(Closed) Anybody else not going on a honeymoon?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsStrawberry24: I didn’t go on a honeymoon, we just didn’t feel like spending the money.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t go on one.  We were moving a month after the wedding and didn’t have the time or money.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Me and we are okay with it! My FI is in the army and is currently in captain’s school and we are just blessed that he could take off for the wedding! We will probably take it around the holidays and we look at it as we are so excited that we are getting our special day and will be married and for the next 6 months, we will have something great to look forward to!

Honeymoons aren’t overrated but if you can’t go right away, so what! This will give you something to look foward to after the wedding.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

we also payed for our wedding on our own and did not do a real honeymoon. my grandma died a few days before the wedding so we spent the days after our wedding doing funeral stuff then we went to a town about an hour away. They have a nice moutain bike trail and a very historical city. It was fun. We planned on doing a honeymoon 3 months later but had to cancell because DH lost his job. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re not going on one either. We moving soon after and wanted to purchase some things for the house. We might take a day trip somewhere close but that’s it.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We haven’t taken a honeymoon yet either… we spent the week after the wedding with his parents in his hometown in PA, instead!  We are hoping to take one for our first annivesary..  but it really doesn’t matter when it happens – we’ve got the rest of our lives!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Since we are paying for our wedding ourselves as well as an aversion of credit cards and debt, we are staying @ a local resort for 2 days.(Thanx Fairy GodFather!!!)

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We aren’t taking one! With 2 weddings to deal with and an international trip for one, we just can’t afford it, nor will we have extra vacation time. I think FH is more upset about it than I am! We might take a nice vacation eventually, but I’m looking forward to just spending time with him in our own home.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We aren’t going on 1 for probably another year.  Annnnd if 1 more person asks where we’re going & I have to say 1 more time that we can’t afford one, I think I’m going to scream.  

I was fine with it for a while, but now I’m back to being bummed about it.  I guess I just feel like, I just worked my ass off in grad school, with that last semester probably working easily 60+ hours/week for free during my internship with a brutal supervisor, while the rest of my class maybe worked 40 hours a week… and I’m one of only TWO (of almost 20) who didn’t get to go/isn’t going on some amazing honeymoon or vacation after grad school.  I just talked to 1 of my BMs last night & she & her boyfriend are flying to Portland for a long weekend this weekend.. 1 of my high school friends & her boyfriend just flew to the coast for a weekend getaway, and another high school friend just went to Vegas with all her college girlfriends recently, and 1 of our groomsmen just went to Denver for the week.

I just feel really frustrated because for the past 2 years I’ve worked my ass off to finish grad school & FI worked his butt off at a crappy job that made him miserable to support both of us & I feel like we deserve to be able to go somewhere fun.. but instead we’ll just be coming back to our apartment, he’ll probably start training for his new job & I’ll be sitting around, unemployed until August.  Like I said, I was fine for a while with not being able to go on 1, since we just moved & finances are pretty drained, but after the constant reminders of everyone else’s fun trips, it’s hard to stay positive.  Especially when everyone keeps saying “If you don’t go on 1 now, you’ll never go on 1 because life just gets so busy that you never get around to it.” 

pity party over.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MrsStrawberry24: Haha, thanks for the words of encouragement.  I go in phases, sometimes I’m totally fine with it & sometimes I get really bummed, & it’s just frustrating sometimes!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

As of right now we won’t be going on a honeymoon. I just can’t justify spending the money we are working so hard to save on a vacation right now. It is really important for us to have a good downpayment and pleanty of leftover savings when we buy a house in 3 years, and since I currently cannot find a job in my career field (read: working a very low wage job) we aren’t willing to splurge right now.

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