Post # 1
So I feel disappointed, sad, and kind of mad. We can’t afford a honeymoon. Plain and simple. We just can’t. A part of me is mad because I wanted that picture perfect wedding where after the reception you leave to this great honeymoon. I am disappointed because I feel I could have done something to make it happen. Is there anyone else out there who is having a honeymoon a couple months later? If so are you doing something small the couple days after the wedding?
ANyone? I feel alone.
Post # 3
I’m sorry. 🙁
We’re going on our honeymoon a couple of months after the wedding due to job situations (busy at work around wedding time). Don’t stress too much over this, lots and lots of couples take honeymoons after the wedding. Heck, you could even do one on your one-year anniversary.
Post # 4
We are seriously considering this option. Our wedding is November and we have a honeymoon booked the week after (not paid in advance, just a refundable deposit which we will receive back if we cancel 72hrs in advance). Our finances at this time are very thin, as my FI has been unemployed for almost a year.
We are thinking of waiting until we get our tax return in February and going then, but still doing a 3 day mini-moon somewhere nearby right after the wedding. It is a little sad, but I also like the idea of having two trips to celebrate our marriage!
Post # 5
Could you do a little getaway (maybe just a weekend) right after the wedding, and save a more extravagant honeymoon for later? I do think it’s important to get to spend time just the two of you after the wedding to relax and process, but you certainly don’t have to spend a lot of money doing it!
Post # 6
Sweetie don’t feel like you may have had anything to do with it. Sometimes things just happen. A lot of women can’t afford to even go on a honeymoon… period! If you have time you can set up a “honey fund” or a “traveler’s joy” account and ask your guests to help make your dream a reality. They can purchase things for your honeymoon online rather than buy a gift. The money just goes straight to you. Express to your bridesmaids and mother’s that this is something you really feel passionate about. One final note, having the honeymoon a few months later may actually be more relaxing and give you more time to save money for it. 🙂 I am sure everything will work out! Good luck sweetie and cheer up! 🙂
Post # 7
we are going on a mini honeymoon 2 weeks later
One reason is that we have a lot of out of town friends and family coming for the wedding and we want to spend as much time as possible with them, and it would really be tacky to say, thanks for coming up for this and spending $$$$, but we need to leave now….
The other is we are doing some minor renovations on our townhome and paying cash and that is more important than a trip (we’ve been to Florida, New Hampshire and Colorado already this year).
Post # 8
We’re getting married next weekend (yay!!!) doing a very low-key few days out of town, but saving the “fancy” honeymoon for the end of the year. This helps us not burn through any more money right now, plus helps our work schedules out a lot.
Post # 9
ohemmag We were going to wait till our tax return too!
BonitaFloresD I’ve thought about doing that. Didn’t know where to start though.
We wanted to go on a cruise and thought maybe around my birthday (March 20th) would be far enough away to save and it would be my 21st birthday!!!!!
Post # 10
I am because of work, I seen a lot of people on wtedding bees speak of taking a minimoon which is a few days close to home. We will probably do this. Some people take the honeymoon a year later that doesn’t mean it’s less important. Whatever time you go will be great just relax and enjoy your husband when you get there
Post # 11
My FI and I are getting married at the end of the year. We always go back to my hometown for the holidays, so we are doing that right after our wedding, so no honeymoon.
Also, we had planned a trip to Europe this summer before we got engaged, so we used that as a pre-honymoon. We probably will not take a “forma” one
Post # 12
We’re getting married at the beginning of October and flying to New York City the Monday-Wednesday afterwards. Then we’re going to St. Lucia in January for a week. It just worked out better with our work schedules.
Post # 13
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
We are getting married in February, and there is no way we can afford a honeymoon immediately. It’s just no in the cards. We’re both taking off the week after, though, to decompress. I’m trying to find a Groupon or living Social deal to a B&B or nice hotel near us so we can go somewhere for a couple of nights midweek though. Stalk the discount sites and sometimes you can get an awesome deal, even on somewhere in your city that you otherwise wouldn’t stay at. We’re thinking either 6 months or 1st anniversary we’ll do the ‘real’ honeymoon. I am adamant about taking the time off after the wedding though, to decompress and just be together and celebrate our marriage before we go back to real life and work. Like a stay-cation… we’re having a stay-moon. 🙂
Post # 14
Depending on where we have our wedding, we may do a honeymoon a few months later. SO and I really want to spend 10+ nights in Tahiti & Bora Bora, which comes with a price tag! Since we’ll be paying for 99% of our wedding on our own, pushing it back may be the only option to going to these places.
Post # 15
I’m absolutely having mine months later. We won’t have enough money or time off to do it in May. I’m thinking next winter. Gotta be practical.
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
For my first marriage we waited a month and a half to take our honeymoon. It gave us extra time to save up and plan. Plus, I had to finish the school semester before taking any time off (got married during spring break, went on our honeymoon after finals.)
This time I want to wait a few months and it looks like we will need to in order to save up enough money to really enjoy it. FH is pushing to go 2-3 weeks later but I am trying to convince him that it would be better to wait 2+ months. We rented a beach house for the week of the wedding and the bridal party as well as some out of town guests are staying with us at the house so we’re not having a true wedding night either. It doesn’t really bother me though because I have been married before and my ex and I just passed out after the wedding (we were too tired for wedding night hanky panky.)