MG Bear and I keep getting asked wherever we go “Have you thought about where you want to go on your honeymoon yet?” and it makes me want to scream! Our parents ask us everytime we see them and casual conversations with friends end up with questions about the honeymoon. I decided to finally buckle down and start my research and it has had it’s ups and downs.
Our original plan was to travel somewhere lavish (think Bora Bora or the Maldives) but…. the prices to fly out there were enough to scare us off! Next we thought of going somewhere no one would ever think of going, Brazil. The way we saw it was “who knows when we will have the money to go somewhere unique again, so why not for our honeymoon” well…. flights were STILL expensive and most resorts were about the same price as Bora Bora. We know we are on our own since our parents are paying for the wedding, so we had to start over, again. The Caribbean is closer and more affordable, so that was a starting point. I don’t like doing things that everyone else does and that meant that anywhere in Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica and St. Lucia are out of the question. I don’t want to go to a mass resort (think Sandals) so I looked into cruises. Then it hit me… Hurricane Season.
We are getting married September 15th which is right smack in the middle of hurricane season for the Caribbean and even if we waited, it doesn’t end until December. While I know alot of people that went on their honeymoon during these months, most of them said it just rained at night. I don’t want one drop of rain, or a scary storm so we talked about waiting it out. The Pros and Cons were weighed and the one that pushed us into the direction of booking our honeymoon for January 2013, was the fact that we would have much more time to save up and pay off the trip before we got there, instead of after. Especially since the holidays would soon be approaching after our wedding, leaving us even more broke.
We haven’t officially booked the honeymoon yet, but we are working with a travel agent now to get the best deal. Are any of you taking a late honeymoon because of the weather, or money? It seems more common nowadays for couples to wait. If you are already married, did a late honeymoon take away from the “just married” or “newlywed” feeling? I think it would be a nice getaway to look forward to and you have time to wind down, open presents and enjoy being husband and wife right away while at home, but that’s just me!