Post # 1
We live about an hour away from Chicago and had decided that we wanted to take our honeymoon in Galena. I know it will be cold but we’ve heard lots of good things about it.
But we are broke, and we don’t know if this idea is crazy because we’d have to pay for hotel, food, everything we wanted to do, etc.
And I’m not even sure anything will be fun to do then. I don’t know why we picked this town but I guess I thought it was romantic.
If you are poor and broke, what are you guys doing for your honeymoon?
This is our first planning ever for a trip. We’ve never taken a vacation together. (Only staycations). I’m stuck!
Post # 3
We ended up renting a house in Colorado for ours. It was actually cheaper than a hotel because it was the shoulder season! We cooked romantic meanls in front of the fireplace, snuggled, soaked in the hot tub, and hiked. Nothing really cost us anything – and it was super romantic! You can definitely find stuff to do like that!
Post # 4
@crayfish: ooohh that sounds like something FI would LOVE! How did you find a house to rent? And what month was it?? Thanks!
Post # 5
How long are you going for?
Post # 6
If you are creative you can cut costs.
Depnding on what you can offer in trade, you could do a home exchange on craigslist.
http://www.airbnb.com lists accomodations offered by owners all over the world.
http://www.vrbo.com also offers vacation rentals. Being the off season for summer places , you might find a great deal on a cottage in a summer area.
Post # 7
We’re struggling with this too. We might end up just going to Chicago and staying for a weekend or something. It seems silly to spend a bunch of money on a vacation when we have student loans to pay off.
Post # 9
Ohh ok. They have got some super cute b & b’s out there but they are a little pricey, and the cost would prbably add up pretty quick over the course of a week.
By broke do you mean low in funds, or do you mean really none. Because I can;t do research without knowing yoru budget.
Post # 10
I absolutely agree with @crayfish; rent a house and make some of your own meals to save cash.
Post # 11
Or you could always take a weekend trip, and start saving and planning big for your ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY.
You can always make things special and romantic just by doing things out of the ordinary with each other. As PP’s said, just stayin somewhere “new” and do nice relaxing things together, it should apy off well.
We’re taking a small, FAIRLY cheap trip — probably a cruise, but planning big for our ONE YEAR anniversary. We’re saving for one of those big all inclusive trips for our ONE YEAR.
Post # 12
A family member just got married and didnt have much money for a honeymoon so they waited until the day after the wedding to see what last minute deal packages they could find. They left 1.5 weeks after their wedding.
Post # 13
I think we are just staying local at a hotel or something nearby. I won’t be able to travel far at that time so it will be within an hour’s distance of home. And it will need to be at a low price point as well.
@Summy00: We are also planning on doing something special for our one year when we will be able to go somewhere and do something more.
Post # 14
whenever my husband and i want to get away for a weekend but dont want to spend a lot of money we head to charleston sc (driving distance) and use priceline for hotel – you can pick your price but they pick your hotel. We usually do like 90 to 120 a night for 4 start hotel in the historic district and have always gotten a nice hotel. Priceline can be nerve wracking because you just dont know what you are going to get, but charleston for instance, is a small city and you can choose hotels within the historic district so the chances of getting a nice hotel are high and thats why i am ok with priceline picking my hotel. Maybe that is something you can do with city nearby?
Post # 15
That too is a great idea. You find trips for so cheap last minute. Although I am loving your pick Galena, it looks so beutiful and romatnic there, the prices could start adding up with activities, meals, and accomodation. Unless you want to go for a few days, you can definitely have a great weekend at a great price.
Post # 16
@Cash000:We’re going to try to see how much money we think we’ll have left after we add up what we owe the rst of the vendors. At this point it could be anything from $0-2k but we don’t know.