(Closed) Did your delayed honeymoon feel like a honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
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  • Post # 2
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Question- CAN I COME TO YOUR WEDDING? This sounds amazing!! We gift really well….. 😏

    Post # 4
    7268 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    We delayed ours for three months and it definitely still felt like a honeymoon. In part because it was the first time we took a truly epic overseas trip together and really spoiled ourselves! We’ve just passed our one year anniversary though and I’m not sure at this point in the game a trip like that would have felt quite so honeymoon-ish…I think at 3 months we still felt like newlyweds but we really don’t anymore. So I’m not sure…but even if it doesnt “feel” like a honeymoon it will still be an amazing trip! You gotta do what makes sense for you.

    Post # 6
    389 posts
    Helper bee

    I know you aren’t asking for opinions on the pre-wedding events you are hosting, but I just thought I would chime in. While everything you have planned sounds very nice and interesting, I might personally be a bit miffed as a guest if we had all these structured activities (even if they are optional, because some people would feel like they aren’t really an option and they should attend). 

    As you said, for many people this is a long (and possibly expensive) flight so they may be building a vacation around your wedding. While the main point of them coming in the first place is obviously your wedding, they may have other interests on how to spend their additional days. 

    Also, if you were not hosting several days of expensive activities you might be able to have the time and funds to take your own honeymoon. 

    Again, what you are doing is super nice and generous for your guests, but it might be misplaced time and money if they would rather not be tied to this agenda. 

    Post # 8
    1117 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    We took a short honeymoon (we called it our minimoon!) about a month and a half after our wedding. I have a daughter from a previous marriage and we wanted to take time for just the two of us, so we took advantage of a long weekend when her dad would have her. Even though it wasn’t immediately after the wedding, hubby did several sweet things to make it feel romantic and honeymoon-esque. For example, he had a dozen roses waiting for me at our suite at the B&B when we got there.

    I’m not sure if I would have still felt that it was a honeymoon if it were 1-2 years down the line. If you can, I’d see what you can do to take a short weekend getaway somewhere, maybe leave work early on a Friday and take Monday off, if you really want that honeymoon, newlywed feeling.

    Post # 9
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    i didnt get a honeymoon until 2 yeasr after we got married (in the court) we had other vacations but we were with our families.

    it def felt like a honeymoon, just me and him, mind you two years later it still felt new

    Post # 12
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    You sound very generous to be hosting so much and i’m sure people will enjoy. I probably would not come to much except maybe the eating ones haha as i’m one of those who hates any structured activities in holidays but as long as your guests don’t feel obligated i’m sure it’s fine.

    As for the honeymoon, I think it’s natural for the ‘newness’ of being married to wear off within the first year but holidays are always special and fun anyway. It just might not be the same as an immediate one but obviously due to the wedding and events you have chosen that will be impossible.  Can you guys take 2 nights and stay in a local place that is a bit special somewhere within the first few months just as something different? 


    Post # 14
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee

    Could your Monday-Tuesday be like a little romantic staycation? Maybe a couples massage, a night at a fancy hotel in your hometown, something like that? I imagine you’ll be exhausted after the wedding but it could be a nice relaxing romantic couple of days. Watching a movie in a fancy hotel room could still feel romantic and luxurious.  Certinaly more so than like, going home and taking out the trash or something. 

    I’d also like to come to your wedding; it sounds amazing–room for one more??! You can go ahead and sign me up for all the activities. 


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