second thoughts about honeymoon choice

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: How should I handle my second thoughts on my honeymoon choice?
    Stick with the cabin in Gatlinburg. Make the 7 hour drive as fun and pleasant as possible. : (48 votes)
    92 %
    Find somewhere closer and forfeit the $300 deposit. : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Do something else (please explain) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    730 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

    @beeconomist:  You obviously loved it in the first place, so I would stick with it.

    Post # 4
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    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I am a road trip veteran, my family frequently drives to vacation destinations vs flying.  We used to go to Outer Banks, which was a 17ish hour drive over two days.  We now go to northern Florida which is a 20ish hour drive over two days.  Seven hours is nothing!

    Get a good audio book to listen to, bring some of your favourite snacks, and have fun!

    Post # 5
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    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I understand. Would it be possible to stop along the way at any interesting places in between, thereby breaking up the drive a little bit? Stop somewhere fun for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and use it as an opportunity to explore on your way to and fro.

    Post # 6
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    7075 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would just leave early in the morning and look for some interesting stops along the way. It doesn’t have to be boring. 🙂

     

    Post # 7
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    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Keep your reservation!! I love road tripping with my FI. The key is to not rush yourselves. This gives you the freedom to stop and check out cool things along the way, and to be spontaneous. Take photos of yourselves in front of cool things you drive by. It will be an awesome break from wedding craziness. Nothing to do but drive and be together.

    Post # 8
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Pepperwoodsy:  +1. 

    You can use the time to reflect on the wedding and share your personal experiences and memories. It will be a nice way to decompress so you’re already relaxed by the time you get to your destination. And besides… Gatlinburg is AWESOME! You’ll have lots of fun!

    Post # 9
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I understand. I loathe road trips. I have taken 17 minute flights just so that I could avoid a 2 hour drive. My FI’s family has always loved road trips so that is what he is used to. Ugh.

    Anyway, I think a road trip could still be fun for you guys. You obviously liked the idea of the destination so I would do it. Last year we did a long weekend in Vermont. It was a 6 hour drive and I wanted to die, but it was worth it in the end 🙂

    Post # 10
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    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    You’ll be happy to be that far from home, I think.  You won’t run into anyone, and you can have the time of your lives!!

    Post # 11
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think you should keep it!  I know 7 hours is a long drive, but you would be surprised how fast will go by with you guys enjoying the ride and being together.  FI and I love doing road trips places, and I don’t think you will regret it at all…it all adds to the experience!

    Post # 12
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    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    You will have so much to talk about that happened at the wedding!!! Also, I’d leave at like 6 AM, so you are there by early afternoon and have the whole day together!

    Bring your cards from your wedding gifts and open them up and read them to each other while you drive. You can read your guestbook messages and even work on your thank-you cards. It will fly by!

    Post # 13
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    5192 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    When there are no kids involved and you don’t expect to encounter traffic jams (do you?) I think road trips are kind of fun.  Make a day of it in either direction and plan to stop a few places so that you break it up into a long day punctuated by a few stretchs of driving.

    Post # 14
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    @beeconomist:  Why not split the ride in 2 ? You drive a few hours the first day, you stop at one place for the night at it allows you to spend part of the day, dinner and entire evening in this place, then the day after you leave early for your destination. 

    Post # 15
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    730 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

    @Miss Leopard:  oh, great suggestions!!

    Post # 16
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    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @beeconomist:  I love road trips in the car with husband! Time to talk or just sit quietly with no interruptions! Eating junky food we NEVER eat otherwise, like Taco Bell! We also like to download standup comedy performances (Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan) and laugh for hours. Just stop somewhere for a few hours or overnight if you need a break! 

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