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

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 32
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did a “mini-moon” the week after the wedding, going to a national park a couple hours from our wedding site, and we’re honeymooning in September (2 weeks in Europe).  For where we wanted to go, July was way too hot and expensive, and I didn’t want to plan a trip on top of the wedding.  So now I can start to focus on trip stuff.  I talked to a friend of mine who also did a mini-moon with delayed honeymoon, and he’s very glad they waited.  He said they needed some time to just decrompress after the wedding, and needed a break so they could fully enjoy their honeymoon.  There was a blog post on the Bee recently where she said she wished she’d had a few days post wedding to catch up on sleep before leaving for her honeymoon.

Post # 33
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We are geating married on a Thursday at the beach and leaving or our honeymoon that Sunday.    We actually planned the cruise then decided we would get married. We have been engaged for five years and figured someday we would marry. So we are getting married on 1/3/13 and leaving on 1/6/13.

Post # 34
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did a mini-moon the week after the wedding from Mon-Fri. We had free flights and a great deal on a condo so we decided on Florida. We wanted a chance to relax and get away after the wedding. DH didn’t call it our honeymoon- he’s calling our 3 week Europe trip that we’re taking next summer (we’re teachers) our proper honeymoon. I’m super happy that we have something so exciting and special still to look forward to!

Post # 35
9947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

As an Encore Bride, I can tell you there is something really special about not waiting… and having to return to the “routine” of life (especially if you have lived together before the wedding).  Either way, there will be YEARS you can live together and do mundane things (like work, laundry, the dishes etc). Keeping the romantic mood moving along into the Honeymoon is definitely worthwhile… afterall this is a time you will remember / look back on the rest of your lives.  Weddings are nice, but the real goal here is Marriage, and that begins the second after you run off just the two of you !!  That is what should be really appreciated and savoured… ala a Honeymoon.

That said, going from the Hectic Pre-Wedding Planning, thru to the Whirlwind Week, onto the Ceremony and Reception (and Wedding Night) can be EXHAUSTING.  Add in a next-day flight to some far off place, and one can find themselves collapsed in an expensive Destination Hotel Room just sleeping away the time (and money).

If your Honeymoon plans include a jet-off to somewhere exotic, best to post-pone it for a day or two… and use the first day post Wedding just to veg in a nice Hotel, Sleep In, visit the Spa, Pool etc.

Personally, this time round… having figured all of the aforementioned things out from the last time…

Mr TTR and I are Eloping to a Destination Wedding on a Beach overlooking the Ocean on Christmas Eve.  After which we’ll be going to a favourite bar near our condo for a Champagne Toast.  Then off to a nearby Fancy Hotel for a romantic meal overlooking the ocean… and a Nightcap, before retiring to our Honeymoon Suite (same room I’m using to stay in the night before, and get ready before our Ceremony).

Next day is Christmas Day, we’ll be playing a round of golf… and having Christmas Dinner at our Vacation Condo.  The 26th we pack up and head south to take in some sunshine, more golf and Florida Beaches for a week.

Then it is back home for a bit of “reality” (and our Back Home Reception with Friends & Family) before jetting off to Honeymoon Part Two, a Caribbean Cruise.  Lol, the cruise was planned before the Wedding, hence the lag in timeframe. 

Honestly, I am quite excited about the whole thing… and cannot wait.  Mr TTR likes the fact that the Honeymoon is in two parts, each different from the other.  A week of Golf mainly for him, and a week of pampering and exploring while travelling to exotic ports of call (things we both love, but especially me).  I like the fact that it spreads the whole Newlywed / Honeymoon phase of our life out over a longer span of time

Hope this helps,


Post # 36
214 posts
Helper bee

Still waiting here, but in my dream world… We would get married 11/30/14, which would be our 4 year dating anniversary.  And I really, reeaaalllllllllyyyyyy want to go to Russia but Russia in December?  Not sure that’s a good idea!  So we’d probably have to wait.  And I’m ok with waiting to get the honeymoon we want.  But I’d like to stay a few days after the wedding in the hotel, ideally I’d like a semi-destination wedding (up in DC, about a 3 hours drive).

Post # 37
6511 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are going 2 days after our wedding, and I am very excited about it.  We live together, and we have been planning the wedding together, so it will be great to have a week away from it all in a tropical paradise 🙂

Post # 38
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We are probably waiting.

  • FH and I are both students, and I will still be in school at the time of the wedding. It’s hard enough just saving up for a wedding and every day expenses, so we won’t have the money to go on a great honeymoon until later.
  • I don’t want to board my dog. Lame, I know, but it is what it is, and my parents won’t dog sit for a week. And boarding is an added expense.

Sure, I’d love to be able to go somewhere right after the wedding, but I think we’re just going to get a really nice hotel room for a night or two and then take a honeymoon after I graduate.

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