S/O: How long were you gone on your honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: How long were you gone on your honeymoon?
    1-2 weeks or more : (127 votes)
    65 %
    7 days 6 nights : (36 votes)
    19 %
    5 days 4 nights : (22 votes)
    11 %
    4 days 3 nights : (6 votes)
    3 %
    3 days 2 nights : (2 votes)
    1 %
    2 days 1 night : (0 votes)
    1 day : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2387 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We got married at our honeymoon resort with just 4 guests in Mexico. We were there for 4 days before the wedding due to legal requirements & 4 after the wedding- but due to a canceled flight it ended up being another night. So a week total, then we flew to our families home state for a half week, but that was hardly honeymooning if ya know what I mean!

    My brother in law & his wife’s honeymoon was only for 4 days, 3 nights & they went to Jamaica. They both said they were ready to get home & don’t know what they would have done if they stayed longer. 

    Post # 4
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    9 days, 8 nights


    ETA: We did an E. Carribean cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. We flew in Saturday and stayed in a hotel, got on the ship Sunday, and flew home the following Sunday.




    Post # 5
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    9 days 8 nights here too – went on a Tuesday, came back the next Thursday

    Post # 6
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    Our mini-moon was only a few days (4, I think).  But we delayed our real honeymoon trip by 6 months so that we could take a full 2 weeks!

    Post # 7
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Hi @lindseyl06:  After all the excitement that a Wedding generates (not to mention the work, and stress etc), I am a BIG Proponent of some sort of Honeymoon… in that a couple needs a getaway to be JUST Newlyweds and revel in that joy… as well as a spot of time to relax & recouperate.

    In the very least a mini-moon of a couple of days… I could not imagine getting married one day, and going back to work the next.

    And the BIGGER the Wedding, I believe the more time off the couple will need / deserve when all is said & done.

    I think you’ll very much enjoy your planned mini-moon… just plan for something longer later on when you can (lots of Couples do that for their First Anniversary for example).


    My First Wedding (circa 1980) and My Ex and I took a week (we were fresh faced Uni Grads starting our career), as that was all the time we could spare, in that we only got 2 weeks vacation annually.  We toured New England.

    This time round…

    Mr TTR & I are semi-retired… so life is a lot different, and we are in a better spot financially as well.

    We took off 5 Weeks in total for our Pre Wedding (Christmas Vacation) Trip – Destination Elopment – and Caribbean Honeymoon.

    The “Honeymoon” portion was 2 weeks long… and included… time at our Destination Hotel where we were married – an Airport Hotel for our jump off city – 2 Nights in Romantic Old San Juan – and a Week on a Cruise thru the Southern Caribbean… then another Night in Southern Florida, and a few more on the way back to Canada (we drove)… including Savannah and Charleston (2 Southern Faves of ours)

    Our Honeymoon was a dream once in a lifetime trip for sure… LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT.

    It all worked out as we wished… as Encores we CHOSE this time to not spend the money on a BIG White Pouffy Family Wedding, we instead put it into us… and were able to enjoy all this FABULOUS time away.  Soooo worth it, if someone is in a position where they can elope.

    BEST vacation I’ve ever been on… and super-romantic.

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 8
    1584 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @lindseyl06:  We just booked our delayed honeymoon for 7 nights at Sanctuary Cap Cana in Punta Cana, DR 🙂

    We can’t wait, leave December 5. 🙂

    Post # 9
    252 posts
    Helper bee

    We left for our Honeymoon on Saturday night (our wedding day) and didn’t get back until the following Sunday late evening… so 7 FULL days and 8 nights, but we had a 12 hour flight both ways! I voted 7 days 6 nights though, as I think it is closer to accurate.

    However, I wanted a summer wedding and honeymoon and DH wanted a summer wedding and a winter honeymoon, so we agreed we’d split our honeymoon time to go on two different trips that both he and I wanted. We’re going on the 2nd half of our “honeymoon” this winter, but I don’t really consider it a honeymoon at this point (we could have gone to Australia over the summer, but I really didn’t like our 12 hour flight so I couldn’t imagine the trip to Australia!)

    Post # 10
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @lindseyl06:  I put 5 days in the poll but in actuality we got an extra night (not that it was fun) because there was a storm near home and our flight was cancelled.  I can’t be away from real life (and my pets!) any longer than that.

    Post # 11
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We went to Europe for almost 3 weeks.  But my husband wouldn’t get married until we could afford the trip of a lifetime for a honeymoon – which it was.

    Post # 12
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    11Days – 10 nights Left Thursday morning and returned two Sundays later. 

    We went to Puerto Rico Thursday through Sunday and left from there on a 7 day cruise to the virgin islands from Sunday to Sunday.

    Post # 14
    1289 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I love hearing the stories of the 3 week honeymoons. I can’t wait until my husband and I can go on a trip of that magnitude. That is how I want to do Europe and Australia/New Zealand! 

    We went to a B&B in St. Augustine to get married on a Friday and left Sunday morning for Pigeon Forge, TN. We were going to stay a week, but I got cabin fever and we left Wednesday/Thursday morning? lol I was ready to GO! 

    We now go on weeklong cruises and little trips, but we need to buy a house!

    Post # 15
    22125 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We were gone for eight days. But I know my honeymoon would have still been totally amazing had it been shorter. You’ll be in the honeymoon bubble no matter how long your trip is! Enjoy hun!

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