October Honeymoon destinations??

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where would you rather go?
    Hawaii : (19 votes)
    54 %
    Ireland : (8 votes)
    23 %
    Alaska : (0 votes)
    none of the above! : (8 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I voted Ireland because we are also having an October wedding and I have looked briefly into Ireland for a honeymoon. 🙂 I want to go somewhere I need a passport to get to!

    Post # 4
    2070 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    The weather in both Ireland and Alaska is much better in the summer. They’re both absolutely gorgeous places, but I would recommend going on a mini-moon for 2-3 days and saving your honeymoon for next summer, if you’re set on going to AK or Ireland. 

    On the other hand, the weather should be beautiful in Hawaii in October!

    Post # 5
    3237 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If you decide to stay in the states check out Big Cedar Lodge. It will save you a lot of money if you live in Kansas because it’s in Missouri. It is amazing. Super private and beautiful. We honeymooned there in October and it was absolutely beautiful and romantic. If you get one of the cabins it is sooo romantic.

    I made a post about it here.


    Post # 6
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Does 3-4K include airfare? Because all of those places will take a big chunk out of your honeymoon budget in airfare depending on what part of the U.S. you live in. You’ll have to consider the exchange rate if you go to Ireland, which can further suck up funds. 

    If I were you, I’d take half that budget, fly yourselves to a nearby larger-city destination and live in style for 4-5 days. Go out to nice restaurants, splurge on a tour or a beachfront/city center hotel, and put the other half of that money towards a honeymoon in a Hawaii or Ireland in a year or two.

    Post # 7
    13 posts
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’ve been to Ireland in both September and October. It can be chilly and rainy during both those months. You may have some beautiful weather but my experience was that it was already cold by mid September (as in wearing a peacoat, sweater, jeans type weather).

    Post # 8
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @kansas_nurse: and @taylorkirby: I got engaged in Ireland and I ADORE the country! We went in March and while the weather wasn’t “amazing” in reality, it never really is, you don’t go to Ireland for the weather! We did 10 days and were in Ireland, N. Ireland and Scotlan.

    I would absolutely suggest signing up for email alerts from Aerlingus.com (the national airline of Ireland) as they frequently run amazing deals that will save you BUNDLES! I recently got an email about a 4 night package for about $700 a person that included: roundtrip airfare from JFK to Dublin, 4 nights at Northstar Hotel in Dublin, 4 traditional irish breakfasts, admission to St. Patrick’s Cthedral, admission to Guinness Storehouse with a tour, literary pup crawl and 20% off admission to Jameson. I know Groupon runs deals in Ireland too and I would also suggest checking them out. While we were in Ireland we took a few bus tours to various parts of the country and we met people from all over that had booked their airfare/hotel through Groupon and said they’d do it again in a heartbeat. 


    Good luck!!

    Post # 9
    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d never recomend a holiday to Ireland in October. It would be cold and wet…..but then if you go out walking in the cold and wet and go home to a nice cosey log fire. That might be romantic.

    Post # 10
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Aruba 🙂  No worries about hurricanes & plenty of affordable All Inclusives.


    Alaska & Ireland are too cold in October and Hawaii is hella expensive.

    Post # 11
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    OMG, go to Ireland!!!!!  I’ve never been personally, but I really want to.  I have been to England, Scotland, and France and I highly recommend all those places too.  Depending on how long you want your trip to be, you could visit any of those places easily within your current budget.

    For comparison sake, our honeymoon budget is $3500 +meals and souvenirs, and we’ll be honeymooning in London and Paris this October for 2 whole weeks!  Can’t wait!  😀

    Post # 13
    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Hey, almost date buddy!!  We were having the same dilemma and same amount to want to spend.  We’ve settled mostly on a cruise for the all inclusive aspect.  Didn’t see you mention them, any thoughts?  We found an awesome mediterranean option so far for about 3500k for both including airfare through Royal Carib.

    Post # 14
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @kansas_nurse:  May i suggest a cruise?? Leaving from california you can cruise to Hawaii or alaska! Mexico is the cheapest option – I cruised in Oct 2011 to Mexico for 9 days and it was under $700! All meals included (which is a 5 star restaurant, room service or buffet), you stop at different ports along the way, there is entertainment on board singers, dancers, comedians, hypnosists, a casino, mini mall, pools, bingo, spas, lounges, clubs etc etc etc etc!

    Never a dull moment and is really the most cost effective way to travel!

    Post # 16
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m staying in the states and spending the last two weeks of October down in Orlando, FL.  FH has never been and there’s lots of fun things to do, the humid and hurricane season has subsided and there are significantly less crowds.  $3-4K would buy you a lot going that route.  I spent about that much and got a great hotel package, free admission to certain parks, free food all day, breakfast at hotel, rental car, airfare and a handful of special experiences like dolphin swims, etc. 🙂

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