Post # 76
Yes, I’ve heard NZ can be very expensive for those who aren’t as close as us Aussies, but it’s a beautiful country and I definitely recommend going. I’ve never actually been to the North Island before, so I’m trying to book based on my step mother’s recommendations (she is from NZ but hasn’t been to the NI since she was a teenager lol). The South Island is gorgeous though. My favourite place would have to be Wanaka – it’s on the smaller side but is just so beautiful. I also loved the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers – I plan to take my Fiance there on our honeymoon. A lot of people like Queenstown, I wasn’t thrilled with it but still plan to visit again (this time to go on the gondola). There are SO many different walks that you can do – the last time I was there (I was 15 at the time), we literally would see a sign and just stop on the side of the road to do a walk.
We have our route mostly planned and flights booked but that’s about it lol. We fly into Auckland, then travel to Rotorua (some world famous hot springs here – can’t wait for some R&R lol), then onto some undecided destination, then onto Wellington. This is where my step mother’s brother lived; we’re staying with him and his girlfriend. Then we’re taking the ferry across to the SI. After arriving in Picton we’ll go onto Nelson, then onto Greymouth (some nice beaches around here, so I’m told), then onto the glaciers, then onto Wanaka (this is where my step mother’s dad lives, so we’re staying with him), then onto Oamarau, then onto Christchurch before flying back home. It’s a mix of places I’ve been and places I haven’t lol but I am so excited – maybe more so for the honeymoon than the wedding!
Post # 77
We’re going to Orlando – Disney World and Universal Studios!
Before we even got engaged, we were semi-planning a trip there for next fall (mostly to go to Epcot for the food + wine festival!) and then when we decided to get married in October, we figured we could still keep our trip and have that be our honeymoon 🙂
We love Disney, have been twice together already (and many other trips with family) and got engaged on a Disney cruise.. so it just made sense for us. Plus we already had left over park passes, and my family has a lot of southwest air miles – so airfare is basically free within the majority of the USA.
We do plan on taking a small weekend trip to NYC this winter, and hopefully an Ireland trip, and So-Cal/Vegas/Grand Canyon within the year after the wedding as well 🙂
Post # 78
We’re doing eight nights at an all-inclusive in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (near Cancun). We wanted something a quick flight from home, and we didn’t want to feel like we needed to be out and about doing tourist-y things all day every day. I work full-time and am doing my Masters degree full time on top of planning this wedding so I am ready to just laze around on a beach for a week!
It was also important to us to find somewhere that would treat two women on their honeymoon respectfully, and the Riviera Maya resorts (and Secrets as a chain in particular) do a good job of that 🙂
Post # 79
Wow your trip sounds so
fun! Thank you for sharing. The glaciers and Rotorua sound amazing! I will definitely look into some of the places you mentioned and we will just see what we can find price wise. Seriously appreciate the info bee!
Post # 80
- Wedding: October 2018 - Leu gardens, orlando
We live in greece but are coming over to Florida for 3 weeks, will get married about the 3rd or 4th day. Probably just us two-can’t wait!!
Post # 81
We are going to go on a road trip around Tasmania.
We love going on road trips and Tasmania is full of natural beauty, lots of cafes and restaurants (we are big foodies) and fun and quirky accommodation options. It’s right up our alley and only 2.5 hour flight from where we live.
Post # 82
we are going to disneyland in cali , im a huge disnerd and we got engaged in disney world flordia
Post # 83
Thanks for sharing ladies! I hope everyone has a lovely time.
Post # 84
New Zealand can be fairly cheap (aside from airfaires!) to quite expensive depending on how you do it and where to go. A lot of the really touristy places are extremely over priced (Queenstown and Wanaka especially) and food is also relatively expensive here. A couple of places which I really love and which are somewhat less touristy than places like Queenstown are Akaroa, (which is about 90 minutes from my hometown of Christchurch, and it is the renmants of an extinct volcano. Its a great place for seeing hectors dolphins too) and lake tekapo (which is awesome if you have any interest in astronomy, or just want to spend some time in hot pool!). You can get pretty reasonable accomodation if you book early, and you avoid New Zealand long weekends where people like to take mini breaks. The main ones to avoid are Waitangi in February, Anzac in April, Queens birthday in June and Labour Weekend in October
Our honeymoon plan so far is Rouen, Harfleur, Caen and Barfleur in Normandy, France, and maybe some time in Bordeux. We also are looking at spending some of it in Venice, Florence and Rome, and some smaller mor rural parts of Italy as well. When you’re travelling from New Zealand you really want to make the most of how much it cost and how long it took you to get there. It took us three days of travelling the last time we went to Europe!
Post # 85
ah what a cool time to visit! If you thought Dublin and Waterford were beautiful you need to visit the west coast! It’s stunning!
Post # 86
I loved reading this thread, so many lovely places to visit!
We got married in Las Vegas earlier this month (travelled from the UK). We spent a few days there, and then went to Disney World for a week (stayed in the resort, at the Contemporary), and from there drove to Miami, whwere we stayed at the iconic Fountainebleau hotel in Miami beach. It was perfect.
My DH chose Las Vegas, he always wanted a Vegas wedding. I wanted to go back to Disney World (last time I went I was 14). DH had never been but was up for it, and then the Fountainebleau… well, I had gone there with my late mum when I was 8, and the hotel made such an impression on me, that I always wanted to return. It was the second anniversary of my mum passing away while we were on our honeymoon, and it was lovely to spend it there, it was a way of sharing that time with her and it meant a lot to me.
Post # 87
I’ve been to Puerto Plata and it does not have blue water like Punta Cana. Its the other side of the island. I had a blast regardless but the beach isnt like the others if that is what youre going for.