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Where are you honeymooning?

Where are you going to go for your honeymoon?

How long are you going for?

How much did you budget for it?

Are you doing a mini moon and having a break before the main moon?

 

We have a little boy who will be 2.5yo when we get married so will probably only have a week away somewhere and not a lot of money since I no longer have an income so not sure where to go as we want to go outside of Europe!

Ideally we'd love Caribbean or Sri Lanka :)

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  • SadieeeSadieee Posts: 1,775 New bride

    Haven't had ours yet but so far we are thinking -

    An all inclusive cruise around the greek islands.

    Either 7 days and upgrade our room and stuff to be extra luxury OR 7 day cruise + 3 day stay at Corfu but keep the rooms and stuff standard.

    Costing around £2500 (thats our room plus all food, drink & tips on board. Shore excursions are extra)

    We marry in December so not having a minimoon as close to Christmas, will do the honeymoon the following August. We have a daughter who will be 6 then so going in school holidays so she can stay with her grandparents while we are away (I didn't mind her coming with us but H2B wanted it to be adult only)

  • gill17gill17 Posts: 568 New bride

    We had a minimoon in Loch Fyne resort, just outside Glasgow, and our honeymoon was Hamburg then Copenhagen, cruise to Oslo then 5 days in Iceland. Iceland was absolutely incredible. I'm a teacher though so am restricted by school hols though which has a big impact. 

  • Julia101Julia101 Posts: 161 New bride

    We are riding a tandem bicycle around the western isles of Scotland ๐Ÿ˜‚ h2b is Scottish I've always wanted to go. We've budgeted around 2000 for all food and accommodation. The tandem itself we've bought for this and future holidays though and this was 6000 so a huge chunk of the wedding budget. I quite glad we're having a home honeymoon though because I think I would get stressed packing and flying if we were to go straight after the wedding which was always our plan. We've been to Iceland too which was amazing and I would highly recommend. Some good deals can be had too with excursions thrown in. We had our big holiday last year to Zambia which was incredible, prob not suitable for a young child though, but really a once in a lifetime experience. Whatever you decide I'm sure you'll have an amazing time ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • MrsTraceyMrsTracey Posts: 802 New bride

    We're off to Thailand, koh samui and koh Phangan. Cannot wait! Yes, it's more expensive than your average holiday, but you do get more for your money out there, so it seems. We were wanting Seychelles or Fiji but it was just crazy expensive. With Thailand we've got some lovely places and beautiful beaches without the crazy price tag. 

  • Mila-rose3Mila-rose3 Posts: 263 New bride

    We are having a family moon just after the wedding, kids choice CENTREPARCS ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ™ˆ... We have been a few times and they love it ... We took them to the Atlantis a few years back and they will tell anyone Centreparcs is their favourite holiday ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ .. Kids ๐Ÿ˜‚

    2 Months later we are heading to the Maldives. We have spent months searching and it was coming in around 10k. With children i just couldnt justify spending that amount when they wouldn' be experiencing it too. After 2 hours in Virgin and alot of Negotiating we have paid half that and managed to bag a Water villa. 

    Negotiation and perseverance is key ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Blush2018Blush2018 Posts: 236

    Parga in Greece, beautiful scenery, beaches, cocktails, Greek food, Greek ruins, and trips to neighbouring greek islands 

  • MrsGtoBMrsGtoB Posts: 606 New bride

    We are going to Kenya it’s a mega once in a life time trip and costing 10k ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    We only have a week as going at half term after the wedding so older two will be at their dads and my mum will have the littlest 

     

  • MrsMcSMrsMcS Posts: 235

    We're going to Italy for 12 days, straight after the wedding (Saturday wedding and we fly Monday morning).

    6 nights in Sorrento during which we plan to visit Pompeii and Vesuvius, and we might explore more of the Amalfi coast or just relax depending on how we feel. Then 3 nights in Rome, and 2 nights in Venice. Lots of pizza, gelato, wine and sightseeing! 

    Our budget is £3.5k including spending money. We've booked the flights and hotels and this still seems realistic. Plus we aren't doing a gift list so I think some guests will give us cash, which can supplement the pizza fund.

    We've both only been to Italy on short breaks before and not together, it's always seemed just that bit too pricey for a "normal" holiday, and H2B isn't keen on long beach-only type holidays, so it was the obvious choice for us for something a bit special. 

