(Closed) Delay the Honeymoon?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh baloney! the last wedding I went to delayed their honeymoon too. They went on a mini moon to the desert but couldn’t stake anymore vacation days, plus one bride was finishing up her PhD. 

We are Considering delaying too. We’re planning to get married in orange county California but now live in Minnesota. I will have to take a week off for the wedding and wont be able to add another 7-10 days and feel comfortable about it.

im sad that I won’t be directly flying off to the islands but I’m sure ill be super exhausted and staying somewhere in Laguna isn’t half bad ๐Ÿ˜‰

would you consider a mini moon the night of your wedding

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Post # 4
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are delaying ours. I have heard the same things as you but it’s just not financially feasible for us to go right after our wedding. We have no concerns about delaying it.

Post # 5
1227 posts
Bumble bee

@lovelylight99:  So you and your Fiance don’t take vacations normally?

Our official honeymoon will be delayed for a few months, because the weather is still beautiful where we live the month we get married, and we’d much rather vaction south at a time when we can escape the cold.

You could always consider renting a cottage or getting a room for a week in a B&B out of town if you don’t have the cash to do something more extravagant.  I do think taking a week off after the wedding to decompress is a good idea (something we are also doing)

Post # 6
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are! I wanted to enjoy our honeymoon but know the wedding will exhaust me so we scheduled ours for the end of October. That will give him time to work some mad overtime between the wedding and the honeymoon so finances wont be tight. I am looking forward to it!

Post # 8
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not delaying, but I wanted to say I think your friends are right.  Even if you do make it in a year it’ll just feel like a vacation and not that just married, excited feeling.  If you have 8 months many resorts and hotels offer early booking specials.  We saved 50% by booking early.  Also a lot of places offer honeymoon specials and discounts.  Some places I looked at let you stack the deals… like 50% off for early booking and free room upgrade and champagne if you bring your new marrige license.

You have time to start finding ways to save or earn more money.  I learned to use coupons by searching websites online and went from spending $150-$200 a week on groceries & other household items to $50.  

Post # 9
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

@lovelylight99 My cousin just did one in May and it didn’t do well for him and his wife.  They did end up gettning a lot of money, but people gave it in person at the wedding and not online.  We put little cards with the invitations with information about it, so it’s not like they didn’t tell people.  

Post # 10
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

“But my friends who have already gotten married have told me that this isn’t a good idea because if we don’t go right after the wedding, we won’t go at all.”


If you two really want to go on a trip you’ll go on a trip when the time is right.  Who cares if it’s called a honeymoon or not?  I cannot envision a couple NEVER going on vacation ever again.  Call the next trip a honeymoon if it feels better to you.


Post # 12
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are delaying ours by 6 weeks.  Go for it!

Post # 13
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We went on a 5-day mini-moon after our wedding, and then we went on a blowout bucket list vacation 11 months later and called it our honeymoon.  I’m very glad we planned it this way.  Not only would there have been a money crunch, but in addition we were way to exhausted after the wedding.  We didn’t have the energy for a big trip like the safari we took.  The mini-moon, a 5-day trip to Maine, really hit the spot at the time.

Post # 14
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lovelylight99:  we didn’t go on our honeymoon right away and i kind of wish we did.

for our “honeymoon” we want to go to england, italy and spain for a month or so. we still haven’t gone.

we travelled back to ontario for our wedding (we have a home in mexico).  we stayed for 5 day after the wedding at my mother’s house.  we enjoyed visiting family and my mom’s house is huge (4 storeys and we had the 2nd floor all to ourselves) but it still wasn’t honeymoon-like.  

the night before we flew out, we stayed at a nice hotel near the airport.  i have to say, it was wonderful.  we were by ourselves finally.  no family commitments.  even the hotel surprised us with complimentary wine and chocolate covered strawberries.

we settled back into everyday life and i knew that we wouldn’t be able to go on our honeymoon for at least a year due to other commitments.  i was feeling let down because i didn’t get the “honeymoon experience”. 

a couple months later, we decided to take a mini-moon to tide us over.  we went to a resort in the maya riviera for a week.  it was wonderful but it just felt like another vacation.

sorry for the long story but i just want you to know how i felt about it.  that one night in the airport hotel was the best night (besides the wedding night) of our honeymoon stage.

if you do decide to delay a honeymoon, i would strongly suggest arranging a few nights in a hotel somewhere (or even locally) to decompress from the wedding and enjoy the company of your new spouse before going back to your every day life.

Post # 15
1565 posts
Bumble bee

We are delaying our honeymoon. We got married October 13th and are honeymooning next July for 18 days. We are both teachers (my husband works full time so he had to go back to work). We went on a ‘mini moon’ for two nights in Niagara Falls to relax alone. It was nice. We were engaged this past February so I had to make a decision, either get married this year and delay honeymoon, or delay wedding. I really wanted to get married this year so that was the only option. We are going away for one night for New Years Eve to the States and then possibly back to the hotel we got engaged at in February 2013. It’s tough to wait, but I know we will really appreciate it then.

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