Post # 1
Wedding is Sept 18, 2010
We had planned on going on our honeymoon on Monday, Sept 20th. After some debating on where, we decided on Jamaica. Awesome.
Until we found out that that’s during hurricane season. Grrrrreat.
Now we’re discussing the possibility of going in November. Which is cool for a few reasons – a few family members have b-days in early Oct and I’d miss it if we went on Sept 20th.
BUT… I always imagined going on a honeymoon right after the wedding. That’s really the only reason that’s keeping me on the fence!
Gah! Advice! Words of wisdom! Insight!
Post # 3
We got married on 9/6 and left on our honeymoon on 11/7. I was SO glad we waited. It was one less thing to worry about leading up to the wedding- packing, buying new vacation clothes, etc. And it gave us something to look forward to after the wedding. I highly recommend waiting!
Post # 4
Did you and your hubby do anything right after the wedding? Stay at a hotel for a few days or something?
Post # 5
We waited a few days before going on our mini-honeymoon because we wanted to spend another day or two with our families and not be in an insane rush to relax! We still loved and relaxed on our mini honeymoon with no drawbacks due to it not starting immediatly after the wedding. That being said – I wouldnt change my plans just because its the season for storms… doesnt mean there will be one!
Post # 6
Honestly I think you should wait. I feel like separating the wedding and the honeymoon makes them two different equally awesome experiences, whereas going right after while it has it’s charms makes it into one thing and then coming back from the honeymoon it’s all over. I feel like I would get really depressed if I did it that way.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
Honestly, I wouldn’t be too too worried about the “storm season.” This could also be because we are from FL and we are made aware of it all the time, but the hurricane season to me seems extremely long. Thankfully, with modern technology you will be well aware of any potential storms ahead of time!
Post # 8
We are waiting 2 weeks before going on our Honeymoon as well! Everyone says how exhausted they are going straight from a wedding to a trip, so just look at the time as a refresh period.
Post # 9
I think waiting is a good idea. 🙂 It is still going to be your honeymoon, even if it’s a few weeks later >.<
Post # 10
I’m getting married on 9/18, too, and we’re waiting for our honeymoon till January. I was disappointed, too, because I wanted to take a trip right after the wedding, but I realize that for us, it makes more sense to wait and will ultimately be a better trip. Look at it this way–you will still have something wedding-ish to look forward to after the actual wedding festivities are over.
Post # 11
I think waiting is a great idea. We frequently have clients that do it, and they always comment that they are glad they put some space between the wedding and honeymoon as it gave them somethin else to look forward to.
Post # 12
oh, wow. We’re getting married in April of 2012 and won’t be taking OUR honeymoon until that summer!!!
I know, I know, why not wait till the summer? Because we don’t want to deal with the heat of the summer and I was hoping for blooming flowers and trees to add to the outdoor wedding. (who wouldn’t like natural decorations? lol)
Also, we have kids, so our honeymoon wouldn’t be feasable until summer, when we can leave the munchkins with one set of grandparents or the other (most likely mine, lol).
If you want to do something after the wedding, how about get a hotel room somewhere nice and have a day of “just us”? Go to museums, zoos, caverns, etc. Or sight see!!! Or even go to an amusement park. 🙂 Or spend the day in the hotel room 😉
Post # 13
Just get the insurance! If you book on cheapcarribean.com they give you a great deal and you can get almost all your money back for any reason, including if you get the flu or a hurricane comes through.