(Closed) Destination Wedding/Honeymoon question?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

I don’t think your family will expect you to be with them 24/7. Of course I would make an effort to see them, but don’t feel guilty for wanting to be with your new husband. Afterall, it is your honeymoon and you certainly want that alone time before going back to the real world. I can’t see why your family wouldn’t understand. Besides, they will probably be off doing their own thing/enjoying their vacation. 

Post # 3
1360 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

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DK2B:  I am sure your family will understand why you would not want to spend a lot of time with them.

Post # 4
7575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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DK2B:  We had a Destination Wedding and spent the week after with family at the destination. I honestly could not imagine ignoring them for the week especially after the time and money spent on coming to the destination for our wedding.

I thnk you either need to spend time with them (60%) or go somewhere else for your honeymoon. 

Post # 6
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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DK2B:  I guess they will understand. Since they are close family members, I will tell them something like I appreciate their presence there, but that you hope they understand that you also want to spend time alone.

Why don’t you prepare and give them a guide to the place you are staying at (with things to do and even an itinerary) as a wedding favor? You can also plan to have a few meals and activities to do with them and include those “meetings” within the itinerary, so they know when they will see you and what you will be doing.

Post # 7
4835 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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DK2B:  Hmm…I think most people have a Destination Wedding because they want to have MORE time with their guests. I had a Destination Wedding in Mexico and I spent a ton of time with guests. 

I’m not sure how far people are traveling for your wedding, but if I traveled I’d expect to hang out with the bride and groom a fair bit.



Post # 8
1790 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our guests wanted some time to do their own thing, but also wanted to spend time with us, and had less than a week to spend at the destination since our wedding was during the school year. We had one morning/day dedicated to a group activity 10am-2pm), and the other group event was the rehearsal dinner (which was only a dinner, no actual rehearsal). That was a perfect mixture of group time and guest alone time.

Post # 9
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

What we are doing is flying down with our guests, spending pretty much every day with them until they leave (10 days) then staying another 7 days just the two of us. 

We figure we want to spend as much time as possible as we are a small group and super close. We also appreciate that they have flown down for our wedding. That being said, it really depends on where you are going for your wedding. If it is another city, I’m sure you could get away with sneaking off for a night or two!

Post # 10
42 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey

Can you stay a little longer after they all leave?  We are doing a group honeymoon after our Istanbul wedding….we’re all flying down to the coast for 4 days together and we will probably spend most of the time with our 20 guests since they travelled all that way….but the  they leave and we stay another week alone.  Can you do something like that?

Post # 11
1099 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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DK2B:  How long are you expecting them to be at the destination? I would plan to hang out with them as many days as you are there. If you want a separate honeymoon, then plan it for after everyone leaves. Good luck!!

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