(Closed) When are you or did you start your honeymoon?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: When do you prefer to start your honeymoon?
    Immediately after the ceremony!! : (0 votes)
    Immediately after the reception. : (3 votes)
    4 %
    1 day after the wedding : (23 votes)
    29 %
    2 or more days after the wedding : (28 votes)
    36 %
    a few weeks after the wedding : (14 votes)
    18 %
    6 months to a 1 year after the wedding : (8 votes)
    10 %
    honeymoons suck! whats the point? don't need a honeymoon : (0 votes)
    Our wedding is a destination wedding so we are already on the honeymoon : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Our wedding was on a Sunday and we left for honeymoon the Wednesday after, so a few days later. The night of our wedding we stayed at a pretty nice hotel, not where any of our guests are staying. I think it is important to be away from them that first night, and your first morning as husband and wife. Your wedding is about YOU (including your husband) and not about them (friends & family)

    Post # 4
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Our wedding is on a Saturday night.. We are leaving the next day for our honeymoon.

    Post # 5
    3356 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I got married on a Tuesday and was on my honeymoon on that Wednesday

    Post # 7
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @proverbs131:  I’m not sure if it is common or not, but I think that it is your wedding night- for you and your husband. I can understand seeing them the day before the wedding or at a rehearsal dinner or something to spend time with out of towners, but not your wedding night. Or even the morning after the wedding for a brunch makes more sense to me than after the reception. I think that time should be solely for you and husband

    Post # 10
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our wedding was in August, and we’re going on our honeymoon next month (December 14 – December 22nd). Darling Husband is a teacher, so we had to post-pone our honeymoon until winter break. It’s fine though, because we still have something to be excited about! Can’t wait!! 🙂

    Post # 11
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We saved $600 by leaving 2 days after the wedding (We got married Jan 1) instead of leaving the day after.

    Post # 12
    1303 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We had a Saturday evening reception and a brunch the next morning.  By mid-afternoon on Sunday, everyone had left the wedding venue.  My husband and I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening cleaning up, stacking chairs, etc., before embarking on the 3-hour drive home.  The next day (Monday) we re-packed the car and drove 5 hours to our “mini-moon” destination and spent 5 nights there.  Then, 11 months later we went on a big blowout safari “honeymoon”.  I guess the mini-moon was really our honeymoon, but I saved the honeymoon label for the safari to justify the cost of the trip (both timewise and budgetwise).

    To the OP: Like you, I was not so interested in sharing my wedding with the world, and I would have been happy to elope or have a teeny-tiny affair.  But, my husband wanted a bigger guest list and a more social event.  My feeling was that weddings are disproportionately expensive and way too much work.  I was more interested in being married than in having a wedding.  I felt a little proprietary about having some time alone with my husband, but we are generally pretty good at prioritizing time together.  So, it was ok to postpone that for another 24 hours or so.

    We rented a private property with a 6-bedroom house for our wedding weekend.  I did insist that we kick everyone out of the house on our wedding night.  If it had been up to my husband, we would have had a full house the entire time.  I just have more of a sense of privacy than he does, and it stresses me out to have no down time to myself.  I wanted a block of time where I could just *be* without having to entertain/host anyone.

    Post # 13
    2743 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    I’m getting married at Disney! Wedding, and Honeymoon together with the people I love!

    Post # 14
    7002 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The noise coming from the hotel room? I had to LOL at that. Does she think you guys will be swinging from the chandelier or something?

    I can promise you we did nothing any crazier on our wedding night than we do any other night of the week. 😉 Seriously, stay where you want. We live together, and stayed our wedding night at our house. 

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