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Megan
Beginner October 2019 Ontario

No honeymoon

Megan, on August 29, 2019 at 22:35 Posted in Honeymoon 0 15
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Is it ok to not go on a honeymoon? Obviously we want to but we won’t have the money for it. We actually will be in debt after the wedding. It just doesn’t seem responsible to do just because it’s the “thing to do when you get married”. We were already planning on having one a couple months later, so the issue isn’t about waiting. It’s just a lot within a couple months, especially with Christmas around the corner. I just want to feel like I’m not the only one that might not have a honeymoon. Anyone do anything different?

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Latest activity by b.lisabeth, on October 10, 2019 at 22:21
  • b.lisabeth
    Curious August 2020 Ontario
    b.lisabeth ·
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    I’m a bit late to the party on this one (sorry), but we’re totally in the same boat. We keep going back and forth on what we want to do, and whether or not we should postpone the honeymoon for a year and go away on a big trip on our 1 year anniversary.


    A lot of couples are doing cool things like “staycations” or going camping in lieu of a big fancy trip. Is that something you and your FH would enjoy? In terms of a staycation, for instance, you could visit all of the local attractions in your area, or in the area within an hour or two from your home, or do those things and try those restaurants you keep telling each other you’ll try sometime!
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  • Ashley
    VIP August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    So many people postpone their honeymoons. dont worry! i would pay off my debts first and then do a big holiday!!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    A lot of people postpone their honeymoons so don't worry about pushing yours back a little bit.

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  • Steph
    Expert June 2022 Ontario
    Steph ·
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    That is COMPLETELY ok! As long as you both are happy and comfortable with that decision, that's all that matters! I've heard of plenty of couples who either delay their honeymoon for a few months or a year (or a few years), and also of a few not going anything at all. If you're able to get away somewhere inexpensive or at least reasonable for a day or two after the wedding, you might appreciate the privacy of a mini celebration just for the two of you. But if you're happy heading home after, go for it! After all, your home will be your sanctuary ❤
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  • Rachael
    Super October 2019 Ontario
    Rachael ·
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    There's no shame in not having a honeymoon immediately following your wedding. It's smart to avoid it if the wedding will put you in debt. Save up and take the trip when you're ready to!

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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    I would try to figure out something that is for the two of you after your wedding though. Not necessarily a honeymoon just some time doing something together that has meaning for you.
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  • Jennifer
    Curious September 2019 Alberta
    Jennifer ·
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    We are not taking a honey moon. We want to take my brother on a trip for his graduation next year to Europe, which will be pretty expensive, and we can't justify ANOTHER trip on top of that. We almost always take my brother on vacation with us, and I keep joking with my husband that the Europe trip IS a honey moon, my brother will just be along as per usual. Nothing more romantic than a 17 year old boy slurping pasta next to you at dinner Smiley winking But really, a honeymoon is far from necessary. I think that as long as you take a few days after the wedding to relax and be together, that is enough.

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  • Miav
    Devoted September 2020 Alberta
    Miav ·
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    It is perfectly fine, everything about the wedding (and after) are always up to the both of you anyway. We are also planning a later honeymoon. Thought that it is easier to manage things after the wedding (stuff/gifts/ out of town guests), let the dust settle for a bit and then go to the honeymoon with less worries in mind Smiley smile

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  • Danielle
    Beginner August 2020 New Brunswick
    Danielle ·
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    Yeah its fine to not go to honeymoon
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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·
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    100% fine not to go on one. It would be nice to do but I am in the same boat with not being able to afford one. We are supposed to because received it as a gift. But if wasn't for this we wouldn't be going on one. We thought we could just do a day trip or something after. To us we have the liftime after to go on a honeymoon or a trip together doesn't need to be rushed

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    It is totally fine. Many people will delay it based on finances and wait until they can afford to go for a honeymoon.

    Are you guys staying anywhere the night of the wedding, that you could treat as a "mini moon"

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  • Megan
    Beginner October 2019 Ontario
    Megan ·
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    Oh good point! Thank you Smiley smile

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Perfectly fine to not have a honeymoon! Lots of people my parents age didn't go on one due to lack of money. For me and my FH we are having a mini moon inside the city for a few days until we can get time off work and save up for one! Plus some resorts give discounts if you can provide your marriage certificate which you would have to wait for in the mail anyway!

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  • M
    Expert September 2019 Ontario
    Meaghan ·
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    I dont think it's uncommon to opt out of the honeymoon.
    We aren't going on a honeymoon (we are going camping with out kids afterwards, but no honeymoon). We aren't flush for cash right now and both of our kids have medical issues, so leaving then with others just isn't possible.
    He's promised me a 10 year anniversary vacation of a lifetime:-)
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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    It’s perfectly fine to not take a honeymoon. I don’t find it strange at all. Some people delay their honeymoon because of money or work or school or for a whole host of other reasons, and some people just choose not to go on a honeymoon. My parents never took a honeymoon and a few of my cousins didn’t either.

    weddings can be really expensive and it’s very responsible of you and understandable for you to forgo a honeymoon.
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