(Closed) Delaying honeymoon–advice please on how to make the week after "special"

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MrsRevolutionize:  honestly, staying home and doing various activities can all add up to a large amount of money. Can you afford a trip away? Is it ‘I can afford it but I feel I should spend it on something sensible’ Or is it ‘I really cannot afford a trip away’ february is a loooong time away to wait for a trip. But I live somewhere with pretty minging weather so I need to get some sun regularly! if you can afford it, I say go somewhere for 4 nights, I don’t know where you are so I can’t really suggest anything. But I spend my money on travel, saving throughout the year to enable us to go away 3-4 times a year.

Post # 3
1499 posts
Bumble bee

Is there somewhere you could go that’s within close driving distance that may not feel like home? Maybe you could get a hotel in your city (or elsewhere) that’s nice in atmosphere (maybe a spa) but also has a pool/waterslide. Then you could spend some time relaxing by the pool, pretending you’re somewhere tropical. You could order room service and eat at the hotel – make it romantic with candles, music, chocolate. Or you could go out to a fancy restaurant nearby, that you haven’t eaten at before. 

I would spend a few days in a hotel for sure, rather than just a single night.

ETA: The cost of that may add up, but it should end up being cheaper than $2000 which you’d spend at an all inclusive. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  MrsCallalily.
Post # 4
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Nothing after the wedding will feel like it did before. You’ll be married! Even if you don’t go anywhere, it’ll feel different, in a really amazing way that I can’t describe. 

Why don’t you plan a little camping trip for the fossil dig? If you have all the gear, it really won’t cost much (or borrow!). Or go to your parents’ cabin! I would definitely take advantage of that.

Post # 5
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We went to a place about 2 hours away from our city and stayed for 2 nights. We went to Medieval Times one of the nights, just to have fun after the stress of the wedding! The next night we went out for a nice dinner. We just hung out during the day, went to the shops around our hotel, relaxed at the pool at the hotel. It was nice.

Post # 6
8861 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i don’t know where you live but try groupon.  they have many little getaways that are inexpensive.

also, if there a city you want to visit,  use airbnb to find a place to stay and then explore the new city.  it doesn’t have to be expensive at all.

Post # 7
330 posts
Helper bee

MrsRevolutionize:  Because I dont know where you are, I cant make any real suggestions but if you live close to FL, how about a 3/4 day cruise to the bahamas. The ships always have specials and last minute trips on Carnival are now under $300. You can also snag a really good rate on living social (currently has an 3 day all inclusive Dominican Republic resort for $240 (for 2 people) not including flight) or groupon.  You just have to bargain hunt!  Where are you regionally?

Post # 8
50 posts
Worker bee

We won’t be going on a honeymoon after our wedding or we certainly don’t plan to as yet due to health reasons. We can travel but it is a lot of planning and hard work on my part. We are hoping to go somewhere after my FI’s transplant which will alleviate 99% of the issues we would have travelling now. My ex has offered to have my son from the evening of our wedding day and for the week after, we hoping to marry in the school holidays to make these achievable.

What we are planning to do is have a week of dating, doing the things we did when we first met, things we simply don’t get to do all that often.  

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  angiedoll.

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