Post # 1
So the FI and I have had a dream honeymoon planned for a while now to the Carribean, but when we realized how expensive it was going to be we chose to go with a 1 week trip to Playa Del Carmen which is in Mexico and super inexpensive. We’ve been set on this destination for a month or two now and each day I become more and more obsessed with it. I also have a few friends that have gone and absolutely love it, even our travel agent highly recommended it! Well, as of today, with 30 days to go, FI finds out that he starts the sherrifs academy 9 days after our wedding. as happy as I am for him, I can’t help but be sad for myself and once again kissing another dream honeymoon goodbye. Because we won’t be able to be gone more than 5 days and 4 nights, we’ve decided (well mostly him) that it doesn’t make sense to go somewhere far and not be able to see and do everything we had planned on.
(If you’ve been to playa del Carmen or think a shorter amount of time would be fine please share 🙂 )
SO, I’d love any advice or feedback but would really appreciate any suggestions from Cali brides on romantic getaways in California, preferably not Las Vegas or San Diego, we visit those spots way too often for it to feel different. I really want it to be special. ive saved myself for marriage, if you know what I mean, so this isn’t just another trip for us, it’s something extraordinary 🙂
i know that no matter where we go it will be perfect because we are together.
Thanks for all your help, Bees!
Post # 3
I’d totally still go to Mexico and stay as long as you can 🙂 It’ll be fabulous and special no matter how long you have (especially now that I re-read and see you’ve been saving yourself, wink wink) Better 5 or 7 days than none, right? It’s not that far from CA to MX!
Post # 4
@Mrs_Shelton13: my cousin has a time share there and she was going to gift us a week as our honeymoon….but now her husband left her. So I doubt we will be going. It looks incredible.
She and her husband went to another resort in May but stopped by to check it out. She said it’s on the only swimmable beach in los cabos. She said it was beautiful. I was reading reviews online before her husband left her and they were all positive. There was one that suggested to stay on the beach side bc something about a long walk around to the room if they had one on the opposite side and a gate closing..now I’m bummed obviously bc we will never be able to afford a place that gorgeous.
I think 4-5 days is long enough but I haven’t gone there. I’m thinking our honeymoon will be about that long.
Post # 5
I love Playa! It’s sort of like Key West, with a lot of local shops and galleries. Where are you thinking of staying?
Post # 6
4-5 days is a nice vacation
Post # 7
I would definitely go anyway! He’s going to be busy for a while and may not gather vaca time for a bit. Take what you can and enjoy every second!
Post # 8
If you live in CA, Mexico isn’t that far away. It’s also a very common tourist destination and a place that would be easy to go back to when you have vacation time again. I say go for the 5 days, and it’ll whet your appetite, and you’ll know what you still want to do next time you go!
Post # 9
I’d definitely still go to Mexico, 5 days is enough! You could also go somewhere romantic in Napa Valley if you wanted to stay closer. Cabo is also a lot closer than Cancun area.
Post # 10
@Mrs_Shelton13: I would go anyways, honeymoon is better than nothing at all. Make the best of the situation and than just make sure the next vacation you go on is a bit longer and enjoy it just as much!!
Post # 11
You know we are in a similar situation as far as having to scale back our honeymoon. We live in San Jose area and are doing an LA/Hollywood honeymoon. Honestly at first I was sad because originally we planned a luxurious Ski Resort trip staying at a top notch hotel with lots of fun dinners and activities but we went way over budget on our wedding and had to rethink.
If you were to stay in CA I think Napa or Sonoma, SF or LA are all great options but I’m not sure which city you are in so I’m sure one will be eliminated based on where you live.
We plan on a bigger anniversary trip to Europe or Hawaii next year.
Mexico is not far or expensive, you could easily have a nice time for 5 days though, so I wouldn’t rule it out so easily. Good luck and I think like you said, you will have a wonderful and perfect time because you will be married and just in honeymoon bliss any where you go 🙂
Post # 12
I’m going through a similar dilemma, fi got a promotion at work, yay, but now can’t take vacation in the months of November or December. We had already booked and paid the deposit to leave on november 17th on a 7 day 4 country cruise and had to cancel and lose some of the deposit. Now we have to wait until after the wedding and see when he is allowed time off to rebook and it will be a shorter cruise. Guess we will go with what we can take, I’d say go for it! Even if it’s a shorter vacation and enjoy that time with your new husband!
Post # 14
It sounds so funny to me to hear ‘I don’t wana go Vegas or San Diego on honeymoon’ living in the uk lol I’ve been to Vegas and Hollywood and would LOVE to go again on honeymoon. I’ve also been to playa del charmen and it’s beautiful and I think you would definitely still have an amazing time in 5 days. Me and FI always only go away for a week because we have 2 small children and don’t want to be away for longer than that. Even Vegas we only did 5 days!! I’ve also been all over Europe and whilst some parts are beautiful it’s nothing compared to america!! It’s crazy how we never appreciate where we are from and always think of a holiday as being as far away as possible when in actual fact if we just looked on our own doorsteps I’m sure there are some amazing places to see 🙂
Post # 15
@Lulabee: I think she said that because she goes to those places often so she wanted something different/memorable for her honeymoon.