Post # 1
Is anyone else thinking about having a little “gap” of time between their wedding and honeymoon? My fiance and I might take a week to let things settle and then leave for our honeymoon. Since we’re having a destination wedding, I think it would be stressful for me to have to haul all my honeymoon suitcases down with my wedding stuff, and then hop on a plane the day after my wedding. I’m going to be exhausted. I mean, not just “I’ll sleep in until 11 the next day” exhausted…more like I need a week to recover exhausted.
Is it totally weird to have a gap of time between the wedding and honeymoon? Has anyone done this? Good? Bad?
Post # 3
We’re doing this! We have a month gap, though partly because I have to take finals after the wedding attend my graduation ceremony and my brother’s, and move to another state. Plus we were working with miles, so had to be flexible with the dates.
I heard it was nice to have downtime after the wedding. I’m not sure we’ll have much, but I’m hoping to knock out most of our Thank You notes during the month!
Post # 4
Our wedding is on a saturday and we are leaving for our Honeymoon the following friday….i dotn see anyhting wrong with it.
Post # 5
we are having a small gap. we get married on Saturday and head up for our honeymoon on Tuesday. I need it some time to rest before starting the honeymoon.
Post # 6
I think you just have to do what you have to do! You want to enjoy your vacation, so do it at a time that you think you’d enjoy it and have the time to do it.
Post # 7
We’ve got a 9 day gap between ours…I wanted to stay in the country for Independence Day since I missed it last year, plus 85% of our guest list are Out of Town & they’re making a vacation of our wedding, so we’re also sticking around to spend more time with them. AND, flights are cheaper on Mondays & Tuesdays than on weekends (which accounts for the odd number 9).
Post # 8
We’re leaving either the Tuesday or Wednesday after the wedding. Sunday to spend time with the fam and Out of Town guests. Monday to detox, deposit cash/cheques at the bank, and pack. Tuesday or Wednesday leave!
Post # 9
We’re having a gap. I’m taking a week off work after the wedding for some post wedding down-time (although the way things are looking now I might be moving into our house during that week – EEEEP!) but then I’m going back to work. I’m a teacher so we’re going to wait for the December school holidays before heading off on our honeymoon so that I’m not taking a whole lot of time off during the last term of the year!
Post # 10
We’re taking a few months off after all the wedding stuff, my fh won’t have any more time off until after the first of the year. So it sucks we have to wait til then.
Post # 11
Well, we got legally married on Friday, we’re having our Korean wedding June 5th, our Canadian wedding August 15th…and then going on our Honeymoon starting August 17th. Darling Husband doesn’t have very much vacation time, so they only time we could fit it in was on the way back to Korea (HM in Vancouver). Judging from the craziness of the legal wedding, I would NOT want to leave immediately following a full wedding ceremony for the Honeymoon. Having a bit of time to relax, sleep, and pack is probably a good thing!
Post # 12
Def not weird!
We’re gapping about a month. Our wedding was initially planned for 8/21 so we were going on Honeymoon in early September. Then the wedding got pushed up and we pushed the Honeymoon back another week to fit Oktoberfest nicely into our travels. hehe.
I personally could not leave for Honeymoon the day after wedding. I would worry abotu everything!
Post # 13
YES! That is exactly what we did/are doing. We got married on March 27 in a destination wedding. That was a mini-vacation in itself as we were away for five days (and already had 4 suitcases between the two of us!). We have our honeymoon booked for June 3 – 12. HOWEVER, if I could suggest one thing… waiting 2.5 months is too long. I would recommend only waiting one month. I’m dreaming of a beach and a margarita right now and we’re kicking ourselves for waiting so long! I don’t know why, but June sounded good when we booked it last autumn. Please learn from our mistake and go like within a month or 6 weeks of your wedding. 🙂
Post # 14
I think we’ll have a 1 week gap. I wanted to get married in Feb and the only weekend we could do it was feb 26, but Fiance HAS to work the next week. So, we’ll wait a week and honeymoon after.
Post # 15
we’re getting married in October but not going away until December. The only reason is the money factor – there’s no way we could save all the money we needed for the wedding and for the honeymoon. We *were* going to wait until next year to go away, but Fiance said if we don’t go within a couple of months, we probably wouldn’t go (saving up for another house, life plans, etc etc). I’m also not taking any time off the week after the wedding, back to the grind at work on the Monday.
Post # 16
we’re doing exactly that!
we are both going back to work and school the week after wedding weekend.
then the following saturday, we will be going on our honeymoon 🙂
it gives us time to get everything situated at the house, make arrangements for our pups, and tidy up everything at work/school with no stress on the HM!