(Closed) Did you have your honeymoon right after the wedding, or later?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: How soon after your wedding did you leave for your honeymoon?

    Less than a week

    A week to a month

    A month to 4 months

    4 months to 8 months

    8 months to a year

    A year to a year and a half

    A year and a half to two years

    Over two years

    No honeymoon for us

  • Post # 2
    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We seriously considered putting it off but I’m glad we didn’t.  It made the entire memory of the wedding and the honeymoon much more…..I don’t know….heightened the experience I guess.

    We were married on Saturday, recovered Sunday and then flew off on a Monday.   I think I would have liked 2 days of recovery time but what can you do.   We were married in another state in which we lived and our honeymoon was in a 3rd state so we were flying all over the place.  We didn’t want to waste time.

    Post # 3
    638 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

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    unicornphish:  our wedding is on a Thursday, and we will be leaving for our honeymoon Saturday morning ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    934 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

    We had a Destination Wedding so as soon as our reception was over we started our honeymoon!  Some of our guests had brought bags that they left on the shuttle with clothes to change into after the brunch and went straight to the beach (we had suggested beaches on the island and shops so I wasn’t offended).

    We kept our wedding costs low so we could take a longer honeymoon and do the activities we wanted. 

    Post # 5
    8377 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

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    unicornphish:  I was 7 months pregnant when we eloped. We didn’t have money for a honeymoon and I wouldn’t have enjoyed it. We went on vacation for our 1-year anniversary and considered that our delayed honeymoon.

    Post # 6
    578 posts
    Busy bee

    Originally, the practical person in me really wanted to wait a few months so we’d have something to look forward to, and so we’d have an amazing vacation in the winter (our wedding is in August).

    Then I read an article from someone who said it felt more like a vacation and less like a honeymoon when they delayed it a few months. So I asked Fiance if he’d mind taking a tropical honeymoon in August, and he agreed that it would seem more like a honeymoon if we did it after the wedding.

    We’re getting married on a Saturday, and flying out the following Tuesday (giving us time for Sunday Brunch, opening gifts/writing thank you cards, and a few other things).

    Post # 7
    876 posts
    Busy bee

    We got married on Saturday and left Sunday evening for our honeymoon. I can’t explain it but it somehow made the process of whole getting married more fun and memorable since we got to start off by celebrating with our family and friends at the reception and after party and then we were able to relax and pamper ourselves for two weeks before returning to work ๐Ÿ™‚ No regrets.

    Post # 8
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

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    unicornphish:  Our wedding is on Sat, and we will be leaving late Sun to go to the port for our cruise that will leave on Mon. 

    The first time I got married we did on Sat and left for our honeymoon on Sun. 

    My brother has been married for almost 6 years and I don’t think they have ever had any kind of trip alone. 

    I have a cousin who her and her husband have been married 9 years and they went to the beach for a few days, a mini-moon I guess you would say. Then every year for their annivesary they have taken a small weekend getaway.

    I really like the idea of going away, even if just for a weekend every year. 

    Post # 9
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    So I didn’t vote because my answer doesn’t really fit in…

    We didn’t have a lot of time to take off right after the wedding and it wasn’t a good time to go weatherwise where we wanted to go on our honeymoon.

    We went to Bermuda right after the wedding for our minimoon for 5 days in September 2 days after our wedding.

    We are taking our actual honeymoon next month…We are doing a South Pacific cruise to the Cook & Society Islands. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    787 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We got married on Saturday and left for our honeymoon the next day (Sunday). Our honeymoon was about a week. We then went on a longer vacation about 7 months later that we considered a second honeymoon.

    Post # 12
    962 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

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    unicornphish:  We got married end of February. We’ll honeymoon end of July/beginning of August. Where we wanted to go is only open in the summer months. It will be our longest vacation together so far (two weeks). 

    We did a two-night mini moon at a hotel near our wedding. 

    Post # 13
    6300 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We delayed ours 6 months due to timing and location. I’m a wedding photographer, and we got married in height of my busy season. My DH has a job that keeps him travelling a good portion of the year internationally, so our date was based a lot around that, because a good chunk of his guest list is in the same profession and on the same travel schedule. I knew I wanted a fall wedding, and so we picked a date and rolled with it.

    I really wanted to try and do a mini honeymoon, just a few days, right after the wedding. We just couldn’t – I had two weddings the weekend after mine already on the books.

    DH *really* wanted a ski honeymoon, and that means winter time. We already travel a lot internationally to resort destinations for his job – so I gave him that. So 6 months later we took a 2 week ski honeymoon.

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    NOTLBride:  You’re absolutely right. Our “honeymoon” definitely felt like a regular old vacation, not a honeymoon. I think part of it was because we’d already been together for 12 years and travel a ton, but a bigger part of it was that it was 6 months after our wedding.

    Post # 14
    1099 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I just could not imagine going back to work after our wedding. We left the next morning for our honeymoon.  

    Post # 15
    3791 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We got married on a Friday, so I took the whole week off (had the time), as well as the Monday following. We never intended to go anywhere right away, especially since I had no more vacation to use – and anything I had left was already planned around the holidays last year. Plus, I wanted to go someplace warm when it was really cold where we live.

    So, we booked our honeymoon the Monday after we got married and just went last month. And actually, it was this week a month ago in February. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had a mild winter, but that week was the coldest – so my plan worked!

    I liked waiting, as it gave us something to look forward to. This was our first big vacation together, so it felt like a honeymoon but was also a lot of fun.


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