(Closed) Are you going on your dream honeymoon? (Economy related)

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Has the economy affected your honeymoon location choice?
    Yep, we had to choose/switch to something a little less pricey than our dream locale (Comment ) : (20 votes)
    29 %
    Nope, we're going on our dream honeymoon anyway : (37 votes)
    53 %
    Other (Elaborate below) : (13 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    We started planning our "dream honeymoon" to Italy before the economy tanked.  We had already bought tickets and made reservations.  My FH is a fiscal conservative (i.e. republican) so he believes spending money is the best way to keep the economy going.  We went full steam ahead with both the honeymoon and wedding plans despite the economy.

    Post # 4
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We had to scale back quite a bit…Our dream honeymoon would have been some exotic place in Tanzania or South Africa but because of our budget we decided to go on a cruise in the caribbean…we’ll save the trip to Africa hopefully for our 1 year anniversary…

    Post # 6
    398 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    The location we selected tends to pricery for Americans all fo the time.  We had saved enough money during our engagement and booked early enough to not have to change plans.

    Post # 7
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We wanted to go to Ireland…well, we actually wanted to elope to Ireland, but our parents got wind of that plan and shut it down pretty quick. But I’m excited about planning a wedding, so it’s okay! His great-grandparents are from Ireland, and we wanted to honor his heritage. Plus, I freaking love Europe and adore traveling of all kinds. However, airfare alone would have taken a third of our budget, so we decided to go to NYC instead. I’m really excited about it, even if it’s a compromise!

    Post # 8
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @Chela429: We’re going to Italy as well! 

    My fiance and I both share a love of travel.  We realize the state of the economy is going to affect us (especially with me searching for a job shortly after the wedding, due to relocation), but we also realized that our honeymoon may be our only opportunity to travel for a while. 
    We’re not going "all out", but I think we’re planning a pretty fantastic honeymoon to Italy using hotel rewards, frequent flyer miles and planning ahead to find the best deals!  I don’t think we’re going to end up spending much more than most people would spend going to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico/The Caribbean for the same length of time. (10 days)

    We also are not going into any debt for the wedding/honeymoon, and I think that’s important to consider!

    Post # 9
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We have decided not to go on a honeymoon right away, except possibly a minimoon to a nearby B&B for a night or two.  My Fiance lost his job this week, just as we were about to decide and buy tickets, so there’ll be no Caribbean island for us! 

    Post # 10
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    Don’t get me wrong we are going on a great trip, but our dream was to go to Europe.  We have decided to put that off one year and go to Mexico for our honeymoon this year. 

    Post # 12
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Our dream honeymoon was going to Hawaii…but when I looked at tickets in October I thought we couldn’t afford it.

    So we started looking at Mediterranean cruises…but those plane tickets were expensive!!

    So I looked at Hawaii again.  And the ticket prices fell…a lot.  And it turns out…our dream honeymoon was the most economical choice!  So yep, we’re going on our dream honeymoon!!

    Post # 13
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We had booked an amazing Sandals honeymoon in Montego Bay followed by a week at our beach house but we cancelled Sandals because we’ve gone overboard on the wedding and feel wrong about spending another 9000 plus on a week long vacation.  We’ve decided to go to Niagra for a few days followed by Old Quebec City for a few days and then to our beach house for a week.  My fiance is in finance and although he’s been told layoffs are done for his division you never can be too certain.  With the economy the way it is right now unless your the rockafellers you need to watch where your spending your money.  At least that’s the way we feel.



    Post # 15
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We’re going on a Mexican Rivera Carnival Cruise.  Not necessarily our dream honeymoon, but something we’ve talked about doing.  If money wasn’t an issue, I’m sure we would have gone somewhere else, but we’ll have the rest of our lives to figure that out!  I’m just glad that we’re able to go somewhere!

    Post # 16
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I really wanted to go to Mexico for a week, but after all the wedding expenses I just couldn’t justify dropping that kind of money right now.  We’ve both traveled quite a bit so it’s not that big of a deal. I think we’re going to go to Chicago and take in some sights, do some shopping and catch some Cubs games! It will be fun.  We plan to save for Europe over the next few years and try to make it happen then.  

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