Post # 1
Anyone chosen where they will have their winter honeymoon yet?
We thought we had chosen a destination and that it was an easy decision–Roatan, Honduras. Now that the flight schedules are out, turns out, getting into Hondruas, not so easy! We have to leave on Monday, due to so many people from out of town wanting to visit on Sunday, and the only flights there will take 17 hours there, and 17 hours back. Um, no. So now we are moving on to plan B which is…….starting from scratch!
So…anyone started the research? Find anything good?
Post # 3
Top two choices so far are hawaii or costa rica. But I feel like we’re far enough away I’m not too worried about it. We haven’t really done hardcore research yet. 🙂
Post # 4
costa rica is sooooooooooo wonderful!! 🙂
we want to have our flights booked 6 months in advance because we are going to pay for it with rewards points. we had to book our last trip 6 1/2 months in advanced because there were only a few available. i have the PICKIEST fiance when it comes to travelling–the only reason we agreed on Honduras so quickly is because i’ve had tons of friends go there.
we discussed it last night and came up with Panama, Aruba, and Anguilla. i’m going to let him research those for the next month or two and see what happens. if we went to panama, i know we’d fly into costa rica and stay a day or two, which would be kind of cool, since we got engaged there.
Post # 5
Since I’m a teacher, we are going to postpone our “real” honeymoon until July. We live in Massachusetts, so we are planning to go up north to a mountain lodge for a couple nights right after the wedding though.
Post # 6
Were going on a Disney cruise to the Bahammas & Castaway Cay.
Post # 7
We are going to Paris, because that is where we got engaged
Post # 8
My FI are getting married in NC. Our honeymoon is in the Smoky Mountains. Cabin at a resort in Gatlinburg, TN. I had called up before booking it and they are right off a main road and no issues if there is snow.
Post # 9
Future Mrs. JJ, where in NC are you getting married? We are getting married in Asheville! I would make sure to check out all the possible routes to get to Gatlinburg, roads through the GSMNP can be closed in the winter if the weather is bad. I live about an hour east of Asheville, and last winter, it snowed almost every weekend, which is why we are probably going to get a hotel in Asheville near our venue JUST in case it does snow!
Post # 10
@starstayfar: I am getting married in Benson. I will be sure to look up alternate routes. Thanks for the info.
Post # 11
We are going to the Dominican Republic for our honeymoon- its technically the beginning of March as we are leaving on Feb. 28th. Heard the weather is beautiful there in the winter months!
Post # 12
We’re getting married in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the snow and honeymooning in Hawaii a couple of days later. It’s a lovely wedding present from his parents. 🙂
Post # 13
@Gamer: where in Hawaii will you be?
I started my own thread in the honeymoons board bc I was so excited… but I’ll post here too: we booked our honeymoon last night! 6 nights in Kauai (actually in March since our wedding is so late in the month and we need to take 1 week between). I am crazy excited 🙂
Post # 14
so many feb brides in NC! im in Charlotte!
so excited for everyone!!
we havent booked yet but we are thinking costa rica or somewhere waaaaaay south in the caribbean…i want warmth! we went to the bahamas early march this past year and it was warm enough but as the sun went down i had to throw on a jacket and at night i was in jeans and a sweater. didnt ruin the vacay but i want something warmer this time especially since it will be the middle of february
Post # 15
We are thinking Bermuda. We want someplace that doesn’t take forever to get to!
Post # 16
@arclee: Haha–you and I are date twins, and I am getting married in Bermuda! Oh, and I live in the DC area too–what a coincidence! My fiance and I have agreed we won’t be honeymooning on Bermuda, because we want our family members to be able to stay a few days to enjoy the island. We took a vacation there last year, which is why it came to mind when we were planning our destination wedding. Just a note (which you probably already know)–Bermuda is not in the Caribbean, so the temps there in late Feb/early March average around a high of 65-67 degrees. But it is such a gorgeous place, who cares if you can’t swim? 🙂