Post # 1
Okay so most of our bridal party consists of couples. In April of 2014 our Best Man and one of our Bridesmaids are getting married. Theyre doing the Disney cruse (5days 4nights) because she has a younger son. Theyre doing the Wedding package through Disney so the package only covers 8 people and theyre acutally going to be having to pay more because she has a huge family. Last night FH got the text from his BM asking if we would be able to go. We, however, are not included in the wedding package so we would have to pay our own way. The only solution that I could come up with was for us to forgo our honeymoon and book the honeymoon package for the same date/ship as the wedding. That way were kinda killing 2 birds with one stone. Im not really willing to give up on a HM or their wedding and from the standpoint that Im at, this is the only way to do both. FH thinks is kinda wierd for us to be honeymooning on their “wedding cruise” but I dont think that we would be with them all that much except for the certain activites that pertain to the wedding. We would be on our own for the most part.. What do you guys think about this… Im conflicted because I REALLY want both. Theyve both been amazing friends to us and I really dont want to have to compromise…
Post # 3
I think it is a great idea. These ships are so big that unless you choose to spend time together, you may not even see each other.
Post # 4
if thats what you want, i dont think it’s strange. i’ve heard the ships are big and who cares if you run into them, might be fun or you just say hi and on with your business, they’ll understand 🙂
Post # 5
Thats what I was thinking but FH thinks that our friends would feel like we were trying to steal the spotlight. Totally not the case, and I highly doubt they would feel that way. And besides honeymooners totally get trumped by a bride lol!
Post # 6
That sounds like a good plan, I don’t think it’s a big deal. We have some friends who will be using our DW as a honeymoon and I have no problem with it, in fact I am excited for them.
Post # 7
@angelicd77: To me this sounds like a bad idea because I like vacationing with just my SO and I the best. Yeah, it’s a big ship, but I think you will most likely be expected to make appearances and it will be awkward always having to say no. I’m with your FI on this one. A honeymoon is one thing I would not want to compromise on and turn into a group trip.
Post # 8
You know the folks best, and what’s likely to be expected of you. Find out exactly what FH finds weird about it.
Post # 9
I think if it’s something you would have wanted to do for your honeymoon regardless, then it’s great. I guess it depends on how much you would be compromising/giving up, but I don’t think it’s weird in theory.