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?
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!
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 ❤
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 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.
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
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
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!
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:-)
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.