(Closed) We never had a honeymoon

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Did you have a honeymoon?
    Yes, right after the wedding. : (61 votes)
    54 %
    No, we knew it wasn't an option for us. : (20 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, but months after being married. : (21 votes)
    19 %
    No, even though we thought we would be able to save for one. : (10 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 17
    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We haven’t gone on a honeymoon. We had our wedding back home and stayed for a week after our wedding and did some fun things.

    We are hoping to go on a vacation somewhere warm this winter and that will be our honeymoon.

    Post # 18
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We didn’t really have the long honeymoon that we would have liked to. We got married in Vegas and just stayed there for 4 nights following our wedding which was still lots of fun. We are hoping to do a week long honeymoon in Hawaii next year for our 1 year anniversary.

    Post # 20
    1209 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @missa2152:  Same exact situation! We had a “mini-moon” after the wedding and had everything booked for an amazing honeymoon the following February, but it didn’t work out. We had some unexpected medical bills, an unforseen job change and my school bills to figure out so we had to cancel our trip ๐Ÿ™ major bummer! Now we’re hoping to reschedule it for next February because that’s when the weather is nicest at the destination. At that point it’ll just be a vacation rather than a honeymoon, but it’ll be exciting regardless! Fingers crossed!


    I’m not sure if it’ll be an option, but my husband and I like to take little weekend trips to “get away” whenever we can…. maybe that’s something to consider in the future instead?

    Post # 21
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We also had a minimoon straight after the wedding!  We went to a small town 2 hours away and stayed in an old estate (built in 1876 – which is old for NZ!) we had our own wing of the estate and it was renovated but still in perfect condition (still had bells to ring the servants in each room).  Because its in a small town the prices were also so cheap – half the price of a hotel in the main city but way nicer.

    We went on a wine trial, climbed the Putangirua Pinnacles (from a scene in Lord of the Rings), went to a seal colony it was only 4 days but seemed longer!

    Everything we did apart from the wine trial and accommodation was free – and because it was only 2 hours away it ended up being a really cheap minimoon.  Sometimes it is great to explore your own city and you don’t have to spend a lot of money doing it!  Maybe you could go somewhere near where you live that you have never been to before?

    We have booked our real honeymoon to go to Phuket in July and can’t wait!  We set up a honeymoon account for the wedding and were lucky enough to get the whole trip to Phuket paid for.

    Post # 22
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    Vacations are nice too. We did a honeymoon right after the wedding and both were so happy to have the down time together. However, we also did a long weekend at the beach type trip over a year later and it kind of felt like a honeymoon. We traveled alone, focused on relaxation and good food and local wine. It was a cheaper and more low key option but had similar feelings so don’t feel bad about not getting the honeymon directly following the wedding. I think you will still enjoy a nice vacation together as long as you make each other a priority.

    Post # 23
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We didn’t do a honeymoon because it wasn’t possible when we got married. Now we’re pregnant, and we won’t be able to do a baby-moon either. Looks like our next vacation will be a family vacation. If we go to visit my parents, we may be able to talk them into watching the baby overnight so we can have a night to ourselves, but my guess is that’s all that we’ll have for years to come.

    I definitely wanted a honeymoon, but realistically not having a honeymoon hasn’t been a detriment to our marriage. With the baby on the way we have different priorities now and I’m okay with that. Some day we’ll get to take a trip just the two of us, and if it’s not until our 25th anniversary I’m okay with that.

    Post # 24
    2259 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We couldn’t and can’t afford it. 

    Post # 25
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee

    We couldn’t afford a full-blown beach vaca like we’d hoped, so we just did a 2-night minimoon to the WI Dells.  We’re hoping maybe to go somewhere really nice for our 10-year anniversay (which is still 9 years and 4 months away…lol!!)

    A lot of people had raised eyebrows, “you mean you’re not going on a honeymoon!?” but once I told them it was not an option financially they shut up ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 26
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee

    @blayne7:  Some day we’ll get to take a trip just the two of us, and if it’s not until our 25th anniversary I’m okay with that

    <<this, too

    Post # 27
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @doxielove:  but once I told them it was not an option financially they shut up ๐Ÿ™‚

    Really? And they didn’t offer to pay for one? LOL

    Post # 28
    2 posts
    • Wedding: June 2015

    V never had a honeymoon although i desperately wanted one, but v never had enough money to spend on a honey moon, now m goin to b mother of our 2nd child nd things r more kids oriented, nd even if v take some vacation it would never b same as compare to a honeymoon trip, if its still fine everything isnt meant for everyone

    Post # 29
    2 posts
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I regret i should have saved money for it

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