(Closed) How important is booking a honeymoon for you? priority or not?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: How important is a honeymoon to you?
    Honeymoon all the way! : (43 votes)
    64 %
    If there's money left, I don't want to risk it.. : (18 votes)
    27 %
    We can't afford it but we are booking it anyway! : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    643 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Wait and see!

    We are doing that. We already have a house, but the house needs to be painted, needs a fence, etc. If we have money left over, depending if any and how much we will see where our priorities lay!

    Fiance is a teacher and I booked the month of July off work, so the time is there, will just come down to money, and hey….nothing beats a good last minute deal sometimes!

    Post # 4
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

    I think it depends on you guys. There are certainly cheaper options. We are looking at doing a cruise since the pricing I have looked at is pretty reasonable for length of time + places you go + things to do (it’s all the extras that get expensive). We’re also pushing our honeymoon to December. We aren’t doing it for financial reasons, but it will certainly help with extra time to save. I think there are lots of options for budget-conscious honeymoons. We also plan to do a honeyfund for one of our registries, which is another thing you could look into. Unless you are stressed out about planning another thing, it seems pretty doable, unless you want something really specific that you know is expensive (not sure what your dream is since you didn’t mention it).

    Post # 5
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    we will figure that out later, its not a big priority for us.

    Post # 6
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    For us it was extremely important. I wanted to go to Fiji and knew that the only time I would ever be able to take that time off from work and justify the money and flying across the world would be my honeymoon. I was so glad that we went.

    I think it all depends on your finances and what you are willing and able to spend. There are a lot of really nice, less expensive options. I just think the most important thing about the honeymoon is being able to escape and unwind after the craziness with your new husband.

    Post # 7
    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Darling Husband and I considered doing a very modest honeymoon (going to a family members beachhouse in Galveston, TX) because we didn’t have the funds for a fancy one.  Then we realized if we just buckled down, wait about a year and save, we could take a honeymoon of our dreams…well, almost our dreams. lol  I’m glad glad we waited and saved up rather than take one we weren’t too thrilled about.  It was definitely worth it!

    Post # 8
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I find myself looking forward to the honeymoon more than the wedding! Can’t wait. As wonderful as the wedding is, its one day and has the potential to have a “zoo-like” feel with all the details and people.

    Man oh man, I can’t wait for those days far away, just the two of us, relaxing all the day long.

    Post # 9
    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It all depends on your priorities. For us, honeymoon was HUGE! We knew we’d never get another honeymoon and wanted it to be amazing. We also felt like the wedding was one day, while the honeymoon was a week. Initally, we were going to have a smaller wedding so that we could splurge more on the honeymoon, but FIL’s decided to foot the reception bill.

    And it was worth every second of it! It really gave us a chance to relax and recharge!

    Post # 10
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Honestly we are looking forward to a honeymoon but, we don’t plan on booking it until the wedding is over to make sure everything is covered and see what our finances allow. We would like to go to the bahamas but, i could always settle for hawaii or L.A.

    Post # 11
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We aren’t going to be taking a honeymoon until at least 6 months or more after our wedding. On the bright side since we are getting married a few hours from home and we will be there the entire weekend its going to be like a “prehoneymoon” I guess.

    Post # 12
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We’re still undecided! I think it will depend where we are financially after paying for the wedding. I would love to go somewhere amazing, but I wouldn’t be opposed to doing a “minimoon” for now…going somewhere relatively close to a B&B or beach house or something for a weekend.

    Post # 13
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Wait and see!    I think it’s important not to start a marriage with a ton of debt, event though a honeymoon would be great.

    We may go away for a weekend and then something else once everything is paid and we see how much money is left over.  

    Post # 14
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    The Honeymoon is very important to us. Fiance and I were supposed to have a Destination Wedding in Bermuda but due to some family issues, we had to forego those plans. Instead we decided to Honeymoon there. Fiance was absolutely crushed when we had to cancel our Destination Wedding plans so there is not even a question that we are going on our Honeymoon. It was hard enough convincing him to leave for our Honeymoon 2 weeks after our wedding so we can’t possibly postpone it any longer. We haven’t booked our Honeymoon yet but we plan to in the next few months. 

    If the Honeymoon isn’t a priority for you, then I would put off making those decisions until you get closer to your wedding so you can see what your finances look like. 

    Post # 15
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Why don’t you try a delayed honeymoon?  That way, you have time to save money, plan for it (without the wedding stress!) and it gives you something else to look forward to after the wedding.   For your wedding weekend, maybe plan a romantic couple of nights at a B&B or a romantic hotel in a big city where you can have a bit of time to celebrate being a married couple, but without the big expense of a honeymoon.

    Fiance and I have been on lots of holidays together (we met on one in China!) so we’re doing a mini ‘sort of’ honeymoon in Yellowstone with our siblings and some friends before we head back home to Australia and then we’re planning a proper honeymoon for later in the year.  Although, we just booked a pre-honeymoon to New Zealand for next month and have family to visit in England at Christmas so we may just skip the ‘proper’ honeymoon altogether. 

    Post # 16
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Our honeymoon is more of a priorty for us that the wedding haha, thinking baout the honeymoon makes me more excited than anything else wedding related!

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