(Closed) Postponing the honeymoon….

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Soon to be Mrs M: We are not taking our honeymoon right away. Our wedding is a semi-destination wedding so we will need to take 1.5-2 weeks off for the wedding alone. We just don’t have enough vacation days to then take a honeymoon!

We are getting married in September, but will not go on our honeymoon until Jan or Feb of the following year. I’ve heard from some people that you are so exhausted after the wedding you almost “miss” the first few days of the honeymoon.

Post # 4
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648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We can’t take one right away because of his work. Sucks, but it’ll be ok. It’ll still be special to us.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are getting married this April 2011 and taking our honeymoon August 2012. I think it will be better for us because we will have saved so much more money instead of being drained for cash from the wedding. I think it will still be special!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I also feel it gives you something else to look forward to. So you don’t end up in a post wedding “it’s all over” slump.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Soon to be Mrs M: We’re going to drive home from our wedding and take a few days at B&B’s along the way, but we’re saving our 2 week honeymoon for next year. I actually like the idea of it since it gives us something else to look forward too especially in the dreary jan/feb weather in NYC.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with you completely katnyc2011…. When the wedding planning is over it gives you something new and exciting to look forward to! AND I know I’m not the only one that thinks a wedding in Europe…..totally outweights most honeymoons anyway. Lol : ) 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We had to put ours off for about a year due to work schedules and money.  We were LDR during the first 10 months of marriage, so having a honeymoon to look forward to really helped!  Besides that, by saving for an extra year, we were able to take a way way nicer honeymoon than if we had gone right after the wedding.  I’m so glad we waited a bit, I’m a big time planner, so I loved having something else to plan after the wedding was over. lol

Post # 12
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Helper bee

We postponed our honeymoon. We got married in November 2010, and we’re going to Germany/Netherlands next month. We’re not beach people, so anywhere we would’ve wanted to go right after the wedding would have been too cold.

The best things about postponing for us were:

1. We had time to relax for the wedding before planning the honeymoon. I can’t imagine planning an international honeymoon and a wedding at the same time!

2. We had time to save more money for our trip, and we get to use the money we got as wedding gifts.

3. I had enough time for my vacation to roll over. I didn’t have much left after the wedding, but now I can take 2 weeks off for our honeymoon instead of a couple of days.

4. Delaying your honeymoon gives you something to be excited for after the wedding! It also gives you something to plan for, which could help with wedding planning withdrawal.

I don’t think your honeymoon will lose any importance by postponing it. We still used the “it’s our honeymoon” line to get us nicer hotel rooms for better prices. We lived together for two years before the wedding, so we didn’t exactly need a honeymoon to “get to know each other,” so to speak, right after the wedding. 🙂

Post # 13
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Getting married in Nov 2011, honeymoon will be in Feb 2012.  I’ll be out of vacation time for 2011 so we’re waiting.  Not to mention we live in the Chicago suburbs so it’s best that we get out of here and go somewhere warm when it’s coldest out and that’s usually mid-February.

Post # 14
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602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re waiting too. Aside from wanting time to save up more money, my FI’s got Crohn’s disease and he gets really sick when he gets stressed. We figured he needed a bit of time to recover after all the stress of the wedding before the stress of a major trip.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We might spend a couple of nights in a B&B, if we can afford it. We definitely don’t have the budget for a big trip and I don’t have a passport so I’m just waiting until I change my name to apply for one. I’m hoping we can save enough to visit Europe for our anniversary.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are debating, we know we want to go Costa Rica for our honeymoon, so we are debating whether we want go a month later, or maybe a couple of months later. lol WE definitely will be too exhausted from our 4 day wedding to leave for a honeymoon right away. Plus you bees always bring up good points…something look forward too, and ofcourse $$! =)

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