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

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 32
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Helper bee

I didn’t read all the responses but I’m in that boat with you. My wedding is in 5 weeks and we have not booked a thing. Money, I tell ya, so much to go no where really.. i want to go away but I’m with you about not having a CC debt when I get back.. I’m going to read the link someone sent. maybe i can make myself also happy. Find a low cost hotel and stay there a few days.. I don’t want a hotel really. What’s the big deal with that.. 🙁  I want to see something..

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My parents didn’t take one… my dad had just started a new job, money was tight, and they stayed at home. Then we kids came along… and my parents often talked about how they never took one. Fast forward to today and my parents are traveling fools. Because of my dad’s job, he had always traveled around the world, but now my mom goes too. They taken “honeymoons” to the Spanish Coast a few times, Christmas in Qatar, holiday’s to Malta, Singapore, and countless other places.

They don’t regret their life. There were times it made them sad, but looking at life now, they wouldn’t change a thing. 

I do want to agree with camping though! Everyone I know who went camping enjoyed it so much! Sometimes state parks even have really cheap cabins you could rent…. It’s summer in MN, there’s tons to do outdoors on the cheap!

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

We didn’t get a real honeymoon at first either.  We stayed at a top notch hotel for our wedding night.  Then a few years later, we scheduled a trip for ourselves for 2 weeks, but after one week we came home and picked up our 2 “babies” a one year old, and a 2 1/2 year old and had a week off with them.   Now we celebrate every anniversary with a week-long trip. 🙂 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We aren’t having one right after the wedding.  Family and friends will still be in town and I start back to school the week after so it’s not really in the cards.  For our one year we are planning a real honeymoon.  I don’t think it’s bad if you wait for awhile to take one. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee

Daisylynn, after a year I think they call them vacations:)  it’s like a wedding, one time only to call it a honeymoon. After that, it’s time off. 

Post # 37
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Worker bee

I understand your dissapointment.  Weddings can bring in a lot of money from gifts, so why don’t you guys talk about some of the places you would like to go, pick one, and use the money towards it.  If you don’t quite have enough, make it a goal.  It will feel much more satisfying to go away if it is a goal you have worked towards!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@tytbody, either way, that’s what we want to call it:)

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think a grand trip right away is over rated. The point is to spend some private time just the two of you to celebrate your marriage. My sweetie and I are going to have a minimoon, 3 days at a bed and breakfast about an hour away from where we’ll live. This makes sense with work and money. It’s actually a beautiful spot on it’s own, and we’ve come to really look forward to it. We’ve decided to make our dream trip to Greece a 10 year anniversery celebration. We actually have a link on our wedding website to the B & B slyly noting that, interestingly, gift certificates can be purchased toward a stay there…we’ll see if anyone clues in! =-)

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My hubby-to-be and have a cute little cottage rented on a lake in Brainerd, Minnesota, just a few hour drive from his home town, and we’ll be hiding out there for the week of our honeymoon, cooking our own meals to save money, and just enjoying the privacy, because like you, we’re both virgins who haven’t been alone much either! 

 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Is there any way you can drive to minneapolis and spend a week at a hotel? you could explore the city or you could literally just stay in the hotel the entire week Wink

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

People will probably give you money…especially if you minimize your registry to the essential gifts (some people like to go off-list but most just want you to get what you want).  I like what another poster said about opening your envelopes & gifts on your wedding night & seeing what you’ve got to spend (sometimes you accidentally get duplicate gifts & can return them, for cash, depending on where you’re registered).

Another idea, in case you don’t like camping (I don’t, that’s why I thought I’d throw out another suggestion): don’t know how comfortable you are with this, but have you considered asking a friend or family member who is coming if they would swap homes with you for a week?  It would get you someplace else & you can sleep on their guest bed, live in their town, have fun site-seeing without your family at every turn, & it may not cost a thing except food expenses, which you would have incurred at home anyway.  Plus, you’d already have some suggestions from whomever you’re swapping with.  This would also save THEM money by staying at your home instead of a hotel.

If that doesn’t appeal to you, look into VRBO (Vacation rental by owner)…some of these are cheaper than hotels for the week & give you great places to stay…& you won’t be staying at a place that belongs to someone you know.  We’re doing this for our honeymoon & are saving a TON!

Or, look into renting an RV & driving as far you want to get away from home…it’s more expensive than camping, but you’re not camping & you have some of the amenities of home (hot water, a bed, & transportation to get away) without the cost of a hotel.

Good Luck!

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