(Closed) Bees who didn't honeymoon

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

There is a girl named independentgirl on the bee, or something like that, who I know for sure had no honeymoon. She said she did not want one, but I think that it is more about not spending money? Hopefully she will post herself. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

No. It’s your honeymoon it can be anywhere you and your future hubby wants it to be. You don’t have to go out of the country to have a honeymoon. If your future husband is down with the cottage idea I say go for it. 

My fiance and I are not planning on going on a honeymoon but its because we rather spend that money on a house than on a vacation. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Go for what you like and can afford. Fiance and I are not going into debt for any aspect of the wedding and because money is tight, we can’t afford to plan the all inclusive beach bum vacay we want, so we will be going to cottage country after the wedding and staying there for a brief two nights. If we can afford it, we will have our tropical honeymoon 3 or 4 months later after doing some saving.We’ll be looking to escape a harsh Canadian winter by then anyways:)

Post # 6
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709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

we are not taking a honeymoon per say. We are having a destination wedding to FI’s home state. We are taking 3 weeks off of work and taking 2 nights after the wedding in a B&B. 

We just aren’t allowed to take more time off of work for a honeymoon so we are planning on doing a trip in a couple years. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

The honeymoon can be anything you want – it’s more or less just time to take a break from everyday life and enjoy the first few days of being a married couple! Lots of people just choose to take a vacation to have different experiences with each other. You can do the very same thing from the comfort of your own home.

My brother and his wife didn’t even do that, though, and it was fine for them. They went back to their regular schedule shortly after the wedding.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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livcee:  It’s not crazy. If that will allow you some quality time with your new DH and to relax after wedding planning, then the cottage idea works! 

We didn’t honeymoon b/c we were making a cross-country move from NY to AZ. We tied up our honeymoon money in traveling to AZ to scope out apartments, go on job interviews, etc.. We haven’t regretted it yet! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

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livcee:  I don’t know if we are having a honeymoon per se. We are the opposite of you and travel all the time. We just went on a huge trip this spring and our wedding is semi-destination is also this spring. It’s where  I grew up, not where I live now. After the wedding we are staying an extra two days and then going back to work.

It’s pretty common amongst my friends to not head out on a honeymoon right after the wedding because so many people travel to be there with you. The ones that do take honeymoons usually do a month or two later. But then, some never do anything.

Post # 10
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536 posts
Busy bee

 

livcee:  I want to go but since we are paying for our wedding we cannot afford one 🙁

Post # 11
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592 posts
Busy bee

I think we’re deciding to take a short vacation afterwards and then a big honeymoon at our one year. It’s really not feasible for us to do both big. I had a lot of friends do the same thing.

It’s your honeymoon! Do whatever you want! if you don’t want spend a week in an all inclusive resort with 50 other honeymooning couples you don’t have to! 

Post # 12
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1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We’re planning on spending the week after the wedding at a family beach condo we’ve stayed at lots of times before. And we live in SC so the condo’s not far and the beach isn’t a crazy luxury for us. But it’ll be awesome and free!

We would go to Europe if we could, because neither of us has ever been out of the country, but we can’t afford it with the wedding, so we’re going to save that for a later date. 

Post # 13
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799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We didn’t go on one.  We moved from Savannah, GA to Chicago 2.5yrs before our wedding.  Like the PP, the beach wasn’t a luxury for us.  We regularly went to Hilton Head, Clearwater, Miami… 

We love checking out new places and cities, so we went to Cincinnati for a few days.  And I was able to take my 2 little dogs!

Post # 14
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We had our wedding where Im from and thats a tropical island. We just stayed there 5 days longer. We did want to go to Japan but i think that will happen next year if i dont get pregnant.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We got married in July.  We ended up using our honeymoon $$ to fix our only car.  Were planning on going on a camping trip this summer.  Do what you want 🙂

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