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

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: honeymoon timing?

    We went right after our wedding (the day after, two days after, during the week after)

    We went a little bit after our wedding (we waited a week, we waited two weeks)

    we went about a month after our wedding

    We went more than a month after our wedding (up to 6 months)

    We went 6months to a year after our wedding

    We didn't go on a honeymoon and don't plan on it

    We're still hoping to go...but we haven't had the chance.

  • Post # 17
    23589 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We left 2 days after our wedding – we just felt that after all the craziness of planning our wedding and buying our house in the same year, there was nothing we craved more than getting the hell out of here and relaxing. Totally worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 18
    10283 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We left 15 days after our wedding and honestly, it was perfect! We had the option of the leaving the following day but we didn’t want to and I am SOOOO happy that I had the foresight to see this before hand. The days leading up to our wedding were chaotic. I was lucky that I remembered my wedding dress let alone every miniscule element that I had planned in the last 16 months. I was pretty much losing my mind so there was no way in f’ing hell that I would have been able to pack and be ready to leave for our week long Honeymoon immediately following. It would have been a logistical nightmare. Instead, we got to relax right after the wedding and get our lives back in order before taking off.

    Having those two weeks also helped us financially. The Honeymoon itself was paid for months in advance but we had a lot of purchases to make that we put off until after our wedding so we had some extra money. Postponing a bit also helped out TREMENDOUSLY with the after wedding blues that a lot of brides expereince. Instead of having the whole thing be over and done with a few days later, we still got to look forward to our trip for 2 weeks and then enjoy a relaxing Honeymoon for an additional week. It prolonged the whole wedding experience which I really loved. I’d be lying if I said that those 2 weeks flew by, because they didn’t, but at least we had something to look forward to. As long as you don’t have to go back to work the day after your wedding, you’ll be fine. 

    Post # 19
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    We left for our mini-moon 2 days after our wedding. Honestly I wish we had waitedat the very least another day or 2. I was so tired the entire time I don’t feel like I got to make the most of our time or enjoy it to the full extent that I could have. Luckily, DH already has something in the works for our anniversary this August ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 20
    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re doing a “mini” getaway, leaving 3 days after the wedding but since we’re getting married on a Sunday, that is really just a long weekend to recharge. Our “proper” honeymoon is booked for about 2.5 months after the wedding. We did this to minimize time away from work (the Mr is a contractor so no work = no pay and while I do have a pile of leave time saved up, it’s really hard for me to get away for more than 2 weeks) and to let the bank balance build back up after all the wedding expenses.

    The timing on this also means we get to spend New Years Eve in an exotic foreign city (Tokyo, wow!!!!) instead of scrapping to find something (anything) to do on New Years Eve at home.  We’d be likely to travel for NYE anyway, might as well make it one big fancy dancy trip!

    Post # 21
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We held our wedding in Michigan while living 2500 miles away in California.  It would have been a nightmare to leave for the wedding right after the honeymoon so we took it three months later, in October.  It worked out well for us, although I do think it would have been nice to leave straight away.

    Post # 23
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We left eleven days after we got married. It was perfect. Even though going back to work sucked it was so nice to prepare for a huge trip and to kind of have something big to anticpiate again. I strongly encourage this!

    Post # 24
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We’re getting married on Sunday (!!) and then we’ll be leaving for our honeymoon next Wednesday.  We live in MA, but the wedding is in NY.  So this way we can relax the day after the wedding, then come home on Tuesday and do some last minute getting ready, and then we leave at 4am on Wednesday. 

    Personally, I don’t think I’d be able to concentrate much at work if I had to go back for less than a week in between the wedding and the honeymoon.  I’d be all hyped up from the wedding, and just waiting to get out for the honeymoon.  This way is good for me because we do have a couple days in between, but we still get one large chunk of time off from work.  And I feel like I’ve been so stressed out, I really want the vacation right away.

    ETA:  I also have no worries about post-wedding blues.  I just want to get this show on the road and stop worrying about everything already. 

    Post # 26
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @MrsDrRose612:  Just out of curiosity, what pre-honeymoon errands do you need to run?  I’m worried I might be forgetting something, lol.

    Post # 27
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We’re getting married on Saturday and our flight to London leaves Monday around 4, so that should give us a little bit of time to do some last-minute packing (we’re taking one carry-on sized bag each and my backpack) and finish up a couple of last-minute things. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 29
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We want to do a long Honeymoon so we will wait for a few months first. 

    Besides, wedding is so exhausting so we don’t want to go Honeymoon right away.  We want to rest up a little bit, recharge, then plan on the Honeymoon ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 30
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our wedding was on a Saturday.  We drove home on Sunday night, and we left on Monday morning for a 5-night “mini-moon” at an island inn in Maine.  We finally booked our “real” honeymoon — 14 nights on safari — a few months ago, and we departing for the trip on our 11-month-iversary.

    ETA: I voted 6-12 months.

    Post # 31
    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Our original plan was to go on a honeymoon 10 months after the wedding. We have to schedule vacation time anywhere from 6 months to 1+ years in advance due to DH’s job, so we just sort of shrugged it off.

    But miraculously, thanks to some craziness at his work, we got time directly following the wedding — but we only found out about a month before! So we scrambled, and had a lovely trip. Sadly, we now don’t get vacation time until sometime in mid-to-late 2013.

    We were married on a Sunday, went back home for Monday and Tuesday (no work) and vacationed from Weds-Saturday. It was nice to have those few days in between to decompress, revel in being married, and, well, pack!

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