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Anyone who asked was informed that my (29F) fiancé (30M) doesn't know where we're going for our mini-moon.
We're getting married in less than a week, and yesterday my MOH innocently brought up the destination in conversation (what time does your flight get in from Vegas). Fiancé was in the same room and had his back turned but there's no way he could have missed it unless he was completely lost in thought.
She mentioned it twice before I motioned to "shh" as a reminder. She approached me in private later to apologize, very hurt by her mistake.
I told her not to worry; it's okay. And if course it is okay, but I am disappointed as both fiancé and I were very much looking forward to the surprise.
Not to mention, fiancé is suddenly anxious about our ceremony and reception (separate days) as they're both supposed to be outdoors and both days are forecast to rain. Just looking for support as now I am feeling anxious and sad rather than excited.
TLDR: MOH accidentally revealed the surprise destination of our mini-moon in front of my fiancé.
Feel your feelings, then write them down, get it out of your system, then rip that shit up because you’re about to have an amazing fucking wedding and mini moon. He doesn’t know where you’re staying in Vegas or what you’re going to eat. Make a new surprise. This is disappointing, however, you will laugh with your husband and MOH in 10 years about this and it’ll be a cute running joke.
As for the weather, the weather will be weather. I freaked out before my wedding because the forecast said rain and we lucked out with no rain. I do feel silly about freaking out because that’s just something you simply have no control over. Whatever the weather does, it will be beautiful.
I work at a country club and manage weddings. The last three weddings we’ve had, it has been raining. Cocktail/reception is indoors but ceremonies are usually held outdoors. Most of these venue have rain plans, talk to the banquet manager at your venue and see what kind of fall backs they have
It’s also considered good luck when it rains on your wedding day, like someone else said, it’ll be something you both look back at and laugh
Based on quite a few factors, I could tell which weekend I was going to get engaged. I’m just too much of a planner to not be involved in planning one of our trips. I thought it would kind of sour the experience. It was fucking awesome. I didn’t know when it was going to happen to the whole weekend had this exciting, what’s next? kind of air. Plan a couple of surprises for your itinerary in Vegas, and I guarantee as long as you know the kind of stuff he likes, you’ll both have a great time.
Fun but more intensive idea for while you’re there: rent a car and drive to Death Valley National Park! They have cabins you can stay in. It’s a National dark sky park which makes it AMAZING for stargazing at night - it takes your eyes up to thirty minutes to adjust and be able to see just how many stars there are. My husband and I went there on our first vacation together while dating and woke up at 3am to go stargaze from the salt flats, and it was such a stunning moment.
Highly recommend if you have the available time and capital to add it to your itinerary!
I was upset that it was forecasted to rain on my wedding and I’m actually so happy it did. We have the most incredible moody photos and some fun ones with clear umbrellas. There’s always a silver lining!
Well it’s not like you’re going to a beach or someplace where he could already have a good idea of what y’all would be doing - there’s so many shows, restaurants, activities, etc in Vegas that the itinerary itself will still be a really fun surprise. It might be even more fun for him know to know it’s in Vegas so he can start imagining/getting excited for what y’all will be getting into versus just trying to guess the destination itself! Are you going to the sphere?
Unfortunately, the Sphere won't have having any shows that align with our timeline; I should say that fortunately, he doesn't know we will also be going to Zion for a couple nights. So we still have that aspect of the surprise! We're also going to Hell's Kitchen, which I think he will love. I appreciate everyone encouraging me to look for the bright side.
Look on the bright side, you were able to keep it a surprise for up to less than a week from the wedding?! That’s pretty good! Plus he doesn’t know the full itinerary so it’s just giving him a little clue.
Feeling anxious when you’re just a few more days from the wedding sounds completely normal! The weather situation is tough but nothing you can do to change the weather so just be prepared rain or shine. Rain can make for really beautiful and even lighting in photos compared to direct sun.
I'm sorry your MOH let it slip, but even if he did hear, you can definitely make lemonade out of it. When I was pregnant, my freaking mother let it slip that I was pregnant before I told anyone. So we kept the gender a secret, but THEN, I let the real gender slip, so I ended up using all sorts of pronouns to keep them guessing. You could just start screwing with him and say "when we get to Siberia" or "Man, I hope the weather in Timbuktu is better than this!!" Just swap up outrageous destinations.
Instead of all that, it's far easier to remember that he may know you're going to Vegas, but as someone else pointed out- he doesn't know where you're staying or what youre doing! That's salvageable, I think.
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