Good or bad idea? & Any suggestions?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a “staycation”. You will both want a break after the hustle and bustle up to the big day and as long as you’re spending time together it doesn’t matter where you are.

The one good thing about getting out of the house is so you’re not thinking about cleaning or dishes that kind of stuff. Do some day trips, have nice dinners out that kind of thing!

Lots of other stuff too 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would do a weekend getaway or something of the like, so you can “get away” a little bit but not break the bank.  You could find a cute bed & breakfast and still save up the down payment money.

ETA- I hit post too soon!  I meant to also suggest an anniversary trip if you decide to postpone the honeymoon for now.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@marinesfiance:  

vacations stress me the hell out.

All the planning for traveling and packing or currency changes makes it not worth it at all to me.

I love staycations/home improvement projects. 

If you make your home nice why would you ever want to leave?

+1million for the staycation!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could also do a home exchange so you have somewhere to stay free. That way you get away but save the cost of accomodations.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

What about maybe Chicago for 2 nights? There’s tons to do there and the hotels aren’t super expensive if you shop around.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

How about a nice weekend bed and breakfast – romantic and beautiful! You could look online under “bed and breakfast” in your area and see what  is near to attractions  you would  like to visit. Also the homes they use for bed and breakfasts are usually Victorian or some other unique style that is just fun to look at and stay in especially when you were thinking about purchasing your own home and what style you might like!

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had a friend who stayed for a weekend at a bed and breakfast on the opposite side of town that they lived in. It was their way of having a honeymoon and still stay home.

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You don’t have to do anything expensive for a honeymoon.

Friends of mine rented a really nice cabin in the woods for their honeymoon, it looked lovely.

I also know that Eureka Springs, AK is a tiny town and somewhat popular wedding/honeymoon spot. We looked into getting married there and there were some pretty nifty accomodations if I remember correctly.

You could also look at a website like VBRO and see if there are any interesting vacation rentals nearby – sometimes you can rent these amazing places for not much money!

I think if FI and I didn’t want to go on a honeymoon, we would try to find a place that was an “experience,” i.e. staying in a treehouse “hotel” for a couple of nights, or getting a hotel room in a busy city we’ve never been to before, or even just taking a 4-day cruise (did you know that you can do that? Even 1-day cruises are a thing!)
That way we’d have an excuse to unwind and something to talk about when we got back!

Also, you have a lot of time to save up money separatley for the house and the honeymoon. Like I said, it doesn’t have to cost a ton of money so you can totally do both!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think if you’ve NEVER been on a vacation, you should definitely try to get away for a couple of days. When else in your life is a vacation more required than after all that planning? I know it’s too early for now, but have you checked Groupon for ideas of weekend getaways around your area?

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d head to the nearest large lake or ocean, and spend a week just hanging out!

Somewhere cheap but still away from the apartment!

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