Post # 1
I live in Southern California, getting married in April 2013 and FI will be leaving for Officer training school (OTS) two weeks after our wedding for 3 months =(. He’ll be done in late July. I’m debating taking a mini-moon (maybe 3 or 4 days) someplace not too far away and postpone the actual honeymoon until late July/August after he graduates from OTS.
Anyone know of any good mini-moon destinations? Also, should I even consider a mini-moon or just take the honeymoon the week before FI’s deployment?
Post # 3
I voted to take a mini-moon then take your honeymoon after FI (will be then DH) gradautes. I think it’ll be a great way to spend some QT together after being apart for so long and it won’t be dampered with the thought of him having to leave as soon as you get back.
Post # 4
Hi date twin! I voted for taking the honeymoon right away, because a) it will be super nice to spend some time alone with him before he heads off to training, and b) July/Aug is peak vacation time for the rest of America (+ Europe) so that same trip will likely cost you more $$.
We are also considering taking a mini moon, because my FI is in grad school on top of working full time, and we’re dangerously approaching finals time. So we will probably take a few days close by on the east coast, with a bugger trip in mid-late May.
Post # 5
If you save your honeymoon for after OTS, you’ll have something to look forward to while he’s gone, and maybe planning/preparing for the honeymoon will keep you a little more occupied in his absence. Just how I would see the situation
Post # 6
I would just take a mini moon for now and save the honeymoon for after OTS school. Good luck to your FI!!!
Post # 7
I would wait until he got back, and use the money that you would have used for your ‘mini moon’ and put that towards the real honeymoon! 😀