(Closed) thoughts on a belated honeymoon…

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did just that.

Darling Husband and I got married in September of last year. We went on a 2 night “mini-moon” to Quebec the Monday after the wedding.

However, due to moving to moving overseas 1 week after the wedding we had to postpone our honeymoon.

We are leaving a week from tomorrow and I am SO excited! It’s been awesome to have extra time not only to plan our honeymoon, but settle in as a married couple AND have an awesome trip to look forward to.

I haven’t been on the trip yet, but I highly doubt it’ll feel like just another trip since it’ll be the longest trip either of us have ever taken and to a once in a lifetime location. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Haven’t had it yet (lol obviously) but we plan to take our honeymoon in November, 3 months after the wedding. Part of it is location – Florida is kinda iffy weather-wise in August/September, part is to save money since we’ll be going off peak season and I also just like the idea of having some time between the craziness of the wedding and our honeymoon to let things sink in. I think it’ll be really nice and just as much a honeymoon as it would be a day or a week after.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

@KatNYC2011:  omg i can’t believe it’s been almost 5 months since your wedding already!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are doing the same thing!  Fiance is currently in law school, so we can’t even do a minimoon right after our wedding.  Undecided  We will stay one night in a fancy hotel the night we get married, but the following Monday (two days after our wedding), it’s back to class for him.  So we plan on taking our honeymoon over his spring break in February/March.  I am actually happy about it because it will give us something exciting to look forward to, and that’s the time of year that we start getting spring fever BIG TIME – so it will be fun to escape for awhile!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs. Meowerson:  I know! I can’t believe it either. Crazy!

I still feel like a newlywed and cannot believe it’s finally time for our amazing trip.

Plus it is SO cold here right now, I cannot wait to be on safari and on the beach. I need some sun and warmth!

Post # 9
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yep, we’re waiting a few months as well.  Getting married on August 4, and honeymoon will likely be in October (nothing booked yet though).  We’re going to Spain (Barcelona) and August would just be too hot for us to go walk around/visit etc.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We’re actually taking our honeymoon two months after the wedding.  No added stress about packing for the honeymoon, or not being able to fully enjoy ourselves because we have to fly the next day.  We’re going home after our really nice stay in the hotel on Saturday night because we want to open gifts and enjoy a few days off together in our house!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The Fiance is working on his Masters and need to drive my car/move my stuff from NC to CT right after the wedding so we are taking a minimoon in DC (halfways) for a couple of days on our way up with my stuff/car. We are planning to take our honeymoon later in the year, sometime between him finishing summer classes and starting fall classes. 🙂 

Post # 12
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

A LOT of friends and family did this for numerous reasons and they all still loved and enjoyed their honeymoon and said it still felt special!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was married in November and still haven’t taken a honeymoon. Honestly I think we’ve about given up on calling this our honeymoon. It doesn’t feel the same and I really wish we’d gone immediately. (We have crazy work schedules and chose to see family for Christmas instead of taking our honeymoon then). So far, this has been my biggest regret. Darling Husband hated all of our honeymoon plans and we’ve both traveled around the world, so no place felt special enough. (Just writing this is making me upset).

We did go on a mini moon which was nice.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Missido:  Great plan! It’s my understanding that most of Spain (and some other European countries) pretty much shut down in August. So going in August might not only mean heat, but it might also mean a lot of closed shops, restaurants and attractions!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Also, coming back to work 3 days after my wedding was anticlimactic. None of my coworkers congratulated or acknowledged my wedding, so the newlywed glow wore off pretty quickly here.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My husband and I took three days for ourselves and stayed close to him.  Between our two kids and our work schedules, we could just not fit in a honeymoon, so we decided to delay our official honeymoon to our one-year anniversary!

Throw out the rulebook, this one is about what works for you guys!

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