big wedding or big honeymoon?!

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
10834 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

justinas2011: Listen to your hearts. If you’ll treasure the time together more than having a big wedding with other people then you have your answer.

Post # 3
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

justinas2011:  BIG honeymoon. Go all out I say, the memories will be all the more sweeter. 

Post # 4
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

justinas2011:  I’m confused…you’re married.  How can you have a wedding?

Post # 5
2064 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

justinas2011:  u should do what u guys really want to do. <3 how often do u guys vacation? DH and I went on a Vaca where he proposed . then when we got back decided to do a court ceremony (without telling anyone But some family later found out) had a Catholic wedding the next year and that’s when I changed my name. Then we planned on doing the honey moon  almost a year after the big wedding. Now it’s turned into a year and a half after the big wedding. But that’s okay. We have a tickets set and are going in oct (for three weeks). Everyone does it differently. Whatever u decide to do. I’m sure will be great! If u would have asked me right after the wedding . I might have said big honeymoon and that if I were to do it again I would elope or sonething. But now I’m so glad I have memories from our big wedding with friends and family from all over. We wanted both but are having to wait a while to save money but I think it’s worth it. If u really want a honeymoon after a big wedding u guys will do it! 🙂 who says we can’t we have both.;-)  you only live once. 

Post # 6
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a very small wedding followed by a very big trip to Europe.  No regrets! 

Post # 7
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

HONEYMOON!!!! My honeymoon will be more expensive than the wedding. I already have no regrets!!! The wedding is affordable and intimate. I always hear folks say that they wish that they had a smaller wedding or that they wish they could have had a honeymoon, etc… I never hear people say that they regret not having a huge, crazy, and likely drama-filled event. Honeymoons also create many more memories for the two of you!

In the end, you have to decide what is more important to you. I have not traveled much, so the honeymoon is exciting and worthwhile for me. It is a romantic and special start to what I hope and pray will be many more travels together! I am always confused when folks go so broke making the wedding happen that they cannot afford a honeymoon. Whatever you choose, I hope you are thrilled with whatever you decide. Good luck to you!

Post # 8
555 posts
Busy bee

Honeymoon Honeymoon Honeymoon!<br /><br />My Fiance and I decided to forgo a big wedding for a big honeymoon! The wedding is all about the marriage and nothing to do with a big party or big event. We figured that we just really wanted to get married and spend the rest of our lives together on an exciting note!

Post # 9
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Definitely a big honeymoon! Unfortunately FI’s family is HUGE so a small wedding was out of the question for us 🙁 we are having an awesome honeymoon (9 nights in NYC) but we would definitely like more spending money! But the wedding is just costing too much 🙁

Post # 10
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

justinas2011:  do what feels right 🙂


personally, FI and I are having a big wedding and a small honeymoon. That is just what is right for us because we have already been on heaps of holidays together and we want to spend the money on our dream house.


since you guys are already married, it sounds like having a big honeymoon is the way to go for you!!

Post # 11
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

I think wedding. There is plenty of time for trips, but a smaller wedding window. Also I think a small honeymoon can be just as nice. We did an all inclusive in Mexico for a week and it was the best honeymoon I could have hoped for.

Post # 12
204 posts
Helper bee

We are spending our money on the honeymoon. We might have a super small wedding too, but we are going to keep it as inexpensive as possible.

Post # 13
746 posts
Busy bee

Remember your wedding day, although extremely special and important, it is only 1 day AND goes by so fast!  The average Honeymoon is usually 5-7 days and will create memories that will last forever!  My suggestion is to follow your heart, but I would go all out on the Honeymoon!!  This will allow you and your significant other to really bond and enjoy one another before entering the “real world” once again.  And remember….you only get one Honeymoon!!! Other advice is to get everything you want out of your Honeymoon, even if you have to shorten your stay by a night or two.  Years from now you will remember the experience more so than the amount of nights you stayed!

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