(Closed) Anyone just SKIPPING their honeymoon?

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: What are your plans for your honeymoon?
    BIG vacation - traveling across states or countries! : (30 votes)
    42 %
    Nice Weekend Getaway - staying local but going out of town for a few days : (13 votes)
    18 %
    Not going anywhere right now - Will make up for it at tax time or later date! : (22 votes)
    31 %
    No honeymoon - don't need it or can't afford it! : (7 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    We can’t afford to go anywhere either (also paying for our wedding) but we are taking a week off for a staycation. We’re going to make up for it in the Spring.

    I’m actually glad, because the wedding is two weeks away, and I’m so exhausted, I just want to sleep when it’s over!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Count me in the sulking boat! We originally wanted to spend 2-4 weeks touring parts of Europe, but especially Italy and Greece. Now…we aren’t going anywhere. :_(

    Post # 5
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    1700 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We haven’t really talked about the honeymoon that much, but as of right now I don’t think we’ll be traveling anywhere major. We may do a weekend somewhere within a few hours drive, but who knows what could end up happening!

    Post # 6
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    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m on the side of either going on a weekend honeymoon (just to Banff or something, probably camping) or skipping it/making up for it later. My fiance, on the other hand, really REALLY wants to go someplace tropical, week-long, etc. Sigh.

    Post # 7
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    1045 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2008

    We’re waiting until next year to take our honeymoon, and I’m so glad.  I was so tired after the wedding, that I feel like a big trip would’ve been wasted on me. 

    Anyway, I guess I’m just writing to say that it might be a bit of a hidden blessing, to not have a honeymoon right away.  I know you’re probably financially strapped, what with paying for everything yourselves, but do you think you could find just an extra $15-20/week each, to set aside automatically into a honeymoon fund?  If you start now, you could have quite a bit saved up, by the time your wedding rolls around.

    Or, can you cut your wedding spending in another way, to enable you to have a honeymoon, if it’s important to you?  I did DIY flowers from fiftyflowers.com for our dining room flowers, and they looked amazing (and saved me TONS of money).

    Post # 8
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    3282 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    we were gonna wait for our first anniversary, but since we live in FL, we thought to look up cruises last minute and ended up getting a great deal for a 7 night cruise about 2 1/2 weeks after the wedding =)

    Post # 9
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    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Look for travel deals on places like kayak.com and travelzoo.com – you may have to play it by ear until close to your wedding, but you might be able to score an awesome trip at a great price!

    If you aren’t able to go on a honeymoon right away, do a fun staycation and just relax.  

    Post # 10
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    4566 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’re not skipping it, exactly. Just postponing it til he’s done with his first year of PHD school! We figure that if we get married right before school starts, it’ll just be too much to try and go on a huge vacation! So, we’ll get to celebrate being married for almost a year AND him getting through the first year of school! Win/ win!

    Post # 11
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    16 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We waited a while to start honeymoon planning and now the wedding is only a few months away. His family has offered for us to go with them to their cabin in colorado… may be doing that and saving for a bigger more tropical vacation later.

    Post # 12
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    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We are planning on going somewhere close to home for a weekend getaway and then saving some for a bigger trip later in the year. My Fiance will be too busy studying for the bar exam which he has to take a month after the wedding and we will just be moving to a new state right before the wedding so there will be just too much going on around the wedding to do anything big.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My man and I agree that we would rather have a less expensive wedding and spend the money on a long honeymoon. We also don’t want to leave immediately after the wedding; we need time to rest up and enjoy each other in the comfort ouf our own home after that craziness!

    So far it sounds like we’ll be heading to Ireland (yay!!!). I’m hoping for something like 3-5 days at home and two or three weeks overseas. It would be cool to stay in Ireland exclusively and take the time to experience multiple sides of life there; stay in a five star castle hotel in the country, rent a cottage on the Aran Isles, stay in Dublin or Galway for a few days…

    Sigh. I’m desperate to see the landscape, hear the music and language and stories, meet the people, eat the food. There’s no way I’ll let a silly thing like a wedding get in the way of that. 😛

    Post # 14
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    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I think postponing your honeymoon is a great idea!  You will be so tired right after the wedding that you won’t be able to enjoy it as much as you will in a couple of months.  My dh and I were married in July, and will be going to Vietnam and Cambodia in January.  If finances are the issue, could you save up and maybe go on a cruise?  They are relatively affordable, especially if you can leave from a nearby port and don’t need to fly.  If your job is flexible, last minute cruises are really affordable since the cruise ships make most of their profit selling tours and drinks, so they don’t want to leave with empty cabins and cruises become really cheap last minute. 

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    ours is a cross between big & local. It’s going to be long, but 3 hours away.

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