Post # 1
…the honeymoon. Don’t get me wrong, we had a pretty good time, but I in hindsight I think it’s much better to book the typical – do nothing but lie on a beach – honeymoon. We love to travel and saw the honeymoon as an excuse to go somewhere new and exciting and different, so I booked a trip to Rio de Janeiro (yes there’s a beach there but it rained!) and Buenos Aires. We got married in Puerto Rico and I thought we’d need a change of scenery, but I was soooooo exhausted after the wedding, that all I wanted to do was lie on the beach. And of course, I ended up catching a cold from all the exhaustion, traveling and rain. Of course, I’m glad we got to go some place new, but now I need a vacation after getting back from my vacation : )
Post # 3
I think that’s one reason why I’m glad we didn’t go on a honeymoon right away! We did more of a slummy moon hanging out at home with each other.
Post # 4
That is good to know. I was actually thinking of doing Buenos Aires and Uruguay! A couple of weeks ago we decided that just going back to our favorite spot in Mexico would be best. We’ll spend a little more than we normally would, be a little more lazy that we normally would, drink and dance a little more than we normally would, and just have a lovely time.
Post # 5
Hope you are feeling better soon! Thanks for posting. Sometimes I get the urge to change our honeymoon plans from beach to European tour, but I’ve read a few posts like yours, so I know we are doing the right thing with our all-inclusive Cozumel resort plans!
Post # 6
I’ve known quite a few people who got real sick RIGHT after their wedding. They were all grateful they hadn’t gone on their honeymoon right away.
Me, we left on a Monday and did absolutely nothing but laze around for 8 whole glorious days. I don’t understand these adventurous honeymoons-I could never ever do one like that!
Post # 7
We have gone to Europe twice now and it was exhausting. We stayed for a week each time and of course wanted to see all that would could. So it was go go go! I decided to do a beach honeymoon so I could lay in a lounger with a pinacolda in hand and stare into the blue water! The FI is a little more on the active side so I’m guessing he’ll entertain me by building sandcastles, body surfing etc. We just booked ours at the Sandals in St. Lucia which is awesome because they have 3 resorts there and you can visit all 3!
Post # 8
We were going to do a two week Mediterranean Cruise but decide to stay somewhat local and visit and area in Maine we’ve both always wanted to see. We went all out with our hotel suite and it’s still going to be less than $1,200 total!
Post # 9
If hubby and I spent 10 days sitting on a beach we would go insane but we also didn’t want a crazy busy honeymoon.
We went to Costa Rica and Belize. We spent 4 days in CR, went white water rafting, did zip lines, toured a coffee plantation and went to a rain forest. These were all half-day trips so we still had plenty of time to lounge around. We spent 6 days in belize and did snorkeling, fishing, cave tubing, toured a mayan ruin and did a little sightseeing.
It sounds like a lot but it didn’t feel like it at the time! I think one of the thing that helped is that our wedding was on a saturday and we left for the honeymoon on Tuesday morning. This gave us enough time to recover and pack!
Post # 10
We thought we wanted to go to Greece but it sounded way too exhausting…plus we’d have to wait until May and it was going to be a hot mess to get out of internships, etc. so that we could go on the honeymoon. Instead, we’re going two days after the wedding to Tofino, BC to stay in an enormous luxury villa with a fireplace and huge jacuzzi. It’s right on the beach so we can watch the waves (it’s storm-watching season) and RELAX for a week. We can’t wait!
Post # 11
i would have put a flower on the other side of my hairdo as well, since it looked naked facing the wedding guests during the ceremony. But it’s just such a minor thing that it’s no big deal!