(Closed) we booked our honeymoon… anyone else experienced this? a mini vent.

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s your Honeymoon! It should be awesome and unforgettable. Why in the world would you settle for a something less awesome just so future vacations can compare. That’s just silly. I wouldn’t listen to him. I think it sounds awesome, and even if I, or anyone else, didn’t, who cares? It’s your honeymoon, not anyone else’s. 

We ended up staying in a lodge in the Adirondacks and going mountain climbing. Wasn’t my first choice, but it made me husband sooo happy. 

Post # 4
4 posts

hes just jealous!

Post # 5
690 posts
Busy bee

Jealous alert! 

Seriously, how can you ‘set the bar too high for future vacations’?  I guess you should just stick to lame holidays?  Never do amazing things?  Plus, what’s to say you’ll never return to Antigulla or another, equally amazing, place?

Just smile and move on

Post # 6
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

That’s pretty high on the weirdness scale. I have to ask, he went on for three hours? Might you have cut him off after, say, two minutes – with a firm “Sorry to hear you’re unenthused about our choice of destination, but it’s a good thing you won’t be joining us!” There’s no reason to subject yourself to bizarre tirades from other people like that.

Post # 8
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Uhhh, that’s what he thinks and what he thinks only.  Yeah, just ignore his comment.

Post # 9
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@eliwhit: Believe me, you did not make a mistake in booking a honeymoon to Antigua! You will be sooo happy when you are lounging on the beach with a drink in your hand doing absolutely nothing!! Also, your honeymoon should not be the BEST vacation of your life because you are still young and have time to earn more money and take more extravagant vacations. However, you only get one honeymoon so why not do it right!?

Post # 10
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would ignore his comment. He sounds jealous. Antigua is amazing by the way, you will both have a fantastic time!

Post # 11
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Eh, people like to talk. We haven’t had anything that rude about our choice of destination but I have heard from a few people that they don’t like hawaii and my mom really didn’t understand why we needed a honeymoon at all (or at least, one that was more than a few days away in a cabin somewhere in driving distance). I don’t really care what anyone else thinks of our honeymoon– we’re totally excited! And in regards to “making too big a deal” of it… umm… its your HONEYMOON. If it were at all possible for us to do a once in a lifetime month long safari that could never be topped, I’d totally do it! I think honeymoons are a perfect time to “go big”. We can’t actually afford to do that much but I still think that going somewhere “cool” was important to me. If it means foregoing some stuff for the wedding or waiting a little longer for stuff we want after the wedding, well ok.

Post # 12
2742 posts
Sugar bee

@CorgiTales: One of my best friends went to Hawaii. BEST. VACAY. EVER. Expensive though but she said it was so totally worth it. She also came back with a honeymoon baby ๐Ÿ™‚


To the OP, jealous much? I don’t have friends like that but if I did, you best believe I’m not going to sit around arguing with you for 3 WHOLE HOURS!! Thanks but no thanks. I need to go buy some sunscreen for my upcoming honeymoon ‘mmmmkaaayyyy?

Post # 13
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wouldn’t worry about what others have to say.  You will have a GREAT time.  We went to Sandals Antigua for our honeymoon a little over a month ago and it was awesome!! It was wonderful to not have to worry about anything except each other and whether we were going to hang out at the pool or the beach that day.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

First of all, shout out to Sandals Antigua!  That is where we are going too!

I agree with others that it’s jealousy!  It seems like he wished he had a better honeymoon himself, especially considering his experience that you described.

I had the opposite judgement of myself when we booked, and wondered if it would be lame and boring!  I have a long list of interesting places I want to go where there are lots of historical and cultural things to do and see.  When we booked Sandals Antigua, I kind of judged myself and thought, “Is this a lame vacation or a traveling cop-out?”

Then I snapped out of it!  It’s an experience just like any other vacation!  Neither FH nor I have ever been to an all-inclusive resort or to a tropical island.  It’s something new and different for us and we can’t wait!


Post # 16
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would have told that guy to stuff it ๐Ÿ™‚  What a jerk. If he starts up again, you tell him to get over himself and if he doesn’t have anything nice to say then to keep it to himself because you’re not interested in his verbal diarrhea. Vent done.

We had a honeymoon that was like a dream and I wouldn’t have changed a moment of it for the world. And no, it doesn’t make any vacations afterwards seem like crap. We wanted our honeymoon to be a unique and stand out above any other vacation we’d had, so that’s why we chose the one we did!

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