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14 hours ago, Allaboutwaiting said:

For everyone willing to share, I'd love to know where did you go for your honeymoon. And for those who are still waiting to get married, what are your plans.



Problem is you can't really go anywhere cool  and you are limited to the USA if on K1


We got married Christmas time in Las Vegas, Weather was super cold especially at night


I am from Texas we have many cool beaches we can fly from in Mexico and Caribbean,  but couldn't because of the K1


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3 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

Problem is you can't really go anywhere cool  and you are limited to the USA if on K1

Eh. Want a tropical island? Hawaii.

Big cosmopolitan city? NYC.

Wineries? Napa.

Mountains? Colorado.

Theme parks? LA or Orlando.


/we just stayed here in San Diego after the civil ceremony while I took another week off, and stayed in Florida for a few days after the dress-up version; no formal honeymoon.

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We didn't get to go on honeymoon. We view our time spent together before getting married, when we were in a long distance relationship, as a honeymoon (as back to front as that sounds). It's the only time we got to spend time alone (we have kids). We spent 3 nights in London one time and got to do touristy things. Another time we went on a road trip round Lake Michigan. 

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We didn’t have one. I don’t see the need for them anymore for most couples. In the past, it was a special time because it was the first time the couple had been alone together, spent the night together, had sex, etc. So they went away to be alone for that. Nowadays most couples are living together or have at least spent the night together before getting married so what’s the big deal with a honeymoon? What makes it any different from any other vacation? 


I work in air air travel and have to laugh at people “going on honeymoon” with kids in tow. People just say it thinking it will get them upgraded or something. It won’t. 




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We went to a restaurant afterwards.  That was it---no honeymoon.

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went to Jack's steakhouse after our courthouse wedding! poor guy got so overwhelmed by all the choices that US restaurants have that he just ended up ordering "I'll have what she's having".


Honeymoon was in our apartment in good 'ole Mandan ND lol. I took off 3 days or so to just spend time with my new husband. Didn't have a formal honeymoon of any kind because any money we could have used for that went towards the AOS AND I didn't have enough PTO for a honeymoon trip AND our Nicaragua trip we took at the end of the year.


It stinks when your travel plans are dictated by the PTO days one has. of course the alternative is no PTO so no complaints here.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Uruguay

Had not decided and didn't decide for one. We're pretty great together and super happy, we just spend a lot of great close time together and all the fun locally. We're pretty much set.


It's a big plus for not spending extra money.

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Aos Packet Sent-09/03/19

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The first trip we took after getting married was to NYC. I don't think either of us really considers it a honeymoon. Our dentist says it counts though 😁


I did take two days off work after our wedding. We just hung around town, did a few house keeping things (his SSN and drivers licence), went and saw the Goosebumps movie, and played mini-golf.

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Honeymoon: cruise from Saint Petersburg, Russia > Helsinki, Finland > Stockholm, Sweden > Tallinn, Estonia.


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17-Oct-2019: Interview scheduled @ local USCIS  

18-Oct-2019: Interview cancelled & notice ordered*

18-Oct-2019: Case was approved! 🎉

22-Oct-2019: Card was mailed to me 📨

23-Oct-2019: Card was picked by USPS 

25-Oct-2019: 10 year GC Card received in mail 📬


*I don't understand this status because we DID have an interview!


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