Did you have a honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Did you have a honeymoon?
    Yes : (84 votes)
    81 %
    No : (15 votes)
    14 %
    No - other, please explain : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @inspiration86:  We didn’t. Lack of funds, it’s as simple as that.

    Post # 5
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    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    We are, but only because we’re having a “weddingmoon”. We wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise.

    Post # 6
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @mepayne:  +1.

    We have enough money for one or the other, but certainly not both. Sandals Jamaica it is! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @inspiration86:  I had a co-worker who didn’t have one, who said “I can’t believe we wasted 35K on our wedding and didn’t even plan a freakin’ honeymoon!”

    She decided to do a delayed anniversary-moon!

    Post # 8
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @inspiration86:  We told them that we didn’t have anything planned yet. A honeymoon doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hop a plane the day after the wedding. You’ll have the rest of your lives to travel together.

    Post # 9
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    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We did.  It probably cost twice our wedding (incuding wedding clothes).  Over half was airfare.  To see DH’s grandparents he hadn’t seen in over a decade.  My idea but I knew he’d been wanting to visit them for years.  It was some where I’d never been and his grandparents are important to him (mine were, but the last passed away over 5 years ago).

    We stayed in a tiny local motel, rented a car.  Ate with the grandparents most days.  Had a day and every evening alone.  It was awesome.  The coulple that owned the motel was super sweet.  This was so small and local, the woman of the couple sounded confused when I asked if they needed my credit card for a deposit or to hold the room when I made the reservation, “No, we don’t bother with deposits, room 12 on X date through X date right?.”!  I admit it made me a little nervous lol.  If it weren’t for his grandparents declining health and age, we would have done something similar only without the airfare and paid less than $350 for the whole excursion (more eating out lol, no rental car and gas was way more expensive there).

    Honeymoon is just the special time after the wedding for the bride and groom.  Many people take a “trip” even if it’s only to a local motel or camping.  Some just hole up in their home/apartment for a few days.  It doesn’t have to be expensive, the point of “the honeymoon” is just to enjoy the newly married feeling and time with each other!  It’s definitely not about “the trip”.  Though the trip can be lots of fun, it’s not the point.  The point is taking at least a few days and just enjoying being newly married, wherever and however you want to do it (and can afford).

    Here’s a thought that made my brain hurt while we were planning:  When you look at it as “How many work hours did it take to take your honeymoon?”, it gets crazy!  DH and I spent over 133 hours each working to pay for our honeymoon.  Taking the cost of it, both our take home per hour and dividing cost by combined pay. 

    My parents had their honeymoon camping in the upper peninsula of Michigan in MARCH (I’m suprised I wasn’t born two years earlier!).  Basically it cost them a couple hours work each for the gas, and an hour each for the camping permit (in dollars/pay at the time).  The food they ate they brought with them, so they would have brought it anyway.  They liked camping so they already had a tent and camp stove, etc.

    Post # 10
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @inspiration86:  Nope.

    We went on a day trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park (in Ohio, & we’re from Michigan)

    but we didn’t have enough money to travel far. We took a week off of work because we had accrued the time, but that was it. We hope to travel something in the next year though.

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee

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    Post # 12
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    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Went on a Honeymoon BOTH times… and I highly recommend it.  Great way to regroup and celebrate your Newlywed status after the Wedding (and stressful planning stage) even if it is just a few days escape for a Mini-Moon

    First time round, My Ex and I went away for a week to explore New England… Autumn, gorgeous Leaf Change, Ocean, Mountains, Country Inns, Antiqueing, Great Eats… it was fabulous

    Second time… Mr TTR and I spent 5 Weeks on a combo trip that took in Christmas – PreWedding – Wedding – and Honeymoon

    1 Province – 14 States – and 8 Countries… mostly focussed on the Southern USA (including our Wedding in the Southern US – Florida Keys) and a Caribbean Cruise

    It was SPECTACULAR

    I couldn’t imagine getting married without a bit of time to soak in the newness of it all…

    Great Hotel Room – Wonderful View – Fabulous Bed – Sloooow Breakfast – Romantic Lingering… I couldn’t imagine being a Newlywed without a bit of time to savour it all

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We are taking a 6 month delayed honeymoon in January.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee

    We went to Paris for a week. We would not have been able to go had it not been for the genorsity of our guests. It was a dream trip for us 🙂 

    Post # 16
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    3432 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We didn’t.  Finances were an issue.  And we figured we could take a trip any time, but we were only getting one wedding.

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