(Closed) did anyone wait to take a honeymoon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We are considering this right now! We are getting married in Dec.2011 and really the only place we REALLY want to go is Alaska on a cruise, but those stop in September! So we are pretty bummed but have been considering on going on a mini weekend trip together right after the wedding and then saving up for a really nice SUMMER HONEYMOON TO ALASKA! I think it will be worth the wait and it will help since most of our wedding is being funded on our own! We need to replenish that bank account! lol

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re taking a short (read cheap) trip up the coast of CA right after the wedding, so we can save up for a bigger trip.

We’re planning on taking a big trip in 2012 to Europe, but money and schedules and family and things made it not really feasible to do that right after the wedding.

I think it’s fine to wait a bit. It’ll be your first trip as a married couple and still super fun. Who says you have to do it the traditional way?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did!  I got married in November and took our Honeymoon to mexico in April.  It was great!  We didn’t have the money to take it right after our wedding, so we were planning to take our Honeymoon later. 

It still felt like a honeymoon to me. 

I think there’s a bunch of bees who wait.  So you’re not the only one.

ETA: I don’t know if you can do this.. but we took two mini-moons right after we got married.  The weekend after our wedding, we took a trip up to NYC.  Then for new years, we took another “mini-moon” to disney land.  But they felt more like trips to me and hm like. Our trip to mexico, really felt like our honeymoon. We were able to relax, my name was changed, the thank you cards were all sent out and we were able to spend more money because we waited.  Oh, I even got professional photos to document our hm. It was a great time!

Post # 6
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’ll be doing this as well. Get married, spend part of that week on a somewhat ‘local vacation’ and then 5 months later we’ll take our longer honeymoon (partly b/c of the bar exam, partly because of what @CupCakeMeg: mentioned about Alaskan cruises). I think I’ll rather enjoy the little bit of free-time after the wedding but before classes start again (spring break wedding) to move into the new place, unpack wedding gifts, write thank you notes, etc. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are waiting to take our big honeymoon. We took a mini-moon to NYC about a month after the wedding, and are planning to go to Europe this summer. My husband is a professor and started back teaching the Monday after the wedding, so taking time right after we got married wasn’t an option. 

Our little mini-moon still definitely felt like a honeymoon, it was our first trip as a married couple, and we had a ton of fun! Its fine to wait a bit, I’m actually glad we did because the week after the wedding I was just beat and dead tired. We had entertained family for a week, and although everything was fun – it was exhausting! For us, taking a big trip right after the wedding would have been sort of a waste, as we would have wanted to sleep a lot! LOL

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We had an amazing 7 days relaxing in a 5 star resort in Phuket Thailand, followed by 3 days of site seeing and shopping in Bangkok

Post # 9
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176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We spent our wedding night at a nice hotel, but Darling Husband couldn’t get time off to go anywhere. Plus, we had zero money.

I’m trying to convince him that spending a week in NYC this summer is an excellent idea.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

A lot of couples wait to take a honeymoon. And after all the excitment of wedding planning, it can give you something new to look forward to!

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