Why did you choose your honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We wanted to be out of cell phone range for at least two weeks.  We both have stressful jobs where we get called and texted and emailed at all hours… cannot wait to actually have uninterrupted time.

Post # 4
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1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

MrsUPS:  I hear you.  My fiance is hiring a minion in the next month or so, so that person can be fully up to speed by September.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

MrsUPS:  We spent two weeks in Colorado skiing. My DH has a job that requires a lot of international travel, always to warm sunny island locations. For that reason we go to the islands a lot. DH (and I, but more him) loves to ski and REALLY wanted to go to CO for our honeymoon. We got married in the fall, so our honeymoon got delayed 6 months so it was ski season. I had actually flown down to Mexico to see DH while he was working like a month before our honeymoon, and so I was okay doing a cold weather honeymoon because I knew I wouldn’t have to give up on a warm one. In fact, DH flew from our honeymoon in CO directly back to Mexico.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We are choosing to spend 3-4 days in the bush, near our wedding venue on a property with a beautiful log cabin which has a spa bath, fireplace etc.  It’s very remote, no one comes anywhere near.  We will wind down, have a spa, discuss the wedding, read a book and just soak in each others time.

We chose this for several reasons.  1. financially we can’t afford a big honeymoon after the wedding 2. We went on a big trip around Europe last Christmas so aren’t itching for a big busy holiday 3. We love the bush 4. We love the idea of just being able to take in each others company rather than filling our days with activities 5. We love the idea of having that time to unwind after the stresses leading up to the wedding 6.  We have housemates and will continue to do so until we have paid off our debts so “alone time” in a house to us is extremely special and 7. We like the idea of planning an anniversary honeymoon for whichever year we can afford it, as something to look forward to in the future.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I have wanted to go to Belize for a LONG time.  I love the Mayan/Central American culture and ruins.  And I wanted someplace that had a lot to do.  I love the beach and enjoy swimming and laying on the sand getting tan.  But I also want to explore and see the culture.  The resort we chose is all inclusive and everyday there is an activity to do.  One day is snorkeling and island hopping, the next is cave tubing and ziplining, the next is seeing the ruins, and the last day is hiking in the jungle.  I’m super stoaked to be able to have lounging, sightseeing and adventure for our 10 day honeymoon.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

MrsUPS:  

We will be going for a few days to visit FH’s family in Hawaii (his father’s side is huge so we cannot even invite all the aunts and uncles because that would be 20 people alone with spouses included when our wedding is only 80 guests including ourselves) and then we will be departing on an 11 night cruise that will end in Vancouver so we can see it all, do exploring, and be on our own. We looked at the cost and while we could do cheap accommodation for less it would still end up being around as much given the cost of car rental, hassle of going from one hotel to another, cost of food and amount of time/cost to either jet to another island or take the fairy. So it just made sense. We are super excited. Now just waiting to start looking for a good deal on airfare!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

He wanted to stay close to home, and I wanted to go as far as possible. We compromised on Mexico. It puts a new stamp on my passport but is right next door to the USA, where we live.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

 

MrsUPS:  I know what you mean.  I have kids that I think would really enjoy going there too.  But unfortunately its too expensive for us to do it as a family right now.  But its definitely on my list of things to do with my family.  I have a co-worker who goes to Jamaica once a year with her kids and their spouses.  They take a week and go every year.  I’d like to do that with my kids when they get older. 

Post # 13
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My FI was totally fine with whatever I picked.  My first concern was budget, so I had to pick something that wasn’t too expensive.  I went on my first cruise with my family 2 years ago, and the one island I had the most fun at was Jamaica. I felt like my time there spent was so short. So I picked Jamaica to spend 4 nights, 5 days at.  I can’t wait – we both need a vacation!!!!

Post # 14
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376 posts
Helper bee

We chose a cruise too.

Because 1) we love to cruise 2) I like to do sightseeing while FI loves to sit on a beach. A cruise has both port days and sea days 3) We’re combining our 2 week honeymoon with another two weeks to celebrate the fact that FI will have recently recovered from open heart surgery. So we’re taking 4 weeks and cruising was the cheapest way to travel for that long.

We’re doing a 28 day cruise to Hawaii and the South Pacific. With 4 weeks, we wanted to choose a location that was so far we wouldn’t normally do it with only 1-2 weeks. We’re in Canada so I suggested Asia or Australia, but FI thought Hawaii and the SP was more tropical and ‘honeymoon-y’.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

MrsUPS:  Great question. DH and I didn’t go on a traditional honeymoon immediately after the wedding. Instead we used honeymoon funds to make a few mini-trips to Arizona where we will be moving this summer. One trip was to scope the area out, the next trip will be to find apartments/housing, next we are road-tripping there so we can bring my car there, etc.. Maybe in a few years, when we are more comfortable, we will go on a more traditional honeymoon.

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