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by Abigail Van Buren

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DEAR ABBY: How long after you are married can you take a honeymoon? My husband and I dream of going to Venice so we can kiss on the Bridge of Sighs. We've heard if you do that, you'll be in love forever.

We're saving our money, but won't be able to afford to go until after our first anniversary. Is there a rule that a honeymoon must be taken within the first year of marriage? -- LIZA IN ALASKA

DEAR LIZA: There's no such rule that I know of. Because it's your first big trip together as man and wife, call it a "deferred honeymoon" (after all, that's what it is), and you need not apologize for doing so.