Post # 1
I’ve been looking into detalis for after the wedding lately, specifically the honeymoon. I know I’m a little behind on planning this, but that’s kind of how my whole process has gone.
Anyway, Fiance and I are paying for the wedding and honeymoon. We’re both students and don’t make much money so everything is budgeted! We had plans to travel to Cancun as we had a voucher that would make the restort free to us. The only thing is plane tickets + passports + activation fee on the voucher > $1200. Just not in the cards.
Still, we want to do a little something. We live about 45 minutes away from Dallas, TX and we’re looking for something maybe in-state or close by. My Future Mother-In-Law say Corpus Christi is really nice, so I’m looking into that. We’d probaby drive wherever we went to.
Any other ideas bees? I’d appriciate any suggestions.
Post # 3
What’s your budget for transportation and lodging?
Post # 4
We’re doing the wedding night at a local hotel and spa that overlooks waterfalls, and getting driven there by a 1950’s Rolls Royce from the venue. You could also do a cabin, with a hot tub. Whatever would spiritually feel like getting away for some hotel time.
You could also try Priceline for the flights.
Post # 5
@DomesticDiva: Definitly under $1000 dollars. Hopefully around $600 or so, including the gas to get wherever we go.
Post # 7
@thisorderistall: A couple of ideas for you:
1. New Orleans, LA. Awesome food, great culture. And it’s just an easy day’s drive from Dallas (Google says about 7 1/2 hours; Corpus Christi clocks in at about 6 hours). If your car gets at least 25 MPG on the highway, and gas doesn’t go over $4 a gallon, you should be able to drive there and back for under $175 (1050 mile round trip).
I searched Hotwire and you can find a hotel in the Garden District, Downtown, or the French Quarter for $80-$100 a night. Not sure what the cost of parking would be in those areas, though (we flew in).
If you stayed for 5 nights, you could easily do it for under $700 (lodging and trans only).
2. Eureka Springs, AR. Beautiful little town in the Ozark Mountains. Lovely food, and stellar hiking. I attended a wedding there last Fall and Eureka was a wonderful experience. It’s a 6 hour drive (same a CC), and the 760 mile roundtrip would run you about $125 in gas.
Lots of hotels – I imagine you could find something easily in the $70-$100 range. Food’s a bit cheaper than NOLA, so you could probably do Eureka more cost efficiently.
I took a family vacation to Eureka Springs when I was a kid and thought it was completely awesome, and felt the same way when I returned last year (about 20 years later).
ETA: these are actually the last two places I’ve been, so my recommendations may be a little colored by that fact. LOL
Post # 8
How about the hill country around Austin/San Antonio? Lots of beautiful B&B’s around there and cute little towns and wineries. Not a bad drive, either! Mentioned earlier, Fredericksburg is a good one.
Post # 9
@DomesticDiva: wow, so awesome! I hadn’t even thought of New Orleans. Didn’t realize it was so close even. Thanks so much for all the help!
@misspeanut: I’ll look into that too!
Off to do more research!