Post # 1
Ladies – I don’t know how most people do it. How can you plan a honeymoon after the stress of plannng a wedding? I didn’t have much help planning my wedding so I was beyond stressed for it and my hubs and I went on a mini honeymoon to Napa. It wasn’t the romantic honeymoon I envisioned. Instead of sexy times, we mainly just slept and laughed about how we didn’t want to deal with either of our families for a while, lol.
But fast forward to one year later (ok, 4 weeks shy of of our 1 year anniversary) and we just returned from the most amazing European travel adventure honeymoon. I feel it was much more worth it to wait to go on this trip because now that we’ve been together for a year, we know each other better and the love has grown since our wedding day. Granted, we both didn’t want a purely beach, relaxation type honeymoon (though we had alotted some of that), so I knew I needed time to plan like I had done for our fabulous wedding. We had both agreed that in conjunction with beach time, we wanted to explore and experience different cities and cultures than not. Also, let’s be honest, Europe is not cheap and we needed a year to save to pay for it.
Who else out there has waited to take their honeymoon? Or is planning to wait? I’m curious if you enjoyed it much more like we have? Or if you are waiting, I wanted to drop a note of encouragement that it does feel better as you both will feel much more united and def a lot less stressed.
Keep me posted!
Post # 3
@cristina115: That’s awesome! Glad to hear you had a fabulous time!! 😀
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
We’re delaying four months! He works in IT for a large retail company and I work in healthcare, so our November and December are going to be insane. We didn’t want to go on our honeymoon just to come back to all hell breaking loose, so we’re waiting until February to take a nice vacation!
Post # 5
I totally understand! There was no way in heck we had the energy to plan a honeymoon in conjunction with the wedding. We typically like our trips to be adventurous, too, so we needed a time that was separate from the nuptials planning to do what really interested us (we are not lay-on-the-beach-the-whole-time type of people either).
Plus, we had done an incredible trekking trip in Patagonia last year right after our engagement, so that itself felt like a ‘pre’-honeymoon. Therefore, we didn’t feel the need to rush straight into another epic trip until everything else was taken care of.
We are delaying our honeymoon by about 4 months and going to Iceland.
Post # 6
@cristina115: Wow…sounds like you guys had a great time! We have no choice but to postpone our honeymoon. Fi works a job where he gets 2 weeks shutdown in the summer and 2 weeks at Christmas. We are choosing not to go at christmas time because christmas on his side of the family is crazy busy with celebrations and my side squeeze in at some point in time in there too. We are gonna choose to go away the following summer when he has his 2 week shutdown at the end of July beginning of August in 2015. Hopefully by than we’ll have a good chunk paid off the wedding which will make things easier too. Haven’t figured out where we are going at this point in time either since its a couple years away
Post # 7
We got married at St. Simons Island and after our wedding we stayed there for 3 days, so we are trying to plan something bigger for our 1 year anniversary, our “honeymoon” so to speak. We didn’t have the funds or time to do it right after our wedding and we were thrown right back into school and work so we decided to do something special for our year anniversary!
Post # 8
Your Honeymoon to Europe sounds like it was AMAZING !!
Lol, I am distinctly in the “opposite camp” and a BIG Believer that due to the stress of planning a Weding is EXACTLY THE REASON that one needs to have a Honeymoon immediately afterwards
(altho I get the whole not wanting to come home to more stress if one has job junk going on)
In the very least, I think everyone should take a Mini-moon to get away from it all just the two of you after the Wedding to soak in the wonderfulness of a job well done, and a new life begun
I do however totally understand how great a 1 Year Anni Trip can be as well… a milestone truly deserving its own celebration !!
During my First Marriage my Ex and I did that… we returned to the same spot we had gone on our Honeymoon the year before (lol, the joys of being broke fresh faced Uni Grads is you don’t have much money… so going back isn’t difficult finanancially). The 2nd visit was good, but certainly not as magnificient as the first… what is that old saying “you just cannot go back in time”…
This time round,
Mr TTR & I (who are much older & semi-retired) had an incredible 5 Week Extravaganza that combined Christmas Vacation with our Pre-Wedding – Wedding – and Honeymoon Trip to the US South and then a Caribbean Cruise.
WE KNOW we cannot go back and recreate that !!
But we do intend to go somewhere to mark our 1 Year Anni… just haven’t decided what just yet.
Post # 9
We’re planning a HM 3/4 months after the wedding for the same reason. Plus Europe isn’t cheap & we’re paying for the wedding ourselves.
Too much at once!
Post # 10
@cristina115: I know I am looking forward to our honeymoon. We leave the next day. That is honestly my whole reason to keep going. Just trying to get to the honeymoon!