(Closed) The "Mother" of All Unusual Honeymoon Questions: Should We Take Our Kids?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

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liz42:  maybe get the best of both worlds have a few days as a family, then a few days just as two for noisy adult times 😉

Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

We’re taking our 18 month old. Wouldn’t go without her 🙂

ETA: When my best friend got married she had a 4 year old, they had a few nights without her in one location then picked her up from my friend’s mum’s house where she was staying and they had a week all together in another location 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

A honeymoon is supposed to be at the least romantic, and best case scenario for having lots of sex. I don’t see how bringing your kids would fit into that equation. I think bringing kids along with no longer make it a honeymoon and wouls simply make it a family vacation.

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper

On The Brady Bunch, Mike and Carol missed their kids while on their honeymoon so much that they went back for all of them. Your kids are a big part of your life. I can see why you’d want to bring them. Have you crunched the numbers on what it would cost to bring them v leaving them at home? 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We have a 6 year old who will not be coming with us overseas. We are planning multiple special trips before and after though. Our before is to explore the wonders of Arizona (Antelope Valley, hiking trails, and of course the Grand canyon). We are going to the Palawan Islands in the Philippines for our Honeymoon. We will surely visit with our little one again but this trip will be for my FH and I, we’ll do a mini “family-moon” to hawaii for his winter break. I suggest doing a “honey-moon” just you and hubby, then a “family-moon” lol. 

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Im not a parent and don’t know much about kids, but I say bring them! Also, if it’s a private resort there might lots of fun things they can do on their own at that age so you could still have some alone time. The resort we used to go to had plenty of things I could do during the day without mom and dad. I’m sure all of you would have a blast.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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liz42:  I think it would be sweet to have a family trip. But I still would look at planning a weekend getaway for just the two of you as well 🙂

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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liz42:  do both!!! Have a wonderful family time together and do stuff together on a fun holiday AND have a really romantic long weekend just the two of you xxx

Post # 41
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Once you have two children at the ages you do, I think the purpose of a honeymoon being purely about sex is a ship that has sailed long ago. Bring them. I have three children right around the same ages, and I can’t imagine marrying their dad and then NOT bringing them with us on the vacation to celebrate. They are thrilled, so let them celebrate with you! Like PPs have said, a weekend away for the two of you would be enough, but you would be making memories that will last forever with your daughters.

Post # 42
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I am getting married in June, we have an 8 year old together. We did toss around the idea of her coming along because we felt like she has been just as much a part of our journey as we were together. However, we also know that strengthening our own relationship and staying strong and keeping the spark alive is VERY important and it’s the right thing to do. So, we are going on a honeymoon ourselves, BUT we opted for a 3 day instead of a whole week AND we cut the cost down SO we could then go on what we are calling a “family moon” the following week! She was able to pick out the destination all by herself because it’s HER trip to celebrate the marriage.

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Hodgy527 is right.  I’ve been there myself and there is indeed lots of clubbing, drinking and nudity, no to mention poor decisions on the younger crowd’s part.  But I know Club Orient is a clothing optional resort.  I;m sure you’re aware of that, but do you really want to bring your daughters there?

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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liz42:  I would really reconsider.  I (and I think I can speak for all of us) would be scarred for life if I did something naked with my parents.  But in any case, I would never take my kids.  I’m looking forward to the escape from everything!

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