Hi everyone! Just after a bit of honeymoon advice from people in similar situations :) me and my h2b have a 9 month old daughter, she will be 2 and a half when we get married. What have people done when planning a honeymoon with children? I don't think I could possibly leave her with grandparents for a week, as nice as it would be to have a lovely holiday abroad just the two of us. So I was thinking maybe we have two or three nights somewhere just us two then go on a proper 'honeymoon' abroad with our daughter? Even though it would just be a family holiday really - so I'm not sure there's really a lot of point paying out for the extra cost when she's still going to be quite young for going abroad, in my opinion anyway! Maybe we wait until the following year when she's a bit older? What have others done? Xx
Our children are older but we are taking them with us too. We are going to Italy. Maybe you could honeymoon in this country or go abroad on your own for a long weekend. x
We have booked Palma nova Majorca. Flight is short and only half hour transfer from airport nice familymoon xx
We had a familymoon tho our children are older at 15, 15 and 10. However our son loved our first holiday abroad at 2 and a half and we have fond memories of it x
We took our little boy on our honeymoon last month. Went to Portugal. He had just turned 1. He loved it
We are hoping to have a week in this country as our 'familymoon' then a long weekend in new york for just us 2. Our son will be 2 and half when we honeymoon. X
We get married next April and by then our children will be 13,5 & almost 2. We have just booked a familymoon for next May to Corfu for a week upgraded to a room with a pool so it has the extra special feel. Then we plan on a mini moon at some point next year just the two of us :) x
It depends on where you want to go - me and my husband are going to New York, we've both always wanted to go and I feel like it's a now or never situation. Our daughter will be just under 2 and a half when we go and will be staying with her grandparents, I don't think New York is the sort of place you can take a 2 year old, I don't think any of us would enjoy it and we wouldn't be able to do the things we want to do like see shows etc. I always said though if we couldn't afford to make it to New York we would do a closer European familymoon with her x
I get married in October and then going on a mini moon to Dublin for two nights and then will take our 5year old daughter on an extra special holiday abroad around may next year xx
Taking our boys (6&4) with us to Disneyland on our "family moon" x
My daughter will be 3 half and my boy will be nearly 2 when we get married, we are just gonna have a family holiday down devon with my mum and dad so they can take the kids out for the day or babysit in the evening. We have also decided when the kids are older we will have a honeymoon for 1 of our anniversaries. X
We are having a mini moon a night away in York and taking the boys on honeymoon with us
I have to say the most special part of a honeymoon is giving husband and wife time alone after their wedding. I have two boys who were 14mths and 6 when we got married and we left them with grandparents ...it was hard to leave them ...but at the same time our honeymoon was wonderful, relaxing, and gave us some really important and cherished "us time" which as we all know when we become parents can be very rare! I'm sure whatever you decide you will have an amazing time x
We have booked a cruise around Italy as we felt it combined the family holiday with something abit more special. We are hoping then to go away for a long weekend just the 2 of us later in the year. X
I get married nearly 2 years ago is October and we went to York for few days then want to Spain last year with to children aged 11 years and 10 years old and my husband mum and dad come with us so it was like a late honeymoon and family holiday roll in one
My little boy will be 18 month when I get back from our 2 week honeymoon but he's coming with us. I couldn't leave him for that long. It's our first family holiday too x
Mine will be a similar age. And I am Definitely leaving him with my mum. we don't get a lot of time together as it is. He'll be fine for a week.
But maybe go somewhere with a kids club so you get an hour or two alone?
