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#1 FoxyGirl

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:03 PM

Hi all,

Well, we have been doing lots of wedding budget stuff lately and unfortunately had to give somthing a miss. We bought a house at the end of last year, I am only working part time cos at uni doing Masters and it is proving very difficult to save for the wedding. We found the most expensive thing was the honeymoon and we could reduce our costs by up to $4000 if we didn't have one. I am SOOOOO disappointed, but can see where H2B is coming from.

He suggested we save and go on our honeymoon 6 months after the wedding, therefore also being able to go where we initially wanted as it will not be monsoon season.

Has anyone else had to do this? Are there any alternatives???

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:10 PM

Hi Claire,

sorry to hear of your disappointment. We also had to give up something due to costs - an engagment ring (I just have a wedding band).

What about just going away to a cosy cabin somewhere for a few days? Taks some wine, cheese, bread, and just enjoy each other with no one around to disturb you. This would only cost a couple of hundred dollars.

We went to Fiji, and had a great time, but looking back, I would have loved being anywhere, as long as I was around my new hubby.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:13 PM

Ooohhh. thanks Clair! You make me feel better already. I think that's what we might look at doing. Keeping the convertible wedding car for a few days and driving somewhere nice.....I dunno!
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:19 PM

Ever since I replied to your post, I have had this thought in my head that I really want to go away to a cosy cabin now!!

The convertable sounds brilliant!! I just have this picture of you in a fabbo new going away outfit, with your scarf around you hair and dark glasses on, driving up a winding mountain road to your secluded little cabin in the mountains. Or even a little cabin by a beach somewhere! You have your esky filled with wine, beer and gourmet treats, and you have nothing to do for days except lounge around, eat, drink and wallow in your just married glow.

Aahhhh - bliss!!


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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:33 PM

Oh, it's sounding more and more fabulous Clair - thank you!!!

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:44 PM

I was going to suggest the same thing as clair - It would be so romantic.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:45 PM

DH and I didn't get a honeymoon. We got married last December, week before Christmas, had siblings back from Sydney/Melbourne, relatives from overseas, decided that nup, we'll go overseas at a later date. Mind you though, we had never lived together before the wedding so moving in together was like ahoneymoon anyway.

I'm probably going to Toronto later this year for a few weeks for work so on the way back might get hubby to meet me in Hong Kong as that is where we both want to go. Otherwise now with a mortgage, we'll never end up going.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:55 PM

Babe, really dont stress
I am not having a honeymoon straightaway, we are having rellies stay that Stephen hasnt seen in 20 years. unsure.gif
We are taking a 7 night houseboat holiday next year, on a superb boat, as we both love fishing. The reason we couldnt have one right away was I only decided 5 weeks ago on this date, so there was no time and not enough $$$ put away,
no big deal really, we will do it soon enough. biggrin.gif
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 06:59 PM

hi we aren't having a full on "proper" honeymoon either, we are just going about 2.5 hours down south (driving) to a very popular town.
where we will be staying is a 5 star hotel. it will cost us about $550 for 4 nights. so not the cheapest... but when you consider no airfares + taxes...and we don't need loads of spending money, well it's not to bad!

we also may take our then 3 yr old son with us ( :

it really doesn't matter not having a honeymoon at all! i think it's nice to stay somewhere, anywhere for at least 2 nights though if you can!

we also found this great little cottage in the wilderness for $80 a night, it was gorgeous and highly recommended! but i do love my room service (hehe!) so the 5 star hotel it was!
i like having things to do!

and if our wedding budget is going even worse we will just stay there 2 ir 3 nights bringing the cost down even more ( :

you are doing the right thing i feel ( :
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 07:37 PM

Oh a lot of people don't have their honeymoon until 6 months after they get married.

I am sure you have already thought of this but what about a honeymoon register as gifts?
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:11 PM

we did pretty much exactly what clair suggested (she's a smart cookie) - got married, and went to a cabin in the sunshine coast hinterland for four nights.

I can recommend a fantastic B&B about an hour out of canberra if you're interested? I've been there twice, and will definitely be back smile.gif
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:21 PM

We've just decided to not go on our honeymoon straight away.

We were going to Tassie, however with work commitments and wanting to head on an o/s trip sometime next year it was a bit much. So, here's what we're doing:

- Day after the wedding, heading down to the coast to MIL coast house for a few days together, then
- Driving up the road to spend a few days on a houseboat with some mates, then
- Going on our trip to Tassie to celebrate out first anniversary!

Don't worry, chook. If you and your lovely new hubby get at least a couple of days alone after your wedding to savour the event (and each other) it may not matter so much just WHERE you are.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:07 PM

Oh you guys are the best! I was so worried and all my BM's are saying 'you need to have a honeymoon! I can't believe you aren't having a honeymoon!', so I got worried and sad. Thank you to you all who have made me see it can be lovely no matter what we do. You guys are the best!! biggrin.gif

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:42 PM

We aren't having a honeymoon until a few months later. We are going to have a week off after the wedding. I don't mind waiting as he is off work at the moment as he has been very sick so fa nearly 3mths by the time he's back at work it will be september.

Maybe if you both just go away for the weekend like everyone else has said sounds like a good idea too.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:22 AM

We didnt have a honeymoon and i am really upset about it. we got married and michael went to work the next day.
I know exactly how you feel and i am never going to get a honeymoon because hubby works too much.
Good luck with your plans i hope you dont have to go through as much heartache as i did and actually do something for your honeymoon.




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