(Closed) honeymoon + no money = frustration

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Long boring honeymoon or fun filled short honeymoon? Which do you think is better?
    A long honeymoon with less activities : (21 votes)
    46 %
    a short honeymoon filled with fun : (25 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I wasn’t sure what you meant by “short” or “long” I’m assuming short is 4 days? Long is around 10? If that’s the case, short may be best. Quite a few of my friends have been married & did short weekend honeymoons cause they didn’t have much money & they had the most fun. I know one couple who went on a long honeymoon without much to do & they got really bored & came home days early. Which to me sounds a little sad, to be bored on your honeymoon.

    It depends on your personality, if you have no money can you have a week of fun just in general? Like enjoy smaller things that don’t cost anything? Some people can make $20 last their entire week, go to the parks & swim & exploring new places & hiking, etc. & some people wouldn’t last an hour with $20 & a week ahead of them. Nothing’s wrong with either.

    Judging just by the comment of a champane taste on a beer budget, I would vote the short honeymoon 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    My Fiance were tired of thinking up all the things we could do on a dream budget and made a list of our priorites for the trip and found something I would of orinally never looked at but am soooooo excited for. We wanted a city atmospehere, not freezing in January, good restaurants, luxury type hotel and short plan ride from Southern California. So after looking we are going to Las Vegas, we were able to book four nights and the Wynn for $540 and will be able to fly for $100-200 for both of us.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    If you wanted to do outdoors type of activities you might be able to go to the grand canyon for cheap. This is mind you is based only on my guessing not research. My parents rented a houseboat for their honeymoon which was pretty cost effective.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Have you ever heard of registering for your honeymoon?  There are sites where you can register and your guests contribute money towards the honeymoon (as opposed to a wedding gift)…they can buy you a bottle of champagne, contribute towards airfare, pay for a night in a hotel…I know this isn’t for everybody, but if you don’t particularly need alot of household furnishings, this might be a good idea. 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Are you near a cruise port?  If your work is flexible, you can sign up for a last minute cruise cheaply.  

     

    Here is a site that will let you search for last minute cruises that are departing in the next 90 days:  http://www.vacationstogo.com/emailtick.cfm

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our honeymoon is going to be in Door County, Wisconsin.  I’m trying to keep ours under $1000 too.  We’re renting a small cabin for $650 / week, and the extra money is going for guided tours, other random entertainment, and food (we’ll cook/grill at the cabin).

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re doing a 4-5 day trip to Atlantic City. We’ll be taking a day to go into NYC and spending a day or two on the beach and a day or two hanging out in casinos and on the boardwalk.. We also considered Vegas like a previous poster and also Myrtle Beach SC

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee

    Might I suggest finding a short rental/cabin in Louisiana, perhaps enjoy the historic New Orleans or experience Corpus Chrisit or Galveston, Texas.  They’re near the ocean and I’m sure you can find some fun activities.  I suggest these places b/c they’re a state away from Arkansas.  Have you considered a boat ride along the Mississippi?  I’m not sure if they are offered, probably a casino.

    My fiance if we are able to save enough will stay at a fully furnished cabin with modern conveinences in the Smokey Mountains in North Carolina for our honeymoon.  The week rate is $525, $200 in gas, and $150 in food, comes out to $875.

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    you should also look into the poconos its in pa and its cheap and they have a LOT of fun activities for newlyweds. my friend went there and loved it.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Check our VRBO.com.  We are renting from one of the listings in Costa Rica and saved a bunch over what a comparable resort would have cost.  They have locations all over, US and abroad.  You might find a great cabin or place near a beach.

    Post # 15
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Well I don’t like activities on my honeymoon except reading, so I’d vote for a longer time at a place that is more “boring”. And by longer i mean, like, a week. Any more than that, no matter where I am, and I get really antsy. I’d be happy with 5 days of pure nothingness, though.

    To save on cost, what about renting a condo or something for a week? i did that once ($80/night!) and it was furnished and everything! Yes, we had to cook, but dude, we had a BBQ! We ate steak and chicken and it was goooood

    Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    To reiterate 2bedaugherty Honeymoon Registry.

    My guy and I are getting pretty inventive just to put on a wedding let alone afford a honeymoon too?! Forget it.  We will probably go later in the year when the weather here in Vermont is less than pleasant so we don’t have to worry much about collecting from the registry and planning the honeymoon right after the big day so that makes it easier. But if you want a great honeymoon and don’t want to spend all your money check out a couple of sites I found:

    Some of them have a fee but others are free.

    http://www.honeyfund.com

    http://projectwedding.honeymoonwishes.com/

    http://www.thebigday.com/

    http://www.honeyluna.com/

    Good Luck

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