Posted by Grace Bonney, of Design*Sponge
Now that we’re measuring the distance between today and the BIG DAY in weeks, not units of six months, it’s time to get serious about our honeymoon. That’s right, we haven’t booked a honeymoon. I know, I know, ridiculous, but here’s what happened.
Scene: Six months ago, our living room in Brooklyn.
Me: Hey, we should really book our honeymoon.
Aaron: Cool, what were you thinking?
Me: What about Big Sur? (I show him the website for the Post Ranch Inn)
Aaron: Awesome, it has a fireplace and a hot tub? Sounds great. Let’s book it!
Me: (sound of calling and reserving the honeymoon suite) We’re set. Big Sur here we come!
The Post Ranch Inn.
Cut to six months later— the economy has totally tanked and visions of staying in fancy rooms on the edge of a cliff with an infinity pool have become largely laughable for us.
So now we’re trying to scale back our honeymoon and find the perfect place to spend our first week as a married couple. We shifted gears pretty quickly to decide on what is regrettably called “glamping” these days (glamorous + camping). We’re both fine with roughing it, but for the honeymoon we wanted something extra special.
The only hitch? All of the places we’d like to go are up north and seem to not open until the end of May or early June, a full month after the ceremony.
So now we’re trying to decide: should we wait a month to stay somewhere dreamy like The Resort at Paws Up in Montana, or Clayoquot in Canada? Or should we try something like this in Southern California that might be able to take us right after the wedding?
My questions to all the wedded-experts in the audience today are:
1) Did you wait to go on your honeymoon, or go right after the wedding? If you waited, did you regret it? Or was it worth the wait?
2) Did anyone go fancy camping (I refuse to keep saying "glamping") for their honeymoon, and if so, where did you stay?
As always, thanks for your tips and feedback.