  • We havent planned what we are doing yet as we are getting married in Italy next August anyway. 

     

    But I do really recommend Sri Lanka! I spent 3 months there when I finished uni and I can honestly say you can make Sri Lanka what you like! It is so diverse in the things to do/experience and has some great beaches too! It is a small island so it can be easily travelled across too if that is something you are interested in. 

  • Jessie18Jessie18 Posts: 1

    Hawaii for 2 weeks a week after the wedding. I'm so excited 

  • shanmia35shanmia35 Posts: 65

    Mini-moon in Cotswolds and then Cornwall and then a week in Corsica in September.

    Originally booked two weeks in Costa Rica with no mini-moon but then realised about Zika (we plan to start trying right after the wedding!)

    Ended up deciding to go smaller overall and spend more money on doing up our new house!

  • Amanda198Amanda198 Posts: 152

    We are also going to Italy.  We are flying the Tuesday after we get married on the Saturday and going for 15 nights. We are having 4 nights in Rome and 11 nights in Amalfi coast and our agent has arranged all the flights, train and private transfers.xx

  • We also had a young child, we didn't have much money  so went to easyjet to find the cheapest city flight. As we wouldn't take a child on holidays to a city, so we made the most of it whilst he wasn't with us. We ended up in Prague, absolutely loved it. 

  • DandelionBlueDandelionBlue Posts: 935 New bride

    We are planning to walk along Hadrian's Wall from Newcastle to Carlisle for our minimoon, for a week right after the wedding. We will be staying in some really nice hotels and that comes to about 500£

    Then the year after we are hoping to go back to Japan for our hobeymoon. That isnt planned in detail yet. But we are wanting to spend a couple of days in a resort in Okinawa. Thinking this will cost between 4000-6000£. However we are having a honeymoon gift registry rather than going for household goods.

  • ducklingduckling Posts: 116 New bride

    Kenya and Tanzania! 

    Weve got a week on safari at Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara, then a week on Zanzibar. I can’t wait! 

    Weve done a lot of travelling together, but always backpacking and never to Africa, so this will be really special :) We don’t go until a few months after the wedding as couldn’t take too much time off work all in one go. 

    ETA - cost just under £8k, terrifying as we normally travel on a budget, but I’m sure it will be worth it.

  • Jessie18 wrote (see post):

    Hawaii for 2 weeks a week after the wedding. I'm so excited 

    We would love to do Hawaii! Can I asked who you booked with, where you are visiting and roughly how much it was...Just want to get an idea if we can afford it :)

  • SpacepuffinSpacepuffin Posts: 664

    New Zealand for 2.5 weeks with 4 days flopping on a beach in Malaysia on the way home. Can’t wait. We fly in 11 days. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • mrsdivinemrsdivine Posts: 161 New bride

    USA road trip the entire length of the Pacific Coastline for three weeks plus a couple of nights camping in Yosemite, we go in 10 weeks time. Honestly haven't added up how much it's costing. Booked it bit by bit independently and paid as I've booked.

  • MISSxTOxMRSMISSxTOxMRS Posts: 12

    We are going to Egypt for a week all inclusive 

     

    hope you get some were u will have a amazing time x 

  • CFWCFW Posts: 234

    We are having a mini-moon straight after wedding with 3 nights in a remote, luxury hotel in Scotland then 4 months later we are heading to the Maldives for 7 days. Was always wary of just going that far for just a week but hopefully it will be worth it. 

  • I want to go back to Bali but because we went last year we've agreed on going to the Islands around Bali for 6 nights then 2 nights in Kuala Lumpa and then 6 nights in Thailand. We can't honeymoon till 3 months after the wedding though as we need to go in the school holidays so my mum can have our little girl.

  • We wanted to do NYC & Mexico, but we’ve crossed off Mexico due to Zika, we want to start trying straight away. 

    So we’ve toyed with other places to add to NYC but we think we’re just gonna do a big blow out in the big apple.

    then maybe a lodge with hot tub etc when we get back :D

  • Rach371Rach371 Posts: 821 New bride

    We're saving for a house and trying to have a baby so we've booked a week in sunny Spain in a self catering villa with a pool for straight after the wedding. It'll probably cost £1,500 tops and I can't wait to lie by a pool and do nothing!!

