Post # 1
My fiancee and I aren’t getting married until next November, but we’d like to start prospecting out honeymoon destinations now, so we can begin saving the money. How has everyone gone about narrowing down destinations, figuring out how much is reasonable/appropriate to spend, etc? It’s so overwhelming! 🙂
Post # 3
We are planning a big trip to Italy when I am done school, so we wanted to do our honeymoon for $2000 or less. We used many different websites to price out resorts and all-inclusive packages. I also went to speak to a travel agent. We found that the travel agent was at least double the internet packages we found. One super fun couple exercise that we did was to write a “bucket list” of all of the things we want to see. That can really help narrow down where you might want to go. For our first anniversary we went on an amazing road trip from BC to Las Vegas, then LA and up the coast back home. We were able to cross of tons off of our list and it was great together time during the car ride. Understandably, with all the driving, probably not the best honeymoon idea. If you guys are adventerous, you may want to pick a location that offers lots of fun activities. After a wedding though, going somewhere to relax for a week or two is probably the best.
Post # 4
@bmorebride11: It’s such a hard choice! For us, travel is really important, and my DH wanted to spend an extended period of time somewhere. We settled on a month and a budget of $10K. From there, I had a number of locations I was interested in: Italy (my top choice), Bali, Colombia, and Fiji/Australia. Italy for a month on $10K seemed unrealistic, and we ended up going to Bali. It was a really fun trip, and we had an amazing time. We aren’t into cruises or all-inclusive resort type places – we like to get out and explore. That’s how we narrowed it down, but it took a long time. We booked our flights about six months out, and we only booked our first four nights of lodging around the same time. We had no accommodations booked after that. Good luck, the honeymoon is the best part!
Post # 5
All we did was find one big hit thing that we wanted to do on our honeymoon and base it around that. He really wants to go see a Lakers game and then to the ocen so we figured out where they would be playing close to the ocean around our wedding and booked it based on that.
Post # 6
I would first figure out how much you can save each month until then to put towards your honeymoon and/or how much you have now you are willing to use. Use that as your budget. Depending on that it can narrow it down significantly (IE Europe and Asia tickets may take all your budget)
Then decide what kind of vacationers are you? Are you adventurous? Beach? Hiking? Do you like to explore on your own (stay in a hotel) or do you want to be sure you know where all your meals are being served (all inclusive).
Do you want to fly or drive to your honeymoon?
Start making a list of wants and preferences and soon enough options will reveal themselves.
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