Post # 1
I don’t mean THOSE things LOL… but we are looking into going somewhere tropical. I read about helicopter limits etc. Obviously FI knows I”m a big girl but I hate that on some things they have to weigh you to see if you are ok to do them. I am SO scared that I will weigh too much to do some things! I fly a lot for work and the seatbelts are sometimes at length limit…..
Not that I need advice here because it is what is is… just curious if others share my fear??
Post # 3
my personal opinion would be to express your concerns with FI and, then maybe research other options. Im sure that there are plenty of things that you can do that weight wouldnt be a concern. Fi and i went parasailing two summers ago and i feared this too. They had to weigh me. Between the 2 of us we weighed about 465 and there were def. bigger people than us on our boat. this is the last thing that you should worry about on your honeymoon, just figure out your activities before you go 🙂
Post # 4
Good advice… it’s awful but everytime we look at a place for a potential honeymoon my immediate thought is “I hope there are people bigger than me there! LOL~
Post # 5
I totally know what you feel like! I don’t think I probably weigh enough to ACTUALLY be excluded from anything… but it is still a concern for me. Especially because my husband is SKINNY. The only time it was semi an issue was when we decided to book a horseback riding excursion. They ask your weight! They said it was necessary to match you with the right horse. Thank god the concierge who was helping us at the hotel was soooo sweet (and also a little bigger woman) and when she asked I was like “ummm I don’t really want to say that in front of my new husband, can I write it down??” and she said sure. Then when she called in our reservations she had to read all the info to the people. She actually stopped and said to my husband “honey, this part is going to be boring how about you go get yourself and your wife a glass of water from over there?” so he would go away before she had to say it outloud! I loved her. 🙂
Post # 6
@CorgiTales: what a nice lady!!
Post # 7
My FI and I still haven’t decided if we’re going on an Eastern Carribean cruise or going to Ireland. I have to admit that part of the indecision has to do with all the activities we would want to do in the Carribean and their weight limitations as both of us are chubsters. So you’re definitely not alone! :p
I’ve recently gone onto the Norwegian Cruise Line site and looked up the shore excursions that we were interested in. They actually show which activities have weight limitations and exactly how much they are. Keep in mind that different excursion vendors have different weight capacities. One ATV excursion company listed 350lbs as the max weight and another company said 250lbs. Doing the research definitely put me at ease… although, I admit I’m still undecided on our final destination!
Post # 8
@CorgiTales: Oh my gosh! Awesome customer service!!!
One thing I can say, don’t let your size hold you back from enjoying your hpneymoon! There are so many things I haven’t done in life because I thought i was “too fat”. I even refused to have photos taken during my bigger periods. I just kick myself for thinking this way!
Post # 9
Birdie Love me too because looking back my “bigger periods” are times I’d LOVE to see pics of me now.. I wasn’t that big LOL!!!!!
Corgitales I understand..I’m prob not TOO big but I don’t want him to know. My FI is thin too!! VERY much thinner.
One horseback riding thing I saw was 225 lbs max. By my honeymoon I Hope to be that.. at this point I”m not> I love animals. I don’t want to break a horse!!!!!
I am so glad I”m not alone!!!!!!!! Thank you all who responded!
Post # 10
I stress about this all the time! I’m so glad its not just me. I’m always saying things like “oooh I’m too big to be doing that” or “thats just not something a big girl like me should be doing”. We’re going on a cruise for our honeymoon and it definately has come into play with picking things to do because they have weight limits. I always hear that you gain weight on cruises and I’m so afraid that this will happen to me and I’ll end up over the limits and mortified so…we didn’t book those types of things this time around. This past year I have gone from a size 12 to an 18 (crazy stress eater and well wedding planning is stressful) and I can definatley see that there are tons of stuff that I would have done at a size 12 that no amount of convincing would get me to do it at this size.
Post # 11
@CindyRelly: I am bigger but not really big enough to get excluded from anything. DH is quite large though and it’s always a concern for him. I know he has anxiety about all of this type of stuff too. I think it’s normal. FYI he’s 380lbs and they let him ride a horse at “his own risk” LOL.
Post # 12
Sadly, my FH is bigger than I am so we don’t have that problem in the aspect of he could do something and I can’t. I can do more than him, but I do worry on what we will miss out on in life by what we can’t do together. ‘
One thing I want to do on my honeymoon is go zorbing (big plastic ball you roll down a hill in). I have always wanted to do it and our honeymoon spot has one of the few that are in the US. Hopefully I will be down enough to do it.