- 8 years ago
Our wedding is going to take place on Memorial Day wknd of this year. Since we’re paying for the wedding ourselves we had decided we would skip the honeymoon. After a few months of stressful wedding planning, and some very generous offers from relatives to contribute to a honeymoon, we’ve decided we want to take one. We’ve taken some big trips before (i.e. Alaska) but i’ve typically started planning well over a year in advance. With just over 3 months to go, I’ve set my sights on a pretty major h-moon, but don’t even know where to begin! I’m worried that we waited too long to start planning. I’m hoping advice from fellow bees can jump start our honeymoon search…
My first honeymoon fantasy would include a luxurious, relaxing beach vacation with lots of privacy. I would love to have a private pool and somewhat secluded access to a beach. In my head I imagine a place like this existing on an island in the South Pacific, but if it exists in Florida- that’s fine too! My only concern is that it be somewhere that’s warm and not hurricane season in June!
The second fantasy includes the above, but located somewhere that would be exciting to go to and would give us the chance to do some local exploring. I thought about Hawaii, maybe a cruise around the islands. I’ve also had Greece or Portugal in my head – yet I know nothing about these places! The third fantasy, would be a trip of a iifetime type of trip, like an African safari with a beach vacation tacked on to the end.
I don’t even know how/where to begin looking. I don’t know very much about the Carribean, Islands in the South Pacific, or really any options for beach vacations. Typically, I avoid beach vacations because I’m plus-sized and usually want to avoid being body-conscious. On this trip, I’m hoping (1) I can gain some quality body-acceptance before May! And (2) that we can splurge on a trip that would provide enough privacy that I could feel comfortable relaxing on a beach with my honey, while we bask in our newlywed-ness!!
I’d love any specific suggestions for honeymoon locations, as well as suggestions about HOW to search (i.e. websites, travel agents, etc?) Thanks so much!!!