Post # 1
Last night, my fiance told me that his grandparents will now be paying for our honeymoon. At first, we planned on getting a private cabin in the Smokies (which is only about three hours from where we live). His grandparents mentioned something about wanting to send us to Disney. So… now we’re deciding all over again, and I just don’t know what to do. Here is some info about us to help me decide:
1. We are both virgins, so our wedding night will be our first time… which is why we just wanted a cabin… to be able to spend time together during such an important time.
2. Our wedding is in June 2008, so would it be too hot to go to Disney? I’m from Florida, so I know it gets pretty hot there.
3. We’ve both been to Disney before, but it could be very romantic and fairytale-ish.
4. If we go with the cabin, we may only stay for a few days, but if we go with Disney, we may stay for a week or more.
What do you think we should do?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
Why not spend a night or two in the cabin, and then go to Disney?
Post # 4
I am not a huge fan of Disney , and June in Orlando is HOT! But there are some really nice privateish resorts in Orlando too. I think you and your FI should talk and really think about what you would perfer. If it’s some quiet alone time the cabin sounds nice to me. good luck !
Post # 5
I’m not sure I understand. His grandparents want to pay for your honeymoon, but not for the actual honeymoon you planned? Just for some other random trip they think would be nice?
Its actually really nice of them to offer to help out, but if helping out means that you don’t get the honeymoon you want, that bites. I get the feeling that for some reason its not an option to let them know what you actually want, and have them pay for that? Because if they really want to pay for "your honeymoon" as opposed to "their idea of what your honeymoon should be," that is what they would do.
Although, you don’t sound as if you would hate Disney. So a compromise position might be to have yourself a little mini-moon (long weekend away at the cabin) and let them buy you the Disney trip, but schedule it a few months later – when the weather would be nicer, and when doing touristy stuff might sound a little more appealing. We are actually waiting 6 months for our full-blown 10 days away fabulous honeymoon, because of time, money, and weather. But we are having three days away right after the wedding, just the two of us, in a little romantic place where we can be alone.
Post # 6
No, they would pay for anything that we want. The main reason we chose a cabin in the Smokies is because it’s closer to home and less expensive… but now that we aren’t paying, there may be other options, and they just mentioned Disney as a possibility. They’ll pay for whatever we want to do, but now we just can’t decide which type of honeymoon we’d prefer.
Post # 8
i have your solution – dollywood
Post # 9
When we planned our honeymoon we wanted, hot, beachy, all-inclusive and adults only. We ended up making plans for punta cana in the dominican republic. For flight from newark, with taxes and transfers, honeymoon suite $2300. And if we didn’t want adult only we could have spent as little as $1400. And that includes all food and booze!! Disney for a week including food would cost at least as much.
Just something to think about. Sometimes you think something like that might be out range, but sometimes isn’t as expensive as you might think.
Post # 10
would his grandparents be willing to send you somewhere else? I like the beach idea- I went to disney in june for vacation and it was really really hot though FI and I had a good time overall. . .
Post # 11
You could do Disneyland instead, which would be much cooler at that time of year. And like Florida, there are lots of other attractions in the area (Universal Studios, etc).
Post # 12