Hi! thats a lot of questions!
firstly i'll say that originally we were going to have a mini-moon in cornwall but actually this is now going to be our only honeymoon as we intend to use any cash gifts towards buying a house, rather than a honeymoon as we originally thought.
we've booked an airbnb in a lovely private space, in a small village in cornwall and i told her it would be for our honeymoon. we're staying for a full week and we both like to do lots of activities so it's been good for us as there's so much to do.
we're going surfing and to the eden project and we're planning more. we can easily call local restaurants and speak to them about reservations and menus, and since we're taking our car we can explore more of the things around us.
my family are really pleased, my friends think it's lovely that we're having a staycation- nobody has turned their nose up and quite frankly i'd be offended if they did!
i'm not looking forward to the big drive but i am looking forward to the time, space and tranquility. staying in the UK means no crazy packing, no running for flights and slightly less organisation.
i'm also a fussy eater so being able to self-cater and know there's a tesco nearby is really useful
i would have loved the big holiday to australia or new zealand but I'm more excited about is being able to use the money towards something concrete by buying our first home and that is more exciting! we can go on a big holiday in a point in our lives where its better for us and that's something to look forward to