Post # 1
My Fiance and I are very tight on cash. We took out a loan for the amount of the wedding that my dad couldn’t pay for. We live in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment and WE both really want a house. (He’s a drummer and hasn’t played in ages.) Originally we were going to go to Chicago but it seem to expensive to me. Then we thought about going to Mackinaw Island but that is just as expensive. So now we are back at the drawing board trying to think of another honeymoon. I feel torn between an extravert trip or our future house! We both have traveled a decent amount (around the United States). I donno…. I donno…
The wedding is coming up quick and I know we need to book something. =-/
Post # 3
I definitely recommend some sort of honey/minimoon! It is so nice to get away and take a deep breath from everything. How about camping with a road trip? Friends of ours did that along the coast of Washington State and they loved it and saved some money too! There has got to be some interesting parks and campgrounds along the coast of Michigan…
Post # 4
@Lemondrop– camping is one of our most favorite things to do. That’s how we’ve traveled some 25 states. We registered for some camping gear so maybe family can help us out and help send us on our way. Lol We don’t have many of the materials on our own so the cost of that camping could add up really fast too. Thanks for the great idea though!
Post # 5
We’re also in a similar position. If you want to do something honeymoonish why not spend a night or two at a fancy, local B&B? Or try to find a last minute cheap vacation package a few days before the wedding (we’re considering Montreal depending on funds)? You can always save a big, extravagant honeymoon for your first anniversary. Personally, I would much rather save the money for a house than spend it on a vacation.
Post # 6
I agree with camping, it’s what my parents did for their honeymoon and 30 years later they still talk about it like it was the most romantic trip of their lives 🙂 (It probably was, since I was born 18 months later!) I think if you can find something within the budget just for a few days to soak each other up and enjoy being married before you have to face reality again you will never regret it 🙂