(Closed) we don’t get a honeymoon…rant-ish

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m so sorry! You two DO deserve a patience award!

Can he take any time off in the months after the wedding so that the two of you can go somewhere?

Post # 4
91 posts
Worker bee

My daughter got married last Feb and she and her husband had similar issues with time off. They got married on a Saturday in Miami where they live. They spent their wedding night at a very nice hotel and then spent the day all alone lounging on the beach.

Their honeymoon was in May and they went to Napa Valley and San Francisco. She was a little disappointed they couldn’t  have a honeymoon right after the wedding but she actually preferred the break in between. She said it was much more fun planning a honeymoon without the stress of also planing a wedding.

I think you and your new husband should take those 2 days after the wedding and stay at a nice hotel, order room service, turn off the cell phones, etc. You don’t have to go far away to be far away from the stress of your jobs. Plan a nice honeymoon later.

I’m sorry this is happening to you, but don’t let the situation ruin the happiest time in your life.

Post # 5
7321 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Sorry to hear, that’s too bad! I honestly don’t know anyone who was able to go on a honeymoon, either because of money or because they couldn’t get the time off. It would be nice if it was a given when you get married, but the way things are these days, it’s not always realistic.

Try not to let this ruin your experience, and definitely plan for the next opportunity you have to take a nice long vacation together.

Post # 7
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Take a mini-moon for a couple of days just to relax!  Really, you should just drive to a local attraction and if there isn’t one, just pick a direct and drive two hours to the nicest hotel.  Get massages and room service and bring some nice “evening wear” ;).  You’ll come back feeling like a million bucks!  The point of a honeymoon is really just to have some quality time to enjoy each other anyways.  It doesn’t matter if you take a big trip or not.  You can always plan a big getaway for an anniversary when you can get the time.

Post # 8
3993 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We have a similar scenario – Fiance is still in his first 90 days at his new job and can’t ask for the time off until much closer to the wedding (his 90 days is up in Feb), giving us very little time to actually plan a honeymoon assuming it would be approved. So we’ve decided to wait until this summer to do our big honeymoon. We’re just going to go to a nice local hotel for a few nights since he can ask for 1-2 days off during the 90 days, so he’s asked for the Monday and Tuesday post-wedding. Then we’re going to work on planning our BIG honeymoon trip for sometime this summer. 🙂

It’s best to just look at the positives in these cases I think, so in my mind I’m separating the wedding/mini-moon from the honeymoon and thinking of the honeymoon as something NEW to plan and look forward to. 🙂 It’s kind of nice. I imagine I’ll be a lot less stressed.

Post # 9
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know how you feel.  We are not going to even try for a honeymoon because this year is so busy at his job (He’s a general contractor and travels a lot).  I figure we’ll just have a nice vacation when we can and pretend like it doesn’t matter.

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