(Closed) Honeymoon expectations?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

for me it was the best vacation i ever went on –  my husband and i did a cruise to key west and cozumel the first year we were dating, we did the bahamas the 2nd year so this was our 3rd big trip to a tropical place and yes (so far) it was the best trip i’ve been on – i think being excited and newly married def played into that but it was wonderful – we splurged more than we normally would on vacation because it was our honeymoon and i think that also think that hellped make it more special – we stayed at a nice resort with honeymoon upgrades like massages – thats not something we would normally spend money on – just getting time off work and sitting on a beach is relaxing enough so it was nice to spend the money and do a little more than we would normally. i highly suggest it. but i’ve only been married (almost) 3 months! wow time flies – im sure we will top that trip eventually but maybe not, its the whole feeling behind it being your honeymoon that makes it so great.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For us our trip ended up being a “trip of a lifetime”.
We have always wanted to plan a great big backpacking trip. But life always got in the way. We ended up spending money on family vacations, buying a house, etc etc.

So when time came for our HM we thought what better time than our honeymoon to do our big Europe trip? We knew we wanted kids soon after the wedding. We didn’t want to be that couple with kids thinking about what could have been.

It’s def not the honeymoon trip for everyone. Most people want to be on a beach somewhere drinking mai tai’s. But for us we thought we can take a beach vacation anytime.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m expecting it to be the best vacation we’ve ever had!!  That being said – we can’t afford to take many big trips so a week long romantic getaway to Punta Cana at all all-inclusive resorts sounds like heaven. 🙂  We can’t wait!!! Plus, it’ll be SO nice to get away with my new hubby!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m anticipating a trip of a lifetime. We are going to Italy for 2 weeks.  It will be the first trip to Europe for both of us and we are expecting a lot of new experiences. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

right now I feel it is more a “we need to think about nothing wedding related and relax” trip-but I hope it is a lifetime remembering trip!

 

I am just so over it all right now 🙂 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’s certainly going to be the best vacation we’ve taken together, and being there with him will make it my favorite I’m sure.  But I’ve traveled a lot with my family, and he’s never traveled internationally, so it will be newer for him.  I’m also used to staying in nicer places (with my parents paying) than the places we’ll be staying in, but again, having him there will make all the difference.  As we get older and earn more money and are able to take exciting trips, maybe we’ll top this one.  But we’re certainly going all out to make this a memorable trip.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ours was for sure the “trip of a lifetime”, but I hope we get to go back so that it’s not “once in a lifetime”! We definitely splurged waaay more than we would have if it had just been a regular vacation. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I expect ours will be the trip of a lifetime. But we are waiting until 4 months or so after the wedding to take it. We’ll do a couple days of just relaxing after the wedding, but our true honeymoon will be a splurge.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d be pretty disappointed with life if my honeymoon was the only really, really special trip. My husband and I are avid world travelers, so it’s hard to parse out which trips are more special. We actually scaled back for our real honeymoon and rented a house outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. Usually we feel pressure to play hard on our trips, but this time, we made sure that we relaxed.

We are doing a 6-month trek through Asia starting on our 1-year anniversary, and I hope to do that in other capacities throughout our lives.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We treated our wedding as a trip of a lifetime because who knows when/where we’ll be able to do it again.  I’m quickly approaching my 30s, DH isn’t that far behind, and he’s just now going back to school after getting out of the military, we’ll be having kids (and I don’t want to go on a huge trip until they’re older), we’d like to buy a house…so, yeah, there’s ALOT of things that will take priority over another trip.

However, I am scrimping & saving pennies & flier miles to hopefully take a trip when DH graduates from college.  If we don’t have kids by that point, we’ll be treating it as a babymoon.

With all that said, there are a ton of trips we want to take when we have kids, so we’ll probably take smaller trips until they are older and then start taking the big trips with them.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I feel like my honeymoon was more of an after wedding trip. Don’t get me wrong, it was amazing and we had a great time, but it wasn’t once in a life time. It was a cruise, it was relaxing, and it was perfect for destressing after the wedding. I’ve travelled a lot when I was younger so I’ve been to farther away, more exotic places, and at this time in my life I can’t afford it nor did I really want to concentrate on traveling. I was more interested in some alone time with my new hubby.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@msgraphics: This is what we are doing too! Where are you going?? I’ve been to Europe twice but never Italy. FI has been to Jamaica but no where else. I hope this is a trip of a lifetime for us. We both took art history together our first semester at college and didn’t know it, we bonded over ancient rome on our first few dates. We are nerds so our nerdy, history filled HM is uber exciting to me!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hmmm.. interesting question. 

I’m really not expecting much for the HM.  Not that I’m saying it’s not going to be special but since we’re having a destination wedding it’s kind of rolled into one, there isn’t much extra planned for it, nothing out of the ordinary that we don’t do anyway. 

The one thing I wish is that it’s stress free so I can have a good time … whenever we’re together we always have a good time 🙂 I feel like my life is a honeymoon. 

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