Post # 1
So FI and I are torn on what to do for our honeymoon, if we go immediately after the wedding we would only have 2-3 days maximum before both of us would need to be back at work, my schedule is more flexible then FIs, (FI farms, and they thought they were going to hire custom cutters to do the corn harvest next year, but they had some large repairs and have decided to do it themselves, and FI really loves to run the combine! I worried about interrupting work for our wedding but FI really REALLY wanted a fall wedding!)
But If we go during November (roughly a month after our wedding) we would have 1 full week that we could use for the honeymoon….my honey and I would be able to take more time from work…and the trips we are looking at would be just a bit cheaper because they are out of peak season….
So what do you ladies think?? We are still debating on the WHERE of the honeymoon, but we are really leaning to the delaying it so we have a decent amount of time to just de-stress, we are taking 3 days after the wedding before we go back to work….
smart idea? dumb idea? other??? any advice??
Post # 3
@kansas_nurse: I’d postpone depending on where you want to go. Do you have a desired location for your honeymoon? Would this place work in November?
We left a few days after our wedding but we know of many, many people that waited weeks, a month and months to take a honeymoon. It is not uncommon or strange at all.
Post # 4
@kansas_nurse: We get married on August 2nd. We’re staying at the hotel the night of and the night after the wedding, but we don’t go on honeymoon until October 6th due to the cost: we get way more ‘bang for our buck’ if we travel outside the school holidays in the UK.
Post # 5
@kansas_nurse: I’m getting married April 12 and we will leave for our honeymoon on May 16. I’m in law school and wanted to wait until after my exams to go on our honeymoon.
Post # 6
Our honey moon will be 5.5 months after the wedding. I’d just started a new job and the probationary period is 9 months. Plus we wanted to go when the weather would be nice over there.
Post # 7
@Treejewel19: We are 90% sure we are going somewhere tropical…..everywhere we have looked has been a friendly place that is warm year round pretty much….Jamacia, and the Bahamas are in the top of what we are considering!
@barbie86: Thats what we are hoping, that we can get a better deal because it would be first or second week of November, so we can be home for Thanksgiving….
@Kir32: I feel ya im in online graduate school so atleast i can work from where ever….ut my advisor said close i should be ok…..if its like a week, and i can get it done before we leave…..
@vanike: glad I am not the only one planning a later honeymoon…
Post # 8
Nothing wrong with waiting to have the honeymoon of your dreams ! We were married in March (over my spring break I am a teacher) and because we wanted a 2 week honeymoon we waiting until the end of June to go. We spent our 3 month anniversary on our honeymoon and honestly if I had it to do all over again I would do it the same. After the wedding was over we still had something amazing to look forward too. Plus it gave us a couple months to save some more money to be able to do more while on the trip. 🙂
Post # 9
We’re getting married in November and waiting on the honeymoon until January. We’re getting married about a week before thanksgiving so we’d like to stay in town throughout the holidays and then go away after all the craziness is over! So I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with it!
Post # 10
glad to hear i am not the only one thinking about this…..
Post # 11
@kansas_nurse: So… I was involved or attended 7 weddings between June 20th and September 7th of this year. The 8th wedding was my own (a few weeks ago).
My best friends were involved in a few of them as well, and they also got married Sept 6th.
Guess where they are right now? Belize. On their honeymoon. They left a few days after *our* wedding.
I wish we’d waited a week or two honestly. We left 2 days after the wedding and I was still completely exhausted..
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@kansas_nurse: I don’t think it’s bad to wait a month!! It sounds better for your schedule if you were to leave later.
I am taking my honeymoon 6 months after the wedding! I live in the Northeast so when we got married in June I didn’t want to leave what few weeks of nice weather we have haha!
We did take a mini-moon to Maine. It was nice to get away for a few days. We left 3 days after the wedding which gave us time to get our lives back together.
Post # 13
The more i think about it the better a delay is sounding….there will be so much to do after the wedding…(getting my name changed, putting all the wedding stuff and gifts away, saying good bye to some dearly loved family and friends as they make their trips home who we dont see nearly as often as we would like….packing the wedding stuff away….) im really thinking about this so we get a “real” honeymoon not just a few nights away….
Post # 14
Our honeymoon was 3.5 months after our wedding. It was so much more enjoyable as we could a) afford a lot more by waiting out the expense of the wedding and b) because it gave us something to look forward to after the excitement of the wedding wore off.
Just a tip, if you’re booking your trip before your married, watch changing your name. I booked our honeymoon in my maiden name then changed my name. My new id didn’t match the travel tickets so I had to change my name back to my maiden name and then change it back to my married name after.
Post # 15
My husband & I waited a full year and a half before going on our honeymoon. I don’t understand all the fuss about going on a trip IMMEDIATELY after getting hitched. Weddings are stressful enough; planning a trip & having to travel right after seems like a lot of extra work!
Post # 16
@LyndzJM: mmm good point hadnt even thought of that!! I will have to talk to FI about how to handle that….cuz you get SWEET discounts booking early….but by the time we will be married i will have been waiting 7 1/2 years to marry him and am incredibly excited to change my name….of course i have no idea how long it takes to change your last name once married…so maybe i should check into that!