Friday, September 4, 2009


I am ridiculous about the wedding budget! I will ruthlessly slash our budget until we can have a honeymoon. Ryan and I have never taken a big trip where its just us, and neither one of us has had a vacation in years. So if I have to be a stickler about our budget to get a honeymoon, then so be it.

Originally, Ryan and I wanted to do a self-driving tour of Ireland, a la Mrs. Lovebug. Unfortunately, a 7-night tour would cost $1400 just for the car rental and hotels, and we'd still have to pay for airfare, meals, and general spending money. You can check out the site where I got those prices here.

So unless I get a big-*ss raise (haha) or Ryan wins the lottery, then no Ireland for us.


Let's be honest, airfare to anywhere but North and South America is going to be cost-prohibitive, so just cross out pretty much the whole world.

Ryan has always wanted to go to Belize, so I've looked into that a little bit. By a little bit, I mean that I spent maybe 5 minutes researching. I need to do lots more research, but from what I've read, it looks like there are lots of eco-resorts in Belize, and we'd be arriving right in the middle of hurricane season. Yay!

Ryan has expressed an interest in a cruise, but I've been on one and really don't think he would like it. He hates being cooped up and he hates crowds, and cruises involve both of those. I'm more of a city girl, so I think it'd be fun to go to San Francisco or New York or something. I also looked into Montreal, because neither he nor I have ever been to Canada, we could do city stuff for me and wilderness stuff for him, and it feels very European to me but would be pretty budget friendly. I mean, how pretty does it look?

Sigh. So many options! What are you doing for your honeymoon? Got any budget-friendly ideas for me?


  1. I don't really have any great suggestions for you as I'm doing the same thing myself right now! Everywhere that I WANT to go is SOOOO expensive...haven't thought about Canada...that could be something. I'm looking into Puerto Rico (but you've got the same problem with hurricanes) and Florida right now...I'll be sure to post about what I find soon!

  2. The reason we looked at Puerto Rico was because you don't need a passport (which we don't have)...the only other place that I've looked was Mexico...but quit looking there after the swine flu hit. I'll keep you posted!

  3. Montreal is soo much fun and a great alternative to Europe. And the summertime is the best time to go. Good luck!


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