Post # 1
We have started thinking about what we’d like to do for our honeymoon and are very torn. We would like to do an all-inclusive, beach-y honeymoon, probably in the Caribbean. After looking into it, we’re realizing that August isn’t the best time to be traveling in the Caribbean (hurricanes/rainy season), with the exception of a few islands. Not willing to take a chance with bad weather, we’re looking into Aruba, but I see there’s not a lot of all-inclusive options.
Now we’re throwing around the idea of waiting until Winter Break next year to do our island honeymoon and maybe just going away for a few days after the wedding up the east coast (Maine, Cape Cod, Niagra Falls??). If we did it this way, it would give us more options for our destination, plus we’d get the added benefit of getting away from NJ while the weather is cold here! My concerns with this option are that I’m afraid it won’t feel like a “honeymoon” if we wait to go away, and I’m not sure where would be a good place to get away in the meantime for those few days after the wedding.
Just wanted to hear your thoughts about where/when you’re planning on doing your honeymoon, and any suggestions you may have for us. Thanks!! 🙂
Post # 3
You could take a minimoon right after you get married, then go on a longer one during your break. I’m not sure how far away you are from the falls (I’m under 2 hours away), but you can go there for a couple days or over the weekend. It’s pretty inexpensive todo things up there, and it’s really nice during the summer! After that you can go to a beach or wherever during winter break!
We’re planning on going to the 1000 Islands for a week after the wedding. I haven’t booked anything, and I’m not really sure when to do it.
Post # 4
We’re taking a minimoon to Estes Park for their ghost hunting tours (FI is really into that). Fiance can only take so much time off a year so we figure we’ll go in 2011 so we can still spend Christmas with our families
Post # 5
August 2010 bride here = we haven’t booked our honeymoon yet but we have narrowed it down to either Italy/Greece or Hawaii – weather shouldn’t be a factor for either. Mexico has some good all inclusives but I think you might still have the same weather problems there – If you don’t want to chance it, I would wait until December for the Caribbean once Hurrican Season is over. What about a trip to wine vineyards somewhere…NAPA could be too far, but in eastern Long Island there are alot of nices ones..
Post # 6
Wow Beachbride I felt like I wrote that post!
I want the same honeymoon as you (beach/all-inclusive) but am worried about the hurricane season. But I really want to take my honeymoon right after the wedding because I am worried that it won’t feel like a honeymoon – we already live together and 4 months after the wedding I am sure we will be back into our daily grind.
I have heard that if you go to west coast areas (west coast mexico) hurricanes are less of a worry.
Post # 7
I am going to St. Martins…..
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Post # 9
Ok I’ve re-written my post 3 times, because my honeymoon thoughts are all over the place!
I’m considering, Huatulco, Mexico (near Oaxaca); Cabo; Costa Rica; then all the rest of the Carribean, and then even staying in California.
My dream has always been a beachy, loungy honeymoon and I always picture the bungalows over the water like in the Maldives, but that’s probably not in my price range…
I’ve heard that hurricanes are pretty rare in August, things get worse in September…
Post # 10
@beachbride0810 I think it won’t feel like a honeymoon unless you go right away- alot of people say that’s the drawback to waiting, perhaps looking into another destination might help? We’re booking a trip to Italy for our honeymoon, but since it’s so far away and the airlines don’t let you book yourself this early we’ve yet to set it in stone.
Have you considered Belise or would that have the same threat of hurricanes/rain at that time. Also you can look for low risk zones like Aruba (which you considered). Hopefully that helps a bee-t!
Post # 11
I’m a May bride and we just got finished booking our northern European cruise! I’m excited. I wanted Ireland at first, but decided a cruise was much easier!
Post # 12
Niagara Falls is beautiful and fun (great casino, fun attractions). I would suggest staying only one or two nights there since there is stuff to do but not tons to do. Niagara on the Lake is a small, cute-as-a-button town about 45 mins from the Falls with GREAT b&b’s, luxe hotels and resorts and lots of wineries.
@pmerr – I am in Rochester too! I had always wondered if there were any ROCers here.
Post # 13
i’m an august bride! we have a couple ideas that we’ve been thinking about, but i want to wait until march or april to actually start choosing/thinking about it–i applied to grad school this fall and we won’t know if/where we’re moving until we find out where i get in (if i get in!), and that determines how long of a honeymoon we can take…the dream plan would be a mediterannean cruise…but if we are moving cross-country or something, who knows…
Post # 14
We’re going to northern Minnesota for a few days after the wedding. Part of it will be with my family, and part of it will be just us. I’m the youngest of six kids and all my siblings are married and we are rarely altogether, so I don’t mind sharing some after-wedding time with them.
However, we’re hoping to go to Hawaii at some point, maybe over winter break (I’m in grad school), if we can afford it.
Post # 15
My wedding is at the end of Sept. and we are going to St. Lucia. Sandals has up to 65% off if you book now. I don’t know when the sale ends, though. We booked about two months ago. There is a timer on the page that says the sale is ending but it just keeps resetting. We looked up weather patterns and St. Lucia isn’t as likely to get hit.
Post # 16
We’re trying to narrow it down, I wanted the Maldives or French Polynesia, but my Fiance has limited vacation time, so it probably won’t work out. So right now we’re looking at just a week in Greece or maybe Egypt. We have both traveled a number of times to the Caribbean, so we aren’t considering that entire region, plus a lot of the islands don’t have a whole lot going on that time of year.