(Closed) I won't get a honeymoon

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
Member
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@hiroshymatetrastar:  You could go on an impromptu honeymoon using money you get from the wedding. Check prices for places close to home and go durring the week instead of the weekend.

 

edit: I just re-read your post. I’m sorry. I thought it said any money you were going to spend ON the wedding.

Perhaps cut a few hundred from the budget?

Post # 4
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9114 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m likely not getting a honeymoon either. I’m not upset about it. Is a honeymoon really a big deal?

Save up and go on a belated one if it is. Pick somewhere you both like and just enjoy yourselves. There’s no saying a honeymoon needs to be directly after the wedding. Immediately after my husband and I were married, he had to deploy, so we didn’t really have much of a chance to do anything anyway.

Post # 5
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5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Movie night, a mini golf adventure, dinner out, a picnic, a couple’s massage and a set of satin sheets!

Post # 7
Hostess
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would at least take a few hundred dollars and stay at a nice hotel suite for the night or two after your wedding. If you absolutely can’t come up with a couple hundred, maybe just save your money until you can afford to take a belated honeymoon!

Post # 9
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1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That must be really frustrating to not be able to afford something you were looking forward to so much. If it makes you feel any better, we’re not having a honeymoon until about 9 months after the wedding – sure, it’d be great if we could spend our first few weeks as Mr and Mrs on a tropical island, but it’s just not going to work out.

I also like @Nona99‘s ideas of treating yourself (cheaply) straight after the wedding. It makes things a little more special without breaking the bank.

Post # 10
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9114 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@hiroshymatetrastar:  I can sort of understand this (I have no desire for children at the moment so I can only understand so far), because my husband and I specifically wanted to hold off on children for the next 5-10 years so we could adventure together.

Not sure what to tell you. What it comes down to is, if you can get the money, you get a honeymoon. If you can’t, you don’t. If you’re dead set on having children ASAP, all I can say is that you’re really screwed on the matter and you’ll need to let it be water under the bridge.

If you’re willing to compromise, you could put off children, have a honeymoon and then start trying.

It depends on your priorities and your willingness to compromise.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sign up for Groupon in every major city within a reasonable driving distance. There are *always* B&B nights on offer. You can have a romantic, carefree getaway for a night or two without breaking the bank, and plan for a more extravagant honeymoon as an anniversary trip.

Post # 12
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1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Do you know anyone who has an RV? If you live close to a beach or a State Park (like Yosemite) you can ask if they’d allow you to borrow it and you could have a short camping honeymoon. That way you could take food with you.

Post # 13
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You could see if you can scrounge up some cash somewhere and check groupon and living social for escape deals (especially more local ones).  You could try to get away for at least the weekend.  Or go camping if you’re a fan (I am) and do some hiking.  It is a cheaper thing to do and the nights can get pretty romantic with just the two of you sitting around a nice fire.  🙂

Post # 15
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2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@fishbone:  Second this!! There are some great deals on B&Bs

Post # 16
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428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You can still have special time together! Go camping or just close the blinds and TELL everyone you’re away, and turn your house into a resort!

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