(Closed) Did you honeymoon in the same place as your destination wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’ve only attended a couple of destination weddings but have been to one where it was a holiday location, and the bride and groom honeymooned there (essentially with their guests). When the destination was a hometown rather than a “true” destination as it were, they subsequently went on to a different destination. The other option is having the wedding in one place and going slightly further away for honeymoon (eg wedding in Sorrento in Italy, honeymoon in Capri so you don’t need to travel too far)

Post # 3
1444 posts
Bumble bee

No! We stayed at our wedding resort for 1 week, then on the last day when most of our guests were leaving we switched to our honeymoon resort for another week.

Post # 4
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

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loveydove :  it sounds like you stayed at the same location though. It sounds like OP is referring to area/country not hotel.


I am getting married in Mexico next year. We are staying there for a week, going to the west coast for a week (we live on the east coast) , then our actual honey moon will be Europe 2020 for two weeks.

I wish we could do Europe after the wedding, but I just feel like a week is not enough time. 


Post # 5
4876 posts
Honey bee

We stayed on St. Thomas with our guests for a week and then went to Italy/Greece for 2 weeks a couple months later.

Post # 6
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m getting married on Saturday in Mexico (I can’t believe it’s six days away!) but we will not honeymoon there. We will be in Mexico for about 4 days after the wedding but so will many of our guests so I wouldn’t consider that a honeymoon. We are planning to go to Europe later this year for our honeymoon.

Post # 8
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We got married in Mexico and were there for 6 days for the wedding.  We left on a 2 week cruise about a week and a half after we returned home.  I am so glad we didn’t honeymoon in Mexico.  The 6 days we were in Mexico didn’t really feel like a vacation because we were so busy with the wedding and just hanging out with and entertaining our guests.  We got home at midnight on Monday after our wedding, and were right back at work the next day, which was rough, but it was worth it to have a 2 week vacation waiting for us.

Post # 9
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

For me, it would depend on where you were getting married and when you wanted to take your honeymoon. If it was somewhere down south in the Caribbean, I’d probably switch resorts to go somewhere different for the honeymoon but stay in the same country to make travel easier since you want to have your honeymoon shortly afer the wedding.  If it was months apart, I would do the honeymoon elsewhere.

We did a destination wedding in Italy.  We were there for 5 days then honeymooned in Greece (Santorini) for a week right after the wedding.  

Post # 11
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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rolypoly :  We weren’t able to take our honeymoon right after our wedding so we did a mini moon at the destination (NYC) and then took our “real” honeymoon for our first anniversary, which was amazing. We were gifted a trip to Disney and then spent a week in Bermuda after that. I know a kit of people want to honeymoon right away, but it was actually really nice to have that anniversary trip to look forward to during our first year. In retrospect, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. 

Post # 12
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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rolypoly :  that was our exact logic. We had the wedding in a location that was central to both our families (and was meaningful to us for othe reasons) but we wanted to honeymoon in a place neither of us had been. We remained in the wedding destination for, maybe 3 nights after the wedding and then headed to the next country.

Post # 13
8674 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I think it matters whether it’s a dw of the sort where everyone has to fly to some exotic location and shell out tons of money for your vision to happen (doubly so if it’s AI so they’re basically paying for their own reception) vs if it’s just that everyone you know lives in city x so you have your wedding there because you live in city y. (Or city x is central to the 2-3 cities most ppl are travelling from and you wanted to be “fair” to everyone and make it so no one had to go so far)


If it’s the first type.. people paid through the nose so you can be here, enjoy it would you? The second.. makes tons of sense to go to a more exotic locale for honeymoon. 

Just my impression though.

Post # 15
1 posts
  • Wedding: January 2019

Our destination wedding is coming up in January, we were originally planning on going somewhere else for our honeymoon.. until we saw the price of staying at the resort for the second week! The second week is incredibly cheaper!

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