Post # 1
I’ve noticed that on this board the majority of posters seem to be brides. Traditionally, it’s the brides job to plan the wedding, and the groom’s job to plan the honeymoon. We think it’s a lot of fun to help the groom plan something out and keep the destination a secret from the bride till the day of departure. Did any of you think about handing the honeymoon planning over to the groom? Are most of you planning the honeymoon together?
Post # 3
My groom is planning ours 🙂
I don’t know where we’re going, and he’s going to pack at least some of my stuff for me.
Post # 4
I was going to let mine plan ours, however, after asking him what he wanted to do I decided to take over. His reply was camping in MONTANA! I’m not a camping girl…
Post # 5
Who knows where we would be LOL! We are going to Fiji and last night we were about how we can’t wait to do nothing and I mentioned that if we wanted to I know they do have plenty of excursions. Well FI’s response was “Can we go golfing and rent ATV’s?” We are on a private island in Fiji, seriously?! I love him but sometimes he cracks me up.
Post # 6
Well, I wanted him to do the plan and completely suprise me but he was aprehensive. Then he took on the task hypothetically until we walked into a travel agent together to see what our options were and ended up booking on the spot – 9 months before our trip. Problem solved. I would have trusted him since we both knew we wanted a relaying beach vacation but he tends to be a satificer while I’m a maximizer so that’S where the apprehension came in, he didn’t want to disapoint.
Post # 7
I love my Fi but I’m afraid of what he would have come up with on his own I don’t think he would have felt comfortable having the responsibilty of planning all of it (I’m the planner in the relationship) so we never even considered for him to surprise me with it. We’re not having a traditional wedding at all, just a simple private ceremony so I was more than enthusiastic trying to narrow down our honeymoon choices! I’m just glad all the planning was done in advance because it was a stressful process!
We decided on The Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye, Turkey. We’re so excited!!!
Post # 8
Fi did pretty much plan the honeymoon…my reasoning was that I had planned enough, and I didn’t want another thing to obsess about and research to death. So FI took over. However, I DID give him the idea for where we’re going–he originally wanted to do either Spain or Italy, but I really pushed the idea of South Africa. And once he got into it, he was even more excited than me! He totally took the reins in planning and got everything booked (later than I would have done it, but it’s booked now and that’s what matters!). I’m a little toooo Type A to let the whole thing be a TOTAL surprise, lol. But it was so nice not to really have to do anything for it myself.
Post # 9
it was his job from day 1, however, as more in depth into planning it, he wanted my opinions on the different resorts, etc. so we ended up meeting with our TA together. he took care of the annoying details of booking a trip tho 🙂
Post # 10
We picked the location together, but he has done most of the trip planning! :He’s excited about all of the things he’s planning and I think that’s great! He’s also bought several books about Napa and has been doing a lot of reading about the area. I am very type A about the wedding planning, so I am glad that he has something of his own to plan.
Post # 11
We both knew where we wanted to go and I have always been in charge of planning our vacations so it just fell into place the same way when it was time to book the honeymoon. I have to find the best deal possible before I go on vacation and I just can’t trust anyone else to take the time to explore all of the avenues that I do to find the best deals. I don’t think I got as lucky this time as I have in the past but we still saved some money.
Post # 12
The honeymoon destination was not a surprise, I helped pick it. But I left all the details up to him as he left the details of the wedding up to me!
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Mr. C is planning it all and surprising me! I have no clue what we’re doing!
Post # 14
IT was his job to do all the research and come up with places to show me. Then we talked about what we liked about each one and then he made the final decision. I couldnt be happier!!
Post # 15
I put that I’m planning it because i’ll do most of the actual research and such, but we’ll decide on a destination together.
If money was not an issue I’d hand it over to him because he has great taste and I have no doubt he’d plan us somewhere fabulous. But– he is not a bargain hunter. We both agree we’ll get more for our money if I handle the leg work because I have the patience and the experience to dig out the best deals. 🙂
Post # 16
Travel planning is my thing. I’m totally obsessed with it and spend hour and hours on it. So, I’m planning the honeymoon (I plan all our vacations).
The Guy loves this and says his role is just to show up 🙂