Post # 1
So we just got our honeymoon booked today. We didn’t get to choose the exact dates because we are using a time share, and it ends up being a week long honeymoon beginning a week after our wedding.
I was wondering if you bee’s have preferences on when to have your honeymoon? The next day? In a week? Later in the year?
What are the pros and cons?
Post # 3
Well I think it depends on the couple and situation. We are having a dw and my Fi is still in school (he went back to get his masters) he won’t be done till the end of Nov. our wedding is in oct so we will be in Mexico for 5 days then back to reality. We did want to go away right after but because of work and school not to mention Hollidays. We decided to wait till April to take our honeymoon 🙂
Post # 4
I was thinking of making a similar poll! Interested to see what people say!
Post # 5
We still haven’t booked but we’re definitely going to take some time off and go somewhere anywhere. A friend got married recently and the one thing they both expressed was that they regretted not taking sometime off to decompress. Maybe just take a few days where it’s just you and your boo. No one else and RELAX.
Post # 6
It depends. I wouldn’t go that night or next day because I wanted to just settle down after such a stressful 9 months of planning and BIG wedding day 🙂
We went about 3 weeks after and had a great time. The newlywed bliss hadn’t worn off, and even though we hadn’t been back to work for very long, it was nice to take a break.
Post # 7
@wildflowerbee: I wanted to wait a few days after. Our wedding is July 4th 2014 and we have a cruise booked on the 26th. We are going to leave earlier though. Probably like the 22nd maybe.
Post # 8
We are leaving the following day. This is mainly because my FI’s family is from out of town and I knew I would be dealing with lingering guests if we waited. I love them but I know quite a few of them will be here a week before the wedding already. I just want to be able to enjoy time with my new husband for a few days without having to entertain anyone.
I am so glad I made that decision because FI’s mom found out last weekend that we will be leaving immediately and was obviously disappionted. Sorry Ma!
Post # 9
We did a couple days after the wedding and it ended up being perfect! I wouldn’t want to jump on a plane two seconds after the wedding, too stressful. We had a day or two to decompress, buy some last minute vacation clothes that I had zero time to deal w/ pre-wedding, open cards, actually sleep, etc, before dealing with travel stress (our trip was stress free, but traveling always stresses me out, will we make the plane, will our rental car still be available, whatever) and pack (I can’t imagine having to pack for the wedding AND the honeymoon pre-wedding, too much crap to think of without having to think of the honeymoon too!)
Post # 10
My one wedding regret was going on the honeymoon right away. We got married Saturday and left early Monday morning. I wish we had waited a week. We were exhausted from the wedding week and weekend and spent the first 3 days sleeping – literally asleep at 7pm dead until 9 am the next day. It would have been nicer to sleep at home for a week and then go enjoy it.
Post # 11
@wildflowerbee: i say as close as possible. My fbil and fsil said they would go this summer (a little less than a year after their wedding) and low and behold she is pregnant so they couldn’t!
Post # 12
We got married at beginining of June last year and waited until September of that year to go on our honeymoon to Paris. We wanted a bit of extra time to save money for the things we wanted to spurge on for the honeymoon. Also, my hubby hates the summer heat so we usually travel in the spring or fall.
Post # 13
We are leaving 2 days after the wedding. The day after is a casual brunch with family members then we leave the following day. 🙂
Post # 14
Due to work conflicts and my taking classes during the summer, my husband and I didn’t take an “official” honeymoon until October, almost four months after our wedding. We took a five day road trip to Georgia to see my cousin graduate boot camp, and enjoyed doing different touristy things along the way.
I think it is different for everyone, depending on finances, time availbility, and so forth. But I don’t think I could have done a “leave the next morning” type honeymoon – I was just too tired!
Post # 15
We are leaving the day after. Mainly because we have decided to scrap all plans and get married in Las Vegas then leave for the honeymoon. It is all being planned around school breaks for our kids, so we don’t have much leeway unless we want to wait at least 6 months (and we don’t!).
Post # 16
We left the day after the wedding, but around 4pm. I am so glad we went right away – I was a bit wore out Monday, but it was so worth it. I was joking with my dad the other day I should have just said screw the big wedding and we could have eloped with a two week vacation.
I wouldn’t change it for the world!