When to shop for the honeymoon; now or later?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: What do you think I should do?
    Don't miss out on your saved items; get it all now, and take it to the wedding desto with you. : (14 votes)
    93 %
    Wait until you get to the wedding desto and do all your shopping there. : (0 votes)
    Other/I have a suggestion... : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    582 posts
    Busy bee

    @ksus07:  At the very least you should have a few warm clothes before you go. You can supplement once you arrive at your destination, but it may be expensive and inconvenient. 

    Post # 4
    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @ksus07:  It might be less luggage but what about coming home? I am not sure it would even out in the end. Also depending where you are getting married, are you sure warm clothes will be in season and the shopping is available? Is that how you really want to spend your time before your wedding? I would personally buy now, especially on particular pieces I wanted, and go from there at the destination if needed but mainly I’d want what I needed before I left. But I’m a planner – I would be super stressed to wait til the last minute.

    Post # 5
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    You’ll have so much going on in those days before the wedding, the last thing you’ll want to do is shop for honeymoon clothes.

    Post # 6
    12900 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You’d still have to bring whatever you buy back, so it doesn’t really save space…and it will be expensive one there.  There’s no way I’d wait to shop for the right season clothing at the destination and feel rushed and pressured to buy proper clothing, especially in such an expensive place.


    Post # 7
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @ksus07:  there’s going to be so much going on already when you get to your wedding destination.  Don’t add to your stress and at least get the bare minimum for your honeymoon

    Post # 10
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @ksus07:  still, you’ll be on “vacation”. Shopping is fun if you aren’t looking for something specific,  but if you need something certain in a short time, it’s very stressful. If you want to you can still go but I wouldn’t. Maybe I’m just a ball of stress! And as PP mentioned,  you’ll have to have enough luggage to bring the new clothes back,  anyway. 

    Are the clothes in your destination special for some reason (designer outlets,  amazing selection,  etc)? If so,  I can understand wanting to shop there. 

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