Post # 1
My fiance and I are getting married next fall and have planned all along to delay our honeymoon until summer 2019 as it will be colder than we’d like in our honeymoon destination. Our venue offers a few free nights for a honeymoon as part of their package, so we were planning to take a little mini-moon for 6 days in Mexico right after our wedding.
We recently found out that one of my fiance’s close friends will be getting married in a different state the Saturday after our wedding. There is no way we could be back in time for their wedding, without cutting back on the days of our minimoon. For how far we’re traveling (8 hour flight and long transfers) it just doesn’t make sense to cut down on days, but we definitely don’t want to miss his wedding.
So, I see our two options as this:
1) Delay our mini-moon until a month or two later
2) Do our mini-moon in conjunction with their wedding, ie fly to the wedding and then depart from there for our mini-moon.
Both are good options and believe me, I am grateful that we are able to have the opportunity to take these trips. But if we don’t go right after our wedding, does that mean we are back at work the following Monday? It seems kind of anti-climactic and not what I’d ever imagined the weeek after my wedding would be like.
(I do realize many are not able to take honeymoons, especially in their ideal timeframe, and that this is a lucky problem to have, but I wouuld appreciate kind responses.)
Post # 2
How many days would you be in Mexico if you flew back for the wedding? I would just do both.
Post # 3
I think #2 sounds great. It’s actually nice to be able to have some time to get wedding stuff over and done with before going on your honey/mini moon. You can deposit cheques, do thank you notes, catch up on a bit of work, and then head on your vacation!
Post # 4
The 6 day “mini-moon” sounds like a honeymoon to me. I’d do #2 if you really want to make the wedding. But yeah, that would mean going back to work unless you have enough time off to just take it off and chill at home or osemthing. At the end of the day a “honeymoon” is just a fancy name for a vaction usually taken right after the wedding. Call the trips whatever you want, honeymoon, delayed honeymoon, minimoon, delayed minimoon… it’s all just some kind of vacation.
Post # 5
Well considering the average couple honeymoon’s for a week, I wouldn’t really consider that trip a “mini moon”. Generally speaking a “mini moon” is like a little 2-3 day getaway.
If you feel adament about spending a full 6 days in Mexico, just attend your friends wedding the following weekend and leave for Mexico from there. Otherwise I’d say plan a little 2-3 day getaway close by for yourself after your wedding and then go to your honeymoon as origionally planned.
Post # 6
I second the notion that your 6 days is a bit longer than I would expect for a “mini-moon”. Are you completely tied to Mexico for a mini-moon? Or can you change your mini-moon to accommodate a shorter flight and thus a shorter mini-moon?
If not, option 2 is pretty good!!
Post # 7
Can you do a smaller mini moon? We had to put off our honeymoon for work reasons, but spent 4 nights in a city we could just take a train to right after the wedding. The main reason we did it was because we couldn’t imagine just going back to work on the Monday after, and wanted time to revel in being newly married together for a few days.
Obviously it’s up to you, and who doesn’t want to go to Mexico for a week any time! But personally I would want to find something we could do right after the wedding, even if it’s just a little jaunt.
Post # 8
Isn’t a 6 day still in Mexico basically a honeymoon?
Post # 9
When you put it that way, it actually sounds great to get so much done and then not have to worry about any more wedding related stuff when we get back. Thanks!
Post # 10
The issue is the promo is only valid for two properties, one in Mexico and one in Hawaii. It seemed to us like Mexico was the more reasonable option considering we have a pretty extravagant honeymoon planned for later, so that is why we are tied to Mexico.
Post # 11
It sounds like you’re pretty tied to this particular 6 day trip to Mexico, so given that, I’d just leave after the friend’s wedding and go back to work for a few days in between. It will feel a little weird, but lots of people do it.
Post # 12
Yup…Hawaii takes way more than 6 days!! Mexico it is!