Post # 1
I found out today that airline tickets are too expensive for FI & I to afford to get to our cruise. A few weeks ago it was like $400 for both of us to go, but now its around $800 :(. FI has no job yet & I have people owing me money (see my bad roomie post) so I couldn’t use my money to pay for the ticket because I have to use it to pay for their dumb bills.
The cruise leaves the day after we get married & its an 11 hour drive. So almost right after we get married, we have to drive 6 hours. Then, stay the night in some city & then drive the rest of the way the next day. At least its a 7 day cruise, so I’ll have plenty of time to relax after the drive. I hate long car rides thou :(.
FI says it will be fun cause we’ll get to see more things. I’m not as enthusiastic as he is thou :P.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
A car ride can be fun! Just make some great mixes. I’ve had the best talks with my fiance on long car rides, so I don’t think they’re totally boring!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Honestly, I think it kind of sounds like a fun adventure! 🙂 I love road trips, though, and I think that as long as you have the right attitude about it it can be a blast!
Post # 5
That stinks 🙁 But you never know. If you can say that you’ll drive, you’re not in a bad position. Sign up at kayak.com, travelzoo, sherman’s travel, etc – websites like that will email you a few times a week with different sales. Maybe you can find something last minute that fits in your budget. And if not, well, you were going to drive anyway.
You could always also mention the situation to your friends.. ya never know – if you have friends that have more time than money, maybe you could recruit another person for your drive as a gift! or if someone may be traveling to your wedding from the location you are driving to, maybe you could piggyback, and just pay for your flight home. There are options out there – good luck!!
Post # 6
It could workout better for you anyways, because flights get delayed etc.
Post # 7
@serabell- not sure where you are in oregon, but allegiant air flys into long beach. it won’t show up on expedia searches but they fly out of eugene. we flew pdx to long beach for our cruise! pm me if you want more ifo!
Post # 8
Maybe you’ll actually have more fun once the honeymoon “kicks off” with the drive! Worse case is you sleep most of the way??
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
The boy and take a 10-hour road trip 2 or 3 times a year to visit his parents, and it’s really not bad.
Post # 10
Since you have to do a night stop can you plan that ahead of time to be somewhere fun? Maybe you’ll have enough time to stop and go to a nice dinner and sight see?
Post # 11
Sorry to hear that! That sucks! Does this mean no partying/drinking at your reception then? Maybe you can still find cheap flights like what @vistagirl suggested. :/
Post # 12
Thanks for the allegiant air comment. Actually, they only fly out of our airport Mon & Fri, so it won’t work for us. I mean, the coming back would, but that Monday is Memorial day, so everything gets really expensive. Even one way tickets to get back on Mon would be more expensive than paying for gas & cost of parking for the entire week.
FI really likes road trips & I like short road trips… but I don’t like being in a car over 4 hours in a day, especially not 2 days in a row. I’ll probably enjoy it when it comes to it thou. I’ll just say “husband” over & over again & it will be so fun :).
Post # 13
Ohh I didn’t think of that caszos, it would be fun to stop somewhere & enjoy a nice dinner somewhere fun we normally can’t go to :).
I was just hoping to hang out with family & out of town friends after the wedding, like go to dinner cause we’re having a dessert only reception. At least this way, we won’t have to “choose” which people to hang out with after cause we’ll have to leave right after.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t want to do that either, but at least you can make it out of an adventure. You could make stops and take photos (would be great for scrapbooking).