Honeymoon Destination Regret

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Have you ever had a honeymoon destination regret?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    11 %
    No : (28 votes)
    78 %
    Didn't have a honeymoon : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Vacations aren’t cheap.

    And ROMANTIC Honeymoons are some of the most expensive ones when you factor out costs per day.

    Mr TTR & I had our Wedding & Honeymoon Plans (it was an Elopement to a Destination Wedding) change more than once

    The GOOD THING was we managed to wangle more time off, so were able to combine Christmas Vacation with a Pre-Wedding Trip… Wedding & Honeymoon… for a total of 5 Weeks.  That was an incredible once in a lifetime sort of thing.

    The whole thing was amazing…

    We spent less on the front end (before we got married) and splurged on the back end (Honeymoon)

    But we have NO REGRETS… as we did get to go see and do some awesome things… we too did a Honeymoon that combined both a Cruise Vacation with a Resort(s)

    It was perfect for us… and perfect for the time of year weatherwise etc

    But on paper, ya… a lot of money.  Thing is tho… as much as that money might have bought us a trip elsewhere (Europe etc)… it just wasn’t the right time to go (Winter) or what we truly wanted to do after the Wedding…

    We very very much knew we wanted a Relaxing, Pampering, HOT Caribbean Getaway to unwind.  And that is what we had.

    I am sure that when you picked out your Honeymoon Plans that you had GOOD REASONS for choosing what you did.

    PS… Your WBee Profile says JULY 2014… You are still 6 months out.  If you are having serious regrets, I would think that you have options to get out of what you’ve booked so far.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Lol, you could always tell yourself that you CHOSE to skip out on Greece cause it is July…

    I haven’t been there, but I understand that Southern Europe is UNSUFFERABLY HOT in July & August

    Lol, not that Mexico is gonna be a “chillin” Destination either tho at that time of year

     

    Post # 6
    mswallabyBee
    2070 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @MsBark:  Oh man, I know what you mean. I hate spending a lot of money on a trip that feels close to home. BUT if makes you feel any better – we were so, so tired on our honeymoon. We went for a long one (~3 weeks) so by the end we were rested, but after the stress of our wedding week and not sleeping much the weekend of our wedding, we were WIPED OUT! So think – you’re going to one of the most relaxing places, where tons and tons of couples go to relax and bask in newlywed bliss. I guarantee you that with all the excitement of the wedding and being married, you will have an amazing time no matter where you go!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1491 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I never had honeymoon regret. We did our honeymoon 1.5 months after we got married, hopped a cruise ship and went to Bermuda!   It was SO.MUCH.FUN.  I had no idea that we could have that much fun and meet so many fun people on a cruise.   To this day DH still raves about our cruise, the experiences we had, and just how much fun it was to be together.  

     

    So I wouldn’t stress about where you could have gone with that money and instead just focus on enjoying and relaxing and being TOGETHER on your honeymoon.  The memories you make are the important part, not the where you went.  Hope that helps!!

    Post # 8
    Member
    352 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Enjoy your honeymoon and just remember that you can always go to Greece or the Maldives the following year! Or make it another special vacation for a big anniversary! 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Well… My husband and I decided on Fiji because “Europe was too far and expensive”. Just to find out after booking our plane tickets that not only is it the same but to go to Fiji you cross the date line!! We had an amazing time but I remember thinking AYKM!??

    youll have a great time either way I promise!

    Post # 10
    Member
    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Rest assured you could not do the locations you listed for 13 days for 7,000, so that should cheer you up a bit.  Flights alone would be over 1000 for each of you, then try to stay there for 13 days, you’re looking at a 10,000+ budget, IMO.

    Post # 12
    Member
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I voted yes because we chose a place, I regretted it, and we changed our minds- universal studios in Orlando- it ends up being a little cheaper. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MsBark:  eh, you don’t want to spend honeymoon visiting relatives Tongue Out  Plan a visit next year and like a PP said, not in mid-summer!

    Post # 15
    Member
    3084 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @MsBark:  no. we thought carefully about where we wanted to go and I’m so excited. I’ve been wanting to do what we are doing for a while (mediterranean cruise) and I’m looking forward to it. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @MsBark:  that’s what I am hoping! We were going on a cruise but idk it doesn’t seem like our kinda thing 

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