(Closed) Will you leave out the honeymoon?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t think we’ll be having one. Being able to stay with my honey will be honeymoon enough (mutter mutter stupid immigration nonsense). If we do anything at all I think it will probably just be the weekend at a nice local hotel, like a mini-moon. Just time off somewhere nice together for a day or two after the wedding.

Post # 4
2891 posts
Sugar bee

We don’t have the money for a honeymoon. We have the money to pay for the wedding 100% but we’ll have to wait a few months to a year in order to have a honeymoon. Sucks. But that’s just life.

Post # 6
740 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

A friend of mine was going to skip the honeymoon, but after the wedding I think it was a bit much to go directly back to normal life. She and her husband took a weekend to travel as a last minitue mini-honeymoon. 

For myself, we don’t have any solid plans as all the money is going into the wedding. Because most of our vacations are either spent with his family or mine, it is really important to me that we have our dream honeymoon cruise just the two of us. I figure after the wedding we’ll see how much money from gifts we get, plus after I sell my dress and get a bonus promised from work it should help fund it…but it would still be at least two months after the wedding or more.

Post # 8
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’re still figuring out what we’ll do for the wedding, but either we’re doing a small elopement (with our daughter) or a beach house (with our daughter and friends/family). No other vacation for us, but either way we’ll get a little time somewhere else as a family.

Post # 9
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m a teacher and we’re getting married during the school year, just a few weeks before the big test the students take.  I can’t afford to not be there for a week.  Fiance will also be in the middle of his masters program when we get married, so he can’t afford to be gone for a week either.  We’re going to just wait until the summer–but our schedules are such that we can do that; I feel for anyone who can’t!

Post # 11
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We won’t be having a honeymoon until we’re able to afford it, which might be December or the following year. We will be driving home from Victoria to Halifax, and instead will go through the US for most of it. We love camping and hiking so we’re hoping to do some of that in Washington and Montana. 


Post # 14
2252 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are going to defer our honeymoon for about a year after the wedding. Right now my firm is handling some huge projects that I don’t see wrapping up any time soon. We plan to do a mini trip after the wedding to one of our fav cities, New York! That will tide us over hopefully until we find the time.

Post # 15
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We also didn’t take a honeymoon. Not only for financial reasons but also because we couldn’t take time off work.  We were hoping to take our honeymoon this summer, but seeing as we will have a new addition to the family, those plans have changed as well!

I am a little sad that we won’t be able to have a honeymoon with just the two of us, but it is worth it. Perhaps we can plan a nice 20 year anniversary/honeymoon trip!!!!

Post # 16
3884 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re doing a delayed honeymoon. My Fi is a contract/hourly employee in IT and we’re already taking a bunch of time off for the wedding itself. For him, no work = no pay. For me, my employer does a forced week off for everyone between Christmas and new years which means they take my leave hours. Waiting a few months gives us a chance to build the bank balances back up, and the leave balances.

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