(Closed) Did You/Will You Wait to Go on Your Honeymoon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

we are now considering this as well….since our wedding is going to be in july and alaska is way too expensive….so we might go camping for an extended weekend after the wedding then go away over christmas….it’s hard because I work for the school board and only have certain times of the year off….

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We decided to wait due to finances. At first we were going to go in December, then we were going to go for anniversary, now we are talking about doing it sometime next spring. I really wish we would have gone right after the wedding because at this point I doubt we’ll ever end up going on a honeymoon and even if we do, it won’t be quite the same.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We got married at the beach and stayed a few days later, but wouldn’t call it a “honeymoon” per se.

 

We waited for financial reasons.  In 18 days it will be our 1st anniversary and we are taking our honeymoon in three more months.  I can’t wait, we have had so many obstacles come through our first year of marriage and I just wanna lye on that cruise ship and relax with my honey. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We decided to wait due to finances and that our daughter will only be 7 months old.  The plan is to go next year as our anniversary present to ourself.  We will have more money to work with and more time since our baby will then be a toddler.  I am more comfortable leaving a toddler for a week then a baby.  Im not worried we wont go, I plan on starting the planning for our honeymoon in the beginning of next year. 

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We left first thing in the morning it was great. The wedding was sooo much stress and getting a big reward/ relaxing vacation afterward was perfect! We talked about waiting but it would have just felt like another vacation and I didn’t want that. Since your still taking a mini moon you’ll still get to have that rewarded relaxing feeling so you get the best of both worlds.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re waiting for a year just like 

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@Miss Toadstool:  and also we’re students and time off work is hard. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are having a destination wedding on a random Tuesday. We’ve told all our family and friends that will be joining us not to expect to see us after the wedding. We are considering checking into an entirely different hotel just so we don’t have to run into them lol anyway, Fiance has to be back at work the following Monday. So we will take a mini moon away from everyone, but that’s it. 

 

We are also planning one fantastic vacation in January/February when we have more time and will consider that our ‘real’ honeymoon.  

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we were planning on having a mini-moon right after and then having a real honeymoon in the spring, but my fiance is in the military and we just found out that he’ll be going thru some training for a new job right around the time we had planned on going on our honeymoon and when that happens taking leave will be impossible, so now it’s all up in the air. but we’re going to try to do it soon after the wedding.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We don’t have time after the wedding 🙁 Im a little bummed. We have to get right back to work/school. Hoping we’ll be able to do a mini-weekend moon. We’ll probably plan to go somewhere over winter break. Im hoping I dont have post-wedding depression from just getting back to real-life, but at least there will be a great vacation to look forward to in a few months.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We will not be waiting, we will be leaving the morning after the wedding. I personally wouldn’t have it any other way – like PP have said I want to relax with my husband and soak in being married. I feel taking the honeymoon right after the wedding extends the event, an event in which I’ve planned for a year… eeep.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re waiting until the summer after our wedding. I really want to honeymoon in Thailand and Vietnam but we can’t leave right after our wedding bc my Fiance will still be in classes. By waiting for the summer time, we can spend at least a month there to be able to have time to enjoy and explore the countries.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@Olive12:  That’s how Im looking at it too. 2-3 days after the wedding, Fiance has law firm interviews at school. But even if he didn’t have those, and we could just come back for the actual start of classes, if we went after the wedding, we would probably only have a week or 6 days for the honeymoon. But if we wait a little, we’ll be able to be gone for 2-3 weeks. Silver lining!

Post # 29
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

For my first wedding we waited over a month to go on our honeymoon.  It was for two reasons: 1) I had enough to worry about with planning the wedding and getting packed to go on a honeymoon the day after the wedding sounded daunting; and 2) we got a great deal on a cruise but it didn’t set sail for another month after the wedding.  Although I was a little disappointed to have to go back to work the Monday after the wedding, I felt that I was better able to relax and enjoy our honeymoon.

For this wedding we were thinking about waiting a few months until the weather clears up and we could save more money for the honeymoon.  But it looks like the money is no longer an issue and even if we wait, the weather won’t be much better.  Since I’m taking the week of the wedding off, we will probably wait a week or two to allow me to reorganize things at work before leaving for two weeks.

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We’re waiting. We had a two-night mini-moon in Williamsburg, and we’re going to New Zealand right after Thanksgiving. It’ll be the start of their summer, and it’s a better time of year for DH to take that much time off (3 weeks.)

I like that we have something else to look forward to. And honestly, we were both SO wiped out after the wedding, that I’m not sure how much I would have enjoyed the honeymoon right afterwards, unless we went to an island where all I had to do was read a book and have a frozen drink. 

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

no, our honeymoon trip is kinda combined with our wedding trip since we are getting married in disney world.

i am hoping to have an anniversary trip though, since our wedding package comes with annual passes and i don’t want them to go to waste.

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