(Closed) Honeymoon…. Are you leaving/Did you go the week after the wedding or wait????

posted 11 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: When are you leaving/Did you leave?

    ASAP! We didn't want to waste anytime getting to the good part! No regrets!

    ASAP! But we might have wanted a LITTLE break inbetween... maybe a Day or Two before traveling.

    We scheduled it for a week or more after the wedding! Too much to do still!

    Other??? Please explain!

  • Post # 3
    2777 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We left 4 days after our wedding and I’m SO glad we did. It meant that pre-wedding I didn’t have the stress in the last week of also having to pack bags for the honeymoon and it then post-wedding we were able to have a couple really good comfort meals and just come down to earth a little bit before we went off on our trip. We also flew for 36 hours (to Australia) so having the break between the madness of the wedding and then the madness that was just getting to our honeymoon was really nice – especially because DH isn’t as experienced a flier as I am. I’d definitely recommend it.

    Post # 4
    5385 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We are leaving a few hours after the wedding (plane leaves at 5:30 am). We kinda have no choice because it will cost more if we waited, FH can’t get too much more time off from work, and the semester will be starting for me again. Our parents are going to help us out with getting the gifts back to the correct location after the wedding so that helps me ease my mind.

    Post # 5
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We couldn’t go on a honeymoon because we didn’t have enough vacation time… the DH had to get back to work, so hopefully we can go on one next year sometime.


    Post # 6
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am giving us a one-day buffer to see some  Out of Town friends, open our gifts, snuggle our cats…and last minute packing, but then we are off for 8 days in paradise!

    Post # 7
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re waiting to even plan, we got married last weekend and now we’re going to start thinking about it and planning it in the next month or so. We’re doing a mini-moon in the states, but the big “honeymoon” is for later at an unknown spot at this point!

    Post # 8
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    we’ll probably be going on our actual honeymoon 6-8 months after the wedding, for a couple reasons. one, we both would like to take off most of the week before the wedding to relax and get everything done without being super crazy, but that would be difficult with work if we then took the next 2 weeks off for our honeymoon. our jobs are pretty flexible but 3 weeks is pushing it, especially since it’s FI’s busy season at work. we could go 2-4 weeks after the honeymoon, but by then the weather at our hopeful honeymoon destination will not be as warm as i’d like. as of now the plan is to do a 3-4 day minimoon somewhere withinin a 3 hour radius of our wedding location or our home, and then do the big honeymoon abroad the next spring/early summer. my good friend did this and they were very happy with that decision, it gave them something to look forward to during the post-wedding blues.

    Post # 9
    1568 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I was glad we left immediately because I wanted to get away from worrying about the cleanup, the gifts, the thank-you notes, etc. No trouble decompressing for us, it was just what we needed after the wedding – just the two of us, nobody else at all.

    Post # 10
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I was lucky enough to have a 2-part honeymoon.

    We went to Whistler & Vancouver on the Monday following our Saturday wedding. We had a big open house/bbq at our place on Sunday. We partied late into the evening so I didn’t get around to packing until EARLY Monday morning. But we got it done.

    I will say this…crazy as it was to get packed and make it on a honeymoon almost immediately after the wedding it was sooooooo worth it. There’s no substitute for that *JUST* married feeling. We spent the whole week all schmoopy and calling each other "husband" and "wifey." It was really fun to talk about the wedding. We were giddy and smiley and drunk on the effects of the wedding emotions.

    We just went on part 2 of the honeymoon…6 months later. To Maui. And while it was amazingly beauitful, we don’t feel *just married* anymore. So it was very different.

    I highly recommend going right after if you can swing it. Prolong that high before getting back to reality…

    Post # 11
    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we’re going on a cruise and while we could have left the next day, we waited a week to make sure that we had plenty of time to travel to florida and get to the port because the ships won’t wait for anybody (unless you book a flight through them, which we didn’t do). so a week we’ll wait! that way we can open gifts, cash checks, work a few days, relax, pack with ease and maybe shop for new honeymoon clothes! i also think it will help to draw out the wedding. 

    Post # 12
    2643 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We’re leaving almost 11 months after our wedding. lol  We really didn’t have a choice.  A) My DH had to report back to duty less than a week after the wedding and B) We had no funds available for the honeymoon.  I’m obviously glad we waited (even if we could have gone) because now I get to enjoy my wedding knowing that my DH gets to come home with me (and not go back to the Army) and we can afford a pretty sweet honeymoon down in the Bahamas for 8 days!!!!

    We were pretty lucky to take a mini-moon in the city we were married in.  My awesome co-workers got us 2 nights at the Ritz, so we definitely felt pampered!

    Post # 13
    1086 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We got married Sat, left Monday around 9 AM. I loved that because gave me a day to do laundry and pack and rest vs. having to worry about packing AND the wedding a few days before. That way, you’re not stressing about being ready for both. Also, a lot of flights are early morning and you won’t want to wake up early after the wedding night.

    Post # 14
    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i voted asap, but it wasn’t quite that–we got married Saturday and left Monday morning. it was pretty perfect, though I guess we could have waited another day. we were exhausted the day after–we also had a day-after brunch, so we spent that afternoon/evening napping and taking care of errands. it was plenty of time to take care of what we needed to do post-wedding and spend more time relaxing with our families. but, we had a long day traveling to our honeymoon and i ended up getting sick the first night, partially because i hadn’t eaten well the day we travelled, and maybe also because i just had had so much adrenaline that my body was crashing…but i was totally normal and LOVING every minute of our honeymoon the next day 🙂

    Post # 15
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    we waited a week before we went on the honeymoon. we were exhausted after the saturday night reception and im way too OCD to leave gifts/cash/ty card list waiting for me to come back to after the honeymoon. i also had class that i couldnt miss, so it worked out. we went back to work/school for five days and then got to relax without a thing on our minds but to enjoy the honeymoon for 8 days straight! 🙂 LOVED every minute and i would do it like that over again for sure. good luck with hm planning!

    Post # 16
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We’re talking about doing a delayed honeymoon by a couple of months. The plans started that way because of work conflicts, but now we’re realizing it will be nice not to have to worry about planning and having everything ready for a big trip right before the wedding.

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