Post # 1
When I see posts about the total cost of a wedding I see that some people include the cost of their honeymoon with the cost of their wedding while other people count only the cost of the wedding and not the cost of the honeymoon.
I’d be curious why you do what you do.
We count our honeymoon apart because it’s a trip that we’ve been planning to take since before we were engaged.
Post # 3
I don’t count them as the same, as I feel like the trip away is different to the wedding. The wedding is us getting married, and that is what our wedding fund is going to. Out honeymoon is a few weeks away to relx, and so that’s what our travel fund is going to.
Post # 4
We are not counting the cost of the honeymoon as a wedding cost. A reason for this is because we are going on the honeymoon in Summer (we are getting married in Winter) so we will be setting a honeymoon fund 🙂
Post # 5
We count our honeymoon as part of the wedding cost.
We have put a budget for the wedding and one for the honeymoon and so we are saving for both of them together and consider them as one whole budget.
If we were able to cut down on some costs in the wedding we’d add them to the honeymoon.
We are going on our honeymoon the morning following our wedding (we will be having a dinner reception so we can’t travel on the same day) 🙂
Post # 6
I do not include the honeymoon in my wedding cost because it is not a part of the “wedding” and to be honest, my FMIL is paying for the honeymoon and I don’t know the cost!
Post # 7
Included since we are planning to go right after the wedding.
Post # 8
I don’t include the honeymoon in the cost of the wedding because, well… it isn’t part of the wedding. I also don’t include our rings. I think the other reason for that, though, is that we paid for our honeymoon (and rings) whereas my parents paid for our actual wedding, so the expenses were definitely kept/considered separately.
Post # 9
We included it all together, because we were on a very tight budget and needed to make sure we had money for all of it. They didn’t conflict, but if they had, we would have had to cut back somewhere.
Post # 10
We didn’t include it. We would have taken the trip even if we hadn’t gotten married and to be honest we weren’t on a tight wedding budget, so we didn’t have to plan for the cost.
Post # 11
Usually I just say the cost of the wedding if I’m responding to a post about how much your wedding costs. Our wedding is around $14,000 and our honeymoon is like $8,000ish so that makes a big difference.
We are going right after the wedding, but my parents are paying for the wedding and we are covering the honeymoon so thats another reason I don’t combine them.
Post # 12
Aw I’m the lonely non-honeymooner. We do “plan” to take one in the summer. With the cost of houses I’m starting to rethink it! We’re paying for the wedding ourselves so having the hm right after will be tight financially.
Post # 13
@renwoman: I do not include the cost of the honeymoon. Simply because we haven’t gone on ours yet, and I don’t know what it will amount to. Plus, we still have time to save up. Seems somewhat unrelated now.
Although, I DID include the cost of our wedding rings seeing as they were needed for the wedding day itself (not engagement seeing as it was purchased 2 years prior).
Post # 14
I include wedding and honeymoon for a few reasons. 1) we paid for everything so we needed to know how much was being spent. 2) we had a DW in Scotland and then stayed there for a week for honeymoon Part 1, then flew to Spain for Honeymoon Part 2. Where would we have put the cost of the flights – honeymoon or wedding? Plus flying to Spain was MUCH cheaper from Scotland than from the US.
So for us, it just made sense to roll it all in together
ETA: I also include the cost of both wedding rings in our budget as well.
Post # 15
We include the honeymoon in our budget, we are going on honeymoon right after the wedding so the honeymoon is associated with the wedding therefore makes sense to be in the wedding budget so we know what to save for. Everything we have spent is on a spreadsheet we need to know what everything costs including anything for honeymoon as we are paying for it all.
Post # 16
I won’t be getting married for a couple of years but we are thinking of a DW where the wedding destination is the honeymoon destination (I.e just stay for a while after the wedding) so I think I’d include it all together if that is what I do.