VEGAS for Christmas with hubby??

posted 3 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Vegas for Christmas??
    Sounds like a blast! : (44 votes)
    90 %
    Sounds terrible : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That sounds like an AWESOME trip before TTC!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    its always cheap to get there, but having fun there costs a small fortune.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think it would be fun!! I love Vegas. We’re not big gamblers but there is something for everyone.

    We were there last December (before Xmas though). It was all decked out in Xmas decorations which was pretty cool. They definitely make it festive!

    You could probably do a super nice Xmas dinner at one of the hotels. We stay at the Bellagio and they’re bound to offer something (even if you don’t end up staying there).

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think going on trips for Christmas is fun, but Vegas is not my cup of tea.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think it sounds fun. Maybe you can talk to your family and let them know that you just can’t afford to travel that far to see them again this year. I know it’s costing us more than $3000 to travel to the midwest (visiting two different cities, renting a car and hotel room) for a week. It’s WAY more than what I’m comfortable spending for travel arrangements/holiday visits but we kind of have to since I’ve hogged FI for the last two Christmases.

    Plus, this might be your last fun trip together for a little while if you’re going to start a family.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MissGeeBee:  Great idea- so much to do in Vegas!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    As I see it you have 3 Choices:

    1 – Go home to the folks for Christmas, and spend a lot of money

    2 – Spend some money, and go away for Christmas to Vegas… and enjoy a Christmas Holiday BEFORE you consider being TTC

    3 – Stay home and have Christmas on your own…

    I have personally done all 3 in my lifetime.  And YES #1 is going to be expensive & predictable.

    Option # 2 can be a ton of fun, if you aren’t uber-Chirstmas people to begin with… don’t need a ton of Decorations, Christmas Tree, Presents, Turkey Dinner etc

    Because Christmas on Vacation is NEVER anything like Christmas at home.  It just isn’t (even if you opt for a Condo with Cooking facilities)

    That doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun… just that for many people it “doesn’t feel” like Christmas so can be a let down.

    BUT it can be a ton of fun… discovering a new place on holiday over Christmas… Mr TTR & I have done this several times now

    Option # 1 is ideal if you are Christmasy person… nothing wrong with beginning your own traditions… more so if you plan to have Kiddies some day.  Having Christmas as a couple… especially in your first year of Marriage can be awesome.

    And as it is all NEW to both of you you can honour family traditions from both sides… and create some of your own (borrow a book, or look online for Christmas Traditions… pick & choose the ones you want to try)

    In my 50+ years, I’ve had all kinds of Christmases… and enjoy them all for what they each are on an individual basis

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I think you will find plenty of holiday-themed things to do in Vegas.  They do tend to go overboard with holidays.  My dad said that Halloween was pretty crazy when he went a few years ago.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love Vegas!!! Would tatally go there for Christmas if I could!! I’m sure they deck it all out in lights and decorations in true Vegas fashion! Go!!   

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    DH and I just went to Vegas for Thanksgiving…we had a GREAT turkey dinner at the Strip House in Planet Hollywood hotel. You will have so many holiday dinner options! Just call around…and opentable will list a lot of them. 

    3 nights is enough to tire you out, if you are anything like me. 

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