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Weddings & Honeymoons

While Kevin is on his post-wedding trip, anyone want to share a stories of your own wedding/honeymoon, or stories of weddings that you were in, or at which you were a guest?

I worked with custodial services at a church when I was in college --  and often the parents of either the bride or groom would say quietly to me, "I can't wait until this is over."   They loved their child, were happy with the spouse-to-be, but just couldn't handle more wedding details. 

Here is good old Wiki on honeymoon: "The Merriam-Webster dictionary reports the etymology as from 'the idea that the first month of marriage is the sweetest' (1546)." It also said that in many parts of Europe at one time newlyweds were supplied with a month's worth of mead, a honey-wine beverage.  --Kay


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Well, "back in the day", when I got married, going to Niagara Falls was the thing to do, so that's where we spent our honeymoon.  It is beautiful there and I would love to go back some day.  I've been to both sides but think the Canadian side is the best.  ~Diann

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

I have the most boring honeymoon story in all eternity.  We drove down to the Ozarks and camped.  It rained.  BORING.

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Fortunately, our wedding was very uneventful. Slightly long - about 1 hour - considering we decided to have a full Mass. Reception went well, even though my brother-in-law drunkingly stepped on my train (sp?). For our honeymoon, we took a 5-day cruise on Carnival to Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. The sad part about Mexico is that the buildings closest to the beach are nice, but if you go a block or two inland, it becomes very apparent that Mexico has a very high poverty level. Very sad. Grand Cayman was very cool with beautiful snorkeling among coral reefs and feeding sting rays. Since our cruise didn't leave until Monday, and we were married on Saturday, we flew to Miami on Sunday and stayed at a VERY seedy motel. When we got back from our honeymoon, my husband rechecked the site were he had booked the motel, and there was a post saying not to stay there because it was so seedy! If only we had known beforehand!

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My MIL gave us a trip to HI for a wedding gift. Arrived at airport and our airline was involved insome sort of labor dispute with food handlers and none of the other airlines would honor the tickets. She requested the tickets back so she could supposedly turn them in and get new ones. = 25 yrs later still haven't seen those tickets.  Oh well, i have been there otherwise so not worth it's being more than a honeymoon horror tale and forget it

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We went to a nearby little town for the 1 night - Newton.  Then came home and drove his parents, aunt & brother to the airport in Wichita.  Then I took 1 day off school and went back to finish my senior year of high school.

My oldest eloped, but left me planning the wedding for a week.  Didn't go over well.

My youngest planned an elaborate wedding really at the Castle Inn Riverside in Wichita.  Which they paid for.  I made her dress and wanted to make the cakes, but they wouldn't allow an unlicensed person to make the cakes to be served there.  This was during the time that I was caring for our oldest daughter's 3 small children on a nearly daily basis and it didn't change with us in Wichita for the wedding - mom went out for all the special bridal attendant things, and since Grandpa took off when I went back to our room to check the baby's pants - I didn't get to attend anything except the dinner of the bachelorette party.  The day of the wedding, I woke up with a sore throat, so started downing oj like mad, but started getting lightheaded during the ceremony.  My dh, who isn't one to show his emotions, thought I was getting frisky when I tried to hold his hand as I thought I was going to pass out.  So I spent the ceremony holding hands with the groom's sister - who must have seen how white I was.  I was so sick by the time the reception was over that I locked not just 1 set, but 2 sets of keys to my van in it & my dh had to drive back to Hutch the morning after to get our 3rd set so we could leave the castle (where the parents, siblings & wedding party had spent the night) to go back to our hotel where we were staying until after Don's family left on Tuesday.  By then, he was sick, the bride was sick and my aunt was sick by the time she got back home to IA.  The bridal couple then waited 2 years and went on a cruise for a delayed honeymoon after his 6 surgery to correct a knee injury where the 1st surgery resulted in problems with his foot.



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 Our Honeymoon was a free trip to Jamaica, that went with the business that we bought.  I wouldn't call it exotic, maybe interesting, we went with a group of other couples, while we were there, there was a earth quake, we were out deep sea fishing, the only fish I landed was just the head, we had sharks swimming around the boat. The old saying when you are out on the states,don't drink the water, well that is so true. I will say the weather was beautiful for Feburary,.

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our honeymoon trip was just normal.  We drove to San Francisco, which was beautiful! The worst part was being on such a tight budget (some things never change!!) We didn't get to do somethings since they cost so much.  I figure if that is the worst thing, thats not so bad!    

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5

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Not exotic, went to my in-laws condo in Florida.  The funny thing was they 'forgot' to tell us that there were only twin beds in this two bedroom condo!!! And to make it worst, they were on rollers, moved every time we moved!!! We ended up pulling off the matresses off the beds and put them on the floor of the living room.  We were suppose to stay there two weeks, only stayed one for ovious reasons Wink

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Very interesting.....Now it might be a month's worth of "pop" and we'd all be going on PopMoons after weddings....Yes, Kay's thread is a good one, anyone go anywhere particularly exotic after their wedding?

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