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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:27 AM

Awww Clair sorry to hear your disapointment, but I sense you are realising that the honeymoon is what you make of it!!!

The ideas the other girls had a fab, and any one of them would be really great. If all else fails and you are unable to get away then chill out at home. Ensure you have plenty of everything you need so you both dont need to leave the house. Just take the time to relax. Your probably lucky your in Canberra, there are heaps of B&B's within a comfortable driving distance, there's the coast, the snow, the rainforest, and Sydney offcourse. Have a think about what you both want to do for your honeymoon and make plans based on that. I would think you could do any number of things that will be well within budget means and will just get you away, together, alone!!!

HugS hon!!! Looking forward to hearing what you decide to do.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:46 AM

We aren't having our honeymoon until December as we used up all our holiday going to England to get married!

If we have it in Dec we can use some of next year's holiday as well as the public holidays to cover it and the weather will be better where we are headed too. I don't mind at all that we are waiting, it just stretches that lovely 'Just Married' feeling out even longer!

I think having a couple of days away somewhere cosy would be wonderful and will allow you some really special time without costing a fortune.

And just think of all the fun you can have planning and anticipating your big honeymoon!

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 02:11 PM

We only had three days as I had just started a new job and couldn't get anymore time off. Before the wedding I was really disappointed but we went to sydney for the 3 days and to be honest I didn't even realise it was a short honeymoon! I think when you are just married it all feels like a honeymoon anyway even if you are at home! The short break sounds like a great compromise for you guys.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 02:42 PM

We aren't going on our honeymoon straight away and it is mainly because we live in Qld are getting married in Adelaide and all up I would have flown back and forth about 7 times this year. Do you really think I want to get on another plane and fly overseas??? wink.gif

I have had sooo many people say "oh you have to go on a honeymoon" why??? I am more excited about finally being able to get married to the man I love than going on a holiday.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:15 PM

We did the same thing, we got married in March and took a few days off to go to our holiday house to have a bit of a break, but our honeymoon is in December. We are going to Port Douglas and then to Great Keppel Island to relax for two weeks.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:35 PM


We are in the same boat as you so don't worry too much. With paying for the wedding by ourselves it seems we won't be able to go on a honeymoon straight away. We will probably leave it for a while till we save a bit of money, but then in saying that I really want to save for a house, so we will see. I am a bit disapointed, cause we have been engaged for so long and still you would think we would be able to save heaps, but it doesn't always happen that way, soo many bills to pay and H2B has just finished paying his car loan and I soo have to pay my visa off. Things always come up that you just can't plan for. Now the car is making a funny noise so that is another cost we will have.

It sounds like a nice idea to go somewhere just for a few days and not too expensive, just so you and hubby can spend some time alone. Even if it is just for a weekend.


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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:44 PM

In some ways I regret having a honeymoon and the money we spent on it (and it cost alot). We were both so tired that did not get out of it what we should have and its just my opinion, but we could of had just as good a time alone relaxing anywhere a lot cheaper and closer to home.

Although before hand was very excited to be going!
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:32 PM

As everyone else has pretty much said, I would go & stay at a nice B&B for 1 or 2 nights which will still feel special & only cost a couple of hundred $$$

Then in 6 months or a years time go on your extended honeymoon.

You lucky thing, you'll end up getting 2!!! biggrin.gif

PS Alternatively, have you considered a honeymoon registry?

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:45 PM

You girls make me feel so much better. We don't like the idea of a honeymoon registry, but will now probably lean towards going somewhere closer to home cheaper and wait for a while til we can afford to go on our propper honeymoon. You make me feel so much better about it - thank you for all your advice and suggestions!!

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:04 AM

Everyone has said the same thing but I'll add my 2 cents worth anyway. We are getting married in September and we are going to Chile in December but we are going with my sister, my new sister and law and meeting my parents in law over there, so it isn't really a honeymoon. We are just taking the opportunity to be in Chile while his parents are there (its where they are from). My soon to be SIL is giving us a couple of nights away as a wedding present ... so on Saturday night of the wedding I'm not sure where we will go but on Sunday we will drive to wherever our surprise place is and be there for a couple of days.
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:31 AM

i wasnt going to have a honeymoon either until we decided to have a wishing well instead of presents, so that was over $4000 to go on a beautiful 2 week honeymoon.
If this isn't you then I go with the others and say stay in a nice place for a w/e
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 09:13 AM

We aren't going away either, we really want to buy a block or a house and I would rather put the money towards that.
So we are going away for probably 3 days to a luxury resort, then to my parents holiday house for a week or so.
A few people have said to me, all you want to do is relax and enjoy each others company, rather than exploring a new place, although of couse I would rather relax on a tropical island!!

Sorry to hear your husband went back to work the next day Alicia - its not fair is it? Can you get a weekend away for a belated very short honeymoon?

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 04:05 PM

We too are in the same situation.. we are having a big honeymoon in 6 months travelling around the US but I felt as though we should have SOME sort of honeymoon after our wedding.

My fiance has hardly any annual leave so we're both going back to work on the tuesday but we'll have a 4 day weekend the very next weekend.... i was hoping we could get back up to airlie beach but even that is gonna bit stretching out budget so it looks like a weekend at the gold coast, not the most exotic of places for brisbane people but hey at least we're getting away together, we figure we'll have a couple of nice dinners together and thatll be enough for us.

see if you can fit a little get away into your budget, even if its nothing exotic at least you can go and unwind...

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:10 PM

My old boss and his wife were well travelled workaholics so what there friends did was went grocery shopping, stole all of there clothes except a couple of t shirts and a few pairs of jocks took there phones away and locked them in there house for a couple of days. She said it was fantastic because no body bothered them.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:36 PM

Sweety dont stress - I agree with claire a romantic cosy cabin for a few days would be lovely

My best friend was in the same boat. They had just bought a house and they went for about 3 days to a farm stay just out of taree nsw in a cosy cabin. She loved it and still raves about it to this day 8 years later!

Your such a sweet girl to accept it also. I think ive been a bit of a brat actually cause I made sure i booked our honeymoon before he did the same thing. Feeling guilty now. Might go the cosy cabin for a few days myself actually and get our money back

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