Post # 1
Im kind of wondering this. My FI and I were debating between a cruise in the carib and a trip to Disney World in Florida. It looks like the Disney one is going to win out. You see my FI went there about 6 years ago and he really wants to take me and show me all the sights. He’s such a cutie.:)
But the only problem I have is that if we go there he wants to invite others to go along with us. I heard him telling my one cousin and my brother to save up and come with us. I was like, honey, people coming with us on our honeymoon? I have to admit I kind of dont like that. I want to be alone with him.
BUT at the same time, Disney World IS a place where it would be fun to bring a group of people. Plus we WOULD have our own room, so its not like we wont have any alone time. Plus Im sure we would all split up sometimes during the week we’d be there(going our seperate ways sometimes).
I think Im fine with whichever we decide. We’re not even sure if people would come, but would u other bees take people with you on your honeymoon? Im thinking that all that also depends on where your going for your honeymoon. Right??
Post # 3
Personally, I wouldn’t want a honeymoon with others. Why not plan a cruise and do a Disney trip a year or so down the road with family?
My DH’s parents wanted us to go on a cruise with them in the spring, which is when we are planning our honeymoon. We aren’t going – sure we wouldn’t be with them all the time, but I want to be able to enjoy my DH and not be dealing with family during that one special trip.
Post # 4
While sort of discussing our honeymoon (nothing planned at all yet), FI mentioned that if we went somewhere for 2 weeks, we could have 1 week with just the two of us and the 2nd with another couple. Maybe you guys can try that?
Post # 5
haha to be honest it wouldn’t matter WHERE I was going…a honeymoon is a special time to have with just eachother after the whirlwind of visiting with everyone at the wedding…so I’d want just us. The way I see it is every big vacation we’ve taken is always with people, and even though we go to sleep in the room alone it never felt like we were on vacation by ourselves.
If you’d have fun with people there then I’d say go for it…but there’s no way I ever would agree to it Take a family trip for your 1-year anniversary.
Post # 6
I don’t even like going on vacation with people other than my husband, but on my Honeymoon? Never.
Post # 7
@Earlybride: If you were doing a cruise I would say yes becuase they get really boring, when you are at sea. FI and I met people and hung out with them on our last trip to keep sane.
But to Disney? I could only handle 2 days of Disneyland, there are two parks. Anymore and we might go crazy/. lol
Post # 8
Everyone should do whatever makes them happy, but I personally would never ever consider sharing my honeymoon with anyone other than my husband!
Post # 9
@Captain013:I know! Plus he’s been there before so I figure that he would get bored quicker then myself! lol Ive never been there before and never even thought of going unless I have a kid, but maybe he really does want to see my face when I see all the new things. I dont know…lol.
If we do go to Disney, what other places would u recommend visiting, outside of Disney though? What else is there to see? Any nice beaches or everglade rides or anything like that close? Personally I dont want to be spending my whole honeymoon in a kids themepark. It is a kids themepark right??
And as for the cruise, I dont think anyone could save up fast enough for that, so no one could be able to come with us anyways. Though I guess my family and friends could surprise us. lol
I guess my FI and I have to really sit down and talk about it.
Post # 10
we did this, actually – similar situation.
when we were planning our wedding, about a year prior, my grandfather gifted the entire family a vacation to disney world for 5 d/6 n. however..we then find out the date is the same week as we’d planned our honeymoon. okay, well this vacation is already paid for, so now what?
we could certainly not afford to fly down two separate times (once in july, and once in august) and we were forced into honeymooning in august because of work conflicts. so, we went down a week early – figuring a week alone, a week with family. then my parents went down a few days early – and the last two days were spent with them (universal and male golfing day).
so of 10 days, we had 3, and i was sick one of them.
but you know what? we were happily married, together, and having fun. we will go on another vacation maybe this coming summer just the two of us, but that particular vacation just was what it was. looking back, I do wish we had opted for more alone time, but it was still fun.
just make sure you take time for yourselves.
Post # 11
I would! We’re going to Paris for a few days first, and then over to London for the Olympics. We’ve been trying to recruit friends to come to the London part of the trip with us! Paris will be just the two of us, for sure.
Post # 12
I kind of talked with my FI today about it. He said that it would be boring with just the 2 of us at a theme park. Should I be mad at that? lol…..
Have to admit though that I and my FI have always been with a group of people whenever him or I have gone to Worlds of Fun and to Six Flags. Its never been just 2 people. Its always been a group thing.
Now I kind of dont mind inviting people to come, but if I decide that I DONT want people to come, how can I explain to him that this trip is different? That its about us. For us to spend time with one another, etc.
But then, now that I think about it, I dont think anybody could come up with that much money for the trip anyways(some are out of work or just cannot afford it). So theres a 75% that no one could make it anyways.
So we’ll see.
Post # 13
Are your only options Disney or a cruise? What about going to a really luxurious adult’s only hotel? It sounds to me like you’re not overly keen on Disney (and being brutally honest, and without meaning to cause offence, this would not be my ideal honeymoon), and your OH only seems to want to go if you go as a group; and personally, I’d have an issue with that. For me, a honeymoon is a chance to get away, as a newly-wed couple, to relax after the stress of the wedding, together. No way would I want to go away with friends or family for our honeymoon. Like others have said, you could always go away as a group for your 1 year anniversary.
But it depends on what you want as a couple. It sounds though like you both have different ideas perhaps of what a honeymoon should be, so I’d sit down and think about what your dream honeymoon would include; does it include theme parks, or would you prefer a romantic city or beach break? If you really want to go to Disney, and you think you’d be bored just the two of you, then it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks; but if this is something your OH wants to do and you’re not keen on then be honest with him.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t want guests on my honeymoon. I think it might get a little awkward. Then, you’d spend half your time worrying if they’re having fun, etc. You only get one honeymoon. If you go back for an anniversary, invite people to go with you then.
Post # 15
Isn’t the whole point of a honeymoon to be alone as a couple? There is no way I’m letting anyone come with us and we will be in limited contact for the duration of the trip.
Post # 16
@Earlybride: We had a really simple, two day bed and breakfast honeymoon, so it might be different for you, but the highlight of our trip was just being alone and relaxed. I would have really missed that if people came with us.