We get married next april and are takin my two children from a previous marriage with us ... they will be 13 &10 ...wouldnt not want take them with us as we start our family life together x
Take the grandparents with you. . Book two rooms so you can have your alone time. We are lucky enough that our daughters grandparents live in Cyprus so we are dropping her off at granny's for a few days while we are there. That way you get best of both xxx
we're getting married on Saturday and then going to Disneyland paris next week for our honeymoon. our nearly 2 year boy is coming with us as we just can't imagine spending a week without him as we don't get enough time as a family as it is. but you have to work out what's best for you. we are going to London later in the year just us two though. x
I have 3 kids 8,4&2.5 at the time of honeymoon there's absolutely no way I could leave them for a week! So we've booked a luxury log cabin Monday-Friday I'm excited for a break but I couldn't leave them any longer plus I have a stupid phobia of flying! If i didn't I may have considered going to Rome for 4 nights as I love Italy x
We went on out 'familymoon' taking our 2 and a half year old with us. I was also pregnant. We went to Majorca to a family resort that had lots available for children. We had a lovely time and so did our daughter. :-)
We are going away for a week and our 4yr old son is staying at home with his granny. I will struggle being apart for a week but plan to FaceTime him every day. I think it's important for us to have some time together alone after all the lead up to the big day etc. My Mum is moving into our house so our son is in his own environment and has all his toys etc. x
We'll have a nearly 4 year old when we get married. We're hoping to go to New York just the 2 of us, then a few months later do a family honeymoon with a week in Florida followed by a week in Mexico.
My parents took us to Disney land.
When we get married our son will be almost 3, and our daughter 2 and a half. They're staying with their grandparents whilst we're gone. I'm going to hate being away from the kids, but I also want that time to be special with my partner. Definitely video calling them morning and night, and having a phone call in the middle of the day! 😂
We are having a few days away alone and then having a familymoon in Florida with my son who will be 13, i could never go somewhere like that and leave him out and our wedding is as much about the 3 of us becoming a proper family. He will be grown up before I know it and me and H2B have all the time in the world to be on our own then. It all comes down to personal choice and what works for you.
you could have a city break
We are going to skeg for the week after the wedding with our 3yr old. Then going on our 2 week honeymoon next year with our boy aswel. As lovely as time away by ourselfs would be, he's played a massive part in why we are getting married. He is part of our marriage and the reason we are a family.. i just couldn't leave him behind xx
Our daughter was 4 when we got married & we left her with my mother in law, I didn't think I would be able to leave her but it was nice to get away just the 2 of us. You could possibly do a city break abroad just the 2 of you for maybe 3 nights xx
Our children were 8 and 12 when we got married. We ended up taking them to London for a week and really enjoyed it x
We're having a weekend (or a few nights in the week) in a really nice log cabin in the uk for our minimoon, then gonna take our two girls who will be 5&3 away on abroad for our family moon xxx
I was going to take my kids on my honeymoon, I get married next June. My mom however told me not to be so silly. They will be absolutely fine without me for a week because they will have lots of fun doing things with them. In the end I gave in and have just booked my honeymoon to Vegas for just the 2 of us. Like everyone keeps telling me, you only get one honeymoon so if you can, enjoy it on your own. We don't go until next July but now it's booked I cannot wait. I will miss the kids terribly but I'm pretty sure we will all survive and they will get souvenirs out of it too x
My lil boy will be 15 months old, we decided whilst I was pregnant that he'll stay with my mum, and we'll have one amazing honeymoon. He's 2 weeks old now, not looking forward to leaving him, but know we will need the 1 week and treasure the memories together.
We went to Rome for 4days without the kids then went on a proper holiday with them 6months later x
Our son will be 18 months when we get married. We wanted to take him with us on our honeymoon so have booked to go to halkidiki. Island looks beautiful and not too far on a plane either xx
Our son had turned 4 days before we got married. We got married in the July and waited until December to have a honeymoon/holiday with him. We went to Disneyland Paris for a week for the Xmas celebrations and it was fab!!
We had this problem. The original plan was new York for a week just me and my man. But my mum didn't feel up to having both sprogs for a week (age 2 and 5 then). So we turned it into 5 days at Disneyland Paris family holiday. The kids were so excited and it was their first time on a plane. It actually saved us miney too. Plenty of time for a luxury holiday abroad when they are older. I have my eye on sunshine and Sandy beaches lol. X x x
We are going camping for 10 nights with teanager and a 22month old. With lots of stuff planned. We are calling it a family moon. X
When we got married last year our children were 7 & 3 and my mum and dad took them home and they stayed there for the rest of the week whilst me and my husband got some us time as newly weds. It was my mum and dad who told me that's what was happening lol which in a way was great as I didn't worry etc about it xx
There's no way I could leave my little one I'm too soft, so when we go in May we're going to the dominan that has a kids club she will be able to go too and has an amazing spa an things for us x
We have 2 boys who will be 9 and 6 and a 9 month old daughter and we are having a week in Tenerife just us 2 it will NEVER happen again so we are going to make the most of it and i cant wait itl be hard and we will miss them like crazy but like i say never has happened or will happen again and we hardly ever go out just us 2 etc so feel we deserve a nice break after the stress of wedding
My partner and I are getting married June 2019 between us we have 4 kids (13,13,11,6) when we get married and we plan on taking them with us as we want to include the kids in everything xx
We're off on our family moon in September with our 8 and 3 year olds. No way could I leave them behind. They are so excited. xx
We are having a "minimoon" a long weekend away just the two of us x
We are taking our little boy on our honeymoon with us... X
By the time she's 2 and half, you'll be grateful for a week alone.
