(Closed) If you lived in the midwest, would you like this honeymoon?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey bee

If you dont mind, I would wait till right before the wedding and see what last minute deal packages are available. There are often a lot of them! I would sign up for all the emails now so you can start to see what type of things are available. I had a friend do this and she got a great deal.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Check out cheapcarribean.com and luxurylink.com – both have good all-inclusive deals – you should be able to find something for 5 days for the same or cheaper. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would probably hold off and save until you could go somewhere longer. I see you are in Illinois. I am not sure how far south you are, but we got married in the Wisconsin Dells and Darling Husband and I stayed there ourselves a few days after the wedding and had a blast. We went to the indoor waterparks during the day. Stayed in a suite with a hot tub, did fancy dinners and went out at night. It really was a lot of fun and dind’t really cost that much. We didn’t have to spend our vacation days really traveling.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re going to the Maya Riveria through AAA. I live in the midwest and I wouldn’t think there’s a whole lot to do as far as a honeymoon would go, especially in November. But the Maya Riveria is one of the cheapest places to go All Inclusive. I think $1200 is a great price, but if you want to go for 5 days it’s only like $500 more, so if you can afford it, it’s a great idea!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Honestly, that seems a bit high for only 3 days? How much of that is the flight? (I’m assuming a lot) I know my BFF went there for 7 days last Sept. for about 2-2.5K? Try different airports/days to leave. The diff between Madison/Chicago and Fri morn. vs. Sat. morning saved us about $1000 just on flights.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That does seem really high for 3 days.  I book everything on http://www.bookit.com.  I’ve seen 6-7 day all inclusive trips to Mexico in 5 star resorts for that price. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee

@SweetRose2011: They wont on the package deals. Only if you choose a location and piece together your honeymoon. The package deals are because they have lots of room on the plane/hotel and want to book it.

Check this out to get an idea of what I am talking about

http://www.expedia.com/daily/deals/lastminute_deals/default.asp

From Chicago right now you could go to Miami for 665 per person or Cancun for 724 per person including flight and hotel.

The cruises are even cheaper, but dont include flights. You could do a 4 night bahama for 189 per person 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Being from the midwest, I always hate to fly for such a short vacation since the costs are so high to fly anywhere where it is warm. I agree with PP about doing a last minute deal. Even though flights are usually more expensive last minute, the deals are generally really good if you wait last minute. I know when I was looking at all inclusives earlier, Fiance and I could go to Mexico with flight for around $1000 each for 7 days.

I know you said cruises might be too expensive, but if you are only doing a 3 or 4 day cruise, you aren’t going to drink that much. You will have one or two days at port and not pay the astronomical prices of drinks on the ship. We are doing a cruise, but we don’t drink that much, so it’s not going to matter.

Is that the best the travel agent can do? can you talk to another travel agent to see if they have a better deal?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Based on what we paid for our plane tickets, your all-inclusive trip sounds pretty good. Just make sure your passports are up-to-date.

As far as length of stay, I’ve traveled internationally and stayed for five days and for two days. Two days seems like rushing it, but it’s still a great time. Plus, you can spend part of your “honeymoon” at home just enjoying being married and relaxing after the wedding.

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