Post # 1
We’ve also worked and worked and saved and saved for our honeymoon so it’s hard to make a choice!
Our wedding and friends and family were so wonderful and we are still on that newlywed high. We had a minimoon but it included 2 other weddings, pre and post wedding events, visits with old friends (it was the city Fiance grew up) and visits with family and friends who were also in the area. We did have a few hours to ourselves one day and it was amazing!
It is however, making me question delaying our honeymoon for a year. I’m hoping a romantic experience with just the two of us during a special time of being newlyweds will further build a connection for years to come. Plus my fiancé loves Hawaii and we could go there during Christmas. Plus, I live in Vancouver Canada and it’s grey for 8 months of the year and it’s great to get out of here during that time. I feel like I’ll be a happier person if I get out of the grey days for a few weeks.
on the other hand, I’ve dreamed of going to the Greek islands since forever, and being a teacher we can really only go during the summer (things don’t really open up until March) and I think Santorini would be so romantic and gorgeous. I know you can’t plan kids, but we have “taken out the goalie” because we are not young and so it may be our last chance ( I guess if I’m pregnant in the next 4 months we wouldn’t go at all or somehow modify our trip). I’ll be more relaxed during the summer and we can have more time and I would love to experience the culture and the food. Just a little worried the newlywed glow will be off. Also summer is the only season in Vancouver I really love!
any thoughts at all are appreciated!!!
Post # 2
hey Bee!! We delayed our honeymoon by a year at first also. We didn’t have the ability to plan for the French honeymoon we wanted since DH’s father was terminal at the time of our wedding, plus with moving the wedding up… it was all up in the air if we would go anywhere at all for a year.
Then about a month after the wedding we decided we really should go somewhere and that’s when we decided to go back to Vancouver. I’m so glad we went away before the school year started even though it wasn’t “the honeymoon of my dreams” it was so romantic and lovely getting to celebrate together soon after we wed. And we are still planning to visit France next year. It will be for our 1 year wedding anniversary and our 10th year being together next summer.
I think you should go to Hawaii for a Christmas honeymoon.
Post # 3
ohhh I didn’t know the full story of your Vancouver honeymoon until now ❤️. How was it? I’m really sorry to hear about your father in law.
Do you mean we should go to Hawaii AND Greece? Ohhhh… I like your carpe diem attitude 😊😊😊! We COULD do that but things would be pretty tight!
Post # 4
I don’t think i would delay a full year if I didn’t have to. We delayed 3 months (went to Greek islands for our honeymooon – highly recommend!) and it was wonderful, but even at just 3 months being married was starting to feel kind of normal. Still awesome, just not “new.” We also lived together before we got married, which probably had something to do with it.
Post # 5
We delayed by five months and I’m so glad we did. The wedding was so exhausting and having to put away gifts, send thank yous, visit with out of town guests after the wedding, there was plenty to do without going out of town. It also gave us something to look forward to! We did do a minimoon two days later so it was the best decision for us!
Post # 6
We waited 3 months, as I’m a teacher and we got married in the fall so we had to wait until the next school break. It was so much fun to have another “wedding” thing to look forward to for a few months after the wedding. We didn’t start TTC right away, but we did more or less decide that if we didn’t just go in the relatively near future, we would run the risk of never going for whatever reason–house, kids, finances, etc.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
We had a destination wedding and made a minimoon out of the weekend after our wedding, but we didn’t take our real honeymoon until our first anniversary. It was just as special, if not more, than I imagine it would have been if we took it sooner. We were able to save up for a nice trip. We were gifted a trip to Disney and stayed in the Animal Kingdom Lodge, then flew to Bermuda from there for 6 days. It was nice having a big trip to look forward to during that first year of marriage. And both resorts that we stayed at us made us feel special and gave us extra perks because it was our anniversary. So waiting worked for us, but everyone’s different.
Post # 8
We took our honeymoon 7 months after the wedding, for a variety of reasons (wanted to spread the cost, wanted to spread the PTO across two calendar years, weather at our destination). It was wonderful and such a romantic trip. I was so exhausted after our wedding that there’s no way I could have enjoyed a honeymoon directly after. It was great to be able to plan and look forward to the honeymoon long after the wedding was over. We went to Santorini, Athens, and Dublin.
We did wait to TTC until after the trip though. I did NOT want to have to cancel or be miserable due to a pregnancy.
Post # 9
well that sounds really special!! This makes me think it might be lovely to wait as well 🙂
Post # 10
how did you like Santorini? I’d ask about Athens too, but I think we are going to skip it if we can! I have amazing trip cancelation on both my card and my work and at this point in our lives it doesn’t make sense to put babies off. If it happens, great!
but I do really want to go to santorini!
Post # 11
We did have an amazing two nights post wedding in our hotel room we splurged on, it was worth every penny! Maybe part of me is wondering if we could have extended that magic by going away together right away after the wedding!
but first anniversary might be very special too!
Post # 12
We had our honeymoon a year after the wedding- it was a fun, memory filled vacation but TBH it didn’t feel like a honeymoon. I’m happily married and had a great time, but too much time had passed since the wedding for it to feel like we were on our honeymoon. So if seeing Greece is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for you, save and wait and enjoy next summer, but if having the just-married honeymoon vibe is what you want, I’d choose the sooner destination (and hey, Hawaiii sounds pretty awesome too)
Post # 13
that’s great and I’m glad you had a fun trip! I’ve been thinking about it all day and realizing even December probably won’t feel like a honeymoon, even now, a month later we are kinda just settling in to being married, and it’s actually really nice!
Post # 14
I think you can have your honeymoon whenever you want. It doesn’t have to be immediately after the wedding if you don’t want it to be. All a honeymoon really is is your first getaway vacation as a married couple! Make it a trip that is unique to you both as a couple and make sure to celebrate your marriage along the way.
My boyfriend’s parents have been married almost 30 years and are only just now planning their honeymoon! They couldn’t afford it back in the day and then life got in the way. 30 years later, they’re finally going to do it.
Post # 15
I wish we had of gone on our honeymoon MONTHS after our wedding. I was just so exhausted and it was an effort just to pack for the honeymoon… then we got home and there was crap from the wedding all over the house. I never had the “newlywed feeling” so it wouldn’t matter to me if we went on our “honeymoon” on our 1st anniversary instead.