(Closed) August 2010 brides … have you booked your honeymoons?

posted 8 years ago in August 2010
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am going to St. Martins…..

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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…

-Confused-

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@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
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Bumble bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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. 

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