  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 960 New bride

    I wish I could tell you!!  So far we have nothing booked! I am desperate for a proper honeymoon with some sun and a bit of luxury but looks like I am out of luck

    We get married in December so anywhere hot is long haul and my OH hates flying, can't even convince him to do a 6 hour flight to Cape Verde! So will maybe do a lodge with a hot tub etc. in this country for a few days after the wedding.

    Am thinking of going somewhere closer in Europe next year but a close friend is getting married in Malta in May so not sure I can convince OH to do 2 flights close together! Not even sure I can convince him to come to Malta with me *sigh* I just want some sun!!!

  • SadieeeSadieee Posts: 1,775 New bride
    Kelly224 wrote (see post):

    I wish I could tell you!!  So far we have nothing booked! I am desperate for a proper honeymoon with some sun and a bit of luxury but looks like I am out of luck

    We get married in December so anywhere hot is long haul and my OH hates flying, can't even convince him to do a 6 hour flight to Cape Verde! So will maybe do a lodge with a hot tub etc. in this country for a few days after the wedding.

    Am thinking of going somewhere closer in Europe next year but a close friend is getting married in Malta in May so not sure I can convince OH to do 2 flights close together! Not even sure I can convince him to come to Malta with me *sigh* I just want some sun!!!

    You could try a cruise? Many cruises sail out of southhampton so no flying involved

  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 960 New bride

    Thanks Sadie - I have thought about a cruise although OH has always said he doesn't like boats either! I'm hoping he means the little bob up and down boats rather than a big cruise liner!

    Trouble is I would love to go straight after the wedding so any cruise then would be too long if it involves the Caribbean or not hot enough if it's Europe!

    I was thinking of booking something for after the wedding but because of my friends wedding in May we won't be able to afford go to away just before or just after and then we are into the summer holidays so that leaves September which I think is way too long after the wedding to call it a honeymoon!!

    If I can convince him to come to my friends wedding with me to Malta then we could make that into our honeymoon but not sure how I feel about attending someone else's wedding on what is meant to be our honeymoon - not sure if that is really stupid tho!!  Sorry for the ramble, just been thinking about this a lot recently - not been abroad for 12 years so am desperate for a proper holiday!!

  • Barbie3Barbie3 Posts: 340

    Ur real honeymoon will be the time you spend together immediately after the wedding - the time together without work or other 'real life' distractions is important, not where you do it.  Some people spend as much as they do on the wedding itself to fly half way round the world, some people do it in a caravan, some people just stay at home, it really doesn't matter as long as your relaxing and happy with ur new spouse.

    We're just going to see what deals look good a few months before the big day because we want to go away straight away, but not able to spend a fortune. I know lots of couples who've had a 'minimoon' straight after the wedding or just a week off at home with nice days out, theatre trips etc, and then gone on a facy holiday and called it their 2nd honeymoon the year after when they've had a chance to recover financially a bit.

    Why not have a 'staycation' honeymoon straight away, then save for an overseas holiday '2nd honeymoon' later?  Combining it with travel to be able to attend someone else's wedding in Malta sounds like a brilliant idea x

  • We’re heading to Negril, Jamaica. Wed never normally return to a resort, but this will be our 4th trip to same place, they’ve become like extended family to us, the resort is very small, eco lodges individually spaced our in a jungle garden with a beautiful beach. we met an amazing Canadian couple there 3 years ago, we were the only 2 people at their wedding on the beach last year and this year we’re Meeting up again, taking our dresses and doing a ‘beach blessing’  before jumping off a cliff into sea altogether! 

    We got a brilliant return visitors rate at the hotel and virgin upper class on a seat sale, so only cost a little bit more than normal, and it will be a real treat to sleep properly on the return home flight!

    we are having a ‘pre-wedding’ holiday, I don’t like fake tan, but love a nice Healthy glow, so heading for 2 weeks in ibiza just before the wedding ! Apparently we will need a break from planning - who am I to argue!

     

  • Vicky105Vicky105 Posts: 140

    We have bought a Volkswagen camper as a wedding present to ourselves so will just be going away in that for 7days straight afterwards covering around 700miles. Hoping we will get away somewhere as well but all depends on ££ 

  • AmyrosieAmyrosie Posts: 133

    Bangkok, Ko Samaui and Singapore for us. Flying out the day after the wedding!

    We’ve also booked a ‘second honeymoon’ a couple of months later to New York - a bit cheeky i know, but the travel company said that as long as it was within a year of our wedding, we were entitled to the honeymoon package!

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