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2020-2021 Brides: What are your covid Honeymoon Plans?

Whitney, on October 26, 2020 at 3:16 PM Posted in Honeymoon 1 58
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I’m getting married November 13, 2021 and my fiancé and I planned to have a Hawaii honeymoon. With Covid, we realize that travel has become, and will remain, a little more difficult to plan. Hawaii is currently requiring tourists to mandatory quarantine for 14 days or get a Covid Test prior to arrival. It’s hard to determine what rules will be in place by next year, but it makes planning even more stressful. How has COVID affected your honeymoon plans and what options have you found to accommodate for the uncertainty?

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Latest activity by Milada, on March 29, 2021 at 11:33 AM
  • Lisa
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    My fiance and I were also supposed to go to Hawaii this summer for our honeymoon, but that got cancelled due to COVID. We plan to go sometime after our wedding in 2022, but unsure of exactly when that will be. If we can't go to Hawaii in 2022, we'll just plan a different vacation somewhere else in the US.
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  • Whitney
    Beginner November 2021
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    Did you have plane tickets and hotel reservations already made?
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  • Lisa
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    Yep ☹️ luckily, we were able to get flight vouchers good until the end of 2022, and we were able to get vouchers for our hotel reservation as well, so we haven't lost any money... Yet. Did you guys book anything yet? Or holding off until things start to improve?
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  • Whitney
    Beginner November 2021
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    Oh wow, that’s great that they honored the vouchers and you don’t lose that money! We haven’t planned anything yet. We’ve been very hesitant to make those decisions with so much being unknown. We would love to do Hawaii for our honeymoon but are thinking of staying in the continental US just to avoid the extra headache.
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  • T
    Super April 2021
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    We had planned to go to Colorado...will probably reevaluate as it gets closer to April. I'm glad I'm not planning an international honeymoon now.

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  • Whitney
    Beginner November 2021
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    Where in Colorado were you planning to go? Has that area been significantly affected by COVID and made your current plans inaccessible? I live near Gatlinburg, TN and see SEVERAL honeymooners driving into town recently. It’s almost as if nothing has changed and plans haven’t been interrupted here.
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  • Lisa
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    Totally makes sense! The good news is, you still have some time before you need to start focusing on honeymoon plans - you can probably wait until late winter/early spring before booking anything. That way, you can see whether the restrictions change in your favor before committing to anything. Also, if you're booking with a travel agent, definitely get the travel insurance just in case you cancel! If you're not working with a travel agent, book hotels/flights that have lenient cancellation/reschedule policies.
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  • Teddy_bear525
    Dedicated October 2020
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    We just came back from ours. We went to French Polynesia (Bora Bora and Tahiti to be more exact), this was our original plan and it followed through. Luckily French Polynesia opened up since July 15th, a negative COVID test result is required prior departure and a self test 4 days after arrival. We followed all their protocols and had an amazing time! We did buy travel insurance which includes medical and evacuation in case anything happens, which was very affordable. Both husband and I paid less than $40 per person. We’re in CA, COVID cases here is more than tripled the entire population of French Polynesia lol...we went safely and returned safely. So I’d say if the requirement is to test prior to arrival then you shouldn’t have much problems and check out travel insurance, definitely worth it to give you a peace of mind. There’s still time for you to plan and check different options out, don’t stress too much about it! Wish you best of luck 💕💕💕
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  • Michelle
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    We’re getting married on 4/3/21 with us flying to Jamaica on 4/5/21. We’re going to a sandals resort for 7 days. I’ve heard from a few different people that have recently gone & they had to have a recent (within 2 weeks of departure) COVID test.
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  • Courtney
    Dedicated July 2021
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    We just cancelled our March 2021 Hawaii wedding. It’s just too risky. What if one of us tested positive right before the trip/. A lot of money to risk. Is travel insurance even covering COVID? We changed gears and are going to Montana to get married in glacier national park in Montana. Hawaii will just have to wait for another time.
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
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    We have totally changed our plans and are now eloping to Jamaica. We had scheduled a wedding in Ireland in a lovely Gothic castle, but too iffy with covid. We will marry at our resort and honeymoon with them, too. As of now Jamaica requires a quick response covid-19 test at the airport prior to going through immigration. They have very little covid there and we feel safe with our plans. At least we'll be married, finally. ❤🤗
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
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    Oh! Our wedding date is April 9, 2021. Our travel insurance does cover covid, thankfully, which is a wedding gift from our resort.
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  • Whitney
    Beginner November 2021
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    Glacier National Park will be stunning!!
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  • Whitney
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    It seems like both plans sound amazing! Definitely don’t think you’ll regret either of those options. Safe travels!!
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  • Whitney
    Beginner November 2021
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    Jamaica sounds like a great choice! Their number of COVID cases seems to be very well managed, so it seems like a very safe and beautiful option. Safe travels and best wishes to you both!!
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  • Whitney
    Beginner November 2021
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    I think if taking a simple quick COVID test is the only thing standing in the way of you and your dream honeymoon, it’s so worth it! I hope you both had an amazing time and wish you both the best! Congrats!
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  • Whitney
    Beginner November 2021
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    Travel insurance will be a must when we start planning!
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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
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    Thank you. Hope your honeymoon plans get settled soon, but you still have plenty of time. Wherever you go will be extremely special!!
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    My husband and I went to Aruba last month. Aside from needing a Covid test and some extra mandatory insurance before entering the country, everything was normal. Highly recommend if anyone is still looking for a place to go during all this. Have also heard good things about Jamaica during Covid
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  • Lisa
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    Our wedding is 10/7/2021 and are currently waiting to make a decision. Probably until late spring. We have a few destinations in & out of the country in mind but can’t make a decision until we see what happens. I’m thinking we are going to stay in the US, Aspen Colorado or maybe Sedona. We’ll see.
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