Post # 17
we are leaving for our honeymoon in 2 weeks, and will be gone 16 nights. We got married in the winter, but wanted a motorcycle honeymoon, so we had to wait, but it’s been great, something to plan, and look forward to for the past couple of months, We did have a minimoon right after the wedding for 3 nights in a cabin that we rented. We really had the best of both worlds this way
Post # 18
I was married May 4 and we aren’t going until July 14. Thank god – I was horribly ill for the entire week after the wedding (not wedding related – just bad luck). So bad I would not have enjoyed myself at all.
But – you can’t predict these things 🙂
Post # 19
We’re doing a shorter trip a quick flight the day after our wedding. So we’re going to Curacao for 6 days. Then we’re doing a longer, more of a getaway to Bora Bora and Tahiti.
I would worry about a long flight the day after your wedding when you’re already pooped.
Post # 20
@wildflowerbee: It varies for everybody but I say personal preferences a few days after. Hang out a little with remaining guests, say goodbye, pack and leave! There are SO many factors for sa many people though so I can understand why it varies. As long as you get to have one ;]
Post # 21
We left about three days after our wedding and that was the perfect amount of downtime for us. We were still on our wedding high on the honeymoon but had time to prepare, get organized and see off our family members and guests from out of town.
I have several friends that have opted for a lengthy gap between their weddings and honeymoons and to be honest most have said it was more like a vacation and less like an actual honeymoon.
Post # 22
We got married on a Sunday in October and on Monday afternoon left for a local mini-moon. Our actual honeymoon was at the beginning of December. I am so glad we waited. We first did it so we wouldn’t be taking so much time-off all at once, but the couple days before the wedding I was glad that I didn’t have to pack and plan for a weeks long trip at that point. (There was enough stress and things to think about.)
Post # 23
Having a Destination Wedding in Florida so we are taking a week off for the wedding. Don’t want to use up all our time off in one go so the honeymoon will be a few months later if we can make it work.
Post # 24
We are getting married on July 27th and taking our honeymoon cruise in October. We really wanted this amazing trans-atlantic cruise and that was the only month it was in. We are taking a week off after the wedding to digest everything and spend the week in Maine at my parents lake house. So the honeymoon in October lets us save up more money and really look forward to the honeymoon.
I got a lot of advice from married women who said to not go away for honeymoon right after wedding. They thought even though it sounds nice to reward all you hard work with a vacation afterwards, you are still coming down from all that stress and moving into more stress with airfare and flying and it ends up not being that relaxing afterall.
Post # 25
@wildflowerbee: We really wanted to go to Ireland for our honeymoon (Hes very irish), and with the adding costs of the wedding, we would have to push back the honeymoon about a year to save up again…but who knows what could happen in a year right? I could get pregnant (fingers crossed!), money situations could change, and so on. So to make sure we get at least a week being Husband and Wife alone, we booked a nice cottage in Tobermory (4 hours north of where we are) for the week. Its actually kind of a relief. We wont have to deal with the stress of an airport (2x – there and back), luggage, spending money for trinkets and what-not. We still get a week to ourselves, but without the big pricetag. One day we’ll make it out to Ireland for the vacation of a lifetime…but for now, Im happy with my “Stay-cation”
Post # 26
I personally think it’s important to get a freakin break after all the wedding chaos. I think the next day or a week or so after is good.
Obviously this doesn’t work out for everyone and some might not even want this. Just my 2 cents.
Post # 27
Hmm didn’t think of that. Good point!
Post # 28
I think it depends on what type of honeymoon you’re planning to take. We took a big European vacation about a month after our wedding and it was perfect. We got married on a Friday night, did a short little weekend away, then life went back to normal for a few weeks before we headed to Europe. It was nice because it really gave us something to look forward to after the wedding, plus we would have been EXHAUSTED it we flew out immediately after the wedding.
We did say, though, that if we were doing something like heading to an all-inclusive that we probably would have gone immediately for some R&R. 🙂