Honeymoon….? How long and how many places?

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Our honeymoon will be 6 days. Who on earth can just take off for 3 month? Don’t people have jobs? Basically: do whatever you want and can afford. Who cares how long and how far you go?

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We went to two different Hawaiian islands.  We where gone for 12 days.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Depends on how long you can take off and how much you can afford. I mean, wouldn’t we all love to take month long honeymoons, but it isn’t overly realistic for many people (at least in the US).

We were gone 9 days. 2 at a resort near the airport to relax after the wedding, and 7 days in Banff, Canada & the Canadian rockies.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

Our honeymoon was two weeks on St. Lucia

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Like other bees say,  it depends on what you can afford and what you want,  we’re planning a 7 day honeymoon at a resort in Orlando, Florida

It met the budget(free timeshare gifted from parents plus econonomical direct flights and rental cars means we are looking at less than $1500 unless we REALLY splurge and do Disney too),  has good weather in May, and has an alligator park nearby,  which is all fi wants.   We’re pretty big potterheads so we might make it out to Universal Studios. Plus the resort is cash free so we don’t have to carry our wallets around and has plenty of pools and a private lake with beaches. 

We could have done a longer honeymoon,  but we want to ttc after the wedding and I don’t get maternity leave,  so I’m trying save as much leave as possible for the future. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

We did 2.5 weeks in Italy. 4 stops: Sorrento, Rome, Tuscany, and Venice.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Ours will be much shorter than the ones you’ve listed. We will have 5 days total as it is quite difficult for my fiance to get a lot of time off at once…he will be taking 6 days off in a row (the first day being our wedding day…leaving for our honeymoon early the next morning) and we are grateful for that time.

We will arrive in California early the morning of the first day and spend the first two days and nights on Huntington Beach. The second two days we are going to Disneyland and California Adventure (kids at heart still), which will be fun because the first parks day will also be my fiance’s birthday! And then the 5th day we will be flying back home. 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

faithschad :  Not at all. We’re going to Rome. We get married on a Saturday, will then spend Sunday relaxing and hanging out with friends who are flying in from another continent and get on the plane Monday morning.

Since we knew we only had a few days, we needed to stay in Europe. We considered Iceland but decided it would be too cold. We felt Paris was too chliché. And we wanted to go somewhere we hadn’t visited together or with previous partners (which eliminated Copenhagen, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Barcelona and Prague). In the end Lisbon and Rome were left. I had last been to Rome as a girl and my H2B had never been. We are lucky because my mum is paying for the honeymoon, bless her heart.

I do admit, I would have loved to go on a far-away adventure, but I can only get time off for a week at that time, so it just wouldn’t have worked. We’ve decided to do a longer holiday in 2019 though. We’ll fly to NYC, rent a car and drive up to Maine. If we hadn’t ruled out a summer wedding because of heat, that would have been my dream honeymoon.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We’ve saved up every ounce of vacation to be able to do this — we are getting married in Lebanon, where my family is from and lives! So we’ll be there the week before the wedding, and then for our honeymoon, we are doing a week in Switzerland and a week in Portugal since we’d like to experience mountains and the coast. We just sat down last weekend to list some places we’d like to see in each one/activities we want to do, but we just know we want a balance of activity (kayaking, hiking), eating (hellooooo all the chocolate and seafood), and culture (museums, music). We won’t be hopping around from city to city, just making sure we see a few key areas and letting the rest flow organically!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

We did two weeks in Italy–Rome, Florance,  Venice, Sorrento and Capri plus a day trip to Pompeii from Sorrento and one to San Gimignano out from Florance. It was pretty amazing.

Another incredible (but non-honeymoon) trip I think almost everyone can enjoy is Ireland. We went for 2.5 weeks and did 3 days in Northern Ireland on the Causway Coast near Bushmills, then rented a car in the Republic of Ireland and did Dublin, Wicklow National Park, the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Penninsula, Doolin, Kilarney, Kilkenny, the Aran Islands and the Burren. I would go back in a heart beat! 

I think if you have the time and money, an international trip is better for two weeks. Usually plane tickets are a huge chunk of the cost so the longer trip makes it more worth it. Most people I know have done 1-2 week honeymoons, they had jobs to get back to!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

faithschad :  Knowing how much time you will get off and your budget will help you decide destination and length of time.  I will be doing 2 weeks in Italy Spain and France.  From talking to other couples we were warned that anything over that may feel long (crazy to think right lol).  

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

hannahshope :  Thats so true. If the plane ticket is expensive try to make the stay long so that its worth it. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

We did a 2 week honeymoon – 1 week in Japan and 1 week in Kaua’i. If we could’ve taken the time off, we would’ve done a month! I have friends who went on month-long honeymoons and it sounds like such a perfect amount of time to enjoy your first married days together 🙂 Plus, that way nothing feels rushed. Our week in Japan felt too rushed for me, but the week in Hawaii felt relaxed.

ETA: We both took the week before the wedding off from work, so we were already taking 3 weeks off total. That’s why we didn’t do longer. So you have to consider if you’ll take any time off before the wedding as well!

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