Post # 1
When you were/are on your honeymoon, when it came to phone calls to/from family, when was enough enough? Or did you call home daily telling them about every part of your day? Or were/are you thinking “It’s my honeymoon!! Emergency’s only- real emergency’s at that, no “Do you remember where I put my glasses?””
Post # 3
I probably won’t allow phone calls unless it’s an emergency (especially since we’re out of the country – expensive!). I will check in every couple of days though (we have free calls to the states from our location) since my mom is staying with our kids.
Post # 4
I anticipate only being in contact if there’s an emergency– we don’t have children yet, or any other responsibilities like that that we’re leaving behind, so I’m sure the world will continue to run without our input for two weeks… 🙂 Family and friends will hear about the honeymoon after we get back– I don’t see the need to keep them up-to-date on our activities.
Post # 5
We went on a cruise for our honeymoon, so international cell phone calls were not going to happen except in an emergency. I called my mom when we got back on American soil (but still had two days left of our trip) to check in and say hello.
I think, sure it’s your honeymoon, but it’s also your life. If you want to call your family (and you are in a place where that’s easy to do), by all means call them! But if you want to take a break from the world, wait until you return. The world got by just fine before cell phones and calling in at every second.
Post # 6
My husband and I called our parents every few days, and we emailed friends every other day. We were in constant communication. It did help that both of us took our blackberry’s with international data plan on them, on our trip.
Post # 7
I already told my mom there will be no phone calls. I’m doing a cruise so calls aren’t going to be easy. She gave me her sad face, but it’s only 7 days! We’ll have to stick with the rule of no news is good news. Although my grandma isn’t going to accept this rule very easily… she worries.
Post # 8
No phone calls! We were in the woods and our cell phones didn’t work anyway. We were only gone 4 days and there are no kids to worry about – I can see that would make a difference.
Post # 9
We were in the Dominican Republic and my parents could reach us by phone for emergencies. Granted, they didn’t want to bother us so nobody called us when the they happened. My grandmother died the Thursday of our honeymoon and my husband’s best friend’s brother was found unconscious on the side of the road and died Saturday. We weren’t able to plan for attending the funeral (3 hours away; it was literally the day after we got back) and it was pretty overwhelming. While we agreed it was ultimately good to be away from it all, we didn’t like being THAT much out of the loop. When we got to the airport in Miami it was really overwhelming. We called home once (Wednesday) with a calling card to check on my cats and figured, “oh, we’ll be home Monday, no big deal” and then had no idea any of this had happened.
Needles to say, it was nice to take a break from the world. BUT, in hindsight, it was not the best thing for our honeymoon (granted, the likelyhood of these two incidents in one week is slim to none). I would say a call every 3 days (10 minutes max! just to say hi and check in) is sufficient. Constant contact? heck to the no if we don’t have kids =]
Post # 10
We’re doing no phone calls unless an emergency. We’ll be out of the country and our cell phones probably won’t work. We’re going to give our parents the numbers to the hotels we’ll be staying in just in case, and we’ll call them when we’re back in the country.
Post # 11
I feel that it’s our honeymoon…you can go a week without being in our business. Serious emeregency’s, fine but every day and even every few days, I am hesitent. We can let you know we made it to our destination and let you know when we’re back home, but more than that would be annoying to me! And we don’t have kids or animals we will need to check in on.
Post # 12
I’d say just one call to let them know we got there okay. Or an email will probably be just as good. No one really wants to hear from you while you’re on your honeymoon.
Post # 13
I really didn’t want to talk to anyone else on our honeymoon. I texted my sister just to let her know that we arrived safely. However, we got many (~5) calls and texts (~4) from my ILs. We were mini-mooning about a half hour from their house, so they wanted us to come over for dinner! We decided just to ignore their calls and texts.
Post # 14
I’m planning on just calling our parents when we arrive at each of our destinations (we are spending 4 days in one city and 7 in another). It all depends on how our cell phones work in central America. I might send an e-mail or two form my phone if it connects easily to the internet down there but I won’t be going out of my way to stay “connected”.
My fiance is a different story. I’m trying to talk him out of bringing the international air-card from work that will let him dial into work from anywhere. During our vacation last summer, he had to dial into work every 4 hours to update files manually b/c their backup system wasn’t working properly. It was SO annoying. I told him that if that happens on the honeymoon, we’ll be getting a divorce when we get home!
Post # 15
Jessie- That’s what I am talking about…we aren’t on a family vacation for crying out loud. The IL’s are my worry, esp. FMIL. She’ll create emergencies on her end in which she urgently needs our help, blah blah blah, nothing new. If FI does ask her not to call us except for emergencies only, I will be super surprised if she follows his wishes.
Daisy- FI will be on call for work! That I don’t mind much because he can’t do anything 2000 miles away and they usually call for the most simplest things.
Post # 16
I don’t plan on using my phone at all! My parents will actually be in Orlando as well but I have already laid the ground work and let my mom know that No–we will not be having dinner with them nightly-nor making plans to meet up–we are not really having a honeymoon because of our choice of wedding location but just because we aren’t leaving the country doesnt mean that I dont want a “honeymoon” time with my new husband.