Post # 1
So, we’re barely over budget for the wedding, but it’s become clear that there’s just no way we’re going to be able to do a honeymoon any time in the next year or two. We’re both finishing up our second Master’s degrees, and neither of us is working at the moment. Even if we both got great jobs, there’s still the wedding and student loans to pay off… and… blah. I’m not super disappointed, but I am a little bummed about the whole thing. Has anyone else skipped a honeymoon? Any creative ideas for way to unwind post-wedding *inexpensively*?
Post # 3
Us! We just bought a house and my job is way below what I should be making. Anyways, yeah, we’re not going on a honeymoon. We’ve talked about going to the mountains for a couple of days and just renting a secluded cabin. It’s pretty inexpensive especially compared to actual honeymoons we’ve looked at. It’s also pretty local (2 hour drive) so the travel costs are minimal.
Is there anything like that near where you guys live?
Post # 4
I am not sure if you are having hotel for out ot town guest. Maybe you guys can stay at the hotel for like 2 or 3 days. ussually they give the bride/groom a free room for the night of the wedding.
Post # 5
I would have a staycation. Go do things in your city, eat out at a few nice places, turn off your phones, go to the movies, go to a concert, etc. Just act like a tourist in your own city, and ignore everyone for a few days (except your Fiance of course). Depending on if you get any cash gifts from your wedding you can have a nice time for a few days, and feel a little spoiled.
Post # 6
The staycation a PP mentioned sounds really neat. I would love to do that in the city we live in now, and we even went on a honeymoon, kind of. If only we had a nice babysitter!
Post # 7
Is there any way you can just do a quick “minimoon” to somewhere nearby within driving distance (or even just a hotel in your city)? If all else fails… you’ll probably get some cash/check gifts at the wedding and you could use those for something spontaneous!
Post # 8
We are driving up to this sweet little cabin in the mountains for 3 days. I start back to school the next day. I doubt we will ever get to do anything but that. Maybe for our 5 year anniversary?
Post # 9
I won’t be taking an official honeymoon either. We will take a week off to unwind and set up our place with our wedding gifts. We plan on taking a delayed honeymoon 5-6 months later during the winter…hopefully on a cruise somewhere warm!
Post # 10
We’re having a mini-moon after our wedding in Feb. 3 nights in Rome (We’re in Greece so it’s a hop-skip and a jump). We saved up for it now since last year, 10 euros a week, and whatever extra money we came across from scratch cards, lottery wins (don’t get excited – we’re talking a euro here or there ;-)) Do you know any family or friends who have a holiday/second home somewhere? Why don’t you ask them, instead of a wedding present if they would mind giving you the keys for the house for a few days?
Post # 11
Thanks so much guys! Now you’ve got the wheels turning regarding my family in Italy… too bad the flights are so expensive! haha
Post # 12
We were supposed to go on a honeymoon, but we were denied at the Mexican border!
We ended up having a “staycation” for 5 days and then spent money we didn’t really have to do a mini-moon in a city 4 hours away from us for a weekend. I can honestly say that we had a BLAST on our staycation. We rented a ton of movies, stayed in our PJ’s and ordered a bunch of take-out to eat in bed.
We’ve been together for years so I didn’t imagine married life being all that different, but there is something magical about those first few days of marriage. No matter WHAT you are doing or WHERE you are, you will be so stupid in love you won’t care about anything else other than calling each other “Husband” and “Wife” and giggling. 🙂 Oh, and makin’ the marriage official…heyoooo! 😉
Post # 13
We’re getting a hotel room for the weekend and staying there, we can’t afford a honeymoon after the wedding so that’s our way to spend time together.
Post # 14
We technically did a mini-moon because it was a bed and breakfast, but we basically just stayed in bed the whole time watching movies, playing card games and just relaxing (well, and doing some other things, haha). It was great to relax.
Definitely do a staycation, and if you have access to a pool, definitely hit it up. We had an in-room jacuzzi that was amazing!
Post # 15
A staycation sounds fantastic actually. How often are you both able to be at home all week together with nowhere to go and nothing to do – apart from fun stuff. You could even visit local museums etc or a picnic in the park, go to the place you had your first date…. I’m starting to have a second thought about my honeymoon now…. Staycations could be the way forward….
Post # 16
You could do a mini moon! My husband & I couldn’t even do a mini moon due to his work. He only got off for the weekend of our wedding.
But we plan to go on our honeymoon this summer! & We have been married for a year now. So sometimes people DO have honeymoons later on!
So you could do something small & relaxing & very cost happy now! Then do a big trip later on when you can. 🙂