Post # 1
Hello 2020 brides! What are your honeymoon plans?
Our wedding is less than a month away (ahh!), and just last week we were like hmm… maybe we should book our honeymoon! Haha. We’ve been so busy and stressed out with planning that it’s been on the backburner for a while.
We were deciding between Costa Rica and Colombia or somewhere in Southeast Asia, since these are all warm in February. We finally booked 3 weeks in Indonesia and Vietnam. We’ll be doing Ubud, Bali (secluded villa in the rice paddies) and then continuing on to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, and Hoi An. In Hanoi, we will be staying in the Old Quarter and then in Da Nang, on the beachfront. We will day trip to Ha Long Bay and Hoi An.
Still figuring out the rest of the details, but incredibly excited! I like that we have the option to do absolutely nothing or explore when the mood hits us. It’s also such a relief to have that checked off the list.
So tell me, where are you going for your honeymoon? Would love to hear what other 2020 brides have planned!
Post # 2
We are be going on an Alaskan Cruise! We will have to delay our honeymoon until June 2021 since I’m a teacher and summer is the best time to go.
Post # 3
We are exploring the Pacific Northwest in August! We just booked our flight and accommodations this week. Neither of us have been!
Post # 4
h00per : The pacific NW is my favorite part of the country! You’re in for a real treat 🙂
We’re going to Banff, Canada. We can’t wait to do some hiking and kayaking together!
Post # 5
We’re going to the US & British Virgin Islands in June. Haven’t booked it yet, but excited to go somewhere tropical!
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thetulle : I’ve been to Vietnam and would def go back. Good call going in feb cuz my trip was in July and it was 100 degrees before the sun even rose!
will you go in a boat for ha long bay? Also, try to get to Ho Chi Minh if you get the time! I was only there for 36 hours but loved it!
we are spending two weeks in Portugal! Anyone have any musts for us??
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Ellak30 : Have only been to Porto in Portugal (was a quick drive from where we were staying in Spain) and loved it! Only stayed for two nights but thought it was such a charming and beautiful city!
Post # 8
No spots selected yet, but we’re doing Europe in Spring 2021 (wedding is in October 2020).
Post # 9
madhatter09 : thank you! That was a city we were debating, but I’d love to get up there! Do you think 2 full days is enough time there?
Post # 10
Ellak30 : Thanks for the suggestion! We’ve been debating whether or not to go to HMC, and I’ve heard good things about it! Will add it to our itinerary! Do you have any suggestions for Ha Long Bay? We haven’t decided yet what to do there!
For Portugal, we based in Lisbon and did day trips to Sintra (to visit the castle) and Cascais (beach!). We loved it! In fact, I think Lisbon is one of my favorite cities. The food, the people, the history… everything was amazing! My one suggestion would be to bring comfy sneakers! The level of development there hasn’t quite kept up with tourism, and it’s easy to fall in the cobbled streets. When we went, we saw a lot of people on crutches. I also fell and twisted my ankle on our first day there, which was the worstttt! Fortunately, I didn’t break it.
I haven’t been to Porto, but I also hear great things about it! Enjoy!!
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futuremrsmcl : Banff is so dreamy! Our wedding photographers eloped there recently, and I can’t stop drooling over their pictures. So lovely!
Post # 12
thetulle : wow thank you!
I met another backpacker and we did an overnight boat ride in ha long bay. We chose a pretty cheap boat (party-esque), but had a lot of fun and it was beautiful. Look into some tours and reviews if you’re interested. And, kind of mood killer, but the war museum and old capitol bldg in hcmc were extremely informational albeit sad. So interesting to see their take on the Vietnam war.
hcmc is #1 city for pickpocketters so be careful and trust no strangers on the street. And drink egg coffee! Trust me!
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA
We’re getting married in May and delaying until November. We’re going to Florence!
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2020 - City, State
Everyone’s plans sound incredible!!!
My wedding is mid May, and honeymoon is late June into early July because I’m a teacher. We’re going to London, Germany, and Greece!
In Germany, we’ll be in Frankfurt, Würzburg, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. In Greece, we’re going to be in Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Naxos, and Athens.
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h00per : I live in Seattle. PNW is beautiful! So much to see and do.