I think it depends on what you are looking for in your honeymoon.
Originally Posted by dindlee
Friends of ours went to Maine and loved it. (They are also huge lobster fans so that helped).
If you are looking for fun, art and a bit of the esoteric crazyness (or vampire and horror) I love New Orleans.
If you are the sporty types the Everglades could be fun. You can find places to kayak in the mangroves with the crocodiles, bike, etc. Or you could hike part of the Appalachian Trail or chill out in the Shenandoah mountains.
Grand Canyon/Brycons Canyon are also fabulous and gorgeous with amazing views and you can go on helicopter rides or trail hikes.
If you want Beach/city life there is always Miami with it's tones of hotels (I'd recommend the Epic - but I really like Kimptons).
Oh I used to live in CW (well went to college there) the outlets have expanded as I found out last weekend so if you go bring extra space in your bag, and don't forget to stop by Sno-To-Go for me.
Yeah, I'd second this.
Originally Posted by ottilie
Wedding planning is already feeling a bit overwhelming to me Ladies.... So I'm wondering... Destination vs. Traditional? Insights? I am thinking Destination would be a lot less hassle at this point... but then I don't get my lovely Christmas Wedding... I love the idea of a pink destination wedding though, and a vacation somewhere warm and tropical in the middle of an Alberta winter is more than appealing.... So very torn!
I hear you, Kibby! I've been reading wedding blogs and stories and looking at photos, and at the moment I want to get married ten times to do it all! I think a winter wedding sounds amazing!! Snow and twinkles... and you can always honeymoon somewhere warm? But do what your heart tells you!
It really depends on budget and how many guests you want at your wedding. If you do destination, it might be more expensive depending one where you're going, and you'll likely have fewer guests since most will either 1) not have the time 2) not have the money
Originally Posted by kibby
We did the traditional wedding and then went on our honeymoon to Hawaii to enjoy the beach. We chose this because 1) less of a hassle for planning and saves money from having to travel back and forth to make sure things are going as planned 2) most of our guests probably wouldn't go to our wedding if it was too far away and we really wanted our family and friends to show up 3) cheaper! - this was the big one really
We hope to do a simple vowel renewal in the future (25 wedding anniversary maybe?), probably on Hawaii. Hopefully I can fit in my dress again, lol! And it would just be me and my husband on the beach. No guests or anything. It would be totally romantic!