- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
Well not everyone, but my fiance’s family is.
Basically we decided when we started dating we wanted to go on a honeymoon in Europe when we got married, I have always wanted to go Paris and my fiance really wanted to go to Rome so we booked a package deal through Virgin Vacations and we will be going for 11 days to London, Paris and Rome (3 days pers city). We figure this will be our only time to go since after the wedding we’ll have house bills, student loans, and eventualy kids.
First, my fiance’s parents said it would be too expensive. Our total for all travel, transportation, hotels, plus one included meal, and two optional tours we added, plus travel insurance is roughly 5,000. We are budgeting about 1,000 for extras and meals. They feel this is too expensive and suggested we do a Sandals vacation or Mexico, but when we looked up the all inclusive packages they told us to to do we were looking at 5,700 and up anyway.
Then they said 11 days would not be enough time and we would need a month. I talked to several people who have traveled to Europe and they told us it was plenty of time to cover the major sites, just to prioritize what we want to see.
Then they said it’s probably a shady package. We looked into it and Virgin Vacations has been around for 20 some years with mostly good reviews. Basically its pretty middle of the road. Economy flight and 3 star hotels. We were aware of this going in though and want the experience of going there, not so much fancy dinners and luxuries.
Fiance’s mom also mentioned terrorist attacks, how long our flight will be (2 hours to NYC and then 7 to London), how awful it will be having to take the Chunnel, how rude and snobby Europeans are, ect.
We ordered our StD’s a while back and first they came out completely orange, sent them back and the new back looked green. My fiance’s mother is now worried about bad luck and saying we shouldn’t be going to Europe and that we didn’t look into it enough (we’ve been looking since summer and started looking heavily into it since October) and she we booked too fast (about a week ago).
I mean am I so wrong here? Who has experience with this?