(Closed) To wait or not to wait HONEYMOON STYLLLLEE

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@kim14410: Our original plan was to get married in October (but we also were worried about hurricanes) we wanted to go to Florida or the Bahamas for our honeymoon so we moved our wedding date to June and were leaving the next day on a cruise to the Bahamas. =) I was scared it would have felt like a vacation rather than a honeymoon if we waited too long… that was my only request for the wedding… we’d go on a honeymoon before going home.. tehe

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We waited!  We are going to Mexico on Dec 4th which is exactly 6 months after our wedding.  We are excited because it is snowy and cold now where we live, so we’re really looking forward to our hot holiday!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you have a few options. 

1. Just risk it and hope there’s no hurricane.

2. Pick a different place to go. If you must have Caribbean, pick an island outside of the hurricane belt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_belt . If you are willing to consider a non-beach vacation, Europe is absolutely beautiful in September. 

3. Wait until winter. Maybe you could go on a weekend minimoon to somewhere nearby so that you’d still get a bit of a honeymoon right after the wedding. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m from Florida so I’m a little more relaxed about hurricanes than most people. I’d probably chance it (and buy trip insurance). Darling Husband and I went to Puerto Rico in September a few years ago and it was fine. Or you could go somewhere like Aruba where they don’t get hurricanes.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Aruba is out of the hurricane belt if you are interested in going there.  I went on a trip there in Sept. a few years ago and the weather was wonderful!  There were a ton of honeymooners there as well!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Go to Europe!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i wouldnt be too worried- just buy insurance!

my husband and i usually do a yearly trip in Feb/March because the weather down south is incredible (not too hot but warm enough to be on the beach all day) march is a long ass month and we are pretty much fed up with the cold at that point-  lucky for us our honeymoon landed in these months as well.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re doing a delayed honeymoon – in NZ, our long summer break is at the opposite time to you and I am a teacher! It makes a lot more sense for us to wait until the end of the year to go on our honeymoon. It does mean that we’ll be heading into winter weather as we honeymoon stateside, but seeing as we’re looking at doing Oahu, Las Vegas and Los Angeles I don’t think it will be too much of an issue!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Just book it. Having grown up in FL, hurricanes are a way of life (but if you get trip insurance [make sure it covers hurricanes]) you will be fine. 

If you are flying into the area, and at almost any hotel in the Hurrican prone area have a way for you to reschedule for no charge if it is weather related. Just ask the hotel what their rescheduling policy is. Most airlines, any that fly into FL have the ption of free rescheduling. 

If you wait until Jan, it will be colder. Like if you like warm weather-it will be in the 40-60s during that time. Just be aware that if you wait it will not be as warm as it usually is when you think Carribbean. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We got married in august and aren’t honeymooning till February. Kinda sucks to hit reality so quickly after the wedding (although we did do a weekend getaway and took some days off work) but its Also nice to not har to worry ab the honeymoon logistics on top of all the wedding stuff. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh, that stinks!

Mu fiance are thinking about doing a more local trip right after the wedding, and then going to bora bora a few months later. It’s nice that we’re doing two trips, but we just can’t wait for bora bora!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

**Raises Hand** We are dying to go on an Alaskan Cruise and are getting married this December 18th. We will be leaving in June/July for our cruise through Alaska and Canada. Though it sucks to wait, it’ll be worth it, plus our savings account wont be totally flat lined!

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(Closed) To wait or not to wait HONEYMOON STYLLLLEE

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons