Honeymoon/March Break woes :(

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@LuckyinLove17:  I’m not familiar with this March break, but we will be honeymooning March 1-7. We’re going to the Bahamas and got a pretty good deal. It’s actually cheaper than our friends who went this summer. What kind of location are you looking for? Our frienda just did a 5 day Aruba trip for around $2500.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m getting married this Sunday, back to work on Monday (half day!) and then leaving for 2 weeks on Saturday.

It just worked out with the dates and gives us time to recover from the wedding crazyness and have time to pack and return all rentals, etc.

I don’t think waiting after the wedding would be that terrible. I know plenty of couples who delayed their honeymoon.

Post # 5
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652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My husband and I waited to go on our honeymoon! We got married on a Saturday and went back to work Tuesday. It was okay, I was tired but I loved being able to look forward to my winter honeymoon to Hawaii 6 months later! 

We stayed in a nice hotel close to home for two nights (the night of the wedding and the following night). It was still nice without being expensive 🙂 

Another option is a cottage. Or just hopping on a short flight to Florida or Arizona or something?  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@LuckyinLove17:  we’re waiting a week too. We didn’t want to have to rush off right after the wedding or come back and go to work the next day. It’s actually really nice to have a week off I’ve heard! And as my friend pointed out, you can deposit all the checks and what not from the wedding before you leave and take care of other business! 

Post # 9
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@LuckyinLove17:  I’m taking a  total of 8 days off. I’ll come back to work th Tuesday after we get married and then be off the following week. My FI will be back to work that Monday (sucks for him! HaHa).  we just didn’t want to get back from our honeymoon on a Sunday and have to work the next day. This way we can work the week after we get married then leave the next Saturday and be back Friday so we can be at work Monday. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had a week-long gap between our wedding and honeymoon!

I took three days off that week, and DH worked it.

It was pretty bad–I couldn’t focus, nothing got done, my co-teacher hated me… I was pretty checked out!

Since you’re planning a MASSIVE vacation in the fall, how about taking a shorter, cheaper honeymoon… Like to Napa Valley or Vegas or something?

Post # 11
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Busy bee

This is not an uncommon problem. A lot of couples plan their March or April wedding, and then realize that their honeymoon falls smack in the middle of spring break.

 I think the decision about what to do about it is really determined by two things-are you opposed to a delayed honeymoon, and what is your budget like?

The less expensive resorts will of course attract a lot of the spring break crowd, who don’t really care about the room or food and just want to party. So if your schedule determines that you have to go right after the wedding, I would focus on the adult only, all-inclusive, 4 and 5 star resorts. If you’re looking at Mexico, I would avoid Cancun proper and look south towards Riviera Maya and Tulum. If you’re looking at the Caribbean, try some of the quieter islands, such as St Barts or Anquilla. 

 We have had a lot of couples delay their honeymoon who really enjoyed it, as they said that it gave them something new to look forward to. There’s no shame in putting it off a couple of weeks if needed. 

Post # 13
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@LuckyinLove17:  that sounds fantastic!! You will have a great time for sure!!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A lot is going to depend on your budget and where you want to travel. Like others mentioned, the cheaper/budget resorts are more likely to attract spring breakers. If you’re looking for all-inclusive I’d say to stick with resorts that are geared more towards couples instead of families.

We honeymooned in March, but we took a ski honeymoon.

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