This weekend for us mostly consisted of drooling over images like this one in the multitude of honeymoon brochures we picked up on Friday. I know, I know: it’s a tough job, but hey, someone’s got to do it… As we flicked through the pages, though, one thing became abundantly clear: before we even start to think about where to go on honeymoon, we’re going to have to think very seriously about when to go. And therein lies the problem.
Up until this weekend, we hadn’t even realised that there was a problem. I had my heart set on leaving for our honeymoon as soon after the wedding as possible – possibly not the next day, because we’ll
probably be hungover need time to pack, but at least the day after that.
The fly in the ointment? Well, we’re getting married on March 31st, 2007 – the very start of the Easter holidays. That week, it turns out, is the most expensive time of the year to go on holiday: more expensive, even, than mid-summer. In fact, a lot of the hotels we were looking at were almost double the usual price, just for that week. Aaaargh!
Clearly it would be idiotic to pay twice as much as we need to for the holiday, so it looks like we’ll have to either pick a much less expensive destination than the ones we’d been looking at, or wait a week after the wedding before we leave. This idea, needless to say, doesn’t exactly thrill me. Because we’re both self-employed, we can’t afford to take any more time off work than is absolutely necessary, so if we do have a week between wedding and honeymoon, we’ll have to work during it – not only does the thought of getting married and then going straight back to work really not appeal, I also know it’ll be impossible to concentrate with all of the excitement.
We have plenty of time to work this out, of course, but I’m wondering: are you going on honeymoon right after your wedding, or are you waiting for a while afterwards?