Post # 1
Where are you going on your honeymoon?
Where are you going to stay/what do you plan to do?
For instance, a cruise, a pool/beach trip, or a couples resort?
I need to get on top of planning my honeymoon ASAP. I really want to go somewhere warm where I can lay by the pool/swim at the beach. My fiance’s parents want us to go on a cruise to Mexico, but I am really not interested. From my experience, the pools on cruises are terrible and dinky. Cruises are so *on the go* and we are the more laid-back type. Plus, a cruise doesn’t sound too romantic. We’re also very shy and my fiance is quite a bit anti-social, and I feel like you need to be more social on a cruise and take advantage of activities…etc. Plus I get a little seasick.
I would be more interested in something with a romantic/honeymoon package type of things. Maybe some nearby or at the site activities/sightseeing we can do. (Too bad we aren’t getting married at a different time of year, we could’ve gone to Europe or just known where we would go due to better weather) I want to go somewhere where the weather is a bit warmer/nicer in December. I am on the west coast, so Hawaii almost seems a little more practical than the Carribbean(wouldnt have to fly through snowstorms). Although I am also considering Caribbean. If I can find a *hot* place in Mexico that would have a little better weather and a little more things to do, I might consider it.
How are you booking it? Are you doing it yourself online, calling, or doing it through a travel agent?
Any tips/advice or your own story is appreciated:)
Post # 3
sorry wont be able to help ya, our wedding costs $75k so we wont have money for honeymoon unfortunately.
i’m waiting to win the lottery in the mean time =)
i think Vegas or Hawaii are both more budget friendly, and travelzoo.com has good deals frequently on pacakges.
Post # 4
We’re going to Argentina! We’re planning to spend time in Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazu, and Mendoza. We’re looking forward to drinking wine in Mendoza, seeing the awesome waterfalls and jungles in Puerto Iguazu, and learning to tango in Buenos Aires!
We’re mostly doing our own research and might use a travel agent for some of the domestic travel, but generally I feel really comfortable reading online reviews, asking friends for personal recommendations, and booking my own airfare and hotels.
As for cruises or resorts…can’t tell you much about that…we’re much the adventuresome, get out and see things kind of people. I’d definitely recommend thinking about what you like doing on vacation, what kinds of things you like to see (do you mind ‘touristy’ stuff or do you want to get off the beaten path? how much do you care about the quality of the food?), and what kind of places you like to stay at.
Post # 5
I booked a Caribbean cruise. Can’t wait!! I am soo excited, I think it will be the ships second sailing, so we get to break it in! lol
For us, the cruise was the most economical and stress free route.
We wanted something “all-inclusive”.
My FI is also a bit of an anti-social lol and I am shy, but you really can do your own thing on a cruise. You don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to and they are very relaxing. You get to do as little or as much as you like.
The only thing that is sometimes awkward is having to eat the “main” dinner seated with people you don’t know, but I am pretty sure ships are now offering alternatives to this. Or you can always skip the main seated dinner and hit any of the many a la carte options or order room service. On the last cruise we took the couple they sat us with ended up being a complete pleasure and we actually looked forward to the seated dinner with them.
Anyways, I let my excitement get away. But if you have never been on a cruise (the larger sized ships) you really should give it a try sometime they are wonderful!
All that being said, if you can afford Hawaii go for it!! That seems very romantic and enjoyable. Would love to do that in the future also!
Post # 6
I started a similar thread for December vacations! If anyone has specific recommendations in Mexico for a winter getaway I’d love to know.
@starry: We did Sandals Negril in Jamaica the last week of November before. It was nice, the weather was good most of the time, and the butler service was awesome, but I can’t help but think I’d get better value for my money elsewhere.
Post # 7
We are going to Riveria Maya – Royal Hideaway Playacar for 10d – leaving on Jan 2 – can’t wait to put my feet in the sand. I was between there and Zoetry. Hopefully I made the right decision. It’s essentially a couples resort (although they do allow kids).
Post # 8
We are going to St. Lucia to the Sandals Resort
Post # 9
We’re taking a mini-moon to the Wisconsin Dells. We realize both that we’re going to Wisconsin in December and that it’s absolutely ridiculous. We just needed to get away somewhere close for a few days. In May, once school ends (we both work at a university), we’re going to Croatia for a couple of weeks. We’re not really beach-sitters though. Croatia does have fantastic beaches, but also opportunities for hiking, history, and.. . adventure, I guess. Heh. That sounds lame, but ya get where I’m saying. 🙂
Post # 10
We are going on a 8 day cruise out of Miami, FL for our honeymoon. The first cruise we did together was when he proposed to me on my birthday and it was an amazing trip so I know this will be too. We enjoyed cruising because it was all-inclusive kind of vacation. The food was amazing, tons of activities, and never have to worry about transportation! For the honeymoon we decided to get a suite, so I can’t wait for the balcony and extra special treatment (I will say that they have the most amazing customer service I have ever seen any company have no matter if you have a suite or not)!
Post # 11
I’m getting married the first week of Janaury, but we’re actually waiting until the summer to do our honeymoon. We want to go to Europe, and if this happens to be our only chance, we don’t want to throw it away. Go big, or go home 😀
Post # 12
This probably won’t help you, but we’re doing New York City. We’ve booked everything online separately.
We’re marrying in Delaware the Sunday before Christmas and we live in Florida. A tropical honeymoon just didn’t seem right, since most of our vacations are pretty tropical. We also don’t have a ton of time, so we don’t want to waste the airfare for an international or cross-country trip.
I am excited though. NYC at Christmas time is pretty romantic, i hear, and we’ll be spending a couple nights in an old inn with a cozy fireplace before we hit the city. I’m really looking forward to it!
We’re also planning to return to Delaware Christmas day to celebrate the holiday with family, which will be nice – to come to Christmas dinner as husband & wife *swoon*
Post # 13
FH and I are renting a chalet and going to Tennessee. Neither of us are very social people, so a cruise or something wouldn’t be for us. And I look horrible in a bathing suit so somewhere warm and tropical wasn’t our first choice either.
Now, we plan to take a road trip to Arizona and Wyoming. It’ll be a little more away time, and an early anniversary present to each other since we’ll be going in the summer. But with us getting married so close to Christmas we’re just having something short so we can be home with our families.
Post # 14
Well, we did have a December wedding, but due to time/budget constraints, we aren’t taking our honeymoon until next month…but November is close to December, right? lol We’re going to Sandals Royal Bahamian in the Bahamas. We just wanted something that was all-inclusive (neither of us have ever tried it before), easy to get to, and a place where we had never been. I can’t wait…I think it’s only 27 days until we leave!!!
Post # 15
We’re not leaving until late January due to work constraints, but are heading to Sandals on Antigua. Had a friend go there earlier this summer and absolutely loved it. I am pumped to get out of the snow and misery of Ohio winters for a week, no matter when it is 🙂
Post # 16
We’re going on a 7 day cruise out of Puerto Rico, then spending another 2 days after we get back in PR before coming back home. I wanted to hit all the islands possible in such a short time, so since PR flight is only $150 more for both of us instead of flying to Ft. Lauderdale and I get to visit 6 different islands in 7 days instead of just 3 or 4 from FL, we went with PR. Another plus was that the cruise from PR with the Balcony suite was $100 less than the one from FL, it made it even closer to even in comparison.