(Closed) Honeymoon later?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

we are doing a mini moon- 3 days or so to vegas..then after the 1st of the year taking a longer one..

we want a long one but with the time of the year, and finances it wont happen

i would plan a weekend stay at a B&B or a close beach- then go away later

its your wedding,your honeymoon- do whatever you want!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We know we can’t afford to honeymoon after the wedding, I have no problem with that, we will probablly take a few days off and have a mini-staycation, or go somewhere really close by. I would rather have the honeymoon later and then put any cash gifts towards planning a more exciting trip we don’t have to rush to plan.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

That happened for my first marriage. Only we never ended up having that honeymoon, there was always something else that needed our attention. I always wondered that may be we started off on the wrong foot and never got the wedding stress out of our system.. But there were so many other issues, it is really not worth wondering about 🙂

2nd time around I was adoment about the honeymoon. So we eloped because the honeymoon was more important for me to have. I wanted to have that alone time bonding experience.

Make sure you stick to the plan and have that honeymoon. It’s super imortant to de-stress after the wedding at some point, even a few months later 🙂

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@[email protected]:  DH and I were in the same boat.  Flat out could not afford a honeymoon, plus didn’t have the time to take one.  It actually worked out great!  After the wedding we did a mini-moon in our home city and had a blast.  Then we spent the next 10 months saving like crazy and went on an awesome belated honeymoon. 

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You could have a stay-cation ala “It’s A Wonderful Life”?  Where George Bailey has spent all of their honeymoon money to keep the Building & Loan afloat at the beginning of the Depression.  And he comes home to Mary all dolled up with dinner waiting for him.  There are travel posters on the walls, Hawaiian music playing, a fire roaring and it is such a sweet, humble beginning to their married life that I get all sentimental every time I see that scene.  It’s one of our fav movies and if we weren’t going on a honeymoon until later, I’d totally recreate it for my Fiance (it’s one of our favorite movies lol).

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@[email protected]:  I am in the same boat. We will be having our honeymoon almost 9 months after our wedding!!!  This bothered me, at first. But, then I thought about it… who cares!

We will be able to go somewhere really nice and we are going to need a honeymoon by then.  It will allow us to reflect on the time we have spent married…it will help to remind us of our love for one another and the real reason we married.

Keep your head up! Happy Planning Laughing

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

We had a family thing we had to go to the weekend after our wedding, so we delayed our honeymoon by a month.

And I am SO GLAD we did! We were exhausted! DH said a few days after the wedding, when we were lying down in the middle of the afternoon, unable to find the motivation to stand up: How does anyone get right on a plane after the wedding and go somewhere?? 

As it was, we time to rest and plan and save, and we really enjoyed our honeymoon. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yup!  We were married in Maine in June, and after the wedding, we went to Acadia National Park for a “mini-moon.”  We leave for our honeymoon next month.  Right after the wedding it would have been way too expensive and too hot for us to go where we wanted, but September is beautiful.  Plus I couldn’t handle planning the trip and the wedding.  I have a friend who honeymooned a few months later and he said it was such a great idea for them– they were so tired after the wedding, and waiting allowed them to fully enjoy their honeymoon.  You also have something to look forward to after the wedding so you don’t feel this huge sense of being let down once the wedding festivities are over.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We did a two-night mini-moon to Williamsburg, with a day at Busch Gardens. Our honeymoon’s not until November- worked better with DH’s work schedule to do a later honeymoon, plus we’re going to New Zealand, so that’s the start of their summer.

I really like the fact that we have the trip to plan/look forward to. Plus, we were exhausted after the wedding-on our first full day on the mini-moon we had to nap!

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@[email protected]:  honeyfund.com is the best. They don’t take any percentage of the gift personally. The only fee is the paypal fee. Travelersjoy.com is another but they actually charge a fee to use the website. Hope this helps. They have a lot of example too to get you started.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are doing a minimoon after the wedding…it will be the week of the 4th of July, which is our favorite time of year, so we want to spend time with family and friends…also its easier on us financially to wait for our honeymoon-which we will take in January. Plus its cold where I live in the winter time, I’ll be so much more excited to go on our honeymoon when there is snow on the ground!

Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

We’re also doing ours a couple of weeks or months later to give us more time to save money.  Nothing wrong with that at all.  My first husband and I got married during Spring Break and then took our honeymoon a few months later when my school let out for the summer.

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