Post # 1
Hi everyone! I know that this is not the right place to post this, but I was just curious to see if anyone else is waiting to take their honeymoon. We’re waiting because he is getting deployed in a year, and he’ll have training for about 4 months after the wedding, and when he gets done I’d rather have him here with me and our families for the holidays than all to myself in a faraway place.
So who else is waiting, and why?
Post # 3
We’re waiting 3 weeks so that his schedule is better.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union
We are waiting, which makes me feel better that we have no idea where to go. 😉 My sister is getting married the next month, so we want to be around for that. Plus, I think it is fun to have something else to look forward to after the big day. We will go somewhere for a day or two directly following the wedding though. 🙂
Post # 5
We got married in July (08), and are honeymooning next month (February). Here’s how it worked out for us: at the time of the wedding, we were trying to sell his house. We knew we would probably get a chunk of change out of it (and we did) but of course didn’t know how long it would take to sell. Plus: we had to get his son ready to go off to college at the end of August, I was starting a new job end of September, and then you have the holidays. He has two kids, and they live with us, so we all moved in together just before the wedding. It also didn’t seem right to run off for a week or more and just leave them in a new house, even without all the other stuff.
So we thought, since clearly we were going to wait at least a few months, what did we really want to do? And we decided we would like to spend at least a week in Aspen, during ski season. So that’s how we decided on February, since it’s about the best snow. Luckily the house sold pretty quickly, which helped us decide what we could afford as far as number of days and kind of accomodations. So we leave on the 6th, for 10 days of winter fun! It’s been nice to have it to look forward to, and I know that we would have been too stressed out right after the wedding to leave for that long.
We did have a minimoon – we took the rest of our wedding weekend (wedding was on Saturday, and we took Monday off work) and went to a nice hotel in a town about an hour away to relax and decompress and go wine tasting (and to not have to go back to a house with kids in it)! My sister and her husband got us a limo from the reception to the hotel, which was great, and had driven one of our cars up there the day before, so it was there for us to use. And that was a great idea – we really enjoyed having some time together AND away before jumping back into everyday stuff.
Post # 6
As of right now, we are getting married in April and then going on a honeymoon in May. That, of course, is subject to change based on his schedule at work.
Post # 7
We are getting married in April and are just going to Austin for the weekend. We are going on our honeymoon, a cruise, with several other people (we thought it would be fun to spend times with friends and also have alone time) either in June or September.
Post # 8
We are getting married in February, doing a B&B minimoon & a hopefully a trip to Australia in Dec/Jan when I’m done with grad school…I just know I’ll be exhausted after the wedding, and we’d rather not be on a plane that long after the wedding…another big factor for us is that we are "waiting" until the wedding, so we felt we’d enjoy our travels more another week 😉
Post # 9
We got married in May and went to Jamaica in December. We did not want to leave during the nicest part of the year. We also wanted to extend the wedding experience. It was perfect. We definetely chose well. We were totally relaxed. We constantly made fun of the other couples on the resort who had hopped a plane the day (or week) after the wedding. They were all shell-shocked and didn’t know if they were coming or going. They weren’t able to shake the wedding stress. We, on the other hand were well prepared mentally after waiting 6 months. I would certainly recommend this route to all couples.
Post # 10
We are currently trying to decide! I feel like I have enough on my mind without having to plan a honeymoon (and save for it!) right now as well. I’m sure we’ll take some time off immediately after the wedding whether we take a trip or not.
Post # 11
We are thinking of going on our a few months after the wedding….no money to go on one right after!
Post # 12
We are considering waiting until a few months after the wedding since my Fiance is a medical resident and probably can’t get more than a week off. i think a mini moon is in order if honeymoon not taken right away though!
Post # 13
We’re getting married in October, but are waiting until next June for the honeymoon. Since we’re already travelling overseas for the wedding (we live in the UK, but are having the wedding in my Maryland hometown), it just wasn’t feasible to have the honeymoon directly following. This way, we have longer to save up for the trip, plus we get to take advantage of better weather at that time of year.
We are taking a quick minimoon, though, before returning to the UK.