Delayed Honeymoon???

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsBrown13:  We are having a delayed honeymoon. We couldn’t go on a honeymoon as soon as the wedding was over because we have 3 children and had to work around that. We didn’t want to go during the summer because ALL 3 of our kids b-days are in the summer. We could go around Christmas break BUT it’s Christmas break! We want to be around our family. So the best possible time we could go AND the kids are out of school is Spring Break 2014. It does give us plenty of time to figure out where we want to go. It is just as overwhelming as it was planning our wedding though! But it will be exciting because we have been together 5 1/2 years and have NEVER taken a trip together and we REALLY could use the time alone and the adventure!

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsBrown13:  No!! We have never been on a trip together and our kids are still fairly young (7, 5, and 2 and they JUST turned these ages this summer) plus our son has a disability. We plan on leaving the kids with my parents. That’s why we had to wait till they are out of school on break. One year maybe, not right now! We really need the time alone.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

For my first wedding we delayed the honeymoon by a month and a half because we got married during my spring break from grad school and we had to wait until summer break to take our honeymoon.  It was a bit disappointing to get married and go right back to real life the next day but I feel that I was able to better enjoy our honeymoon since we weren’t rushed.  My honeymoon was very low stress as a result of not having to rush off to catch a flight the day after the wedding.

For this wedding, my FI and I are postponing the honeymoon by a month or two because we are already taking a week off the week before (and possibly after) the wedding to spend time with guests that are flying in from the UK.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsBrown13:  We ate having a delayed honeymoon. We planned our wedding from a different state so that was already stressful enough with throwing the honeymoon planning in there. I would suggest doing a quick weekend trip or something though because I hated just going back to normal right away. That was the only con for me though.

Now I have something else to look forward to and plan for. If we went right after the wedding I would not have done any research about it. It’s also nice because we were able to evaluate our finances as well. We received very generous cash gifts that we were definitely not expecting. We decided to put that towards the honeymoon as well and stay at a nicer resort.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have to wait at least three months. FI is heading back to school the week after the wedding, and we can’t currently afford a honeymoon anyway. Hopefully we can go in December.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’re having a delayed honeymoon because of weather. We’re visiting Peru, Chile, and possibly Brazil. Unfortunately, February (our wedding month) is the worst one to visit Machu Picchu because of the rains, so we’re pushing it back to May/June to get the good weather. AND we just found out that friends are getting married in Brazil on June 6, so we’ll probably try to make that, as well, while we’re south of the Equator.

We don’t anticipate much angst over the delay because we travel together regularly anyway and have lived together for years. We see the wedding are more of a celebration of our relationship as it stands than a marker of massive change in our lives.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm

We will be delaying our honeymoon by about a week due to FH work schedule.  He’s in retail and has to work every other weekend, and only can have a total of 7 days in a row off.  Since the weekend of our wedding is his weekend off, we are opting to wait until the Monday after the following weekend to leave so we can have a full 7 days for our honeymoon.  I think it will stink to have to go back to work for a week right after the wedding, but at the same time we won’t be rushed and it will still be close enough to the wedding so kind of the best of both worlds.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We’re delaying our honeymoon by almost exactly two months. This is only because the hotel that we really really wanted to stay at was only available two months after our wedding. I was sad at first; however, now the more I think about it, I am so excited that I’ll have two months to wind down from the excitement of the wedding. This way we will have something to really look forward to after the wedding! And two months gives us time to plan our honeymoon and also save a little but more money for it! 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are waiting 3 months until my winter break from grad school. It will be so much less stressful that way, and we won’t have to cram everything into my month long break between summer and fall classes.  And it gives us something to look forward to!  We will try and take a 2 or 3 day “mini-moon” somewhere close by, so we can have the illusion of some alone time right after the wedding.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did a small minimoon a few hours drive away the weekend after our wedding and postponed our actual honeymoon until about 6 months later. It was a good decision on our part because we had family staying in town for a few days post-wedding and our finances were really drained by our wedding. By waiting, we were able to save up enough money to take a really nice honeymoon versus a so-so one because we’re financially strapped. I don’t think it made it any less special and the resort still treated us as a newly married honeymooning couple. For us, the honeymoon was more about getting away and relaxing/having fun rather than cuddling and canoodling 24/7.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We never really took a honeymoon. We took a road trip about four months after our wedding to Georgia to watch my cousin graduate from boot camp, and did some sightseeing in Tennessee along the way. Then the following May, eleven months after the wedding, my husband tagged along on a college trip of mine to Thailand, but we were with 23 of my classmates, so I’m not sure how much of a honeymoon to qualify that as!

I’m sure we would have taken one sooner if we could have gotten the time off of work, and if we had the means to. Maybe for our ten-year anniversary we’ll go somewhere nice!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsBrown13:  We are thinking of delaying our honeymoon… ok, mostly me- I admit it! Honestly, the thought of delaying it by a year is a mental lifesaver. At this point, I’m not sure how we’ll make our dream wedding and dream honeymoon come true all at once so depending on where we are, we might have a mini-moon and then for our 1st anniversary take two weeks off and go somewhere glorious.

I really want to do the wedding followed by the honeymoon so we just might do it. Argh! Decisions, decisions!

 

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