Post # 1
My fiance just lost his job. I’m trying to do it all on my own. He has contributed so little because of work problems and now he has lost his job. I can’t do it all on my own! We have no money saved for a honeymoon. I’m really stressed about money…. Do I take out a loan for a honeymoon or should we just go camping….
Post # 3
chin up. remember you are marrying your dream guy! everything else is bonus. can you spring a local weekend in a hotel or something? or just a night? i would plan on doing a delayed honeymoon 6 months later or so, hopefully when you both are back on your feet a little more.
Post # 4
This just happened to us too. My FI just lost his job and we expected a decent tax return but it ended up being very small so my family decided to help us finish paying off the honeymoon. We would have most likely cancelled if we didn’t have a big deposit on it… Is there anyone in either of your families that would be willing to help?
We also set up a honeyfund (honeymoon registry) in hopes of a little spending money and though no one knows about it yet besides a few family members we already had someone put in a pledge. =)
Post # 5
Don’t take a loan out for your honeymoon! You could do a fun road trip; sometimes just a 1-5 hour drive out of town can give you a totally different change of scenery. You could also wait until you have money for a trip a few months or a year later.
I don’t know what you’re doing for your registry, but there are sites where you can set up your registry to include experiences, like museum admissions, hotel room, that sort of thing, so some honeymoon could get covered by that.
Post # 6
I was feeling just the same way you were a week ago and guess what?? We were blessed. FI had lost his job back in Jan and Im not working and we have 3 children. We decided to cut the wedding budget back at the moment until we both were better financed. I attended a Bridal show just the weekend before he lost his job and I entered my name in a contest to win a honeymoon trip not at all expecting to win and we had just found out we did win!!! We werent even expecting to even have a honeymoon! The only downside is we have to take the trip within a yr and our wedding is a little over 13 mons out but considering we werent even about to have a honeymoon, we are happy. Take a chance and enter EVERY contest… well, almost every contest. Dont worry sweetie, things will work itself out. You just have to have faith that they will.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Take the honeymoon once you are in a more secure position financially. A successful marriage isn’t dependent on a honeymoon. Taking one now will probably put you both in an even more stressful state. Not the best way to start out, right?
Post # 8
I know the feeling, We decided to postpone our honeymoon to give us more time to save up for it. There is nothing that says it HAS to bee the week right after the wedding, and I am allready taking time off work for the wedding so I didn’t know if could even take that much time off anyways. Take a small little honey moon now, take a weekend at an inn or drive to the coast (assuming you don’t allready live on the coast ?) You have already been in super saving mode for the wedding so continuing it for a few months after for a real honeymoon shoudln’t bee to bad. Or you could always do a honeymoon registry depending on how your family feels about those.
Post # 9
CAmping can be totally fun! and way less stress than trying to pay off a loan you probably cant afford.
Play it up and do it right. Decorate the inside of your tent with cheap tulle, bring champagne and nice glasses.
I think camping can be totally romantic and fun. You just have to view it that way.
Post # 10
delay the honeymoon! we’re not taking one at all not even a mini moon. I’m saving up for a mmini wedding (10-15K) for a ridiculously awesome honeymoon, but I’m also waiting 2-3 years.
Post # 11
@lindseyl06: Con grats on the win. Thats perfect. I hope you both have a blast. Thats good Karma. Happy it worked out