(Closed) I see why people go on honeymoons…..how was your honeymoon?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We went to a little cabin in Hocking Hills, Ohio (not luxury, but it had air conditioning, an indoor shower, and several acres of private property, so it was just right!). I think it was nice just to have time to enjoy being together without having to think about wedding stuff, like you said, or jumping right back into normal life. I guess basically the same idea as a vacation, but even more important because it’s that transition time between being single and living your life together as a married couple. And for us, because we didn’t live together before we got married, it was our first taste of sharing space like that, which was nice :-).

So yes, I loved our honeymoon :-). I have regrets about this or that detail of the wedding, but the honeymoon? Not at all!

And, because you got me thinking about it and all nostalgic ;-), here’s some pictures:

 

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Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We went to the Bahamas and had a blast. I never thought of the honeymoon as anything but a time period when the bride and groom get to enjoy each other’s company and share in wedded bliss before getting back to reality. And that was exactly what it was for us. Our honeymoon lasted a week, but was far too short IMO. As soon as we got back, reality hit us hard! My brother became homeless during that week and was already at the house when we got back. He proceeded to stay for 7 months, 6 months too long.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Our honeymoon was fabulous – so relaxing, so romantic – just a wonderful chance to recover after a hectic few weeks.  We spent one week in Barbados and one week in the Grenadines.  It wasn’t ‘perfect’ but we basically wanted to go somewhere warm and sunny and new to both of us and the chance to spend as much time as possible together.  That was it!  Everything else was a bonus!

Sharing a pic from the Grenadines…can I go back now???

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Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m SO with you!!!!!! I’ll never forget how I felt the day after the wedding. Even though I was happy, it was still so surreal that I didn’t feel as happy as I did on the actual wedding day. Also, with the combination of exhaustion and feelings of overwhelming sadness that it was all over, emptiness over how all the planning was over, and nostalgia for all the planning that had gone on over the past year and a half, I had this strange aching in my stomach as well. We left for St. Lucia on the Monday after our wedding and I immediately forgot about all the sadness and was transported to a beautiful place where I basked in the happiness of our status as newlyweds!

I didn’t really think about it other than it just being time that we get to spend together after the craziness is over, but you bring up an excellent point about at least a second meaning for a honeymoon!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We absolutely loved our honeymoon!  we were in Portugal for two and a half weeks and it was so nice.  we loved just being together 24/7, having no schedule to follow and really nothing to worry ourselves about.

We left probably about three days after our wedding (like a Tuesday/Wednesday) and those days inbetween i found really helped. it gave us the time to pack and wind down from all the stress of the wedding and enjoy some family time with people who flew in to be with us.  but it was very very busy. still very much a go, go, go kinda schedule.

Coming back to reality has been a little hard.  i just miss vacationing together and not having schedules or things to worry about.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We left about a week after the wedding for 5 days to Cabo. Actually we booked it just a day beforehand based on the weather (sunny and 80F all week). ๐Ÿ™‚

We travel a lot and are generally really active on vacation, but made a point not to do that on our honeymoon and it was amazingly relaxing. We spent a ton of time reminiscing about the wedding and catching each other up on all the details. And we also had a lot of time for deeper conversations that get lost in the day to day. So yeah, it was fantastic!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Isn’t the honeymoon traditionally a time for newly married couples to finally get to have sex?! Now it’s more often than not just a great getaway for the new couple, some alone time before coming back to ‘reality.’

We took off two days after our wedding for a California road trip and loved it! Hubs and I love road tripping together! Highlights were seeing all sorts of wildlife and visiting some local wineries {one of our favorite activities near home as well!}

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Isn’t the honeymoon traditionally a time for newly married couples to finally get to have sex?! Now it’s more often than not just a great getaway for the new couple, some alone time before coming back to ‘reality.’

We took off two days after our wedding for a California road trip and loved it! Hubs and I love road tripping together! Highlights were seeing all sorts of wildlife and visiting some local wineries {one of our favorite activities near home as well!}

Tried to upload some snaps, but they’re too big! *lol* You can see pics here if you want.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are going to Ireland, Spain, Italy, and Germany for our honeymoon next summer- I can’t wait!! It will be such a nice time to just be together as newlyweds and enjoy the beautiful countries ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah I felt a little blah on my honeymoon too. Don’t get me wrong – it was beautiful and fun and relaxing. 

I think part of it is that a little bit of “desire” goes out. You are no longer have late night phone calls (in my case anyway, doing long distance the 3 months prior to the wedding!) saying “I just can’t wait to be married to you” or “I just can’t wait to sleep in the same bed with you every night,” etc. You just already ARE. 

Which is wonderful, but it is different. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - The Whitney

We “wedding-mooned”. We got married in St. Thomas and we were there for 8 days/7 nights.

We were with friends and family for the 1st 6 days. We only did 3 things alone w/o them. We went to St. John for a few hours, Swam with a Sea Lion, and did a charter boat tour of the British Virgin Islands. We never had the chance to just hang out alone and do nothing.

I’m planning on doing our honeymoon for our 1st anniversary or as a Christmas present to us.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I LOVED our honeymoon. We got married 8/21 and then left 8/23-8/30 for Cabo. I think honeymoons are meant for a time for the husband and wife to get to know each other better, rest and de-stress from wedding planning and chaos, bond with your partner and have a great time. I loved my wedding but I think I am most grateful for the time I spent alone with my husband. I treasured every minute of it and I really think it brought us so much closer. Yay honeymoons!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We spent a week in Vermont, and it was fantastic. After the wedding, long flights, dealing with customs, etc. was not appealing, even if tropical paradise was awaiting us (we already had to travel out of state for our wedding venue). So we decided to rent a car and drive two hours to Vermont, and stay at an Inn with a gourmet restaurant, and views of the mountains. We spent our days sleep, eating, going for long, scenic drives and walks, eating some more, and soaking in our two-person jacuzzi tub. It was the PERFECT way to relax after the wedding. We weren’t pressured to do anything.

I think honeymoons are just a time to really take it all in. The wedding day goes by so, so fast, and it’s a whirlwind. I think every bride and groom should at, at the very least, a few days to soak in that you have a husband or wife, admire each other’s rings, reflect on the best parts of the wedding day, and laugh at what went wrong, and be together.

We planned a tropical vacation for our one-year anniversary trip so that we’d be more rested, and ready to really explore and take advantage of all the activities.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had an awesome honeymoon and my only regret is waiting until 2 days after the wedding to leave for it. We thought this would be better logistically, but we were totally wrong. Everyone ended up staying around to ‘hang out’ with us which was extremely taxing on us emotionally and physically. After such an intense couple of months leading up to the wedding, no sleep for days and so many conversations (we could barely speak) it was time to go away.

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