(Closed) Honeymoon ideas close to 'home'?

posted 5 years ago in Wisconsin
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are staying the night of our wedding at my house…since it is close to our venue and i expect we will be exausted from the long day.  The day after the wedding we plan to spend the night at Hotel Red in downtown madison (I also considered Sundara).  About 3 weeks after our wedding we are going to Napa and Sonoma for a long weekend and will do a big trip in the spring/ summer of 2014…

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are staying the wedding night at the hotel where our venue is and having a gift opening with family the next day.  The Monday after our wedding we are leaving to go on a camping trip for a few days about 2 hours from home.  We are hoping later on we will go somewhere REAL nice!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Spending the wedding night at our house (it’s about 1 mile from the venue). The next day we’re hosting an open house breakfast at our place. That afternoon we’re heading up to the Dells with our CA family members for 2 nights. Then we are going to hide in a cabin in the woods by Lake Michigan in Lakeside, MI for a week. 

Big trip to come in a few months!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Hey, fellow WI Dec. bride!  We, too, can not take a very expensive honeymoon right after the wedding but want to do something special.  I found this great house you can rent out. It’s secluded, on a pond, and has a whirlpool tub.  It seems cozy and sweet.  We are renting it out for 5 days.  The prices are CRAZY reasonable.  I am really looking forward to some time for R & R, after all the wedding stress.  This really suited us.  

http://www.asecretcottage.com/amenities/default.asp

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

We are planning to spend the evening of our wedding at the hotel where our reception is taking place. Then the following night at my apartment. Then we are planning a few days to a week at The Apostle Islands. We’ve never been before and always wanted to go there. So, it’s the perfect in-state honeymoon for the two of us.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@cindyr22: We will probably be staying in the same hotel we block off for our guests the night of, and then spend Sunday and Monday (Memorial Day) at home before leaving on that Tuesday for our honeymoon.

We threw around doing a regional/nearby getaway for a few days after the wedding (a long weekend at Sundara or up in Door County would be awesome), but Fiance thinks it will be too anticlimactic to take our honeymoon a few months later. 

I would be OK with postponing our honeymoon, as it would be something else big to look forward to, but I’m OK with going right away (AKA 3 days later), too.  At this point, the plan is to backpack Europe, but we’ll see if that evolves into something else in the meantime!  😛

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are going on a honeymoon like 8 months after the wedding, not by choice, just happens to be the best time to visit where we want to go.  The night of the wedding we are staying at a hotel which will be nice.  And about two weeks later we are taking a mini moon to the coast for a weekend.  It will be very busy the 2 weeks following the wedding, so we will really need some time to decompress.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’ll be staying in the hotel where our wedding is taking place. We might have a few days chilling in that town as it’s not where we are from so it’ll be fun, a week in Portugal as it will Easter Holidays and then save up for our honeymoon, maybe Christmas in Melbourne. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cindyr22 If you’re still looking for a close honeymoon idea, I would totally recommend going up to Lutsen, MN for a long weekend or week. We always stay at the Lutsen Resort Sea Villas, which are beautiful and cozy! While you might think going even farther up north in the winter is a terrible idea, the villas all have their own kitchens, so you can bring food and literally lock yourselves in for a super cozy, romantic, and relaxing time together! 🙂 All the units have wood burning stoves, too! (Curl up next to the fire & snuggle?)

 

Not that I’m biased or anything, but that’s where we were when we got engaged 😉 It’s gorgeous up there that time of year!

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