Post # 1
Fiance and I haven’t planned a Honeymoon yet due to budgetary restrictions on our end. We were hoping to get married on 6/8 (friday), and then book a Honeymoon by the following Monday/Tuesday (using wedding gift $$ from family). Now, we’re thinkign that may be too tight of a timeframe, and are thinking of just heading back to work the Tuesday after our wedding, and going the week after. So, we’d get married on a Friday, have a long weekend to recouperate, go to work on Tuesday-Friday, then leave for a Honeymoon that Sunday or Monday and have the whole week off.
The perfectionist/traditionalist/it-was-supposed-to-be-this-certain-way-in-my-mind portion of me is all “*pout*, i want to honeymoon right after our wedding, not wait a week! What if the we-just-got-married sparkle fades a bit?”. I know that’s ridicuous, but that’s how I always though it would go in my head.
What was your timing for your HM? Did you leave pretty much immediately after, or did you wait a week? Or did you wait longer? Or are you still waiting??
When in doubt, I like to poll the bee so I can get back in touch with reality 😉
Post # 3
We’re getting married in March, and taking out honeymoon in June, so 3 months after the wedding. I’m finishing grad school in May, so I can’t take the time to honeymoon immediately.
Post # 4
We decided to go all in and we are leaving two days after our wedding. We have been saving up to go and figured, why the heck not? That being said, plenty of my friends have waited up to 6 months after their wedding to go at more affordable times or in the winter when they know they will most enjoy a tropical getaway.
Post # 5
We might do a few days away just to recharge our batteries and spend some “alone” time together … but we won’t be doing a honeymoon until 5 months after our wedding. Even then, it’s only because 2 friends of ours are getting married in Ireland! We figured if we’re going to be allll the way over there, we may as well hop on over to check out the rest of Europe and call it a delayed honeymoon. Honestly I’m a bit relieved to have the space in between- it gives us time to save up a little more, and also just kind of breathe and settle down after the fuss of the wedding.
Post # 6
Our wedding is June 24. And were going on our honeymoon about 3 days later. Afer the wedding were just going to spend 2 nights at the hotel were going to right after — then home the next day- then 4 days honeymoon vacation.
Post # 7
We just got married on Saturday, spent all day Sunday couch surfing and eating left over wedding food and enjoying all the pictures coming through on Facebook, and we’re still couch surfing here on Monday. We don’t leave for our honeymoon for 5 weeks and it was one of the best choices we made! I can’t imagine going through this weekend, then turning around and going on an epic adventure.
Post # 8
We’re waiting a week. We didn’t want to, but that’s how it’ll happen. I don’t think you’ll lose the newlywed spark because you’ll be excited for your honeymoon that week!
Post # 9
My fiance and I are waiting until the first week of September to go on our honeymoon. We’re mostly doing this because I get free plane tickets with my job which, while nice, does have a few bad things attached. Mostly that we have to fly standby. We were not going to attempt to fly standby to Maui in June (since a lot of people travel that time of year) so we decided to wait until September since most kids will be back in school and family vacations should be all over by that point.
I don’t think it’s bad to wait though! Aside from the standby plane ticket thing, we probably would have waited anyway just to have some time to relax and organize the honeymoon after all the crazy wedding planning. I think we’ll be a heck of a lot more relaxed in September rather than immediately after the wedding anyway! 🙂
Post # 10
We left for our honeymoon the Monday after our Saturday wedding. It was heavenly. I was so stressed out from the planning and the actual wedding that it was so needed and so relaxing. I don’t think I’d do it any other way.
I understand why you’re trying to wait it out. Is there any way you might be able to book the honeymoon on a new credit card that has 0% financing for 6 months and then pay it off as soon as you’re able to go through your gifts after the wedding? Just trying to think of a way for you to go directly after since it sounds like that’s what you really want to try to do!
Post # 11
We’re getting married in MA but live in MD, so the day after the wedding, we’ll fly home to MD and then the day after that, fly out to Costa Rica!
Post # 12
We’re going the day after the wedding 🙂
Post # 13
We are going 3 days after the wedding. I am a teacher, so I couldn’t wait too much longer because I would have been back at work (my district goes back really early). I didn’t want to go the day after though because I needed a day or two of calm quite time.
Post # 15
We had a Destination Wedding in Vegas and were able to stay in Vegas the week following the wedding. But DH had work training so it wasn’t really a honeymoon.
We live overseas and travel all the time so I’m not sure WHICH of our trips to classify as a honeymoon. I’ve been thinking something completely different though like an African safari or a Med cruise.
We’re on the same page and consider all our trips “mini-honeymoons” which is fun.
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We’re getting married on a Friday, and am doing a mini-moon at first- two nights/3 days at Hershey Park (chocolate land spa, here I come!). It’s just 1.5 hours away, and we’ll stay at a B&B, to get relax/recoop/ enjoy being married!
We’re going to New Zealand for our honeymoon, and we’re flying out the day after Thanksgiving, since it’ll be their summer then. I’m really glad that we have something to look forward to/plan after the wedding. It’ll help any post-wedding “let -down” (another reason I’m not using any of the gifts until after the wedding.)
@MrsDrRose612: Are you guys still moving for FI’s grad school? I remember that from a prior post. If so, maybe it’s worth waiting until after the move-sounds like you were going to be crazed with everything going on.