Post # 1
I just wanted to get some opinions on a delayed honeymoon. We are getting married October 3 2015 but due to finances and vacation time off work are considering delaying our honeymoon until January or February of 2016. We are in Canada and it will be quite cold and we will be looking forward to escaping the cold plus it gives us extra time to save and we will be in a new calendar year so absence from work isn’t an issue. My question is, has anyone done this and did you regret it? I am worried I will regret it for two reasons: firstly it may not feel like a real honeymoon as we’ll already be married for a few months (we live together so there’s no excitement about that lol) and secondly, I’d like to get pregnant shortly after wedding since I will be 30 and we’re ready to board the baby train. If I’m pregnant I worry I’ll be too sick to enjoy honeymoon (or worse not able to travel if complications arise) and if we hold off and start TTC on honeymoon, what if it takes that much longer? And yes, I know I’m worrying about things out of my control! ha! Any advice?
Post # 2
Commenting to follow! I am getting married in sept 2015 and for various reason we might not be able to do a honeymoon until early 2016.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA
commenting to follow!! we’re taking a “mini-moon” 1 month after the wedding, but not having a full blown honeymoon til our 1 year anniversary. really hoping we dont regret this. although, we’re having to put it off bc FI cant take off a lot of work, so we’re stuck having to do it this way :/
Post # 4
We’re having a delayed honeymoon by choice – our wedding is a DW in Italy in June then we’ve booked our honeymoon for October so we’re kind of getting the best of both worlds.
We wont have any time on our own in Italy after the wedding which is a bit of a bummer but I love that we’ll still have the honeymoon to look forward to after all the wedding craziness has gone and we’re back to reality!
Post # 5
We had a “mini-moon” for 1 day following our wedding, and then a longer honeymoon several months later. I had to move, start a new job, etc., so I couldn’t do it right away. Sometimes it didn’t feel “as special”, but I certainly don’t regret it, because I really couldn’t do a honeymoon right away. I’m super practical like that, I don’t give a lot of emotional weight to the timing of the honeymoon.
Post # 6
Also, I had a lot more time to plan the honeymoon. After the craziness of the wedding, I’m really glad I didn’t have the stress from both.
Post # 7
I just got married a few weeks ago. We delayed ours due to a DW and also not wanting to stretch ourselves to much. We are taking a “mini” one in a couple months and going on our big one in May. I dont regret it at all. While I would have enjoyed going right after it just was a lot less stress on us and now we get to enjoy our honeymoons. I think I would feel differntly If we didn’t do a DW but I would do whatever makes the most sense for us
Post # 8
We just got married in early October and are taking our honeymoon over New Year’s. Right after the wedding, we headed to the Muskokas for 2 nights at a nice B&B – a little mini-moon to celebrate together without blowing the bank. Like you, I wanted to wait until it was cold here in Canada so we could really appreciate the heat of our honeymoon destination. Also like you, we are trying to get pregnant immediately following the wedding, so I might be pregnant on our honeymoon. That doesn’t bother me – I’m not a big drinker anyway and I’m sure it will still be amazing!
Post # 9
We had a delayed honeymoon and it was great and still special, but I wouldn’t want to travel in the first trimester. You might also need the vacation days in the new calendar year for doctor’s appointments, extra sick days, etc.
I think if I was in your shoes, I’d try to take the honeymoon right away. Won’t you have all of Jan-Sep 2015 to accumulate vacation days? (Most people I know just took 1 day off before the wedding). I don’t know where you’re going, but October is a pretty cheap month for airfare and Canadians can get some great deals to Vegas or Cuba. Everyone has different priorities and budgets, but I’d personally skip a lot of wedding frills in exchange for a nice beach honeymoon.
Post # 10
We took a delayed honeymoon and had no regrets! It was still very special. We got married in March 2013 and honeymooned in August 2013. We were TTC also. I had gotten off the pill in late June. Unfortunately for us, it took 14 months to conceive. Traveling in the first tri wouldn’t have been good for me. I was a wreck! But I know many women who get pregnant faster and some with much less nausea and fatigue. So it’s really a gamble.
Post # 11
We are getting married in August 2015 and not taking our honeymoon until sometime between December 2015 and February 2016. We want to go to the Caribbean but I am not comfortable going during hurrican season.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2014 - Stanley House Inn
Ours was a month after our wedding. It was great! We were in no rush to pack, get to the airport, or anything like that. Super laid back! We also got better deals on the trip since it was officially “off season”.
I’d do it again!
Post # 13
We were married back in March 2014 and still haven’t managed a honeymoon. We had meant to take a road trip in the summer, but we also were moving from the US to the UK and between visa, packing, shipping, and visiting friends and family before the move, we just ran out of time. Our honeymoon might not be happening right after the wedding but when it DOES happen it’ll still be romantic and it will still be the first major vacation we’ll have had together since the wedding.
Post # 14
We chose to delay our honeymoon, too! We got married on the 15th of this month and we’re not leaving for our honeymoon until December 27. I’m in school so I wanted to wait until the semester was over, plus, we didn’t want to miss out on the holidays with our families. So far no regrets and it’s given us something else fun to look forward to after the wedding was over!
Post # 15
FutureMrsLeBlanc: Just returned from our honeymoon – 2 week round trip in Florida! Wedding was in May, so, yes, i’ts delayed. I knew from the very beginning that we won’t be able to have longer vacation until late autumn, and, though we have been TTC, no success so far, therefore in August I booked flight to Florida.
In your situation, my advice would be to have 1-2 days off after wedding to calm down and relax (we took Monday off and stayed at the newlywed suite in countryside B&B, and that was wonderful!), and plan delayed honeymoon when you can get vacation time. TTC often take months, so possibility to get pregnant so soon that you won’t be able to travel is not very high.