(Closed) Delayed honeymoon

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We will be delaying ours by a couple of months due to FI’s internship/school schedule. I wish we could go right away, but I think it’ll be nice to have something so exciting to look forward to after the wedding has come and gone.

Post # 19
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9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

HI

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@mollie246:  The reality is…

Your plans are really really spread out across North America… you are going to be encountering 4 very different climate zones.

This would be even more pronounced if you come in the Wintertime… December thru March.

As you will find that North America, especially the USA sees a lot more contrast in Winter temps than Australia gets.

In December for example, it could easily be any of the following Daytime Highs…

Las Vegas = 15 C (60 F)

New York City = 5 C (40 F)

Orlando = 21 C (70 F)

Sint Maarten = 30 C (86 F)

But NONE of these are guaranteed.  Mr TTR & I travel a lot.  We’ve seen SNOW as far south as Florida in December (infact the Southern USA got hit with a brutal Cold Front last week that saw Snow in Florida… and freezing rain and awful temps elsewhere in what normally should be a “warm” part of the country).  So it can happen.

And bad weather in areas can and does bring things to a crawl… be it on the roads, or in the air.  Which sucks if you are trying to get somewhere on vacation, and only have so much time (and money) at your disposal.

For our Pre-Wedding Trip last December, we were in New Orleans, and it was cold and rainy.  In the 30s and 40s F, in an area where it should have been in the 60s and 70s.

So short of packing a ton of clothing options (which in today’s penny pinching airline world) is difficult & expensive to say the least you’ll be frustrated !!

Things will be somewhat better in March, but that is still technically Winter in the North… snow is still very much a possibility for NYCity in that month as well.

April is the beginning of Spring… and there will still be a contrast between regions but not so drastic as Winter, and you can get away with layers and without boots, hats, scarves & mitts.

May would be even better… I’d say the most ideal month.

Summer is good for everywhere north of the Mason-Dixon Line (39 Degrees North Latitude) but can be unbearably hot & muggy come June, July, August & September.  And that is also Hurricane Season in the Atlantic.

Stuff to consider

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As for Spring Break.

Spring Break is set by each State / Province / Territory and sometimes even School Districts.  So there isn’t one particular week that is THE ONE

The farther north the location, usually the earlier the Winter / Spring Break happens.

For example, the Schools in Quebec typically have their Winter Break at the end of February, Ontario in March.  Many US Schools centre theirs around when Easter Falls.

Basically no matter when you travel February thru April you are going to run into Families with Kids on Vacation.

Hope this helps

 

Post # 20
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733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

@mollie246:  We have no choice but to delay ours til the summer of 2015. Fiance only gets 2 weeks at Christmas and 2 weeks in the summer. My schedule says I either work Christmas or New Years every other year so that rules out that time in 2014 so we are aiming for his summer shutdown. It sucks but comes with our jobs! 

Post # 21
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731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@mollie246:  Honestly March could still be cold/ freezing in the US- sometimes December is warmer lol When in December?          Also if you do go in December it will be cheaper!

Post # 22
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4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mollie246:  We delayed ours for sixish months. We got married last august and took our ten days in thailand honeymoon just a week ago. Had to do with vacation time… but it worked out very well, I see no problem with it.

Post # 23
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919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We are getting married in April and not taking our honeymoon until August or September. We want to go to Europe but not during the hectic touristy time. I agree with others, definitely map out where you want to go, because the places you picked are totally spread out and different climates

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