(Closed) How long of a honeymoon?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Because of our vacation schedules, we are actually planning a 4 day mini-moon right after the wedding. Once our vacation banks reset in January, we are planning a two-week cruise to Hawaii 🙂

Post # 4
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3175 posts
Sugar bee

We took a full 10 days including travel days. We left on a Thursday evening and got back on a Sunday. He took a sick and a few vacation days, and I was still in school, and it was over thanksgiving holiday. I would recommend going when you already have  one or more days off and then just taking the rest of the week off.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We will probably do a week, maybe 10 days at the most. I don’t think my job could spare me for much longer, although I wil def have the time accumulated

Post # 6
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2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One week. But I plan on being out for 2 weeks. I have to. A few days before the wedding for wedding related stuff, then a week on the honeymoon and a few days after we get back because I will be unpacking my stuff(will be moving in with my husband after the wedding). Oh and a day or two of changing my name! So I will be VERY busy!

Will try to ask off now.  More likely chance of getting off.

It boggles my mind what needs to be done.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i want at least a week. but my fiance is in the military, so it depends on how much leave he can afford to take. when we first started talking about honeymoon stuff, he only wanted, like, 4 days and i was like, “what? no way, man!” lol. we’re going to have a mini-moon for a few days after the wedding, then in the spring we’ll have our real honeymoon: a week in (hopefully!) hawaii.

i think it also depends on where you’re going. you don’t want to spend half your honeymoon in the air or whatever. like, if you’re going somewhere that’s a 14 hour flight away, you should definitely allow more time to enjoy it than if you’re going somewhere that’s only a 4 hour flight or drive away….if that makes sense.

Post # 8
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Were having a week honeymoon (cruise to the Bahamas) but I’ll be off a little over 2 weeks. 5 days before the wedding to get things together, get the house cleaned, pack up the U Haul since were decorating ourselves and any last minute details. Then 3 or 4  days off after the honeymoon to do laundry, unpack and transport the wedding stuff back to our house from my grandmothers and put it online to sell. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We went on a cruise – 8 days, 7 nights… plus the wedding night in a hotel… So officially 8 days and 8 nights 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

14 + days! I cannot wait!!!! 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

11 days, 13 if you include the two days that are just travelling….I’ve been hoarding vacation time and get to take 3 weeks off for the wedding….I am SO excited!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We changed our date after our venue offered us a peak season date at the off-peak season rates (on a really great weekend).  So I snatched it up, not thinking about the timing of “Flo” or our vacations.  So we’ve decided to take a mini-moon right afterwards and do a two-week stint later on.  We are going to Europe so it will be nice to save a little more, have my name officially changed, and be settled in with everything else in our lives.  I can’t wait!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We just spent 4 days in  Vegas this past week, I couldn’t get more time for a long honeymoon.  So  in the summer, when we’re both off work, we’re going for 8 days to Punta Cana.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re going to do around 10 days, but we’re also waiting a few months. Our wedding is in Sept. and Fiance really wants a ski honeymoon so we won’t go until Feb. I think we’ll have 8 full days, with two travel days.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am taking off three weeks though my honeymoon is only a week long.  We’re cruising to Bermuda from October 14th to October 21st.  I am lucky enough to be able to take off only 6 PTO days and end up with three weeks because I only work 3 nights a week.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’ll be in Costa Rica for a full 14 days- 2 pre-wedding and 11 post-wedding… so I guess our honeymoon is 11 days.

My days off are paid vacation days, FI’s are not.

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