(Closed) Is this strange?

posted 7 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I haven’t but I honestly think it would be MORE fun after the proposal. When you got engaged, weren’t you super excited? Didn’t just want to celebrate? Wouldn’t it be a ton of fun to pop some bubbly and celebrate with your friends in the Caribbean? I wouldn’t let the proposal be a detractor.

As for the trip being expensive, I agree, it probably will be. You’ll just have to decide with your Fiance if it’s something you can afford.

Post # 4
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t see how this would be more expensive than staying at a resort but I agree that yes, having to cook every meal would be annoying. It sounds fun though!

Post # 5
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I say BBQ its an easy way to get any group of guys to cook atleast 1 meal a day.

Post # 8
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@naturalysam:  I was gonna suggest this too. Also, make a ton of stuff that’s good leftovers the first day and you can eat it again on day 2 or 3.

Post # 9
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

A private house with being able to cook my own food actually sounds way more fun than a resort to me. I’m not a big resort person, and I hate having to eat out all the time when I travel. I’d much rather chill out, get to eat what I want to eat, get to explore the whole island independently with a car, etc. Sounds like a dream to me!

Post # 10
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

@cwbrown85:  What wet noodles! Have you hung out with this couple before? Do they give off that same lame vibe?

Post # 11
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@scadadle15:  I agree with this.

Cooking would definitely be cheaper than a resort imo.  But be warned the groceries are by not cheap either though..  Alcohol on the other hand, if you buy at the grocery store… very cheap.  We stayed at the Westin, but bought cereal for the room cause breakfast was about $15 there… but a box of cereal was $6… a liter of rum?  $6 bucks too.  If you dont want to cook, just eat out.  There are a few reasonble places in town, which I think is still cheaper than resort dining.

Post # 12
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

its doesn’t have to be hard, just find some things to cook that are easy. is there a grill? get some meat and some prefabricated sides (if they have those). 

Post # 13
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Grilling will definitely get the guys to help with the coooking. I also think you’ll still have fun even if the newly engaged couple decides to go off on their own – there will still be 3 other couples to hang out with. I also think if he WANTS everyone there for the proposal, he’s going to want to celebrate with everyone too. Hope you have a great trip!

Post # 15
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I got engaged on vacation while we were with another couple (who had gotten engaged a few months earlier).  Honestly, it was fun that they were there and we ended up doing a big celebration the following night and the other girl and I just chatted about weddings for the rest of the trip.  I hope it’s fun, I feel like if he’s knowing there’ll be other people there, they shouldn’t be lame about it and totally isolate!  Also, I agree with PP, BBQ is the way to go!  The majority of the time we go on vaca, we do it like this and just go with eggs for breakfast, simple sandwiches for lunch (pb&j) and bbq for dinner (hot dogs, burgers, chicken, fish, corn, etc)

Post # 16
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Honestly it’s only as awkward as you make it and if you go in with the expectation of “this is going to suck” then it probably will. 

I have a feeling they are doing the remote location/groceries with the thought that it will be cheaper overall. But I totally see how you feel like you are funding their proposal trip.

I like everyone’s suggestion of getting the boys to grill! When I’m on vaca I don’t want to cook either…so I totally understand the annoyance there!

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