(Closed) Should we nix the honeymoon???

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

We can afford a honeymoon, and we’re still nixing it. We’d rather save the money/time off and go on a vacation the next year when money will be even less tight. We’re just staying a little extra in the hotel we are staying in after the wedding.

Really, the honeymoon is just a vacation. You would be far happier coming home to your new apartment than going on vacation for a bit.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rumpunch712:  We’re skipping our honeymoon as well!

 

We just moved in together in November, and money was SO tight, we had to move in earlier than expected. But, it’s now improved, but we want to buy a home and live comfortably. So just choose what’s more important to you and your honey!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I would move out NOW, as soon as possible, and then start saving for an anniversary-moon on your one year anniversary if it means there won’t be funds for a honeymoon immediately after the wedding.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

You can take a honeymoon anytime!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@rumpunch712:  the paragraphs are there. It’s a bee glitch where the OP can’t see their own paragraphs.

I’d nix the honeymoon, go for a mini-moon for MUCH less money, and move out. You can have a big vacation/honeymoon some other time but being miserable at  home isn’t worth it to me! & you can just do a small vacation in the mean time. My SO & I are doing a destination wedding in DC & staying an extra 4 or 5 days as a mini-moon. I figure with our jobs & vacation time, we’re not gonna be able to take enough time off of work to do the Destination Wedding AND a 2 week honeymoon so the honeymoon can be on our 1 year anniversary or something.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Could you do something less expensive as a honeymoon? You can get great deals on last minute cruises – sometimes $200-300 for a week per person! Don’t do excursions, just explore on your own and you’ll save money that way too. Other than tipping and drinks there aren’t really any other additional costs you’d have to worry about (except shopping, if you choose to). Or you could do something else completely – a romantic cabin or go to a beach (depending on where you live), nearby big city for a few days, etc. I understand wanting to get out of a parent’s house, but at the same time I’d be torn about cancelling my honeymoon. Very hard decision. You could always do your honeymoon later too after you’re settled – though I’m not a fan of putting things off and the whole “one day…” way of living.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

 @rumpunch712: 

The thing that concerns me is that if you have to cancel your honeymoon to afford to move out two months sooner, what’s your long term plan for affording living on your own? Saving money by not going on your honeymoon is only a temporary fix. Just some food for thought…

 

Post # 11
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855 posts
Busy bee

I, personally, couldn’t do it.

I want my wedding to last 3 weeks. To get out of day-to-day life for just a while is what is important for me.

The only way I wouldn’t have a honeymoon, would be if I was to move in with my husband for the very first time the day after the wedding – because it’s like a whole new life has just started, you know?

But to move in together in October and have the wedding December and NOT have a honeymoon? I couldn’t do it. It would be a crash back down to reality that I wouldn’t want.

 

@unimeg07:  they can afford to live together, they’re just putting the money they would have otherwise spent on rent and bills into their honeymoon and wedding. plenty of people live pretty much paycheck-to-paycheck (myself included) and it works absolutely fine. Especially when they are young and just starting out.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t, you only get one honeymoon! WHen Fiance got laid off a few weeks ago, we discussed not going on our honeymoon, but neither of us were willing to give it up.  I’m also a person who wouldn;’t want to go on a late honeymoon either – just personal preference. Do what works best for you and your relationship though! Everyone has different priorities!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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