(Closed) Honeymoon stress?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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728 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m letting Fi decide on honeymoon – neither of us has travelled and I’m down for anything 🙂 he really wants to go to Greece but unfortunately that is not going to happen this year! i’ve heard amazing things about Croatia so we may do that and hit up some other European countries 🙂

Post # 4
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You can go ahead and get your passport now.  You are allowed to get a new one for free for a name change within a year.  Just have your travel papers in your maiden name also.

Post # 5
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4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You pretty much have to travel on the passport that’s in your maiden name.  And then, unfortunately you just have to get it changed, which I believe is cheaper if you do it within the year.  I dragged my feet on it and ended up just paying extra $$ to do it a couple years later.

What are thinking about when you think your honeymoon?  Relaxing on the beach?  You could always hit the ABC islands in the Caribbean, which are pretty immune to hurricane season.  Are you looking for an urban/city-type honeymoon?  Maybe watch some travel shows to get some ideas/narrow things down?  We watch a lot of No Reservations/Bizarre Foods, which is how we got so excited about our trip to Thailand next year.

Hawaii makes me feel kinda meh as well LoL.  The only thing I could think of in the U.S. in September would be Napa Valley, maybe?  My first thought went to South Beach, Miami, but it’s hurricane season there too!

 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can get your passport now in your madien name, you have 1 year from the date of issue to update it due to marriage/name change, and you will not have to pay for a new passport.

We let price determine where we went on the honeymoon.  Our usual vacation are run around see everything we can super busy types, so I let my husband have his one beach vacation.  I REAAAAALLLY wanted to go to Greece also, but he didnt think I could do a relaxing Greek trip – and he’s right.  So we made reservations at several different hotels in the Carribean (all with easy cancellation policy), then just waited to see which had the best airfare.  We ended up at St John.

We’re going to Italy and probably Greece this Sept also as long as its safe and hell and riots have broken out.  I think people are still traveling and a little economic craziness shouldnt stop you.  It’s months away, who knows what it will be like.. book it, buy trip insurnace, and have a small back up plan.

Post # 8
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4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@LittleAmanda: I felt SO overwhelmed as well.  We had a decent budget, so we just felt swalllowed up by all the choices.  We narrowed it down to beach + a little adventure, and not a place that’s swarmed with cruise ships and all-inclusives.  We ended up in Anguilla.  Sometimes if you just even pick little things to narrow it down, you can start eliminating places rather than trying to start from scratch.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I will always vote India.  As long as your shots are otherwise up to date you probably only have to get 1 shot (and if you are in the typical touristy areas you may not even need Typhoid).

Post # 10
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4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re going to Greece 2 weeks after your wedding for our honeymoon!  I wouldn’t take Greece off the table necessarily – I did a lot of research and found that most places that people want to go visit in Greece are not places experiencing extreme discord.  We are spending most of our time in the islands but even going to Athens for a couple days.  And we got a pretty good deal because of the economy issues.  Just my two cents. Smile

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