October Brides, Honeymoon…..right away or delayed till later

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are going to wait until December to take our trip for logistical reasons, not necessarily weather.  We are not planning on traveling to the tropics, down south (I don’t like heat) so the season is not stopping us.  

Above all else, for me I think it would be too stressful to plan a wedding and a honeymoon at the same time.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

First off we didn’t go anywhere tropical so this may not apply!

However we did get married and took off on our honeymoon (OMG early the next morning).  It was awesome.  Having that time right after getting married to just enjoy each other somewhere else was priceless. 

Not saying it’s for you, but given a choice, I’d have done right after, even getting up at OMG early to get on a plane.  I felt right after was best not only for us but for my work (one block of days off) and DH said he didn’t care before, but he was really happy after the fact that we went from married to honeymoon right away.

Whatever you do I hope it’s great fun and you have perfect weather!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TraLo:  We are leaving for our honeymoon 2 days after the wedding which is also October 12 🙂

We were worried too about the weather, but really after all the planning and stress etc… we just need some time away. 

We decided on Bali, Thailand and Singapore. And even though the mansoon season will be present, after all the research it shows that most of rain falls at night and even if it rains during the day, it generally is pretty quick and feels more refreshing than anything from the hot climate there at that time.

We both love rain and it doesn’t bother us either.

 

I know a couple that had their wedding in November of last year and were waiting till this summer to go on their honeymoon…. however she got pregnant in January (not trying) and it looks like honeymoon wont happen for a while.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hey Date Twin!  My fiance and I are also getting married Oct 12 and will be leaving for the Dominican Republic on Monday, the 14th!  We were going to wait for logistical reasons – I am a teacher and taking a week off of school is not ideal.  However, we heard from many couples that if you don’t do it right away, or soon enough that you can go ahead and have it booked by the wedding, you won’t go.  They all said that once you get married things come up and that gets pushed to the back burner.  We were hesitant to go somewhere tropical since it is during hurrican season, but we added travel insurance to our trip.  The insurance was about $100/ticket and it covers weather related issues.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TraLo:  we are going to italy and leaving on monday after the wedding.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you really can’t guarantee how the weather will be anytime of the year. So just make sure there aren’t any big storms heading that way before you go, and get travel insurance.  Make sure you can postpone in the case of bad weather. We are planning on cuba the week right after our wedding. We’re using a travel agent and getting good travel insurance that way a bad storm can turn our cuba trip into a trip somewhere else instead pretty easily.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re waiting. FI wants to go to Banff but in October the weather is going to be really iffy so we’re waiting till spring. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re leaving for Jamaica the Monday after our wedding and staying for a week. That’s toward the end of hurricane season, so hopefully there won’t be any issues, but we did get trip insurance just in case. The insurance was $90 per person, well worth it for the peace of mind, in my opinion.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We got married October 20th of last year and didn’t have the money to honeymoon. And we were in the middle of moving to another state. It has been a stressful, long first year. If you have the money and the time off- GO. I really wish my husband and I had time to connect and enjoy our marital bliss right after the wedding. I regret not trying a little harder to relax.

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Okay we had the same dilema. In the end we decided to go to Caboright after the wedding. Hurricane season does affect Cabo like it does Cancun.  We are going to use the money we get from the wedding to take a mini “second honeymoon” next spring or summer to go somewhere else too. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are going to Disney for a long weekend right after the wedding and saving up for a longer out of country trip we hope to take in the summer!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TraLo:  We’re getting married on October 5 and leaving for Kauai two days later on October 7. We’re staying on the Princeville side of the island, which is the rainiest, but it’s still going to be very warm. I’ve known a lot of people who have gone to Hawaii in October and the weather was great! If you’re worried about the weather, though, I’d probably go to Maui, which seems to have better weather that time of the year. Or, if you do go to Kauai, stay on the south side of the island, which is known to be the “sunny side.”

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are waiting to go on a honeymoon. Due to money circumastances we will be waiting til sometime next year. it would of been awesome to go right away but unless we stumble into some money soon thats not happening!

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