(Closed) Honeymoon or house renovation

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Would you rather..
    Have a nice honeymoon : (29 votes)
    57 %
    Have a new kitchen : (22 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    1344 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    We delayed our honeymoon to four months after getting married and are currently renovating our house, which we bought short-sale. There was no way that we were going to give up our honeymoon for renovations, which we knew were going to be a long term project anyway.

    Post # 4
    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    I am tempted to sell the house and go for a honeymoon and live like gypsies. It’s far too cold where we live; right now it is -30 Celsius, which feels like -50C with wind chill.

    We might delay our honeymoon.

    Post # 5
    1868 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Have a new kitchen and a regular honeymoon. Like a week long all inclusive to mexico rather than anything crazy over the top. 

    Post # 6
    14657 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Depends on how bad the kitchen is.

    Post # 7
    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @asb983:  If you found out you were going to die tomorrow would you rather look back on memories of a honeymoon or memories of a new kitchen?  People often wait to do things like travel and then end up unable to do them for various reasons.  If travelling is important to you then I say seize the moment and do it while you can.

    Post # 8
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @ju5tdance:  I agree with this. You have your whole life for a nicer kitchen. You only get one chance for memories like the honeymoon.

    Unless of coure you are talking about a like 15,000 dollar honeymoon or something. Then I would say just have a regular honeymoon, and redo the kitchen.

    Post # 9
    8446 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @asb983:  We opted to remodel our kitchen instead of going on a honeymoon, and it was the best decision.  However, we never plan on having kids, so we’ll be able to go on vacation whenever we want.  If you plan on having children soon, you may not be able to do a honeymoon later on.

    Post # 10
    1598 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The way I see it, you only get one honeymoon. You have your entire life (or however long you’re in your house) to re-do the kitchen.

    I say honeymoon! 

    Post # 11
    8613 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d do a mini moon, redo the kitchen, and then go on a nice 1 or 2 year anniversary trip.

    Post # 12
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Westwood:  +1

    @asb983:  Even if you don’t get to go on some elaborate 10 day honeymoon, go somewhere special for a weekend! You only get 1 honeymoon!

    Post # 13
    1814 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I vote honeymoon! I guess it’s different for every couple, but for me my mindset was stuck on “there’s only one week just after your wedding” and I wanted to use that week to be giggly, cute, and romantic on a beach or in a hotel room with a constant flow of alcohol and unhealthy foods 🙂 If the kitchen is actually functional (just ugly), that is. 

    Post # 14
    6573 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Depends on how bad the house is.

    We bought our house 5 years ago, and outside of yard renovations, have not done anything inside (except paint a couple of rooms, and replace carpet in the living room). We had a large wedding, because we already had a house. We did go on a honeymoon.

    We’re just NOW starting to do renovations. Our house isn’t bad, it’s perfectly liveable. It was built as a spec house, and it’s 10 years old…..sooo it’s 10+ year old builder grade materials inside. We’re starting with a total gut of our master bath.

    Personally, unless the house is unliveable and you just hate it, I’d do the honeymoon. However, I say that because Darling Husband and I work a lot and while we travel for work – we don’t vacation much because of it. I was dying to take a non-work trip. 🙂

    Post # 15
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Encore Bride here… so I’ve been thru this routine twice…

    I ALWAYS Advise Brides-2B here on WBee to go for a Honeymoon… (even if it is a Mini Moon)

    Getting Married is a HUGE thing in your life… and it goes like this…

    Wedding Ceremony – Reception – Honeymoon

    The stuff at the beginning and the end are all about THE COUPLE

    The Middle (Reception) is stuff you do for OTHER PEOPLE

    You should most certainly make YOURSELVES a priority in this milestone event.

    Honeymoons can be inexpensive and fun… or expensive & exotic

    Even a Mini Moon of a few days away after the Wedding, to just unwind / relax, and enjoy each other’s company… maybe a bit of special pampering… helps to offset all the STRESS & EXHAUSTION that Planning & Having a Wedding usually brings about

    I do not recommend that Newlyweds go right back home after the Wedding to routine and same-old-same-old.  That is PLENTY of time for that over the next 50 years !!

    Go out / Stay out and CELEBRATE your Marriage… everyone else did !!

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 16
    727 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d say honeymoon as you’ll have the rest of your life to do renovations.  (Unless you desperately need this renovation, like if your roof was caving in or something.)

    We decided to go on a month-long honeymoon/trip this year.  We figured we probably wont ever get the chance again, and if we have kids in the next few years we certainly wont be going.  So, as that’s costing us a small fortune, we still have crappy furniture (or a lack there-of) but we have our whole lives to buy new couches and night stands.

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