So my wedding is taking up a good chunk of my finances at the moment, so we're probably not going to be going on a honeymoon right after the wedding. In fact, we'll probably be going right back to work a day or two after. Is anyone else postponing a honeymoon due to finances? If you didnt have money for a honeymoon did you do anything special the day after anyways? I'm just exploring if there's anything we can do the day after to have a 'just us' celebration.
We took a mini-moon because we didn't want to go back to work immediately but couldn't afford big vacation without gift money. We took Amtrak from NY to Miami and then flew home - the whole trip was 3 days. We're going to take our real honeymoon early next year sometime.
Maybe you could find a nice little bed and breakfast or something in your area you could stay in for at least a night or two?
We didn't delay ours, we went on our honeymoon 2 days later. Even if you delay, which is totally fine, I'd take a day or two off to spend it with your new husband and relax and unwind! Maybe do something fun like a staycation or couples massage?
We are delaying for finances and better weather at our destination. It is perfectly ok to delay you honeymoon. We will be taking a long weekend to celebrate and spend time with family in town as much as possible. Since we'll be at our venue all weekend through Monday that is our version of a mini-moon.
We are having a delayed honeymoon — we’re both in medical fellowships and can’t schedule coverage right after our wedding. It’s super common in medicine. I’m glad we’ll have some time to plan and to save up for a nice honeymoon this Spring!!
I’ll be delaying mine. I was planning to go 4-5 months after getting married due to finance as well. I was just planning to take a mini vacation after my wedding because my family from out of the country will be in town though but it will be less than a week. But delaying honeymoon time is perfectly okay. I know some people who have delayed it to a year just to save a little more money
We are delaying ours - we are taking our honeymoon during the Christmas holiday for a few reasons: my work closes for 2x weeks, so I wouldn't have to use any vacation time & we always wants to do New Orleans for NYE. We are taking the full week before the wedding and 2x days (so 3x including Sunday) off though.
We are having a Friday wedding in November and heading back to work Monday. I think Saturday and Sunday will be a nice way to decompress since we both can't afford any time off due to year end deadlines at work combined with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years being so close.
We aren't planning on going on a honeymoon at all. Maybe at a later time but we will be getting married on a Friday and will have the weekend to ourselves. We plan on basically laying in bed and relaxing on Saturday then doing our regular Sunday thing.
Our wedding is in October and my FH is a college professor so it is right in the middle of a semester. We will be taking ours the following summer. Our wedding is on a Saturday and we will stay at the hotel where our reception is held and then going back to work on Monday. We have been living together for 4 years and dating for 6 so waiting a little while until time and money are right is okay with us. Plus I have two kids so they have school on Monday as well. Just gives me more time to wrap everything up after the wedding is done. Lol!!
We're thinking about doing a 1-year anniversary trip instead of going on a honeymoon right away. We'll not only be out of money but also almost vacation days (we're taking the work week off before the wedding, we have to travel for our wedding)
Yes, we might have to do this too. We had our hearts set on a caribbean cruise, right after the wedding. But costs are adding up so quickly, we're now thinking we may have to postpone that trip to our 1-year anniversary.
It's a bummer, but now we're looking at a little "mini-moon" somewhere not too far where we can have a few days away, alone after the wedding. There is NO WAY I'm going back to work the Monday after my Saturday wedding!! LOL
We are having a “destination” wedding on the North Carolina coast because we have family there and will be doing a little “mini moon” out there for a couple days after but will be going on an all inclusive Bahamas honeymoon on our first anniversary!!
We delayed our honeymoon - there's no way we could plan our wedding and a huge trip at the same time. However, we did take a mini-moon 2 days later for 4 days (from NYC to Montreal) and played each day by ear instead of planning an itinerary.
We’re doing a mini-moon one state over for 3 days and a bigger trip next year. As long as you get to spend some time together before you go back to work a honeymoon is just an extra, it’s not completely necessary. I would’ve loved a big honeymoon but I like eating and paying my bills more. 😋 We all have the rest of our lives to go on big trips with our spouses.
We delayed our honeymoon, and I love that we did this. It was better for us financially, it made the wedding planning less stressful because we weren't planning a big vacation at the same time, it kept the wedding magic alive for us longer. You do months sometimes years of planning and it's all over after one day. This gave us something else to look forward to and allowed us to extend that newlywed glow. We did take a few days off afterwards (I recommend that as well). We got married about 1 1/2 from our house, so we stayed out there an extra day and just relaxed and went out to dinner together. Then we went home and spent a day there going through cards and presents. We live in the Boston area, so to do something to celebrate right afterwards we got a hotel room in the city and tickets to a band we both like. It was perfect.
We're going on our honeymoons a few weeks after the wedding. our wedding is October 17th and we leave for our honeymoon on November 7th. we did this for a few reasons. 1 bc we have dogs and i don't want to leave them boarded for that long. my sister will be staying with them in November so we don't have to do that. 2. was work. i know i could have gotten the time off to go right away but i'd rather go to work and get ahead of schedule so i don't have so much to do when we get back. we also just wanted some time to be home and come down from the wedding high before we leave again.
My FH and I will be getting married on 10.23.2020, but will be taking our honeymoon a few months after, so that we can enjoy it and save up. We plan to do an all inclusive at either Sandals resort in St.Lucia, but the flights are super expensive. We might just take a 5-7 day cruise out of Puerto Rico and sail to different islands (St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Curacao)