Post # 1
We’re getting married this December.
Our plan is to go to the USA for our honeymoon (Vegas, Orlando, New York and a cruise around the Caribbean). I’m concerned about travelling to the USA in December due to the busy Christmas period and the potential freezing weather, delayed flights etc.
I’m considering delaying the honeymoon until March/April and just going away for a couple of days somewhere local after the wedding. I figure this way we then at least have something to look forward to a few months after the wedding.
I’m interested if anyone else has done or is conisidering doing this? How did it/will it work for you?
Post # 3
We delayed ours for a few weeks. It’s nice to not have to worry about leaving immediately after the wedding. Plus, it gives you another fun thing to look forward to!
Post # 4
We delayed ours three months. It was perfect. We got everything in order post-wedding, DH had emergency surgery, and I finished grad school. By the time the honeymoon rolled around, we were ready for a relaxing vacation and had no stress at all!
Post # 5
@mollie246: We will be delaying ours until January of 2015, so 2 months after the wedding. Its my busiest time of the year in November and December, so it just wouldn’t work.
Post # 6
We’ve delayed our honeymoon by about 5 months. We go in just over a month, I’m so excited! It’s only a week long honeymoon but I’m still so happy to be going away with my husband 🙂
Post # 7
@mollie246: I doubt we will delay our honeymoon but I am not sure.
However, I do want to point out that, other than NYC, in December all those places will still be warm. And NYC in Decemeber can be gorgeous with all the Christmas decorations up. You actually can get some better prices than in the spring too, but you do run the risk of getting snowed in.
Post # 8
@mollie246: I think it would be a good idea to delay it a couple months. Since you are planning on hitting up a couple different cities, that are spread out, weather could really be a factor. You need to take the snow into consideration because it will likely cause delays/cancellations depending on which flights you book (even though 2 out of 3 cities are pretty warm year round, you need to take into account any connecting flights). This is something I wouldn’t want to deal with on my honeymoon. But, make sure you don’t push it past May, because then you’d be dealing with hurricane season during your cruise.
We got married in October 2013, and we aren’t going to honeymoon until May 2015. This is mainly due to financial and health reasons, but it does give us something fun to look forward to and plan. 🙂
Post # 9
@mollie246: We are also delaying our honeymoon (Mr. Milk Cow has classes over the summer that he can’t miss), but are hoping to go away for a few nights right after the wedding to take a break and have some time to ourselves. It isn’t ideal for us, but it is what worked best, so we’re getting excited about it!
Post # 10
We’re getting married in May, but aren’t going on our honeymoon until September. It was cheaper and we don’t have to take as much time off work all at once that way.
Post # 11
I’m planning to delay out honeymoon to 6 months to a year, mainly because I want to cerebrate for my b-day and our anniversary (which is the same month). We will be so busy after our wedding and I don’t want to stress on planning or leaving immediately after our big day. Plus, I’m super indecisive, that buy me more time to relax and do all the resarch. I want to focus on planning on my big day only this year.
Post # 12
We’ll be delaying ours for about six months because friends are having their wedding in Hawaii and it just made too much sense, but we will be taking a mini-moon to compensate.
Post # 13
@mollie246: We are delaying ours a month and I don’t think there is anything wrong in it!
As someone else mentioned, even though NYC will be the only colder place at that time, you might still have a connecting flight in cold weather that can be delayed.
Also, many schools have spring break in March or April. Places like Vegas and the Carribean can be packed with spring breakers and flights/cruises are often much more expensive during those weeks. Luckily most schools break on the same weeks or nearly the same weeks so it is easy to plan around.
Post # 14
We went on a local-ish mini-moon in Maine for 5 days after our wedding We got married on a Saturday, drove home (3hrs) from the wedding site on Sunday, and drove 5hrs to our Maine on Monday afternoon.
Then, 11 months later we went on a 2-week trip to southern Africa (safari in Zimbabwe + 5 nights in Cape Town) and called it our “real” honeymoon.
Honestly, I was so exhausted from the wedding that I’m very glad I didn’t have to fly 15 hours right away. And safari isn’t especially romantic, but it’s super expensive and I wanted to use getting married as an excuse to justify such an indulgent trip!
I am, however, also glad that we spent some time alone together after the wedding to let everything sink in. The trip to Maine was really special and almost necessary after all the wedding insanity. It was much more relaxing than our trip to Africa.
Post # 15
My only worry about March/April would be that is prime spring break season, and three out of the 4 of your destination are spring break locations. You will have a bunch of drunk co-eds around.
I would also avoid December, but I would think about late Feburary/early March. Most of the worst weather is done by then, and you would avoid high travel season.
Post # 16
@mollie246: Flights could still be cancelled due to snow in March.. It snows more in my area of the country (I live in Colorado) in March and April than it does in December and January. I would either wait until like May/June or just do it in December! 🙂