(Closed) Postpone the honeymoon to visit Philippines (FI’s home country)?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: What do you think I should do?
    Go on the Philippines trip (postpone honeymoon at least 1 year) : (15 votes)
    88 %
    Go on Honeymoon Immediately following the Wedding (postpone Philippines trip indefinitely) : (2 votes)
    12 %
    Other (Post in Comment Below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    36 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d take the trip… When would you be able to meet the family in the forseeable future? While it might not be the idea of romance you were expecting, this might allow you more insight into him as a person and his personal experiences. I’d say go… Perhaps do a mini honeymoon over Memorial Day weekend, and then plan something else for next year.

    Post # 4
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Tough question sweetie. Firstly, I can’t believe your boss won’t give you a couple of extra days for the year you’re getting married, I mean it’s not like you’ll be going on a honeymoon every year.

    If you had a few more days off I’d say go to the Philippines now but if it means you cannot have even a couple of days off before the wedding to prepare and a couple afterwards to recover I’d have to think long and hard about it.

    The Philippines is actually on my list of countries I’d like to travel to, but I wouldn’t expect it to be an easy trip. Especially if you are staying with locals where the standard will be very different from a Western hotel or what you’re used to at home. Travel to developing countries is exhilirating but also exhausting and can be a real culture shock. Personally I don’t think I’d go right before the wedding, when I travel that far it usually takes me a while to recover when coming back and I also invariably pick up nasty colds on long haul flights.

    I don’t think postponing the honeymoon will take anything away from it, we’re planning to postpone about 6 months (getting married July, honeymoon over Xmas or New Years) because it’ll give us some more time to save up and plan a big trip properly. Plus it kinda makes the wedding excitement last longer!

    It’s a great opportunity without a doubt, I don’t think you make a wrong choice either way!

    Post # 5
    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i think the Philippines sounds AWESOME, but if you can’t take even 2 more days, before and after your wedding. . .then I would have to pass. and I would just explain to your Future Father-In-Law that you’re very touched but if you go, you won’t have any time off for your wedding! not to mention the honeymoon. I’m sure he would understand. . .and I’m sure they will be going back to the Phillipines some other time in the future if that is where they are from.

    Post # 6
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’d take the trip. A new place to see, meet his family, it sounds once in a life time!

    Post # 9
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I know this is a couple days old, but I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in! 

    I actually went to the Philippines in November.. The culture shock was a lot to handle. I went on a business trip, so it was extremely hard being that far away from everyone I love, so it is very different from what you will experience.. But seeing how they live there was very hard to take in. The flight to get there was very very long as well.. I did not get sick from the food, but we tried to eat ‘American’ food as much as we could. It took a while to get used to the culture, but everyone over there was so nice, it was amazing. It makes you appreciate the things we have back at home, even the little things we take for granted. I think it will help your relationship with your Fiance and his family a great deal. Lastly, it took me over a week to recover from the jet-lag. I was gone for about 10 days, and it took almost that long to get back on track when I got home.. So if you are traveling close to your wedding, I would definitely consider that..

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