Post # 1
I know this won’t technically be a honeymoon since it’s before the wedding, but I’m wondering if it is a horrible idea to go on a honeymoon-like vacation a month before the wedding.
I’m getting married Oct 2017. My fiance works in corrections, and they do their annual vacation canvas in Nov. The only week that was available when he put his vacation request in was in Sept.
We had wanted to go on a cruise for our honeymoon, but our options are either a month before the wedding, or 3 months after the wedding at the earliest (that’s not even guaranteed). I wouldn’t mind going in January, but he won’t even know what months are available until Nov (after our wedding)
I’m worried I’ll be too stressed in Sept to enjoy the cruise, but I really don’t want to end up having to wait a year to have a honeymoon 🙁
Would going on a cruise a month before the wedding be a bad idea?
Post # 2
Go for it!
But consider it a calming vacation pre-wedding and have a honeymoon a few months later. Many wait
Post # 3
Go for it!! We went to a wedding in a different country a few months before our wedding we debated turning it into a honeymoon but opted not to for different reasons. I was worried some people would think it was odd, but no one did.
Post # 4
We did it before.
We went away October 2015, because we knew the funds wouldn’t be there for us to go after the wedding. Also, we knew that we were getting married in the summer so no point running away for a vacation when it was warm here.
We LOVED it. And we don’t regret it.
We did a stay-cation after the wedding.
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s a bad idea but I don’t think it’s worth spending the money if you think you’ll be too stressed. I’m getting married next november but not planning on the honeymoon until summer of 2018 since we both want summer in Europe. But we are planning a mini get-away right after the wedding in Napa Valley, CA so we’ll have our relaxing time before heading back to work while waiting for our honeymoon in the summer.
Post # 6
We did – we went to Cabo 6 weeks before the wedding because we didn’t know if our work schedules would allow us to go after the wedding. Luckily, they did, so we went to Maui a month after our wedding. We had 2.
Post # 7
you do you! If that makes the most sense for you guys then do it. You’re harming nobody.
Post # 8
I think going on a vacation before the wedding would be great! I wouldn’t call it a honeymoon though.
But for what it’s worth, there is nothing wrong with a delayed honeymoon and many people go that route. It can be nice because then you won’t be as wound up and stressed from the wedding and might be able to enjoy yourself more.
Post # 9
It’s not really a “honeymoon” before the wedding, but if you want to go on a vacation, go for it. Honeymoon = first “fancy” trip taken as husband and wife, usually to unwind after the stress of the lead up to the wedding. But if you’re going to be stressed on this pre wedding trip, I don’t really see the point of it.
Post # 10
Really, I think there is too much focus and pressure on “honeymoon”. It no longer has the original intent and it’s an issue of semantics – it’s a vacation. You’re allowed to take vacations whenever it works best for you and it will be just as special whenever it happens because you’ll be with the person you love sharing the experience.
Post # 11
I know I’ll have too much to do ahead of the wedding so I wouldn’t do this. However, I’m not having a honeymoon immediately after the wedding either… just do what works for you!