Post # 1
I have always known that If I ever got married I only want my parents and their partners there, allong with best friends and their partners and his brother and his partner, making a total of about 12.
Though I was never one to dream of my wedding, I always pictured a lovely beach wedding and incoorprating that into our honeymoon. We also both dive, and he flyfishes (like obsesively), so I stumbled upon a resort in Belize (http://www.robertsgrove.com/belize-beach-weddings) and this place offers BOTH flyfishing AND diving! We could rent a few 3 room villas, he and his dad can flyfish, we can dive and our moms can lie poolside or beachside and it would be absolutely PERFECT for all involved!
His idea…are you ready for it? The effing YUKON.
No offense to Yukon brides, I’m very sure it’s spectacular and gorgeous and that I’d actually love to one day VISIT here when it’s not my wedding, but could he pick something any less polar opposite from my prefference? I don’t think so. I’m honestly hoping he is just messing with me, which he is known to do.
Has anyone else had a difficult time agreeing on where to do the deed? Or is it just us?
Post # 3
@nambi_pambi: Wow! That’s quite a difference of opinion. Maybe you can find some sort of halfway point like a pretty lake in a moderate climate? You could check out some State Parks in the US, maybe? There are a few that are great for destination weddings and not as pricey as a resort.
Did he say WHY he wants the Yukon?
Post # 4
! He has always wanted to go there, and I hav e explained to him that I would absoltely go there on a wilderness adventure anytime. He is a fly fisherand I guess the fishing is really good up there, but I have also explained that there isn’t much fr me up there and I feel like Belize has something to offe both of us. Also our parents ouldn’t have much use for the Yukon either…lol
FIgers crossed that he’s just trying to F&#@ with me,lol
Post # 5
I see you are a fellow Canadian, so you must know this already…
BUT ya, the Fishing is awesome in Western & Northern Canada…
Beach weather in November (your WBee Profile W-Date) not so much.. lol
Belize sounds great.
Closer to home…
The Florida Keys (where Mr TTR & I Eloped to) also could be a good contender for both of you. Islamorada is the Sport Fishing Capital of the World !! So he could fly-fish as well as try his hand at some other interesting types of fishing as well
Wikipedia – Islamorada = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamorada,_Florida
Florida Keys Tourism = http://www.fla-keys.com/islamorada/fishing.cfm
The Keys are surrounded by an incredible reef… which makes for excellent Scuba & Snorkelling as well.
BUT it means that they don’t have oodles of sandy beaches (some really nice ones on many of The Keys / Islands including the islands of Islamorada … just not miles and miles of beach)
Plus it is a GORGEOUS Destination… and you could also spend a few nights in Historic & Fun Key West.
The other advantage is it will be generally cheaper as it is a US Destination… and you won’t have to contend with long flights
I recommend flying into Fort Lauderdale vs Miami… Miami is a smidgen closer… but it is a crazy airport & city. Then rent a car and drive down into The Keys (one of the most scenic drives in the USA… The Overseas Hwy)
Anyways, I hope this helps (some)
PS… If you have any more Questions about The Keys just ask… definitely a favourite Destination for Mr TTR & I
Post # 6
@This Time Round: Thanks for the info! We’ve been to Florida a few times, but never the keys, they do sound beautiful:)
I think this is just counting down to him being stubborn, some might say to the point of idiocy. I know logic will prevail! I was just wondering if other people had this experience and how they compromised.
Post # 7
To @nambi_pambi: lol, Mr TTR & I are older and Encores…
Fortunately, we were blessed with being able to combine a lot of time off into one bigger amount (35 Days) made up of Christmas Holidays – and Vacation / Time Off.
This for us turned into the Trip of a Lifetime… we combined it all… Christmas Trip – PreWedding Trip – Wedding – and Honeymoon
1 Province – 14 States – and 8 Countries… it was amazing !!
We did compromise on some aspects. Mr TTR is a music nut, he wanted to spend at least a week exploring Southern Music Destinations (Country – Rockabilly – Memphis Soul – Delta Blues – Jazz – Zydeco)
That was his thing… altho I liked it too.
What was important to me was we got to enjoy our long-ago pre-booked Caribbean Cruise and throw in some pampering hotel stays into the mix as well
All-in-all… No Regrets… the Honeymoon was AWESOME !!
Post # 8
@This Time Round: Islamorada is GORGEOUS! There’s a Boy Scout retreat down there where my FBIL worked last summer. The pictures he took are amazing. We were going to spend a few days down there when we went to pick him up, but then Hurricane Isaac hit and they had to evacuate. We went to Disney World instead.