Post # 1
Did anyone invite or is any inviting friends/family on your honeymoon? My best friend got married 4 years ago and 5 of us went on their honeymoon cruise with them. The newlyweds had a blast and so did we!! They had plenty time alone and also had some great times with good friends, while continuing to celebrate their wedding.
Has anyone else done this, or thought about it?
Post # 3
I wont do it. A honeymoon is not a family vacation to me. Its about me and my Fiance having time to ourselves away from everyone. I know it works for some people and is more enjoyable that way for some, but not for me.
Post # 4
I would not do it for a normal honeymoon. The honeymoon is supposed to be about just us.
That being said, if we win the lottery before the wedding, we’re going to take a year-long honeymoon trip around the world, and we’ll pay for all the members of our bridal party and their SOs to join us for a week or two in the destination of each couple’s choice. That would be a special situation, though. 😛
Post # 5
We did a group honeymoon with our siblings in Yellowstone and it was awesome. DH and I did long distance for quite a while between the US and Australia so we’ve already had our fair share of romantic getaways together; we decided that as all of our siblings were together, we wanted to spend more time with them. Yellowstone was a destination that we’d always wanted to go to so the 7 of us spent a week there and had an amazing time. I really enjoyed being able to spend that time with my siblings and an overseas friend who came with – it kept the wedding celebrations going and allowed for us to all spend some quality time together, particularly as we’re living in Australia and are not likely to see our siblings again for quite a while.
Like I said though, DH and I travel a lot so it wasn’t essential for us to have a romantic holiday with just the two of us. We did a pre-wedding honeymoon in New Zealand for two weeks a couple of months before the wedding and we have a post-wedding honeymoon in Vanuatu coming up in a couple of months, so we didn’t feel as though we needed that time to ourselves.
I wouldn’t change how we did things at all, but I wouldn’t have been disappointed with a private honeymoon either. I don’t think you can go wrong…
Post # 6
I can see how it would appeal to some people, but DH and I are not those people, lol. We love our friends, but the last thing we wanted to see on our honeymoon was a familiar face.
Post # 7
i couldnt imagine anything worse – i dont even vacation with friends or family let alone a honeymoon
Post # 8
lol Well said!
Fiance and I are actually spending our honeymoon with people since we are having a dw but we have a 3 week trip to Thailand booked in October so we are having a ‘pre-moon’ instead
Post # 10
@GreenEyedMoon: Hehehe DH and I totally have that plan too.
Post # 11
Ummm, yeah NO. While I actually would love to vacation with our friends at some point, our honeymoon will not be the time for that…
Post # 12
I enjoyed our honeymoon with just the two of us. I wouldn’t mind going on a couple’s retreat with my friends in the future, but I think alone time with the hubby is important.
Post # 13
Well we technically are. we are eloping to Jamaica with my fiance, son ( 2 years old) and Future Mother-In-Law. My mom was invited, but couldn’t come. So it’s our wedding and honeymoon all in one. And I don’t mind at all. In fact it might help because then we have someone to watch my son the night of the wedding, if ya know what I mean. Also, I couldn’t have gone without my son, just no way in this world would I leave him for that long ( 7 days).
Post # 14
I would have loved this idea last year but after having my sister and 4 other friends spend 7 days with us at the beach in June I am never vacationing with anyone other than my Fiance and kids again. Worst experience I’ve ever had =( and I had to pay for the hotel myself and $15 a day per guest! No one even said thank you and my entire vacation was ruined trying to keep track of people and room keys and excessive drinking.
Post # 15
I would never. Then again, I appreciate my privacy and am a firm believer that in the case of family a little absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
Post # 16
We are taking my then 3 year old on an 8 day cruise with us for our honeymoon. However, we are taking 3 days off from everyone and staying at the bed and breakfast we got engaged at before we go.