. So we’ll have a delayed honeymoon this summer instead.
I’ve got quite a lot of friends who didn’t do the traditional honeymoon thing either though. Quite a few just had a weekend in Paris (easily reached on the Eurostar from here) or a similar short break somewhere close.
Post # 3
Steampunkbride: i guess weddings cost so much im surprised it doesnt deter people from forking out even more for a holiday… I think we’ll probably go somewhere on the west coast. But it could be 6 months to a year till we bother so hardly honeymooning.
Hope your DH is better now.
Post # 4
MrsSpagan: He’s much better thanks!
I’m not surprised that honeymoons can take a back seat after the cost of some weddings either. At the end of the day, a nice holiday taken when it suits is a fine alternative!
Post # 5
FI had asked for time off after the wedding so we could do something, but unfortunately, he has to go back to work immediately. We love to travel, so hopefully we’ll get another opportunity when he rolls off this project. If we could, we’d both just disappear for a month and explore the world… oh well.
Post # 6
MrsSpagan: we’re not making a big deal out of the wedding but we are planning an awesome honeymoon, we both love vacations and being away from everyday life for atleast two weeks a year, the memories and the good times from each of our trips together have been amazing. Both me and FI have stressful high responsibility jobs and if it wasnt for our fun filled vacations we’d go crazy. So yes honeymoon is important as it will be an awesome vacation but even more exciting since we will be going as husband and wife!
Post # 7
We are not having a honeymoon, we are getting married approx 2 hour drive from our house so we will stay in a bed and breakfast a night or two afterwards in the same location before driving home.
FI and I both work in construction, meaning we get specified time off around the Christmas holiday. Therefore, we do not really get leave during any other time of the year. We probably could if we asked, but I don’t think we can be bothered. We are only taking probably a half week off after the wedding. I’d rather just relax anyway after all the hectic stuff, then be racing around remembering passports and tickets and stuff then racing to the airport.
Post # 8
Destination wedding for us! Wedding and honeymoon at the same time. Perks!
Post # 9
We postponed our honeymoon, but then decided to remodel our kitchen instead. My husband and I have both traveled a bit, but we’d both rather stay in than have to travel (I hate sleeping in a different bed and he hates plane rides lol). I think every couple should do something nice for themselves after the wedding, but it doesn’t always have to be a trip somewhere.
Post # 10
We’re expats with family and friends spanning three continents, so this whole getting-married business has already entailed a lot of travel. We’re going to take a couple of days after our DW in Bali just to unwind a little and reflect on the experience, but then we’re going back to work. We’ll probably have to do a European trip in September to do a wedding reception with his family and friends, so if we can squeeze in a few days in Paris and maybe Italy, I’d be happy to call it a honeymoon.
Post # 11
We had a three week gap between our wedding and our honeymoon. Despite being together for 10 years, it was the first big out of country trip we took together. I had studied abroad quite a bit, but DH had never left the US, so we prioritized our honeymoon. We loved the time together and had so much fun.
Post # 12
I voted, “Yes, but not straight away” but it’s because we can’t afford it right now. Hopefully at some point in the next year or two, or five, we’ll be able to take a little honeymoon. 🙂
Post # 13
Ugh we needed a honeymoon to decompress from all the wedding stress. Even if you don’t want to travel even a few days off work just spending time together and relaxing? For me the best part of the honeymoon wasn’t so much the travel but just getting to spend time with DH with no one else around. We packed in massages and a mineral spa … nice to have a bit of a pamper, our legs were so sore after it! haha.
Post # 14
MrsSpagan: We definitely are, it was one of the first things we started planning after getting engaged! haha we’re super excited and it will actually be our first holiday just the two of us (everytime we’ve planned holidays in the past, both close by or O/S our friends end up tagging along!).
I know a lot of people who didn’t or won’t do the traditional honeymoon thing though, weddings are often far from traditional these days so no reason the honeymoon or lack there of can’t be too! For us its just a good excuse for an extravagant holiday haha 🙂
Post # 15
MrsSpagan: my FI has gone back to university and so will i have come October,so we are just having a long weekend in the highlands and planning a holiday for next year.