Post # 1
My Fiance and I are planning to honeymoon in Switzerland. We chose Switzerland because it is our favourite place to go to. It is special to me because I used to live there, and special to us as a couple because we have gone on two wonderful trips there together. To me it is a perfect honeymoon destination because I can’t think of anything more romantic than to be alone together in the mountains. Plus, check out the apartment we want to rent! http://www.alphaven.ch/Apartments.htm
So here is the problem. My family is criticizing us for going to the same place over and over. They say “A honeymoon should be special!” As if being on your honeymoon isn’t enough to make a trip special! I’m so annoyed about this because I feel like it’s none of their business! More than that even, my brother (the one who thinks Switzerland isn’t special enough) has just gotten married, and he and his wife are thinking of going to the Maldives for their honeymoon. Though a beach vacation is pretty much the last thing I would want, I’ve been very supportive of them. I’ve been telling them how nice it looks and how much they’ll enjoy it. I realize that they enjoy that type of vacation and that’s all that matters!
Has anybody else out there had this sort of trouble? Does it drive you as crazy as it drives me?
Post # 3
i think sometimes people need to keep their opinions to themselves. a situation like this makes me want to be childish and stick my tongue out at the person making the stupid comment. it’s your honeymoon and you should go wherever you want to go.
Post # 4
Uh that view is AMAZING! Fiance and I aren’t doing your “typical” sit on a beach at a resort Honeymoon either and we got a few raised eyebrows but I (and he) am super stoked and that is all that matters!
Post # 5
well i haven’t had this problem, but a ridiculous thing to criticize. when i read about why you guys chose switzerland, i thought it was terribly romantic. and now you’ll just be adding another wonderful memory to a place that already has such special meaning:)
Post # 6
Just ignore everyone. We went to Maui for our Honeymoon and I’ve been there a million times. It’s my favorite place to vacation and I wanted my husband to see my first “love”:) Do what you love and take the trip you want. Tell them to stfu. In the nicest way possible of course:)
Post # 7
I agree with the above posters. Your choice sounds great and very ‘you’ as a couple. Go and enjoy your vacation. If someone has negative things to say, a short “well it’s our honeymoon and our choice, that is what makes it special” should suffice.
If they’re smart, they’ll hush. If not, you can tell them it’ll be extra special not hear people whining ;-P
Post # 8
People made jokes of the places we went–Hungary, Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia.
I used to live in a village in Eastern Hungary, so we caught a little flack for that. And people were like “BOSNIA?? you’re going to BOSNIA? Wan’st there, like, a war there?” (I LOVED it by the way!–Absoltely beautiful country)
And now people have so many questions and think it was an awesome trip we took. (To be fair, we also spent a few days exploring Roman ruins in costal croatian towns and hiking in the Slovenian Alps whcih is a little more “honeymoony.”) Like you, a beach honeymoon was far from the top of our list.
Push on through the comments. They’ll change to ooos and ahhhs when you have gorgeous photos to show off!
Post # 9
Bah! forget about everyone else. it IS special for you and that’s what is important.
we are getting married and honeymooning in disney world. i’m getting ALOT of crap from people who think it’s immature, goofy, not romantic, not special, etc… but… it’s special to ME and FI’s never been there so it will be special for HIM… and that’s what’s important.
Post # 10
Poo on the naysayers. Good thing they’re not invited to YOUR honeymoons!
Post # 11
@jldown2: Your honeymoon sounds great! I’ve heard that that area of the world is really beautiful!
@rosworms: I don’t think Disney is a bad place to honeymoon at all! Some of my favourite times with my Fiance have been having a blast together at amusement parks. There’s something wonderful about having silly fun all day long with somebody you love. I’m sure you will have a great honeymoon!
To everybody else, thanks so much for all the encouragement! It means a lot to hear you all agree that it is our honeymoon and it will be wonderful for us and that’s what matters.
Post # 12
i havent had the same issue but Switzerland sounds wonderful so to heck with what others are saying – go and make new memories and enjoy!
Post # 13
All I have to say is that it is YOUR honeymoon. It will be absolutely special because it will be your first time their as husband and wife! Not just a couple, but a MARRIEd couple, so it WILL be special. I have never been able to understand anyone who can criticize what you want for YOUR day and for your wishes. My fiance and are going to Disney World, and we have gotten some laughs about it. It does upset me some because my fiance is not a beach going person, and I can be, but it is not my favorite. We wanted something fun and something we will have a blast together. We havent gotten a true vacation since we have been together. I have only been to disney once and my fiance has never been, so it is perfect for us. Those who want to make fun of this are just going to have to live with it. Please, don’t let this bother you!! I wish you the best trip imaginable for you and your new husband.
Post # 14
I think there’s a lot to be said about spending time together as a newly married couple, in a relatively familiar place that happens to be away from home. Sometimes the new surroundings, languages, cultures, weather, you name it, can be a little over-whelming when all you really want to do is relax! I know that in new places I just want to go, go, go, explore, see this, do that. If it was a place I was familiar with already, I’d still be able to enjoy the place I love but at a much more relaxed, comfortable pace. I think this is extremely romantic. Everyone else be damned. 😉
Post # 15
ugh – people love to give their opinion. and usually at the wrong moment. why must they stress you out during a time that should be fun, happy, exciting and enjoyable? don’t let them rain on your parade. it’s up to you – NOT them. go have a great honeymoon and don’t tell them a single detail when you get back! 🙂
Post # 16
YEP! We’re going to Maine which is only a short drive away. We love it there, it’s affordable and it’s a pretty laid back trip we have planned.
People keep saying “That’s ALL you’re doing? You should go to Puerto Rico/Aruba/Jamaica!”
It doesn’t matter what they think because they’re not invited.