(Closed) Anyone planned a surprise honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
3026 posts
Sugar bee

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
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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 # 7
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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
6241 posts
Bee Keeper

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
1547 posts
Bumble bee

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? 

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