Post # 1
So we decided to ask if any of our friends wanted to come along, and surprisingly 2 couples said yes! One couple would be celebrating their 1 year wedding anniversary, and our other friends will be celebrating their honeymoon as well. My best friend, (and BM) is marrying a week and a half before us, and didn’t want to leave before my wedding. When the other couple went on their honeymoon, they said they totally wished their good friends came along to party along with them.
Everyone who hears that we would be going with our friends gives us a crazy side eye. But to us, it sounds like a perfect idea. Obviously we would all have our own seperate rooms, and do things seperately. But want to have drinks, party and do certain activities together. Im EVEN more excited to be spending this great time with our best friends!
Post # 3
Oh, I think that is fantastic! My friend and I wanted to do a double-honeymoon but our guys looked at us like we were nuts. It’s not like you’ll be spending every single second with your friends! I think it sounds like a great idea!
Post # 4
I actually do think this is kinda crazy.
The honeymoon is a time for you and your new husband to bond. There are plenty of opportunities for group holidays in the future.
My husband and I travelled half way around the world and spent 1/2 the time in the bedroom! That is what it should be like- now you will feel forced to be social at a time you should be able to be insular and just.. together.
Post # 5
You guys will probably have a wonderful time! After a week on vacation with all of our friends and family DH and I cannot wait for a holiday ALONE! lol.
Post # 6
I can relate – FI and I are bringing our siblings and a few friends from England along on our honeymoon! We’re living in Australia and our siblings are spread across the globe, so we thought it would be fun to spend some time with them in Yellowstone for our mini-honeymoon. We were going to do a proper honeymoon a few months after the wedding but bumped it up to before the wedding and just got home last night from a pre-honeymoon to New Zealand. We’ve travelled a lot together so having to have a holiday for just the two of us immediately after the wedding wasn’t a necessity.
Post # 7
I knew this couple who opted to not have a huge wedding and honeymoon and have a honeymoon with their family.. brides parents and sister went with her boyfriend and idk about the grooms side… I seriously thought that was strange. I often go on trips with my FI and friends… but my honeymoon is meant just for him and me. BUT with that being said YOUR honeymoon should be how YOU have always wanted it
Post # 8
I think this is awesome!! My SO and I have travelled alone together before and totally missed having other people we knew around. We also live together and I personally don’t view that week as a time to bond etc, it’s just a vacation to get away from everything. The only thing you might want to think about is setting aside a day or 2 where it’s only the 2 of you.
Post # 9
I think it’s a good idea. My FI and I were like… we better meet some couples and hang out with them. We can’t imagine staring at each other for 7 days by ourselves… it’s just not normal for us. Good thing we’re going to Sandals and every couple there will be newly married 🙂
Post # 10
I actually think it’s a great idea and it’s something that we considered. We’re taking a cruise for our HM and we thought that it would be more fun with another couple (FI’s brother/SIL). We would have still been able to have all the alone time we wanted but when we did want to hang out with other people, we had friends on board. They ended up getting pregnant so they’ll no longer be coming but I do think we would have had a good time.
Post # 11
Im in the same boat with ya Ms. Martian. We all talked about how we plan to schedule things, and all of us agreed that we wanted our own alone time. We all get along fabulously, and Im not worried about anyone intruding. I don’t know if I would want any single friends coming along, unless I knew how indepedent they were. I just know it would be great to have other couples to go to the bars and clubs with, and just explore the area. We are going to an all inclusive adult resort in the caribbean.
Plus, havent some people said they have enjoyed other couples company during social events anyway?
We have lived together for 5 years, and view it as a vacation/celebration then anything. We are super close to our friends, and always miss them when we travel.