Post # 1
We aren’t because FH is leaving the following Tuesday for 2 weeks training and we want to save our vacation time to visit his family for the holidays in GA. I secretly feel cheated out of one but then again as I told him as long as we are together I don’t care where we are at. Plus we live all alone in our house so we have all the privacy we want anytime.
Post # 3
My parents didn’t go on their honeymoon until the next long-weekend (they got married in September, so their honeymoon wasn’t until a while after). They went camping in Banff, and had a blast. =)
Sara of http://2000dollarwedding.com is going on her honeymoon right around her 1-year anniversary. She and her husband are planning on making it a yearly trip sort-of thing.
As for me…I probably will have to have my honeymoon later, just because my fiance may do an internship program with the university, and so his degree would take five years, but we’re planning on marrying at the end of August of 2012, so we’d need to wait until he had a break from school. Part of me wants to get hitched a year earlier (2011) because it’ll be my parents’ 25th, and their parents’ 50th! (It’s so meant to be…!)
Post # 4
We aren’t going right away either. There’s so much effort and anxiety with the wedding perfection- that it makes no sense to have to get stressed with shopping, packing, and planning for a honeymoon right away.
Plus, We’re planning on buying a house in the next couple months, hopefully before or immediately following the wedding- that a honeymoon really isn’t priority one. Along with buying a house, we also would like to do something other than just sit on a beach. That can be part of it- but we want to plan more that just sitting around in sun. We’re thinking traveling around Europe. Ireland, Castles in Scotland, Paris, Spain, and then maybe finishing in the gorgeous greek islands.
Anyone else want the- no sooo traditional (ie. beach, cruise, etc.) honeymoon?
Post # 5
aw, we’re scrimping and saving any chance we can get; we’re doing the honeymoon right after and found some great deals in the carribean; I feel like if you don’t take it right away you won’t feel like honeymooners it just feels like a vacation;
maybe you can cut things out, cut 10-20 people out; cut down on flowers or DJ, skimp on things so the budget can go towards a honeymoon; there are some great deals all – inclusive (all you can eat and drink) for just 1400 in the carribean
Post # 6
We got married in November but are going on our "honeymoon" in September! Neither of us could handle planning the honeymoon when we had so much going on with the wedding, plus we didn’t want to have two huge expenses so close in time. Even though I was kinda bummed at the time, I’m so glad we did it this way — it’s given us something to look forward to so much the first year of our marriage! I can’t wait!!! 🙂
Post # 7
We’re taking our Cancun honeymoon in February, almost 6 months after the wedding. We want to spend some time with out of town guests and don’t want to feel rushed. Fall doesn’t work for us because of football schedules, so we’re going the week of our birthdays instead.
Post # 8
@ilovenycmissie-No, the whole not going on a honeymoon is not financial wise it’s time wise. We have talked about going somewhere but sometime later. I just feel that everyone around me is leaving the next day after their wedding, like my brother and SIL, and aren’t.
@LilMissPriss-made a good point about the house, we are thinking of making that purchase in a few months as well…..on that note I had a great idea. Maybe we can make our honeymoon at our new house!
Post # 9
We are going 1 month after the wedding. We booked our honeymoon first, thinking we were having a sept wedding… 😀 kidna glad, because it gives us an extra month to save, and time to sort the cards b4 we leave.
Post # 10
We can’t go right away because I’m a law student and we’re getting married mid-semester, so I can’t get the time off. We’re either going to go over Thanksgiving (if my FI can get the following day off work) or over the winter holidays, when we both have time off. It’ll be fine, but the thought of going right back to school afterward is kind of icky.
Post # 11
We’re taking a week long vacaton about a month before our wedding! We can’t take a honeymoon after the wedding because I will have used up all my vacation time (and then some) with vacation in July and then the wedding (which, since it’s Labor Day weekend, I’ll only have to take one day [possibly] 2 off). FI wanted to take our honeymoon next summer but that’s when his family (mom, dad, sister & grandparents) go to Cape Cod which is where he proposed – I definitely want to go back there near our 1 year anniversary! 🙂
Post # 12
If we do anything, it might be two nights at a local hotel. Just to get away from "normal" life. But I think we’ll be just fine if it doesn’t happen. I’d rather go out to CA this year to see some of his family (whom I’ve never met). That way, I get a small vacation, and I won’t feel so weird meeting his fam the day of.
Post # 13
We arent going on our honeymoon for MONTHS after our wedding.
We have a lot of prior engagements after our wedding that we didnt want to cancel just for our honeymoon. We also couldnt get the time off and my FI just got promoted so time off right now is out of the question.
We also want to have a 2 week honeymoon so it works out best to wait a couple of months. We are thinking in Dec or Feb sometime. works for us and I have no issues with it!
Post # 14
We’re waiting a couple of months to go on our honeymoon. I have to get through the bar exam before we can go. We are going to Europe for two weeks, so I couldn’t take that much time away until the test is over.
Post # 15
We’re getting married in August but not going on our honeymoon until January. Although we are getting married in Hawaii (I’m from there and FH has family there), we didn’t to have that as our honeymoon since we will be spending LOTS of time with family, which is nice but definitely NOT honeymooning. We’re waiting until the new year when we have more vacation time.
Post # 16
We are getting married on the Honeymoon. That is to say as soon as we leave Houston, I will consider it our Honeymoon. We fly all night to arrive in Australia two days after we left the states. We get showers and then we get married. One night in Adelaide and then a week with 4 other people taking photos of sharks.
In a way it doesn’t feel very Honeymoonish.
I can see an advantage to waiting if you have that luxury. I was actually reading about the tradition of honeymoons earlier this evening at http://www.weddingnight.com/ideas/honeymoon-sex.html .