Our little boy was 9 months when we had our honeymoon and we left him with his grandparents for 10 days. We obviously missed him but it was nice to have that time to ourselves x
We're currently on our honeymoon with our 8 month old daughter! We see it as we've not just become man and wife but we've officially become a little family so we brought her with us for a familymoon ️ wouldn't have been able to enjoy ourselves without her x
We are having a city break for two nights just the two of us and then going to A family hotel in Greece with our 4 year old
We took our son with us.. he turned 1 a week before the wedding and we went to Tenerife a week after.. it was perfect x
I felt the same, in the end we booked a week away at an adults only resort and it was honestly lovely! We skyped with our son every day (he was just 4), and I missed him, but it has given me the confidence to leave him again should I need too (I'd rather take him with us for any more holidays )
We did a long weekend away with our son after the wedding and did our honeymoon a couple of months after the wedding :) so our 'mini-moon' was with our son. Was lovely to have some quality family time.
Then later that year, we booked a holiday to Egypt with our son.
:) we didn't feel bad about going abroad without him then xx
We're just going away for a long weekend just the two of us while grandparents have our kids. We had a family holiday not long since so the kids won't be missing out and it gives us that bit of time together after the wedding x
We got married last year and my 1 and half year old daughter came with us on our honeymoon to Blackpool. I wouldn't of had any other way. It was great. Xx
Our boys will be 4and 6
We r having 3-4 nights abroad whilst my boys stay with my brother and family
We are having a family week in Cornwall ( which they ️) in the summer
We have 2 children and after our wedding we took them both to sea side for a week then we're going abroad for 4 nights on our own but we went to a log cabin for a weekend to see if kids would be fine without us and tbh they didn't even miss us haha x
our daughter will be 4 when we get married next year we are having a long weekend just us 2 she loves staying at her nanny and grandads and stayed there for 4 days before when me and my partner went for weekend away, then we are having a 2 week family holiday after our mini honeymoon before our daughter starts school full time so we can spend quality time as husband and wife but then also as a family too
I think it is very personal. I wouldn't leave my children for the evening let alone weekend, or week. But some people don't feel that way and that's fine. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.
Our little girl will just be turning 2 next year as well when we get married.
We have just booked our honeymoon to Mexico for 7 nights and our little girl will be staying with her grandparents we thought we may not get a break like this ever again just the two of us as we would like to extend our family after our honeymoon as well!
Her grandparents have had her stay over a few times just to get used to sleeping somewhere else and she has been fine!
It's horrible but you'll soon be distracted and enjoy it too if you go alone xxx
Iv waited till the holidays and taken my son with me
We are having a FAMILYMOON instead of a honeymoon wouldn't want it any other way! He is part of my journey and part of my family so he will be there with us to make memories and have fun ️
Our little boy was 6 months when we on honeymoon. We had a lovely week away in a log cabin in Cornwall just the three of us x
Our little girl will be just 2 and we're hoping parent will have for a few days just to get a break away. Not too long or far, depends on funds after wedding paid for but just some time alone x
We have two daughters who will be 9 and 7 when we get married. We are having a two night break straight after the wedding just the two of us then having a familymoon after
We have 3 children so don't get a lot alone time together at all. Our youngest will be 17 months when we get married in March and we are hoping to have a mini moon for a few days just in this country on our own. X
We have two girls will be 5 and 2 by the wedding we are going to Disney :)
Our children came with us (last month) to Turkey, so it was our family holiday anyway, just straight after the wedding. We've just booked 3 nights in Rome just the two of us for December as our own mini honeymoon x