Post # 1
FI and I were talking about staying after the wedding for a honeymoon since we will be there already. We are getting married on a tuesday and we figured we would stay around until thursday or friday to hang out with our guests that are going.
Then we were thinking about going to another beach about 30 miles away. I have heard from people that its “better” to take your honeymoon later (like 3 or 4 months) so you have something to look forward to. I like this idea, but we will already be there and it would save us a plane ticket.
Just wondering what other destination brides did… Thanks 😀
Post # 3
@HoneyBear: I was exhausted after our DW and was happy to be able to hang out and soak it all in for a week afterwards. I can’t imagine heading right back to work. I’ll be on vacay again 3 months after. No need to let one honeymoon stand in the way of looking forward to more travel.
Post # 4
i never heard its better to take your HM later, i thought the bonus of a DW was that you get your honeymoon at the same time! and as soon as i heard the idea of going to a different resort, alone, for a honeymoon for a few days, i was sold on the idea….and when it happened, both my husband and i agreed it was best thing we did! we went to a fancier Couples resort and had a BLAST! and it was SOOOO relaxing after the excitement of the wedding and also after the constant busy-ness of being with a big group people every day all day for a week! i say a honeymoon in a separate but close destination is a MUST after your DW!!!!
Post # 5
it’s more affordable for us to stay for our honeymoon, so that is what we are doing.
Post # 6
We are staying an extra week for our honeymoon but going to a different part of Mexico. There was no way I was going to wait 3 or 4 months!
Post # 7
We’re not planning on staying in St. Thomas after our wedding.. which pretty much surprises most, LoL. We’re not waiting for a HM either, though… we plan on taking a Mediterranean cruise afterwards. Hoping to find one that leaves on Tuesday or Wednesday. The wedding is on a Saturday, but it will be nice to have a couple of days to make the journey over to Italy or Spain– we don’t know which cruise we’re taking yet, but most likely it will leave out of one or the other. :o)
Post # 8
We are getting married in Oahu but we will be traveling to Maui for our honeymoon!! Can’t wait!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
hehe ok I am doing/did both. We stayed for a few days afterwards to just unwind then this fall if all goes well we will be going to Europe. In all honesty most of our guests left us toalone. They were too busy enjoying thier vacation with things they had planned. 😉
Post # 10
We will be going to Colorado for our DW. We will then be driving home to LA and flying to Bali for our honeymoon 🙂
Post # 11
I am staying for a week after the ceremony. We will switch resorts and the whole shebang.
The second half is going to be spent in a beach hut in Tulum. The first half, at a ritzy all inclusive 5 star in the M.R.
I just can’t bear the thought of going back to work right after my wedding.
Post # 12
DW in Puerto Rico and honeymoon there as well. Can’t wait! Makes sense since we’ll already be there and don’t need to purchase additional plane tickets.
Post # 13
We are having our Wedding In North carolina on the beach… flying in on wednesday from TN ..getting married on Sunday leaving for home on wednesday.. then we are going to Mexico in September…for 7 nights. We wanted to split up our vacation days that our work gives us..:) So TWO vaycays in a year! lol
Post # 14
We were discussing a destination wedding to Hawaii since my aunt and uncle live there, and we would DEFINITELY stay for the honeymoon.
I just don’t prefer the idea that they will be there so we might feel obligated to visit them more but then again, it is a honeymoon and most sane people know that it’s a time for the couple.
That was most of the draw for having a wedding in Hawaii anyway, but I hope it still works out.
Post # 15
We are getting married in Las Vegas in October and we plan on staying there for 4 days after the wedding as our honeymoon. It is really all we can afford this year, but next year we plan on going to Hawaii for our 1 year anniversary.
Post # 16
We are getting married at a private resort in Cancun then going the week after to a sister resort farther south in the Mayan Riviera, so we will definitely be staying. Economically it makes more sense because we won’t have to pay for 4 different flights. I wouldn’t want to pack up and fly out three weekends in a row either.