Post # 1
I’ve been looking into detalis for after the wedding lately, specifically the honeymoon. I know I’m a little behind on planning this, but that’s kind of how my whole process has gone.
Anyway, FI and I are paying for the wedding and honeymoon. We’re both students and don’t make much money so everything is budgeted! We had plans to travel to Cancun as we had a voucher that would make the restort free to us. The only thing is plane tickets + passports + activation fee on the voucher > $1200. Just not in the cards.
Still, we want to do a little something. We live about 45 minutes away from Dallas, TX and we’re looking for something maybe in-state or close by. My FMIL say Corpus Christi is really nice, so I’m looking into that. We’d probaby drive wherever we went to.
Any other ideas bees? I’d appriciate any suggestions.
Post # 3
What’s your budget for transportation and lodging?
Post # 4
We’re doing the wedding night at a local hotel and spa that overlooks waterfalls, and getting driven there by a 1950’s Rolls Royce from the venue. You could also do a cabin, with a hot tub. Whatever would spiritually feel like getting away for some hotel time.
You could also try Priceline for the flights.
Post # 5
@DomesticDiva: Definitly under $1000 dollars. Hopefully around $600 or so, including the gas to get wherever we go.
Post # 7
@thisorderistall: A couple of ideas for you:
1. New Orleans, LA. Awesome food, great culture. And it’s just an easy day’s drive from Dallas (Google says about 7 1/2 hours; Corpus Christi clocks in at about 6 hours). If your car gets at least 25 MPG on the highway, and gas doesn’t go over $4 a gallon, you should be able to drive there and back for under $175 (1050 mile round trip).
I searched Hotwire and you can find a hotel in the Garden District, Downtown, or the French Quarter for $80-$100 a night. Not sure what the cost of parking would be in those areas, though (we flew in).
If you stayed for 5 nights, you could easily do it for under $700 (lodging and trans only).
2. Eureka Springs, AR. Beautiful little town in the Ozark Mountains. Lovely food, and stellar hiking. I attended a wedding there last Fall and Eureka was a wonderful experience. It’s a 6 hour drive (same a CC), and the 760 mile roundtrip would run you about $125 in gas.
Lots of hotels – I imagine you could find something easily in the $70-$100 range. Food’s a bit cheaper than NOLA, so you could probably do Eureka more cost efficiently.
I took a family vacation to Eureka Springs when I was a kid and thought it was completely awesome, and felt the same way when I returned last year (about 20 years later).
ETA: these are actually the last two places I’ve been, so my recommendations may be a little colored by that fact. LOL
Post # 8
How about the hill country around Austin/San Antonio? Lots of beautiful B&B’s around there and cute little towns and wineries. Not a bad drive, either! Mentioned earlier, Fredericksburg is a good one.
Post # 9
@DomesticDiva: wow, so awesome! I hadn’t even thought of New Orleans. Didn’t realize it was so close even. Thanks so much for all the help!
@misspeanut: I’ll look into that too!
Off to do more research!