Have you ever bought a trip for anyone?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Should we consider giving DH's brother a honeymoon?
    Yes, that's such a great idea! : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Nice idea, but it will only work IF: : (9 votes)
    56 %
    Probably not a good idea, here's why: : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Just don't do this, it never ends as well as you think it will. : (4 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    1515 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Sunnyday278:  I think it’s a great idea but def. do a little recon first. Maybe casually ask if they have thought about their honeymoon plans etc and just have a general chat about vacations. Places they have always wanted to go, types of vacations they want to take – that should give you an idea if it’s up their alley.

    As long as you keep the conversation general and casual I think you’ll be fine – I dont know anyone who would think or assume you having that sort of chat meant you were going to buy them a vacation =)

    Post # 4
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    That sounds like a good idea but I don’t know if I would actually book it without asking them. There are too many moving parts. Instead, I would put a little package together with fliers and all. Tell them you’re buying them a honeymoon, they just have to say the word. 

    Post # 5
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My family has always been big on giving trips. Trips for Christmas and birthday presents are a norm for us. I think its great as long as you run it by them first!

    Post # 6
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Yes, my sister. Now her and her husband are doing well again and they paid for our wedding venue when we were struggling. Whoever has money pays in my family. We are all doing well now though, thank goodness. 

    We debated buying a trip for our friends but we changed our minds. 

    Post # 7
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    I’ve only given my dad a trip to California to visit my grandma, but I’m always up for any kind of travel and would love to receive it for a gift. I think they’d be pretty excited as long as you make sure that one of them doesn’t have wild seasickness or something.

    Post # 9
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think that is a fantastic idea! I’d definitely do some more recon to see if it will work for them. And I probably wouldn’t book before you tell them, but I love to travel, so I think that’s a great present!

    Post # 10
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I vote no. But this is because I LOVE to stay in little b&bs when I travel, or have the freedom to drive and be spontaneous. I’ve never been on a cruise and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t love it. My ideal honeymoon would be backpacking through Europe with FI, exploring cities where we don’t speak the language and hiking mountains along the way. I would also really dislike the social pressure of traveling with another couple on our honeymoon — even if it is family I really like :/

    Post # 12
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Over the course of my lifetime I’ve done several trips with family (and friends).

    The best ones are when EVERYONE gets some time to the themselves… and aren’t all permanently attached at the hip so to speak

    A couple of years ago by accident, we were booked on a cruise, and good friends of ours got a last minute deal, and ended up on the same Cruise Ship as us.

    It was their Honeymoon.  We had a lot of fun.  We made a point tho of having very seperate experiences.

    1 AM to 5 PM each couple on their own.  We got together only at the end of day for Cocktails & Dinner, and then the Entertainment Portion of the Evening.

    We had a blast !!

    A cruise is an AWESOME Vacation… and a Honeymoon. 

    Mr TTR & I have been several times, and it was what we chose to do for our own Honeymoon.  Gotta love the “almost all-inclusive” aspect… along with Great Food, Service, Pampering and unpack once and the world comes to you… a new country every day.

    Aaaah, did I mention the pampering ?? LOL

    The Best Deal for a Cruise, is made when you are already on one… Be it a direct booking on the Ship for a particular cruise (you pay a very small deposit… pick your cabin etc)

    OR by purchasing a future passages certificate from the Cruise Line.

    As a returning Guest (and one onboard and ready to purchase) you’ll get deals and upgrades offered to you that you cannot get thru a cruise line any other way.

    Short of that, check the various Cruise Line Websites… and sign up for their Newsletters.

    January is “Wave Season” and one of the best months to buy a cruise… as the Cruise Lines offer deals to try and fill up as many cabins as possible, so they can plan out their year etc.

    — — —

    Curious you talk about your Fiancé’s Brother and soon to be Wife…

    But I want to know have YOU YOURSELF been on a cruise ?

    And if YES with who ?

    And what would you be looking for this time round ?


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