Post # 1
My fiance and I were planning on leaving for our honeymoon the day after the wedding. Well, we just found out that he is going to have to take a state certification test right in the middle of our trip. Technically, he could drive the four hours home so he can take the test and then return. BUT, Las Vegas isn’t exactly known for places to study, besides neither one of us wants to study on our honeymoon.
So, do you think that postponing this trip will "ruin" the magic? I still want it to feel like our honeymoon, but obviously it’s not going to be the same as if we were to leave right after the wedding. Am I overthinking this whole thing?
Post # 3
Nope. Our lease is up 3 weeks after the wedding so we are postponing the honeymoon. Im thinking it will be pretty cool…
Post # 4
Our best friends got married in September 2008 and just took their honeymoon in February of this year. I wondered if it might not be so honeymoon-ish since it was a postponed, but my friend said they really tried to treat it like honeymoon, not just any old vacation. She said they had the time of their lives! Also, you might not have that momentary rush of JUST being married, but you also won’t have all the exhaustion of JUST finishing the wedding. Plus, you can still tell people you’re newlyweds… and do all the honeymoon, ahem, "activities" you would normally do!
Post # 5
If you postpone the honeymoon by a few weeks, I think it will still "feel" like a honeymoon. However, if you wait too many months, I feel like the newlywed feeling will have worn off and it will just feel like a regular vacation. We had a slightly shorter honeymoon than we wanted because we figured that we would take a longer bigger trip when we had more money saved up. We ended up taking that bigger trip six months later and no matter how much we called it a "second honeymoon", it really just didn’t feel like one! Don’t get me wrong, it was still a fabulous trip…but it was very different from our actual honeymoon, where we were reliving all the wedding details and relishing our newly married status.
Post # 6
Thanks! Actually, I was thinking that we would have more money to spend, since we can save a few months longer.
Post # 7
We’re taking a mini-moon and then taking a 2 week honeymoon about 4 months later. I don’t think we’ll enjoy any of it any less.
Post # 8
We got married Nov. 15th in my hometown (2 hours away from where we live).
The next weekend was Thanksgiving – we visited both families for th weekend.
1 1/2 weeks later we left for our honeymoon on Dec. 5th. It was PERFECT!!
I actually got all of our Christmas shopping done before we left for our honeymoon. We arrived home from our trip on Dec. 17th. Christmas was practically the next week – craziness!!!
I’m so happy we didn’t try to leave right after the wedding. We stayed in a beautiful suite in my hometown on Sunday and Monday night after our wedding (a gift from my parents) – then we leisurely opened gifts, deposited money, bought new luggage, packed for our trip and bought Christmas presents. Both of us were so exhausted after our wedding, neither of us felt "normal" and rested again until the Wednesday after our wedding!
I say postpone away and take your time! Believe me, it still felt like a honeymoon!
Post # 9
FH is leaving for training 2 days after our wedding for 2 weeks….gotta love the military.