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When did you go on a honeymoon?

Tiffany, on June 27, 2020 at 1:33 PM Posted in Honeymoon 0 16
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For those of you that did go on a honeymoon... how soon after the wedding did you leave? If you didn’t leave immediately, did it still feel like a honeymoon? My wedding is 4 days before thanksgiving, we’re going to be staying at a hotel in the city our venue is in for 3 days after the wedding and then have thanksgiving with our family. After that we plan on leaving for our honeymoon either the Friday or Saturday after thanksgiving. Some of our family has mentioned how we should just wait until after Christmas so we’ll be around for all the holiday events (our honeymoon would be the first 2 weeks in December) we’re not a fan of waiting a whole month to leave. Thoughts?

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Latest activity by Samantha, on July 1, 2020 at 12:40 PM
  • Monique
    Master December 2019
    Monique ·
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    We waiting until a week after our dec 7 wedding to leave. It totally still felt like a honeymoon! We planned special things like upgraded airplane seating for us. During our honeymoon we also splurged on special things we would not do otherwise for a regular vacation. We waited because that is what worked with our schedule. We needed to be gone during winter break since I am a teacher and the holidays would not count as days off for my husband. Remember family can suggest but it is up to you and your fh.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
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    We aren't married yet but we are leaving a week after our wedding. Some people wait even up to a year. It just really depends on finances, work schedules, etc. It will ultimately be up to you though. Don't be persuaded one way or the other because you guys are the ones going on the trip, not your family.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    We went about two weeks after our wedding
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    Expert December 2020
    Anais ·
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    We’re going to wait 6 months to go on our honeymoon because we’re getting married in winter and want to go on the honeymoon in the summer. I am not at all worried that it will feel different
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    Tiffany ·
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    Do you mind if I ask why you’re having a winter wedding when you want a summer honeymoon? Is it because where you want to go has better weather in the summer?

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    Expert December 2020
    Anais ·
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    Yes exactly. We want to go to Iceland and during the winter it’s much colder and the sun is out for a much shorter period of time so it doesn’t make sense.
    And we want a winter wedding because we love the mountains under the snow where we live.
    The nice thing too is that it gives me more time to accumulate vacation hours at work. I’ll probably take a few days before and after the wedding and then will be able to accumulate more hours in the following months before the honeymoon.
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  • Bridget
    Savvy October 2020
    Bridget ·
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    We were supposed to get married in October 2020, now April 2021 and are still planning to honeymoon in June 2021. I’m sure it will still feel like a honeymoon. We don’t travel often, so it’s a big deal for us and FH has never been out of the country! We decided this for many reasons, but mainly bc we are both teachers and didn’t want to have to find substitutes and make sub plans. I think it’s what you make of it, honestly. Good luck!
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    Tiffany ·
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    Yeah that makes a lot of sense especially since you guys are teachers!
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  • Lena
    Devoted May 2021
    Lena ·
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    We’re leaving 3 days after the wedding day.
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We waited 5 months and it still felt like a honeymoon.

    We went to Disney, and there was no way we were going to FL in August/hurricane season/tourist season. (Hurricane Dorian blew through right after our wedding, so good call us!) January is really good for Disney, because it's a lot less busy - and also, even though we ended up there during the coldest week FL had seen in decades, it was STILL warmer than NYC. (By a LOT.) It was kind of hilarious seeing the locals freaking out over 50 degrees, not going to lie. It was in the teens at home.

    But, yeah, it still felt like a honeymoon. We got little buttons and everything! It was our first full vacation together, too - we'd only ever done little weekends or family visits, so a week in FL was heaven.

    Treat it like your honeymoon, it'll feel like your honeymoon.

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  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
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    Our wedding is Sunday in NY and our cruise leaves Thursday morning from Italy, so we have three days to travel and account for the time difference.

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    Super January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    We went about 5 months after our wedding. I basically feel like your first vacation after your wedding will feel like a honeymoon, no matter when that is. I don't think there's only one right way to honeymoon. Smiley smile

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    Super June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    We left for our honeymoon approximately one month after our wedding. We had work obligations and we couldn't leave right away. It totally felt like a honeymoon though, didn't even think twice about it

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  • Kayse
    Devoted December 2020
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    The plan was go get married on Saturday and leave on Monday, but we had to postpone our wedding to December. However, we didn't want to wait on our trip! We had to postpone it a couple of weeks due to resort closures, but we leave Monday and I am so excited! Even though we aren't technically married, I still feel very much like a bride.

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  • Anna
    Super October 2020
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    We’re leaving from the reception and going straight to the cabin we’ve reserved for 2 nights. Honestly depending on the school situation, I may could swing a third night, but I’m a teacher and we don’t get many days to take while students are in class. I’m hoping we can plan something longer next year, but we’ll see. Right now there are too many places we want to visit, and we also have this nice long list of homesteading projects as well.

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  • Samantha
    Dedicated July 2021
    Samantha ·
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    Amen to that! I refuse to do a school year honeymoon lol

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