Post # 1
I have always told my SO that I want to go to Cancun Mexico for our honeymoon but now I’m begining to change my mind and lead my SO on. Not tell him anything about my twisted plans 😉
My SO is an avid Cubs fan and hes always wanted to go to a Cubs game and spend a week in Chicago, just sight seeing and things like that AND of course go to a Cubs game.
WELL, I am thinking about making him believe that we are going to Cancun for our honeymoon (since I am the one that he left the honeymoon planning to) BUT instead, on our wedding day, present him with a wedding gift of two Cubs tickets….SURPRISE!!!
I THINK HE WOULD LOVE IT!!!!!!
And I believe it would be a great expirence for both of us, since neither of us have ever been to Chicago or to a Cubs game.
What do you think???
Post # 3
@cmoest: as long as he’s not going ot try and surprise you with a prepaid excursion in cancun then i think it’s a fantastic idea!
Post # 4
My dad did this with my mom and she loved it. They were going to stay local for their honeymoon as they were a new couple and couldn’t afford anything else…but he saved up separately and surprised her with a cruise to the caribbean the week of their wedding (so she could pack).
But as the other poster said….make sure he’s not super excited about a beach vacation, if you’re planning a trip to the windy city.
Post # 5
That’s really sweet! How long is your honeymoon going to be?
If it’s like a week, Chicago would be fun! But if it’s longer, I might stick to Cancun!
Post # 6
Sounds like he’d love it, but make sure he deals well with surprises or unexpected changes. I’m actually terrible when I expect one thing and get another. For example, when FI proposed, he took me to a concert in the park. I didn’t know he was going to propose (I had a feeling, but wasn’t sure) so mostly I was just excited about the concert. He proposed right before the concert and I was SO THRILLED and unbelievably excited and happy and appreciative of how he did it, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed when we left the concert early to go celebrate. I had it in my head that we were seeing a concert, so having something different than what I expected threw me off. Of course, I didn’t tell FI this, and it was still an amazing, as close to perfect day as you can get, but it still nagged at me a little. It wasn’t about the concert, per se, but the expectation for the day that wasn’t met. I’m terrible at surprises because I like to plan.
Post # 7
@cmoest: depending on how long your honeymoon is and when the games are on, i’d surprise him with both. fly to chicago for the game, stay a couple of days and then fly out of chicago to cancun for a week.
@MsGinkgo: that’s the first thing i thought of too.
Post # 8
@cmoest: A whole week in Chicago might be too long in my opinion. I think a long weekend (Friday through Monday) would be a better amount of time. I like the idea of surprising him! Who wouldn’t LOVE that?!
Post # 9
Chicago is a great place- I’ve been there at least a dozen times, if not more. There is a ton to do, especially in the summer/early fall, because then you can hit up the outdoor attractions.
But it is VERY different from Cancun. So make sure it’s not, like, the day before your trip that you’re going to surprise him. Otherwise, he’ll be packed for the hot beach instead of the mildly cool early fall midwest.
Post # 10
Why don’t you go to Cancun still, and also give him Cubs tickets for a different trip? Is that possible? I just feel like Chicago is such an easy trip to do at a different time.
Post # 12
the cubs and chicago could be done anytime. make sure the cubs are intown when you want to go.
Post # 13
Well… in some ways I think it’s an awesome idea, but what if now he is looking forward to Mexico?
I guess when I have something in my head and I start to look forward to it, most things would disappoint me (yeah, even if it was something I really wanted to do). I hate when plans change… especially if I didn’t change them myself. I don’t like surprises either.
You know him best. I think it’s a sweet gesture… but at the same time, you’ve always wanted to go to Cancun, and it might be nice to just relax on the beach vs. see the sights in Chicago.
I would really think through the logistics. I know in my relationship it would be impossible to hide something like this lol. Shared finances and all! It’s hard enough hiding a Christmas present 😉
Post # 14
When I first mentioned Cancun, he refused…
I had to beg him to agree to go and he finally gave in and said yes to going. Ive been to Cancun serval times (family vacation, every summer) so I already know what its like.
I think he would much rather spend a week in Chicago (which is the state that his grandparents grew up in, hence the reason why hes a Cubs fan) than spend a week in Cancun.