(Closed) Delayed Honeymoon???

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We got married last October and are finally going on our honeymoon in 6 weeks! Great choice for me because I was sad when the wedding was over, but had the honeymoon to look forward to! Now I’m over my wedding blues and won’t look back after thog honeymoon 

Post # 18
40 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re taking a couple month delay, as the wedding is in October and I’m a teacher with 2 personal days a year.  So we’re going over Christmas break.  I’m happy with the idea of it because I couldn’t imagine trying to plan both right now.

Post # 19
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are getting married in September, and then going on our honeymoon in May.  Because we have to travel back to our hometown for the wedding, we are going to be out of vacation time and have to wait for it to refresh!

Post # 20
717 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@MrsBrown13:  We’re going on our honeymoon for our first anniversary. Both of our sons had to fly in for the wedding, they went home 2 days after the wedding and then we spent a week in the house, in the quiet doing absolutely nothing and loving it. That’s all we needed. Everyone figured we had left, but we had actually just been in the house the whole time.

Post # 21
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We got married last June. The day after the wedding we went to a spa an hur away for two nights just to get away. We left on our honeymoon at the middle/end of Sept. it was perfect! I’d always recommend doing a delayed honeymoon. Yeah it kinda sucked getting right back into reality so soon after the wedding, but I preferred it this way. We got to save a little extra for the honeymoon and it gave us something to still look forward to as all the excitement was for the wedding. 

Post # 22
37 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are doing the delayed honeymoon too, for several reasons… I haven’t been at my job very long and we are getting married in another state, so with the showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties etc. this summer, we just don’t have the vacation time. Plus, we have extra time to save up for our honeymoon. We love travelling and we have been wanting to go to Thailand for a long time– we are excited to have some extra time to plan without the stress of the wedding, and to save up money so that we can have the time of our lives there without worrying about pinching pennies (we are feeling pretty broke after all this wedding planning). Also, we are getting married in September, but January is the best time to visit Thailand for the weather, so we are going then… when it is SUPER COLD here and we can get away to the warm weather 🙂 

I personally think its a fantastic idea. I know lots of other people who have taken their honeymoons later due to kids, etc. The wedding is stressful and I can see how it would be nice to take a vacation immediately after, but for me, separating those two things (which both involve major planning) is a better option!

Post # 24
6299 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a delayed honeymoon. My DH really wanted a ski honeymoon, but we got married in September. We didn’t honeymoon until March when we went to Colorado. 

Post # 25
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’re doing a “mini-moon”–a 2-3 night mini-honeymoon right after the wedding to a romantic B&B within a few hours of our home. Then, three months later we’re doing the 2-3 week international honeymoon. Because of our work schedules…it had to be that way. 

Post # 26
23 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are also doing a delayed honeymoon, with an immediate “minimoon” after the wedding. We are getting married in my home province (on the other side of the country), and planning a real honeymoon right after the wedding was a logistical nightmare. Not to mention – after months of negotiations the place we finally agreed on for a honeymoon was St. Lucia, and our wedding is in the midst of hurricane season.

So, we’ll take 3 days after the wedding to wind down and have a little break, before flying home and going back to our lives. And then, our honeymoon will be two months later!

Post # 27
3162 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsBrown13:  We are doing a slightly delayed honeymoon. We will be going 3 weeks after we get married. We had to do it because of my job/vacation leave.

For our wedding night though, FI’s mom paid for us to stay at the nicest hotel in town (like $500 a night nice). So it’s kind of like a short, mini-moon in between.

Post # 28
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’ll be waiting at least 5 months since I just started a new job, and my probationary period is 9 months after which I can take vacation time. However, that might be even more delayed depending if I end up pregnant by that time!

Post # 29
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

When we got married we hadn’t decided when or if we were going on honeymoon. We couldn’t afford it straight after the wedding but right after it I started looking at places to go. We had a long weekend in Paris in February. It was the first time we went abroad together since our daughter was born 3 years ago. I loved having something to look forward to after the wedding and I could concentrate on planning the honeymoon without having to stress about the wedding aswell.

Post # 30
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are having a very delayed honeymoon.  We want to buy our house first, get settled, then go on a vacation before we start trying to have kids.  To us, the house is more important, and we’ll decide where to go based on what we can afford then

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