Post # 1
…and you really don’t want to?
Honestly, after planning the wedding, I’m too exhausted to even think about wanting to go on a honeymoon at all! Plus we can’t afford it or the vacation days, but that’s not my point. I really don’t want a honeymoon…like at all.
FI and I have a whole huge list of places we want to see but honestly? Our wedding is Labor Day weekend and we are so excited to just take some extra days, go to the county fair, and hang out with our out-of-town guests and families before/after the wedding. People give me weird looks when I say I don’t want a honeymoon and we’re just happy to be with our friends and family. But I’m serious…I DO NOT WANT A HONEYMOON!! lol
Anyone else feel the same?
Post # 4
We waited and are going this summer, and it’s really just a trip. We had no desire to do something big right after the wedding, and we couldn’t decide anyway. BUT…we did go to Vermont for a few days (for beer of course). It was nice to get away from all the family…it was like everyone was staring at us and expecting us to be amazing…! I hated it.
Post # 5
@peachacid: Yeah, we have no desire to do a big trip either. We’re close with our families and hardly get to see them, so we’re using our wedding as a great excuse to hang out with them! I don’t think it’ll be weird. We’re staying in a private cabin near my parents house and the venue, so we can get away from them if we want but I’m more excited about that than any honeymoon idea we came up with! 🙂
Post # 9
@globalmargaret: So sorry hun! Yes try the citrus, it has worked wonders for me. When are you due? Unfortunately for me the second trimester has been about the same as the first. I haven’t ever had serious morning sickness but nausea on and off. Hope you find some relief!
Oh and have you tried Preggo Pops? They are great at helping with nausea and they taste amazing!
Post # 8
@beachbride1216: Both New Orleans and Europe are on our “Dream Vacations” list….yes, we have a HUGE list of places to go together! That’ll be so much fun for you!
Post # 10
If we couldn’t afford it or the time off, I could see how it would be more stress than relaxing. But we love to travel and not going on a honeymoon didn’t even cross our minds.
Post # 11
I feel the opposite way. I have to say, though, I have not traveled much at all, and this is my first overseas trip. I am really excited about that. Perhaps if I was well-traveled, I would not feel this way. I don’t think that it is weird, to each their own. I can see folks being tired from the wedding. For me, the honeymoon is a nice relaxing and exciting time for us to enjoy ourselves. It will be a treat after the wedding.
Post # 13
We can’t really afford one right after the wedding & with it being right before Christmas and New Years we want to wait a little while anyway. We’re still not doing the normal go to a pretty beach on an island honeymoon anyway. Neither of us has been to Disney in Florida & we love amusement parks so when we have the money we’ll be doing that. I don’t think it’s weird that you don’t want a honeymoon. I think it’s another one of those things that’s the couples personal choice and not a mandatory thing.
Post # 14
By the time the wedding rolled around, all I really wanted to do was go on the honeymoon! That was the best part!
Post # 16
Yeah, we’re not 100% sure if we will go on a honeymoon right away either. We will probably end up waiting, saving up a bit more after the wedding and then taking a really nice trip when we can. Plus, we want to go somewhere warm and sunny, and it sort of feels like a waste since it’ll already be warm here when we get married. We may just save it for the middle of winter when we really want to get out of PA!
Post # 17
You arent weird at all for not wanting a honeymoon. We waited till 3 months after the wedding to take ours and we felt it was such a huge stress reliever that way. I too wanted to relax after the weddint and spend time with out of town guests. Figure finances out. Recover. Then go. U may decide you wanna do something later on. If not, nobody says u are weird. Just a personal choice. Many people wait up to like a year to take their honeymoons too.
Post # 21
@roguehnp2005: We’re planning to take a delayed honeymoon. We have enough to deal with planning the wedding, and we know we are going to be exhausted after the wedding. You’re not weird. 🙂
Post # 26
Me! We have just moved country, bought a car, looking for an apartment, started new jobs etc. + getting married in 2 weeks. The thought of planning a honeymoon after getting married is all a bit much for me. We will probably do something once everything has calmed down 🙂
Post # 27
@roguehnp2005: We’re planning a few nights at an inn an hour away from where we live just to go and relax. The wedding is so close to Christmas I didn’t want to go longer than that. We are planning a trip somewhere warm a few months later.