(Closed) No honey Moon ..I want to cry….any advice??

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Sugar bee

We’re at this moment not going on a honeymoon.  We can’t afford either ๐Ÿ™  I do look forward to our 1st or 2nd anniversary when we can!

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We booked our honeymoon before we booked ANYTHING else. We got an incredible deal for a super nice hotel in NYC and airline tickets were awesome so thats what was most important to both of us. Like another bride said, I would have had a courthouse wedding before not doing something for a honeymoon. I definitely agree with everyone about getting away for even 2 nights, something that marks the beginning of your nuptials. You will feel so happy you did. Also, i wouldnt feel bad. Tell people, someone is likely to feel bad for you and give you an extra check. Do a money dance at the wedding and “collect” funds for your honeymoon. Have fun! 

Post # 19
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

What part of MN do you live in? I bet we could find you a great spot to take some wedding gift money and have a mini-moon with your Fiance a short drive away! (I live in MN, too. But I’m not from here so I can see it with fresh eyes ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Have you thought about a honeymoon registry? There is still time to set one up . . .

We are months away from our wedding and we already have $500 from our registry.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know how you feel as we may be facing this possibility too. It does stink, and sometimes being told you are making a responsible choice doesn’t give the best solace. However, you are getting married to your love, you are going to be debt free (which is more than 99% of us can say) and your future is brighter for it. Just make sure you guys start a honeymoon savings right away – no excuse not to if you don’t have debt! And then GO ASAP!

Hope you feel better!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

You will be getting money for the wedding.  How much is your budget or how much do you think you can squeeze once you get wedding gifts?  I also think a honeymoon is important but it doesn’t have to be anything fancy.  We booked our honeymoon the night before our wedding, not ideal but you still have time to figure it out. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

I’d go camping ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s what my parents did for their honeymoon and they still talk about it like it was the most romantic trip of their lives. Probably cost them $100 in fuel and food – they got some equipment as wedding gifts because they told people that’s what they were planning to do.

Also I think nothing of going into debt for a holiday, because I’m much better at paying it off than saving it up, so I’d be pulling out the credit card (within reason of course in terms of what I could pay back in reasonable time). This is why I’ll be spending the rest of this year paying off my credit card, after we just spent 3 weeks overseas on fairly short notice, but to me it is 1000% worth it for the experience and memories. I know not everyone feels this way though!

Edit to say: as a few people have pointed out you’re likely to be given cash as wedding gifts so hopefully this would pay off any credit card debt if you decided to go that route ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think the camping idea is great!  It’ll be just the two of you, hikes during the day, maybe hang out by a lake, etc.  And then save up and go on a 1st anniversary trip!

Post # 25
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Sugar bee

Oh I think you should consider going to the boundary waters, there are some lovely cabins up there and my friend works there and she says ALOT of honeymooners go there.  I’m sure you could get some great rates as well as some pretty area…plus the cabins are desolate=romantic Wink

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I agree with others. take a minimoon somewhere close (but far enough away from the visiting family) You can do this on the cheap if you go camping or rent a cabin. cook your own meals together and enjoy each other without being bothered ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 27
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yea maybe you will get some money for the wedding and you can get away for a little while, and camping sounds great!!

Post # 28
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7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It doesn’t have to be expensive.  We were going to go camping, because we love camping.  Even take a couple of days and stay somewhere, so you have some honeymoon experience. 

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i didnt read all the other answers but have you considered planning day trips? i know where we live there are multiple places we can go within just a few hours or less from home. you can pack picnics and take off and go there. the benefit (besides money of course) is that being closer to home is you can re-visit those locations frequently. pick 3 or 4 day trips to places that you have never been to before or used to go as a kid or something and spend the day there. you can even go every other day for a week so you can take a day in between to uhm uhem “sleep in” if you know what i mean.

as for answering calls, check your phone to see if there is an option to send certain callers directly to voicemail. anyone who may bother you is sent to vm. you can check the vm right away and if important, call back, if not wait until the staycation is over.

also some lower priced hotels have a “stay 2 nights get a 3rd free” specials. even if it isnt the best room ever, bring some candles and wedding flowers, romantic music, romantic movies whatever it takes to make it feel more like a honeymoon suite.

hth and gl

 

Post # 30
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Busy bee

It always makes me sad to hear about someone missing out on their honeymoon!

If you haven’t done so already consider setting up a honeymoon registry. Most registries don’t see a lot of action until right before the wedding, so it’s not too late!

If you can, consider a one year anniversary trip. We’ve often had success with having the resorts allow us to extend the honeymoon package to couples who couldn’t take the honeymoon right after the wedding. Some agencies are able to set up payment plans for their clients, so you could make small monthly payments and be all ready to go next June.

Good luck!

 

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The Fiance booked our honeymoon 3 months out from our wedding, so after the wedding we are taking a mini moon to go camping! We love camping though, so it should be awesome!

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