Post # 1
In a meeting with our officiant, she suggested that we take our ‘pretty copy’ of the marriage license with us for the honeymoon. I was a little surprised until she said that often, whipping out that bad boy would get you a room upgrade, a round of drinks, and various other freebies. Um, yes please?!
Do you have any tips for getting freebies and upgrades? What has worked for people you know? What hasn’t?
And does anyone know a bride who wore her actual wedding dress on the airplane ride to the honeymoon?! 🙂 I’ve heard of this and can’t imagine doing it myself – such a funny mental picture though!
Post # 3
I think it depends where you go..somewhere like Hawaii, I’ve heard that everyone there is on their honeymoon, so it doesn’t necessarily get you any special treatment. We got two free room upgrades on our honeymoon, and multiple bottles of free champagne and rose petals scattered in our room, bath, etc. 🙂 All the places we stayed knew we were on our honeymoon so we didn’t have to let them know or anything. However, we did tell the stewardess on our flight, which helped FI (yikes, husband now!) get his first meal choice, lol.
Post # 4
We had to fax in a copy of our invite to the hotel before arrival to get the complimentary honeymoon package of champagne and breakgfast in bed. We went to St. Lucia where everyone was on their honeymoon, including 99% of the people on our flight there so we didn’T expect any special treatment.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club
I always wondered how people do this, espeically when tryin got upgrade flights. When standing in line, do you just happen to casually pull out your license (if you have it) or just annouce really loudly that you’re going on your honeymoon?
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I can’t imagine anything more uncomfortable than wearing a wedding dress on a plane.
Post # 7
@msgiraffe: I’m willing to do almost ANYTHING (other than wearing my dress!) for an upgrade to First Class. We are leaving Seattle on a redeye to Houston and then have 5 hours before our second flight to Ixtapa – I NEED to be able to sleep comfortably on that first flight. Say a little prayer for me! 🙂
Post # 8
@sloth: I know right?! I can’t either. Even if it got you upgraded, how would you enjoy the extra large seat in it?! And heaven forbid it DIDN’T get you upgraded – coach in a gown!? NO THANK YOU!
Post # 9
I agree with the PP’s, if you are going to a typical honeymoon spot, it is much harder to get upgrades. After our wedding, we went to a hotel for one night before leaving on our honeymoon. Beforehand I had called the hotel, told them it was our honeymoon and specifically asked if they had any rooms with nice views. The guy on the phone was very nice and reserved us for a room with a view of the harbor and a balcony. We went on a cruise and of course they see honeymooners all the time so they don’t really do much as far as upgrades go. They sang us “happy Honeymoon” at dinner one night and brought us a dessert (like we needed another dessert?!) and our room steward put our towel in the shape of a heart and we were able to get a coveted table for two at dinner. Outside of that, no special honeymoon treatment and no room upgrades like we were hoping. 🙁
Post # 10
The chance of getting an upgarde to first class is not high unless you are an Elite traveller with that airline.
It wouldn’t hurt though to just ask if an upgrade is available at the gate. Let them know you are on your honeymoon. You may not get it for free, but if there are vacant seats in first class , an upgrade at the gate can often be had for waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay less than you would have paid to book the seat.
I’ve purchased upgrades for as little as $50 for an overseas flight.
Post # 11
@julies1949: You’re right. I’ve noticed that too. First class flights are cheaper at the gate. I am sure my FH would try this. He is not afraid of asking for a discount. lol
Post # 12
I haven’t heard of anyone wearing their wedding dress on the plane (funny mental image), but I have seen newlyweds wear matching Mr-and-Mrs “Just Married” t-shirts with the wedding date on them. Maybe this would help get some freebies or upgrades?
Post # 13
I think that being in a wedding gown on a commercial plane would be a complete disaster… both for the bride and for the other people on the plane… Unless you are wearing a casual dress for your wedding… I think it would be completely inappropriate. I have been travelling a lot this past summer, and know that the seats are not designed for formal attire. The bathrooms… well between the thought that if you needed to use it…you’d have to strip in the aisle or be stuffed into it… and then the thought of the gross bathroom floor… which would bring new meaning to the concept of trash the dress. DON’T WEAR A GOWN!
Post # 14
we went to thailand a week after we got engaged, and got upgraded to business class just for asking! nice for a 14 hour flight 🙂
Post # 15
When I was in Vegas a lot of brides wore their veils aroiund.
Post # 16
I work at a hotel, it is not a typical honeymoon spot. I always try to upgrade the guests if they mention they are here for honeymoon or anny.