(Closed) Should we delay our Honeymoon?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
749 posts
Busy bee

We had a delayed honeymoon. We went two months after our wedding because of work commitments. 

We did have a two night mini break which was nice to be able to relax after the busy wedding week.

Our actual honeymoon was special and wonderful and still felt like a honeymoon. Greatest holiday of my life. 

I honestly would delay your honeymoon in this situation. Breaking up the honeymoon vibe to go to weddings would be worse than delaying it in my opinion.

Post # 4
1255 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We had a delayed honeymoon. Honestly, we didn’t have a choice as just a few weeks after we picked our date, the dates for a major work commitment for me was announced and it was 4 days later.  We just couldn’t manage to get away right away.  Instead, we went back to real life and went on our honeymoon 5 weeks later.  The honeymoon came at the perfect time. We had such a great time and really just soaked up the time together (10 days on Maui and Kauai) and the time as newlyweds.  Maybe it would have been better if we went right away, but I don’t think so!

Post # 5
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We’re delaying by about three months to recoup some costs after all the wedding expenses, and because the weather is crap where we want to go right after our wedding. We did consider a mini break in the Okanagan actually, and may still do that just to get away!  I see no problem in waiting until Christmas when you’ll really be yearning for the Hawaii weather (I’m assuming you’re in BC!?) 🙂

Post # 6
4255 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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littlecats :  My hubby proposed in Jamaica, then we got married in Manhattan. While we spent the weekend after our wedding there for a mini-moon, we are now going on our real honeymoon/first anniversary trip this May. Honestly, it’s been nice having something to look forward to this whole time! I know plenty of couples who had to take a delayed honeymoons for financial reasons or not being able to get time off from work. I think it’ll be that much more special after waiting for it 🙂 

Post # 7
2216 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

So I’m going caveat this with we planned our wedding around when we could take two weeks straight after the wedding because it was important to us. I don’t think it would have been less special taking the honeymoon later. Whenever you have your honeymoon it’ll be great. However, I would try to have a mini-moon or staycation. Just spend a few days after the wedding alone together, soaking it all up and enjoying each other. Things got so hectic in the weeks before the wedding and the wedding is so busy it’s just great to have that time together. We went on honeymoon on the Monday after the Saturday wedding. The Sunday we stated in a hotel at the airport, nothing special but it was great to talk about the wedding and sleep and call each other mr and Mrs without everyone thinking we were losers!

Post # 8
2705 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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littlecats :  I think it’s really up to personal preference. I tried to convince Fiance to delay our honeymoon until Summer 2018 even though our wedding will be in October 2017. He was having NONE of it!! He made such a big deal about it…even though he’s usually a pretty chill guy. He just kept repeating how a delayed honeymoon is not special because it’s not a honeymoon – it’s just a vacation. He won that battle.

On the other hand, I really think a delayed honeymoon is a great way to recover from the financial and emotional toll the wedding takes on you. My parents were so tired on the day after their wedding, that they slept through the entire first day / night of their honeymoon cruise. They wasted an entire day! They should have done a mini-moon amd then had the big honeymoon later. Do what’s best for you and your Fiance. Good luck, and congrats! xoxo

Post # 9
1507 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We are delaying ours from October 2016 to May 2017 and feel like it was the right call. Honestly, I was way too tired after the wedding to have really appreciated a honeymoon right after. My friend went on her honeymoon right after the wedding and told me that she wasted a couple days just sleeping. So we decided to take a mini-moon long weekend a few weeks after the wedding and to save the big honeymoon for a time when both of us could get the time off work. My DH’s boss gave him a lot of extra time off around the wedding and we didn’t want to push it and ask for a honeymoon too. We wanted to go on a two week trip, so we decided it was better to wait and be able to do exactly what we wanted.

Post # 10
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

we’re delaying ours for a number of reasons (incl weather and finances). We got married a month ago, and will honeymoon in June/ July… I’m LOVING it as I planned one thing at a time, wedding then honeymoon…. I feel that we are both so much more excited doing it this way (honestly, after the wedding I just wanted to relax… and a beach type honeymoon would have been awesome, but not our style- we like doing stuff on holiday!).

It doesn’t feel less romantic cause we are already married- it feels like the next step 🙂

Post # 11
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We have to delay our honeymoon by a month in order for my fiancé to be a best man at another wedding. At first I was so sad – I wanted to fly away right away and couldn’t fathom the idea of going right back to work. However, now I am over it and have come to terms with it. We are going to do two nights away after the wedding. 

Post # 12
10444 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

While I don’t think a delayed honeymoon would be any less special than one taken immediatly after the wedding, I am SO glad we took ours right away. After all the craziness with the wedding, hosting both our families, and just being so busy it was great to have a week to relax and just be with my new husband.

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