(Closed) "Honeymoon" BEFORE wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Would you go on a honeymoon before the wedding?

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  • Post # 2
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    Busy Beekeeper

    Go for it! 

    But consider it a calming vacation pre-wedding and have a honeymoon a few months later. Many wait

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    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
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    Bumble bee

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    emsie :  

    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
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    Newbee

    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
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    Sugar bee

    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
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    you do you!  If that makes the most sense for you guys then do it.  You’re harming nobody.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    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
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    Honey bee

    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
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    Helper bee

    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!

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