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MsRiahToMrsP
Super July 2017

Unplugged Honeymoon

MsRiahToMrsP, on June 25, 2017 at 12:45 AM Posted in Honeymoon 0 69

FH and I are considering semi-"unplugging" for our honeymoon and staying off of social media, only using our phones to capture some special moments on camera. Have you done this? Would you consider it? I want to be fully present while we have our first trip as husband and wife. It sounds like a great idea to me, but I'm primarily concerned about family and friends trying to contact us while we're gone and I don't want to seem rude by just ignoring. Would that be rude?

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Latest activity by FutureMrsR-M, on March 17, 2018 at 11:02 AM
  • MnmsMonique
    Super June 2018
    MnmsMonique ·
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    I don't think so. Sounds like a good idea to me!

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  • Sept2017AKBride
    VIP September 2017
    Sept2017AKBride ·
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    We are also doing this! We will take our phones for maps and pictures but we aren't planning to be on social media or texting. Friends and family will know we are on our honeymoon and unless it's an emergency we will get back to them when we return from our trip. Totally not rude at all!

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  • Melissa
    Super June 2018
    Melissa ·
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    I don't think it is rude at all! Totally fair to do and is a great idea. How long will you be gone for? If it is a few weeks, it may be nice to check in with family, but not necessary.

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  • Melissa
    Master March 2018
    Melissa ·
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    I absolutely love this! Fh and I are always buried in our phones, and it usually annoys me.

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  • Lindsey
    VIP June 2018
    Lindsey ·
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    My FH is a small business owner so I don't think that would work out.

    I would love it however

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  • Natalie
    VIP June 2017
    Natalie ·
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    Sounds good. Might be a bit more achievable to just limit it though, 30 mins tops eg.

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  • Harts&Bows
    VIP September 2017
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    Ahh I love it. We both got off of social media in the last 6 months WW forums don't count Smiley winking ...) And we have generally been much more present together. I say go for it. It can be tough at first though so maybe do a baby trial run to help ease into it mentally

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  • Pugluv80
    Dedicated April 2017
    Pugluv80 ·
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    We did this for part of our honeymoon and only by default. We were on a Caribbean cruise in international waters so we didn't have signal. We used our phones for cameras and the clock only. It was amazing. I loved being unplugged, unreachable and off of social media( me only he doesn't participate in social media). It really did make us be present and enjoy our time together and focus on our experiences together for the first time as husband and wife. If possible I recommend it! While week 2 of our honeymoon was also amazing being in the Florida Keys and having access to text and social media I was probably glued to it more than I should have been!

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  • AndyJ
    Devoted September 2017
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    I don't think it's rude at all. It's your honeymoon! But if I were you I'd warn very close friends and family that that is the plan. So they don't worry. Also of course give them your itinerary in case they need to track you down in case of emergency.

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  • TealWedding
    Super September 2017
    TealWedding ·
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    Staying off social media is different than not receiving texts or calls. I think most people would know not to bug you. Personally I usually delete social media apps during a vacation, so they don't tempt me, but keep the phone on at all times. I know my mom would need a check in text at least once a day.

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  • Tiffany
    Devoted July 2017
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    We are doing this as well. Only difference is we will be keeping in contact with our parents and children. I don't think it's rude. You need time together. I'm sure most would understand.

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  • MsRiahToMrsP
    Super July 2017
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    @MelissaN We'll be gone for 1 week!

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  • MsRiahToMrsP
    Super July 2017
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    @TealWedding How old are you? Why would your mom need a check in every day?

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  • Keisha
    Master September 2018
    Keisha ·
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    We do this when we go away. I will post I few pictures either late at night or early in the morning. That is how our parents know we are still alive and they like following our vacation.

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  • BlushingBride
    VIP October 2017
    BlushingBride ·
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    We are leaving the country so unless we just happen to come across some wifi our phones will only be used as cameras. And maybe not even, we just purchased a GoPro for our honeymoon. Enjoy each other, everyone will be there when you get back

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  • monique
    Dedicated July 2017
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    This is my plan as well....actually wanted to leave my phone at home , but decided against in just in case of an emergency

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  • Courtney
    Super May 2018
    Courtney ·
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    I think this is a great idea. In general, I think it's easier to be in the moment and present without social media sneaking into parts of our lives. Bring your phone along for emergency contacts as well as photos, post a couple when you get back after the honeymoon.

    PS, might be worth letting your parent/siblings/bridal party know this is the case so that they're not CONCERNED when you don't respond. I know that if my mom didn't know this was my plan, and i didn't respond to her while on a trip, she'd be worried i got kidnapped or something, lol.

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  • Alana
    VIP March 2018
    Alana ·
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    If you're concerned about family, let the family closest to you know that you are unplugging for the majority of the honeymoon. Designate a time for 30 minutes to an hour to check for messages and leave it at that. Leave your phone on silent with an auto message stating you will be checking your phone at certain time of day and if the message is a non emergency you will return messages when you return from your honeymoon and enjoy your honeymoon.

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  • Celia Milton
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    In a way, it's kinda sad this even has to be a discussion...let your parents and siblings know you're unplugging, check in a couple of times, but enjoy the time away. How often do any of us get it?

    Most of us can disappear for a week without the world coming to and end as long as people know you're coming back. Even those of us with businesses.....

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  • MrsSki
    Master April 2017
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    We did! We promised his mom we would call, text, or post every day (it was DH's first trip abroad without the family and with lots scary health things going on in his family, this was not a hill I was willing to even fight on). I called my mom via Facebook every other day or so since it's free on WiFi. It worked out well and no one really tried to contact us

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