Would You Rather an Elaborate Wedding or Elaborate Honeymoon?

posted 1 year ago in Engagement
  • poll: The Wedding

    The Honeymoon

  • Post # 2
    1258 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

    I’d rather have the dream wedding, because it’s the part you share with your friends and family. We had a low key honeymoon, didn’t go abroad, and it was great. The wedding was definitely more elaborate than the honeymoon, and I wouldn’t want it the other way around.

    Post # 3
    131 posts
    Blushing bee

    I would probably go for the honeymoon. I already feel a little awkward essentially having a giant party to celebrate me (and the husband, of course). Like I know it’s not rational, but even with my 60 person wedding I feel weird about being like ok guys this entire day is all about us. Plus, a honeymoon is more than one day 😉 

    Post # 4
    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    Looking back, i i wi we’d put more into our honeymoon. Our wedding was awesome, but it was the time away with my husband that I really prized, and I would have loved to make it longer and go somewhere more secluded.

    Post # 5
    1351 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2020 - Santa Barbara


    Post # 6
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    We did the elaborate honeymoon. We had a super nice but low ley wedding at a brewery – but spent the same amount of money we spent on our wedding on our 2 week honeymoon to Africa. It was awesome and I have zero regrets. 

    Post # 7
    1057 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Wedding. Hopefully I’ll only get married once and it was amazing to be surrounded by all our loved ones. The honeymoon was lovely but we can go on holidays in the future. 

    Post # 8
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2021 - Concord, Ontario

    I rather have a dream wedding because that’s what would be shared with family and friends. A dream honeymoon is shared between the two of us and any time that is spent just us is special 

    Post # 9
    1918 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Honeymoon.  Like @murmurings I feel awkward with having all the focus on me, and so does my OH, so want a wedding that’s as low-key as possible.

    By The Way, your poll only has one option to vote for!


    Post # 10
    843 posts
    Busy bee

    Definitely honeymoon!

    Post # 11
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Honeymoon! We deliberately DIY-d a lot of our wedding to keep it budget friendly and probably spent twice as much on our honeymoon. It was a 5 week road trip across the USA, our absolute dream trip, when else could we justify taking that trip apart from our honeymoon??


    That’s not to say our wedding was scrimped on, we still had a 70 prole, a marquee and a dance floor and a live band, and yummy food, but we made all our own invites /decorations, my dream dress was made for about £350,the grooms tux and bridesmaid dresses were on sale, things like that. It was our dream day but we couldn’t justify spending more on a party. 

    Post # 12
    795 posts
    Busy bee


    Post # 13
    3646 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    Honeymoon. No question. Being able to spend two weeks away with DH in some of the most beautiful locations in the world is something I couldn’t pass up.

    Post # 14
    4964 posts
    Honey bee

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    jscjsc :  I don’t know. Probably I’m leaning towards the wedding. I would still take a honeymoon of course but nothing over the top. Perhaps one week at a quiet beach resort somewhere nice.

    Post # 15
    3377 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I would say wedding. DH and I have been on tons of trips and will continue to over our lifetime, but a wedding is (hopefully) once in a lifetime. 

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