(Closed) How long was your honeymoon?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We got married on a Saturday and took the following week off for our honeymoon. We went to Catalina (just an hour boat ride for us) and left on Tuesday and came back on Saturday. We only went for a short time because we had a 3 week family trip planned to Thailand for a few months later. Before all of that, we originally planned on doing a 10 day or two week honeymoon.

For us, those few days were enough because we really missed our dogs, haha. We don’t spend much time away from them so the struggle was real  The longer trip was even harder!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We left the Monday after our Saturday wedding and had a two week holiday in THailand. I would’ve loved another week but it was an amazing amount of time 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We took 3 full weeks off for the wedding and honeymoon (including July4 holiday).  We reguarly take that much time off for a trip every year so we don’t feel bad about the time off as long as work knows ahead of time and accounts for our time off.  Other than that, it’s our vacation time, we can use it however we want!  2 weeks sounds like a long time off to me to go to FL though, I never really do a domestic trip for longer than a week.  With 2 weeks off I’d do something that required a longer flight and do something international!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I was off work for nearly four weeks! Our honeymoon was 16 days long and we had a three day wedding. It was amazing! We both work at the same place though and it’s public sector so we get 28 leave days a year plus 12 public holidays which is pretty generous. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think 2 weeks is totally reasonable for a honeymoon. 1 week is also good though, probably just long enough for you to feel relaxed and like you’ve properly celebrated. But 2 weeks would be fantastic and I am envious of anyone who can manage 3!

As of right now I am not sure if my fiance and I will be able to go on any kind of a honeymoon (lack of funds), so if we do it will definitely be a short one, maybe as short as 4 nights. I’ve been referring to it as our “minimoon”. I figure even though this is not very long, something is better than nothing. We don’t want to go straight back to work after getting married. The hope is that if that is all we can do we will then be able to start saving up for a bigger, longer trip together sometime in the next year or two.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

Ours was 12 days off (used 9 vacation days) and I wish it had been longer.

 

I think your honeymoon is the one time when you are able to push it with bosses that might normally be hesitant to agree to give you a longer period off.  They would have to be a giant @hole to say no! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

TwinkleBoss:  What’s your workplace policy on taking time off? For me, I can take two weeks off at a time. Beyond that, I need my manager’s permission. If you knew what was acceptable, you might feel better and less anxious about it.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

TwinkleBoss:  Resting in Disney, haha, I have no idea what that feels like!  But thtat’s true, I can see it needing that long if you don’t want to run around like a nut the whole time and actually relax too.  2 weeks off is totally reasonable for wedding & honeymoon imo.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I agree with many two weeks is not a lot of time to ask for your honeymoon. If you have never been to Disney World then 2 weeks will not be a lot of time. It allows you enough time to see everything at your own pace AND to relax and stay in your hotel or go to the beach for a few days if you so choose. Enjoy all of that time or consider going for 10 days and have a staycation the other 4 days because lets be honest sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

I can only take vacation a week at a time. Our first honeymoon trip will be 5 days (domestic). Our second honeymoon trip later this year will be 8 days (international). I also dislike the pile of work that you get after a vacation. However, FI’s workplace assumed he was taking 2 weeks off for wedding and honeymoon, so your work might be understanding of being away for longer. You only get married once (ideally)!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

It does depend on your workplace but you saying its more of your lax time and that your boss isnt super strict  I think youre okay. Im on the opposite side of the calander haha my busy time is Dec-march and I coule never take so much time away. Well, technically I could (I have A LOT of paid time off that I can take a year) but I just couldnt for my own reasons of being wayy too backed up. We’re getting married in June when my jobs pretty slow but cant take too much time due to my Fiance work schedule. So were doing two nights away for a minimoon right after the wedding and then our actual honeymoon will be 10 days(7 days off work) in august. Id say talk to your boss and make sure.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

ill be taking 4 weeks off

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Exactly 4 weeks..

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