Would you change your wedding day so that you can have better honey moon weathe?

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Would you change it
    Yes : (2 votes)
    7 %
    No : (26 votes)
    93 %
  • Post # 2
    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I guess my willingness to change the date would depend on what had already been booked, but even then I can’t imagine changing it based on honeymoon weather. If March in Europe is too cold for you, you could change the honeymoon location or just delay your honeymoon for a little later when it warms up.

    Post # 3
    1231 posts
    Bumble bee

    SilaC:  Probably not, unless it was my “dream honeymoon.” If that is where you want to go for your honeymoon can you postpone the “honeymoon” until better weather? 

    Post # 4
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius

    For us the honeymoon was important, so we decided to get married & honeymoon in Mauritius this November. I think as PP said it depends on what you already had booked, you obviously wanted the wedding date in March because it meant something to you and FI. Where in Europe are you going?

    Post # 5
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    SilaC:  where in Europe are you going? Can you maybe just take your honeymoon at a later date when the weather is warmer? 

    Post # 6
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Why don’t you just postpone your honeymoon? We got married in June but wanted too wait until the colder months hit our area so we could ‘escape’ to warmer weather so we went on our honeymoon on November.

    Post # 7
    745 posts
    Busy bee

    Agreed, there are lots of other options.

    You could do a much smaller honeymoon, and then plan the big Europe trip a few months out. Or you could just delay the honeymoon. Or you could choose a different, warmer honeymoon location.

    The honeymoon is really important to FI and I, but I can’t picture changing the wedding date for it (though if we hadn’t booked anything yet, we might discuss it).

    Post # 9
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I would not postpone being married to my husband for anything. Heck, a few months after getting engaged we were ready to run to the courthouse and be married already because we just wanted to be married.

    Post # 10
    1441 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I planned the wedding around the honeymoon, so I didn’t have to change anything but I did prioritize the honeymoon and what the weather would be like / how busy it would be.

    Post # 11
    4402 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Have you already announced the wedding date to people — have people started making plans? If not, then you can definitely change it. 

    I was going to suggest just keeping the date in March and then doing your honeymoon in June or so, but I see that you don’t want to have a delayed honeymoon. Just for what it’s worth, I didn’t want to delay our honeymoon either, but we ended up having it 3 months after our wedding, and it was actually great. I loved having something big to look forward to after the wedding, and it meant that we could have our wedding when we wanted and go on our trip during a good time. 

    Post # 13
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

    lovekiss:  This is how my FI and I feel (running to the court house) and we aren’t even having a long engagement. I can’t imagine waiting any longer than we are. 

    OP: No. I’d either change my honeymoon location or accept that the weather won’t be perfect. Truth be told, you’re never guaranteed good weather (especially in Europe) – or anything, for that matter. You may end up postponing only to later discover that the cities you’re visiting will be hit with massive rainstorms despite it being in the middle of summer (or whenever).

    Then again, I personally think that the wedding is infinitely more important than the honeymoon. My FI and I are planning on a tour of Asia after our wedding in May and we’ve already accepted that our time in Japan is going to be during the rainy season. 



    Post # 14
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    When we got engaged, it was either plan for a Fall wedding, or wait until the following Spring/Summer. Either way, I wanted to go somewhere warm when it wa freezing cold here.

    We got married a couple weeks ago, and our honeymoon isn’t until February. If we had waited until next spring/summer, we may have gone right away, or waited until this time next year to go.

    You could postpone the honeymoon until it was warmer in the area of Europe, which may only delay it a month or so. Maybe.

    Post # 15
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    SilaC:  Do you HAVE to go on your Honeymoon directly after your wedding? I understand if you do because of flights and/or ease with flights or vacation time, but I honestly would keep the meaningful wedding date and postpone the Honeymoon.

    DH and I were married in May, but decided that since the weather is actually nice in Ohio from April/May-Sept/Oct that we wouldn’t take our trip until November, when the weather at home would be cold/rainy/snowy. It’s actually kind of nice because all the wedding excitement has mostly completely died down and it’s like we get this nice little celebration/re-emergence of the wedding excitement again a few months later. Plus, we will actually be on our Honeymoon for our 6 month anniversary (not that I would celebrate month anniversaries or anything but since it’s our first half year together we might have an extra drink or something haha).

    I think that unless there’s really good reasons to follow your wedding directly with your Honeymoon that you should postpone the Honeymoon. You wedding date sounds like it’s much more meaningful.

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