(Closed) What was your honeymoon timing? Right after wedding or a little bit after…

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: honeymoon timing?
    We went right after our wedding (the day after, two days after, during the week after) : (87 votes)
    64 %
    We went a little bit after our wedding (we waited a week, we waited two weeks) : (17 votes)
    12 %
    we went about a month after our wedding : (3 votes)
    2 %
    We went more than a month after our wedding (up to 6 months) : (18 votes)
    13 %
    We went 6months to a year after our wedding : (8 votes)
    6 %
    We didn't go on a honeymoon and don't plan on it : (1 votes)
    1 %
    We're still hoping to go...but we haven't had the chance. : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We might do a few days away just to recharge our batteries and spend some “alone” time together Wink… 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
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    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
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    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re going the day after the wedding 🙂

    Post # 13
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    1611 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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 # 14
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    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We left the next day

    Post # 15
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    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We had a Destination Wedding in Vegas and were able to stay in Vegas the week following the wedding. But Darling Husband 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
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    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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.

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