Post # 1
My fiance and I won’t have much time to take off for a honeymoon the year of our wedding as we’ll be taking time off to spend with his mom while she is up here from out of state. So, we are putting off real honeymoon plans until the following year. However, I was thinking of surprising him with a weekend mini-moon. I have lots of ideas already. But I was just wondering if any bride has done this? I more often hear of the groom planning the honeymoon. He is just not a planner though and I most definitely am.
Post # 2
Opinons on surprise honeymoons (and trips in general) tend to split 50/50 amongs the bees, from what I’ve seen. Some think it’s a sweet and romantic idea, others dislike surprises and prefer to be involved in the planning.
I personally do not like surprises in general and would be upset if my SO planned a surprise trip. Honestly, even if I knew “we are taking a trip between Sept 10 and 20th, pack for warm weather”, I would not enjoy the surprise element of not knowing our destination. Surprises and not being in control/feeling like I am losing automony makes me very anxious.
Plus, between me and my SO, I’m the one who is the better planner so when we travel I am the one who generally does the research and will come up with a short list of hotels/etc and then we’ll make a decision together. I really enjoy the process of researching destinations and selecting hotels, and I even enjoy the hunt for good airfare – it’s very satisfying to find a good deal!
Post # 3
Most of the bee hate surprises so you might not get many helpful comments.
You know your partner, so definitely do it if you think he’ll enjoy it.
I would love a surprise minimoon, honeymoon, holiday.
Post # 4
I think a surprise long trip far away is a bad idea, but a surprise trip for the weekend could be great! Just make sure to surprise him with enough time to pack 🙂
Post # 5
I would love this if it were a nearby destination! Would hate to go through the trouble of a plane for a two day trip. I think it’s a thoughtful romantic idea. Maybe drop a few hints and see what he says.
Post # 6
I am exactly the same way. But I did check in with fiance and ask him if he likes “good” surprises and he said yes. He has over a year to forget I even asked him that. I don’t think he would enjoy a surprise with a ton of people, like a party, but I think maybe a secluded getaway…
Post # 7
I planned a surprise weekend staycation a couple months ago for my SO. Basically I told him to make sure he took off that weekend so we could do birthday things for him. He did. The morning of, I woke him up and said, “pack your bag, weʻre going to x resort for the whole weekend, no phones, just you and me”
Post # 8
I didn’t do the planning but my DH did a surprise honeymoon. I knew we were having one but where and what was 100% up to him and he told me a couple of days before the wedding so I could pack accordingly.
It was wonderful to know it was all being taken care of.
You know your husband best if he’d welcome being whisked away or if he’d see it as an unexpected inconvenience.
Post # 9
I could do this for my husband as I plan and organise all our travel anyway. My advice would be to tell him you have made plans for the weekend so he shouldnt make other plans. That way he knows to expect something even though he wont know what. If you can, pack his bags for him so he doesnt need to worry about what to take (I pack my husbands cases every time we travel anyway). Are you driving or going by plane?