Post # 1
We are thinking about our honeymoon and we are not sure where to go or what to do. Part of the problem is that FI was in the military and has already traveled extensively. He thinks we should honeymoon in a new place neither of us had been before. Was that important to you? How did you decide where to honeymoon? Have you been there before? Going to a destination abroad or domestic?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant
We have actually decided to do a suprise honeymoon! FI is picking the place and planning the whole thing, and he will reveal to me the location at the rehersal dinner. I know it will abroad, for at least a week and somewhere we both want to go. I love surprises though, it was my idea. I have done so much with the wedding planning, I like that I don’t have to think about this part of it at all, just enjoy it when it comes!
Post # 4
We agreed the destination based on my suggestions of countries I’d visited before. I did the planning but with consensus.
Post # 5
We wanted a tropical beach honeymoon and just picked based on airfare and hotel options. We figured Carribean somewhere would be nice and didn’t care where since a beach is just a beach to me.
Post # 6
@HeartsandSparkles: we knew from the minute we got engaged we wanted to go somewhere in Europe. We were tossing around the ideas of Spain and Italy but a friend who travels to Europe told me that Italy is a trip that needs to be done by itself bc there is so much to see. So we decided tk do Paris and Barcelona. It was the best decision we ever made. Paris is sooo romantic and such a beautiful city.
We are planning on goi g to Italy for our 1 year anniversary and do like 3days in Ireland.
Post # 7
@lucygirl1: That’s a cute idea! FI tried to do that on the trip he proposed on- I 100% knew he was proposing on the trip, so he wanted to surprise me as much as he could. I just knew we were flying into Cancun. I’m pretty type A so its hard for me to let go, not sure I could do it for the honeymoon. Though having one less thing to plan does sound nice 🙂
Post # 8
@Daizy914: I totally agree that Italy needs to be its own trip. I studied abroad in Paris in college and its incredible and SO romantic. If you can eat dinner at Le Souffle, go for it! Their toute souffle menu is out of this world! FI doesn’t want to have our honeymoon there bc I’ve already been :-/
Post # 9
It was important to me to go somewhere new. I have travelled quite a bit, but have also done return trips to almost all (4 places are solo only) of the places I’ve been.
It was never an option to consider a domestic honeymoon. I am not interested in travelling places that are easy or quick that I could do when I am old. Where as I am less likely to go to India when I am 75, I can totally go now.
Post # 10
My husband came into the US on a K-1 visa, and wasn’t yet allowed to leave the country at the time of our honeymoon – so we had to go somewhere domestic. We chose New York City because he had never been before and wanted to go – and I agreed because I wanted to see Wicked again!
Post # 11
Our dream honeymoon had always been a safari – for both of us. So we decided that because we didn’t know when else we’d be able to do it, we were going to make it happen. We ended up in South Africa, Tanzania, and Zanzibar – all places where neither of us had been before. It was amazing and I don’t regret “stretching” our budget to be able to make it happen!
Post # 12
@andielovesj: This is a good point I had never thought about before- there are many trips we won’t be able to do when we are older. Thanks 🙂
Post # 13
We chose Jamaica because we could get a direct flight and it was only 3 hours ish from Dallas. We also wanted to go to a beachy location that had an all inclusive adults only resort. We chose Couples Negril and LOVED it!
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I really wanted to go to Iceland because some of my friends went there on their respective honeymoons and it looked fabulous. He wanted to go to Sweden because one of his friends did her study abroad there and waxes poetic about it ever. I’ve also always wanted to see the Northern Lights. It just so happened that Norwegian is currently running a great promotion for flights to Oslo, so we decided that we’d use Oslo as a base to go to Sweden, Iceland and Norway in February. I’ve been all over Western Europe, but I’ve never been to Scandinavia, so I’m wildly excited.
Post # 15
We chose to go to Hawaii together. He has been there before with family and I have never been.
Post # 16
I didn’t care about having a big wedding, but for a very very long time I wanted to use getting married as an excuse to go on safari for my “honeymoon”. Basically, safari had always been on my bucket list, but it is so expensive that this was the easiest way for me to justify the cost.
It was too much in terms of vacation time, logistics and cost to do this immediately after our wedding, so we agreed to go on a “mini moon” destination and found a Jestsetter deal in Maine. My husband was totally on board with letting me plan the safari even though it’s not really something he would have chosen on his own. But we both absolutely loved it! We left on our 11-month-iversary.