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Modern or Traditional: Honeymoon Timing?

Maggie, on October 16, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Honeymoon 0 93
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Are you taking the traditional approach and leaving for your honeymoon straight after your wedding? Or are you doing it more modern and waiting a little bit? Maybe you’re taking a mini-moon or waiting until your 1-year anniversary to take a honeymoon.

How are you timing your honeymoon?

Modern…

Modern or Traditional: Honeymoon Timing? 1

Photo from The Pros and Cons of Delaying Your Honeymoon

Or traditional?

Modern or Traditional: Honeymoon Timing? 2

Photo from Get A Honeymoon in Texas

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Latest activity by Sweetness, on December 25, 2020 at 2:49 PM
  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18 ·
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    Modern: We are leaving for our mini moon in Miami the next morning but planning a full European honeymoon for next year.

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
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    Traditional, we're out! I wanted to go somewhere right after the wedding so we are going on a more low key wintery honeymoon in a cabin in the mountains and then we will take bigger more expensive trips down the road.

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  • Kelci
    Super June 2019
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    Modern. We are leaving for a simple beach trip the next afternoon. Planning our Jamaica trip for our 1 year anniversary.
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  • queenbee
    VIP October 2018
    queenbee ·
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    Modern. We will do a mini moon ~2 months after the wedding, then plan a bigger trip for next year!
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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·
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    Hmm, I guess kinda in the middle. Our wedding was on a Friday, we stayed at the resort through Sunday, went home for a week and then left for our HM.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    I feel like that might count as...well, no, you're right, LB. That is both. Where did you go for your honeymoon?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Ooh, I like the two beach ideas, Kelci!! Where are you going for your simple beach trip?

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  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
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    Traditional.

    We’ll be going to Sandals in Saint Lucia 🇱🇨 right after our zoo wedding.
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  • Kelci
    Super June 2019
    Kelci ·
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    We are going Bethany beach in Delaware for the simple beach trip at the family’s condo.
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  • Happily Ever Mrs. H
    VIP October 2018
    Happily Ever Mrs. H ·
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    Modern.

    We're going on our honeymoon 3 months after our wedding.

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  • Jazmin
    Super April 2019
    Jazmin ·
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    Modern. Since we are getting married in the Caribbean we will have a tiny mini moon there and we will be planning a full honeymoon in Europe for our first anniversary.

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  • Amber
    Dedicated June 2019
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    We'll take a mini-moon in Colorado, probably. Then take an actual honeymoon for our 1 year.
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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·
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    We went to Playa del Carmen Mexico Smiley smile
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Modern. We enjoyed a relaxing mini-moon at our wedding resort. Hoped for official honeymoon on 1st year, but looks like we gotta wait a little longer. No biggie. It’ll happen soon enough. ❤️
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  • Selena Ariel Kyle
    Devoted November 2018
    Selena Ariel Kyle ·
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    Traditional! Leaving literally hours after the reception ends. I'm not looking forward to waking up to go to the airport lol.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Ooh, that sounds like a lot of fun and relaxing!! Where in the Caribbean are you getting married, Jazmin?

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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
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    Traditional. We r headed to the airport from our reception. Will stay in a hotel and flight leave at 7am. 6 nights at San Souci Couples Resorts, Jamaica. WE CAN NOT WAIT!!!
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    LOL, I get that! Smiley laugh I just have this picture in my head right now of you showing up to the airport in your dress. I know you probably wouldn't, but it's giving me a good giggle!

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  • Jazmin
    Super April 2019
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    In the Dominican Republic, at a restaurant over the sea called "Boca Marina".

    Boca Marina, Boca Chica, Dominican RepublicModern or Traditional: Honeymoon Timing? 3


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  • kiakia0131
    Dedicated September 2018
    kiakia0131 ·
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    We are going on our honeymoon in February. I need to to accumulate more vacation time and H is a school bus driver and he would prefer to go away while the school is on vacation so he doesn't have to use what little time off he will have. It will be worth the wait. Smiley smile
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