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Better Late Than Never!

January 25th, 2012 by     


MG Bear and I keep getting asked wherever we go “Have you thought about where you want to go on your honeymoon yet?” and it makes me want to scream! Our parents ask us everytime we see them and casual conversations with friends end up with questions about the honeymoon. I decided to finally buckle down and start my research and it has had it’s ups and downs.

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Our original plan was to travel somewhere lavish (think Bora Bora or the Maldives) but…. the prices to fly out there were enough to scare us off! Next we thought of going somewhere no one would ever think of going, Brazil. The way we saw it was “who knows when we will have the money to go somewhere unique again, so why not for our honeymoon” well…. flights were STILL expensive and most resorts were about the same price as Bora Bora. We know we are on our own since our parents are paying for the wedding, so we had to start over, again. The Caribbean is closer and more affordable, so that was a starting point. I don’t like doing things that everyone else does and that meant that anywhere in Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica and St. Lucia are out of the question. I don’t want to go to a mass resort (think Sandals) so I looked into cruises. Then it hit me… Hurricane Season.

We are getting married September 15th which is right smack in the middle of hurricane season for the Caribbean and even if we waited, it doesn’t end until December. While I know alot of people that went on their honeymoon during these months, most of them said it just rained at night. I don’t want one drop of rain, or a scary storm so we talked about waiting it out. The Pros and Cons were weighed and the one that pushed us into the direction of booking our honeymoon for January 2013, was the fact that we would have much more time to save up and pay off the trip before we got there, instead of after. Especially since the holidays would soon be approaching after our wedding, leaving us even more broke.

We haven’t officially booked the honeymoon yet, but we are working with a travel agent now to get the best deal. Are any of you taking a late honeymoon because of the weather, or money? It seems more common nowadays for couples to wait. If you are already married, did a late honeymoon take away from the “just married” or “newlywed” feeling? I think it would be a nice getaway to look forward to and you have time to wind down, open presents and enjoy being husband and wife right away while at home, but that’s just me! wedding wedding planning , icon smile

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4 Responses to “Better Late Than Never!”

  1. DeAnna Says:

    First off I would like to say congratulations! I currently am planning our wedding for July 26,2013, and my fiance and I are trying to figure out when we should take a honeymoon and where we would go. I’m with you 100% I want to go to Bora Bora and relax on the beautiful beaches and the crystal clear waters. Sounds soo nice right now just thinking about it. If you ask me, I think you and your new husband should do whatever it is that you would like to do, even if that means waiting to take the honeymoon at a later date. There is NO rule saying that you have to leave for your honeymoon the day after your wedding. I also don’t think it’s going to take away from the “just married” or the “newlywed” feeling, only because the two of you would know this is your honeymoon. I would say it’s a different story if 2+ months go by and you aren’t still lovey dovey over each other still than yes maybe it would take away from that feeling but I highly doubt that’s the case. Good luck to you either way.

  2. Lilac Blossom Says:

    We cruised in June for our honeymoon, but have also cruise in the Caribbean in October and November without incident. Cruise ships avoid rain and storms as much as possible, but it is the Caribbean and it does rain a lot all year long. We only postponed our honeymoon a week after the wedding but it extended the just married bliss a little longer.

    I don’t know if it’s any help, but I blogged a bit about our honeymoon: http://www.bridalbuds.com/2011/08/honeymoon-romance/

    Happy planning!

  3. Cindy Says:

    I take notes :D

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