(Closed) Negative Responses to Honeymoon Plans?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve traveled all over the world (about 30 different countries on all continents), and while I generally feel that way your SIL about resorts, I definitely understand just wanting to relax and not have to plan/worry about anything for your honeymoon!

My main beef with resorts like the one you guys are going to is the fact that they are owned by international businesses in the US and Europe – almost no money goes back to the local economy (save for the pittance they pay their cleaning and hotel staff). It is keeping them impoverished, and basically they have given all their most valuable land/resources to these foreign companies in exchange for very little money that just keeps the cycle of poverty going. There’s a great documentary called Life and Debt in Jamaica that you should watch.

There are other places on Earth to go that are more socially responsible!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i have faced negative responses to every step of wedding planning, and am sure that the same will be true for the honeymoon.

we are planning on doing a honeymoon similar to yours.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The best thing about our honeymoon was that it was all-inclusive. After you’ve spent God knows how long planning a wedding, it’s nice to know that all of your lodging, food, and beverage are paid for in advance and you just don’t have to worry about it. That, to me, was priceless.

Also. Tell your SIL you understand her opinion, but are going to do what is best for you. End of story!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would just say “Thanks for your opinion. Please do what you want for your honeymoon and we will do what we want for ours.”

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We have had the same thing. We are going to Williamsburg, VA. It is one of my favourite places and we both hate the beach. I have been many times but Fi has never been. People are asking why not the beach, and they can’t understand when we tell them we don’t like the beach, they look at us like we are from Mars. So, that being said, I know how you feel. As long as ya’ll are happy then who cares?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@chocolatecoveredstrawberry:  to tell you the truth I would tell your FI (presuming its his sister) to tell her to shut up. Why is it anyone else’s business where you chose to go on any holiday, no mind your honeymoon. Just ignore her, you don’t have to justify or defend yourself.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@chocolatecoveredstrawberry:  simply tell her if she feels strongly about your honeymoon plans she could have gifted you one. Why didn’t she offer to make all the plans and pay for it? You need to just shut down the nonsense early. It’s already paid for so why does think her opinion matters? Tell her she can criticize when she spends her money, not make comments on how you choose to spend your income. The sheer nerve.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

Our honeymoon is an all-inclusive similar to yours.  I haven’t received any negative opinions on our plans, and I think your SIL needs to keep her opinions to herself.  I would just let her know that this is the vacation you want and that’s that.  I really dislike when others try to rain on someone’s parade.  Have fun on your honeymoon!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

double

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

havent been to your resort but i’ve been to jamaica seven times, negril four of those times. Negril is one of my FAVORITE places ever!! you’re going to love it so much.

i dont normally do AI either, but like the PP said, i totally get that you might just want to veg out on your honeymoon and not have to worry about carrying your wallet everywhere.

i do suggest leaving the resort to explore a bit of negril/jamaica, at least for a day or so. the people of jamaica are wonderful – the last time i went, it was with a girlfriend of mine. the guy we hired to pick us up from the airport was beyond kind. he took us to the grocery store before hand so we could pick up some food and we gave him $5 to buy a digicel calling card. he then gave us one of his extra cell phones and we were able to have a phone on us for the week. we were able to call our fiances & families at home to let them know we were still alive (lol) and when we wanted to go on an excursion, we just called our guy.

seriously, i have a million stories like this about people in jamaica. once you go, you know. you’re gonna have a great time! i’ll stop gushing now.

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@chocolatecoveredstrawberry:  I have been I think about 10 times, & FI picked it becasue he knows it’s one of my favourite places. We are staying in Colonial Willamsburg so we won’t have to leave except for going to Jamestown.

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