Post # 1
Haha ok first off, I will say that this will not be a rant. This is more of some advice from my experience on my honeymoon.
My husband and I went to Oahu and stayed at the Embassy Suites at Waikiki Beach. It was Gorgeous!! I was so excited for the honeymoon (I mean, a vacation on a tropical island, what could go wrong??) Well, I never would have expected it but the moment we touched down on the island I got some sort of stomach virus/flu. Suddenly felt very nausiated and sick in the stomach. It was terrible. Then the next day my husband also got the stomach flu. He got hit even worse than I did and didn’t get better until we flew back to California..
We had lots of things planned ahead of time to do, like snorkleing and surf lessons…but we had to call and cancel all of them 🙁 We didn’t even feel well enough to go to the beach. We just hung out in the hotel room for days and days.
Never would have thought this would happen. Didn’t even think about the possibility of getting sick (and on the honeymoon of all times!)
BUT I just wanted to say that the honeymoon was NOT ruined. We were feeling terrible and sick but in the end we still had a good time (well as good as we could have). What was important was that we were husband and wife. And even though we didn’t get to do tons of activities, we were together and that’s what counts. Plus I guess we basically went through our first hardship together as a married couple….literally the day after we got married. HAhah. No really, it was fun just being away in Hawaii. Plus, now we have an excuse to go back and “re-do” our honeymoon. Hopefully we don’t get sick next time!
Anyway, the point is, you can plan all kinds of things you want for the honeymoon and be excited for it all, but just remember that it is about the two of you together. Amongst all the activities, take some moments to just stop and look at each other and enojoy each other.
And have fun! Honeymooning is AWESOME!!! <3
Oh yeah and since pictures always make a post easier to read, here is a pic form our honeymoon. It’s the view form our hotel room. Made it a lot easier to bear 🙂
Post # 3
Oh no!!!! What a bummer 🙁
I think your attitude about it is fantastic, though! It’s something to re-try on a future anniversary 🙂
Post # 4
I’m so sorry that happened to you! How horrible! I admire you being positive through it – I sure wouldn’t be. Hawaii is so expensive and I would be beyond annoyed if I couldn’t do anything I planned while I was there. I’m glad you are going to re-do your honeymoon. Any idea what made you sick? Possibly something you ate on the plane? Whatever it was, at least you know to avoid it next time around!
Post # 5
@MrsPanda99: I’m pretty sure it wasn’t something we ate….I think my brother got the virus the day before the wedding and maybe he passed it to us on the wedding day. It was such a unexpected thing. Even for him. I hope it never happens again!
Post # 6
I’m sorry that happened 🙁 Guess you started on the sickness part of the ‘in sickness and in health’ vows early huh? And you were together in a beautiful hotel 🙂
Post # 7
@sommertime: So next honeymoon, avoid your brother 😉
Post # 9
@sommertime: You have such a positive attitude towards your honeymoon!
I usually think “you go, girl” is really cheesy but you totally deserve a YOU GO GIRL!
Post # 10
Oh your photo made me want to go back to Hawaii SO BADLY!
Kudos to your for your positive attitude….I’m sure karma will give you an unbelievable re-do 🙂
Post # 11
@sommertime: the view is nice! Glad you found a silver lining. 🙂
Post # 12
@sommertime: What a bummer!
Well at least you got to relax and spend time together, despite feeling icky…that is what a honeymoon is all about. You will have to plan another trip to Hawaii for an anniversary minus the stomach upset.
Post # 13
Ughhhh the same thing happened to us on our cruise the night before our dolphin swim. We were out $400 because we couldn’t go (once we were finally able to get to sleep, we slept through FI’s alarm) and we booked it through a 3rd party who didn’t give any fucks that we were quarantined to the ship (yeah, never tell a cruise line that you think you might have gotten food poisoning).