(Closed) Do you and your FI agree on where to Honeymoon?

posted 12 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Was it hard for you to agree on a honeymoon location?

    Nope - we both have dreamed of going to this place for a long time.

    Nope - when it came time to decide, we both had the same idea of the kind of vacation we wanted.

    Yes - he wanted this, I wanted that, but one of us caved in and we're doing what one of us wanted.

    Yes - he wanted this, I wanted that, so we compromised and did something entirely different.

    Yes - we're still arguing (err.... DISCUSSING) about it!

    Our decision was made for us - a relative gave us an all-inclusive trip somewhere.

    We aren't taking a honeymoon.


  • Post # 3
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    We both wanted to go somewhere that we had never been.  We also wanted to get out and do things instead of relaxing on a beach.  We decided on RVing across Alaska!  We are so excited!  I can only imagine how much fun we will have!

    Post # 4
    160 posts
    Blushing bee

    WELL, while we both had the same idea as to what we wanted to do during our honeymoon (lay on the beach, lounge in the spa, maybe go atv’ing somewhere..), we had two very different locations in mind. I wanted to do the beach thing in Greece, while he wanted to do it in Hawaii. I guess you could say he got his way. While I would have LOVED to go to Greece, Hawaii is very familiar to the both of us and we really wanted to relax without worries of not knowing where to go and how to get around without any language barriers. Utimatley, we couldn’t have picked a better place ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I’ve dreamed of a honeymoon laying on the beach and enjoying the sun but my hubby’s idea of a perfect honeymoon was goose hunting in Canada. HELLO, there was no way in he$& that I was spending our honeymoon freezing my butt off in the snow holding a shotgun. He didn’t even want to go anywhere at all but I told him that this was something that I really wanted and would regret it if we didn’t go on a honeymoon. He caved and grumbled the whole way to Cozumel until we got there. Once we set foot on the beach he was happy and enjoyed himself. I think he was just nervous about leaving the country because it was his first time. I will say that I did promise him we would eventually go to Canada sometime down the road so he was happy. I’ve already told him that I want our five year anniversary to be spent on an over the water bungalow in Tahiti or Fiji and I think he’s okay with that idea…lol.

    Post # 6
    19 posts
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Nope! Fiance is notoriously sun-shy (when we lived four block from the beach one summer, I only got him to go with me four times the WHOLE summer), so I figured he’d nix the beach vacay as soon as I suggested it, but he surprised me by saying he’s always imagined his honeymoon as a beach vacation! We’re going to Belize, spending the first part of the trip in the jungle climbing on Mayan ruins and doing other fun jungle things and the second part on the beach, where we’re sure to snorkel, but also to relaaaaaax.

    Post # 8
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    He had definite ideas about where he wanted to go and it wasn’t that big a deal to me.  I like his choice. 

    Post # 9
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    He wanted an adventure trip, I wanted the beach…

    We’re thinking of compromising and doing both, but as of this morning our Africa safari/Zanzibar beach trip is in question due to increased instead of decreased flight cost. ๐Ÿ™

    I wanted Seychelles, he wanted Mayan ruins… Africa seemed like a good compromise (plus I love Africa more than anywhere else on earth).  There has been some recent talk of postponing the trip for a while until the economic situation is a little more stable ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 10
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I put other b/c our situation does not entirely fit the above.

    Like doctorgirl, he wanted hiking, adventure, not sitting on his bum for a week in the sun.  I want to sit on my bum for a week in the sun.

    Hawaii would be a perfect compromise but because we live in Boston and only have a week for our honeymoon, not really an option for us.  And, we need to be carefulof the Carribean b/c we are getting married in October.  Read – end of hurricaine season.

    BUT we are both flexible and open to each other’s wishes.  He proposed going to the grand canyon, AZ/NM, sedona spa trip.  My eyes of course light at up the mention of "spa."  I am proposing Turks & Caicos, St. Kitts or some other place in the Carribean, or perhaps Bermuda.  We are big golfers so those are good options.

    We are still undecided so if anyone has suggestions for great honeymoon spots that are easily accessible from Boston, I am all ears!

    Post # 11
    142 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’d like to go someplace that neither of us has been before… However, we don’t have a lot of vacation time / money, and are trying to get back to his home country 1 x a year. I love Peru… but is it stingy  or mean of me not to want to go back to his home for our honeymoon?  

    Post # 12
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @jenny- I don’t think it’s wrong to not want to go to his home country. It could be fun to do, but you said you’re planning to go back every year. Your honeymoon ought to be something that’s special for both of you. And something that’s different, that you wouldn’t do any old time.

    As for the original question, I put other, but technically I could have put the third answer. I just felt that one implied there could be resentment for having to “cave” and it wasn’t like that. We both want some combination of sitting on the beach and doing fun things like snorkling. He was thinking Greece or something, I was thinking Caribbean. We’re going with my choice, but only because we decided it just made more sense. We’ll go to Europe as soon as we can afford it for vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚

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