(Closed) Delayed honeymoon

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t really go on a honeymoon.  We went on our first trip together in May (almost a year after the wedding).  It was a bit sad but we knew we didn’t have the time or money to do it.  I don’t really see how a honeymoon is really different than a vacation though.

Post # 4
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We had to delay ours due to my vacation time, I don’t have any until the summer, so we went on a mini-moon, which was really nice.  I def recommend you do that so that you can get away and just enjoy one another.  Our delayed honeymoon was still very nice, we actually just got back from Hawaii (Maui and Kauai).  So we took ours 3 1/2 months later.  I think in a way it was nice for us to recapture all of our wedding memories and have some romantic time, so it wasn’t just a trip, it still felt like a celebration. 

Post # 5
746 posts
Busy bee

We’ve had a lot of clients delay their honeymoon due to work, school, finances, etc. I can tell you that more than one of these couples said that they were so glad that they delayed it, and it gave them something else to look forward to after the wedding.

Do you have a honeymoon registry? This may help with the honeymoon expenses as well. You just have to keep in mind that it typically doesn’t see a lot of action until shortly before your wedding. We had a bride last year who had a guest put $1500 in her registry on her wedding day!

Best of luck to you!

Post # 6
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ll be starting grad school about 2 days after our wedding, so we won’t have time for a honeymoon or even a minimoon. We’ll likely take our honeymoon over winter break. I’m not really disappointed because we’ll be doing it eventually. Plus, this gives us more time to plan and hunt for good deals on travel.

Post # 8
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Actually, no…a delayed honeymoon is what has gotten me through the first 7 months of marriage.  My situation is a bit different beings my DH and I are in a LDM, so I REALLY needed the honeymoon to look forward too (BTW leave in under 100 days!!!).  Looking back, I can see how much more we’ll enjoy our honeymoon by waiting rather than going right away.  I was SOOOO stressed and busy and exhausted leading up to the wedding that I literally wanted to do nothing for several days (weeks if I could have gotten away with it).  We did do a mini-moon in the city that I live in which ended up being fantastic!

As for the will it feel like a honeymoon or a vacation?  Well, we specifically planned our honeymoon to feel like a honeymoon.  Both of us are typically adventurous and always have to be going 90 mph and never resting on a vacation….so, we booked a week at an all-inclusive resort, which we’re hoping will force us to slow down and enjoy eachother and the relaxing feel of the resort…so for us, that will definitely feel honeymoonish and not vacation.

And another good thing about waiting, we’re able to afford WAY MORE of a honeymoon now than when we got married, so that’s a major bonus!!! 

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