Post # 1
So our wedding is this October – and we still haven’t decided on where to go for our honeymoon!! At first we were thinkin an all inclusive hotel in St. Thomas … but then we saw the prices for cruises to Europe ..we began to be swayed a little..!! I would really like to go somewhere warm and tropical and lush – but Europe is also a once in a lifetime trip!! Does anyone have any tips? Ever been to any of these places in October and know the weather?!?! Please help..!!!
Post # 3
I say go the all-inclusive and save up for the Europe cruise to do at a later date. After all the stress of planning and organizing for the wedding day, you will probably just want to lay on a beach somewhere instead of being worried about making every tourist hotspot you can in Europe.
Post # 4
I initially wanted to go to Europe, but my fiance wanted something tropical and all-inclusive. We went with the all-inclusive and I am sooo happy about that. I would be miserable if I had to plan excursions in Europe in addition to the wedding. We will hopefully go to Europe within the first 2 years of our marriage.
Post # 5
Where in Europe would the cruise go? I’ve been to Rome in October (end of) during the day it was really nice but the nights were a bit chilly (cardigan weather) but a guy at the hotel said they kept the pool open through September if that gives you an idea. I think southern Europe would be perfect at that time of year but as you go further north (Paris, Berlin for example) it could be quite cool or it could be nice. I see your reference point is MA, I feel like fall in Europe is similar to fall in New england but once it turns cold, ther is no indian summer but I live in Germany and I know Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece stay warmer longer if that helps you at all. At least you wouldn’t have to worry about hurricanes.
Post # 6
Thanks for the answers!! Slicey – I was thinking of a cruise to Greece and Italy… but I have also come across some for the Canary Islands and Morocco. I think my fiance is leaning more towards an all inclusive in the carribean, but won’t come out and tell me….. So now I need to try to find an all inclusive resort that can compare to a European cruise 🙂 haha
Post # 7
I feel ya on the confusion! But now living in Europe, I say go all-inclusive somewhere really tropical all the way! Everytime I check rates for an island paradise, I get all excited and then the reality of the plane ticket hits! Why are all the tropical places so darn farrrr! Ahhhhh! If we lived in California, I would sooooooooooo do any of the wonderful all-inclusive resorts (Sandals is like 60% off right now)!
A friend of mine recently gave me some insight – to go somewhere you’ll likely not do with friends and family. My Fi and I are the type to do something more active like sightsee and a few tours and what-not. I so can see myself having summer break with our future kiddies at any of those places with a lot of sightseeing and activities. But just bumming on a beach — it’s something we’d never do, unless it’s for our honeymoon! So bumming out wins (at least for now)!
That’s the tune I’m signing now anyway, but we haven’t booked yet and until we do, who knows what can pop-up? But at least I’ve got our priorities straight and it’s definitely bumming out on a beach first, and something else to do second – not the other way around.
I’m not sure if this was any help but I hope all of us agonizing about honeymoons will decide soon.
Post # 8
Something to keep in mind …. October is still hurricane/rainy season for much of the Carribean. It may limit your choice of islands if this is something that would concern you. Good luck with your decision! 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
I’m in the same situation! Relax on the beach? Explore ancient Greece? I’ve always thought of elaborate destinations as places to “save” for my honeymoon someday. But now everyone is telling me I’m going to want to relax and not think or tour too much.. I think maybe Greece is the perfect combo of that. But in the end, budget is probably going to make our decision. I have no idea how much any of this costs.