On Not Having a Honeymoon

Simple as that, hive, the Toadstools won’t go on a honeymoon. We allege different things, like how it’ll be December and we couldn’t visit a beach, how we have another wedding just days after us and can’t miss it (we can, but we say we can’t), how the holidays will be here before we know it and won’t have time, but the only truth is we can’t afford it. It all comes back to money.

We just bought a house (Can you say yaay? YAAY!), so we’re trying to take care of it. There are a million things to do for that house trying to make it a home, and all that is happening while we pay for a wedding. So no, there’s absolutely no money left to pay for a honeymoon.

If I can be totally honest hive, I don’t care. We’re moving in together for the first time after the wedding, we’ve never been on our own for more than a day, and for me going to our home and spending the weekend together will be the perfect honeymoon.

Sure, how amazing would it be to go to Disneyland? I’ve never been there (don’t judge):

Image via Disney Weddings

It’s a not so secret dream of mine to fly with Dumbo/ Via Disneyland

Or go to a fantastic tropical island? We’ve always wanted to visit the Mayan Riviera or Cozumel (Mr. Toadstool really wants to do some scuba diving).

Via Cozumel land like gold

Via Smashing lists

Or even go to Niagara falls. Cliché? Sure, but I don’t care a tiny bit, they are amazing. When I first visited the falls on 2009 I immediately texted Mr. Toadstool telling him he’ll have to take me there on our honeymoon.

Via Go there guide

And Clifton Hill is so much fun

But, there is no budget for it. When planning this wedding, we never considered a honeymoon—we mentioned it, but agreed it was either a great wedding or a honeymoon, and we are both OK with not having a honeymoon right now.

The master plan is to enjoy our first days of newlywed bliss at home together (before driving back to our hometown a few weeks after for the holidays), and save some money, hoping some day we can make a great trip and call it our belated honeymoon (I just really, really want to go back to Canada).

How long after the wedding did you/will you go on a honeymoon? Did you have to wait due to weather or bad timing?


Mrs. Toadstool

Obregon, Mexico
Wedding Date:
December 2012
Love Under the Moon: Don't Stop Believin'
Married Melodies: Feeling Very Bridal
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    subola 1190 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:32 am

    It’s nice to hear from some other bees in the same boat as me. I’m a teacher but of course we had our heart set on September for the wedding. So since I won’t be able to get enough time off we have discussed doing a mini moon somewhere right after and then possibly do a longer trip during one of my weeks off. However that all depends on the house situation. We are moving in about 2 months so we will be house hunting.

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