Honeymoon or Buy a Home?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Buy a Home or Go on Honeymoon
    Buy a Home and go on a Smaller Honeymoon : (140 votes)
    86 %
    Go on the expensive Honeymoon and wait to buy a home : (22 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 4
    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @amandasouthcarolina:  you can always go on a grand honeymoon later! I’d spend half of that (or less if you can find something great!) on a nice honeymoon and put half towards savings for the home!

    Post # 6
    2642 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Hmmm… I think it would depend on how much other money you have to put down on a house, how long it would take for you to save, and your overall budget for a house.  Is a few thousand dollars really going to make a difference?  If you can make up the difference in a year, I’d do the honeymoon.  But if it’s going to take you several years to put away $6K, then I might look to put it towards a home.

    Post # 7
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Def buy a home! I was paying double in rent what we pay for a mortage now!!! A home is great investment.

    Post # 8
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would buy a home! 

    Post # 9
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @RunsWithBears:  +1

    This is what I was thinking as well. How long will it take you to put $6k away? How much of a time difference will it make if you put it away versus spending it on a honeymoon?

    Post # 12
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    A home is forever, a honeymoon is just a fun memory. I would take the home 

    Post # 13
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    The honeymoon would last max 2 weeks, right? Then when it’s done you might think “oh shit… now we have nothing to look forward to for a year!”.

    I would take a cheaper honeymoon and buy the house. Once you’re settled in you can save up for a bigger trip.


    Post # 14
    22119 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @RunsWithBears:  I completely agree.

    We did a pretty nice/pricey honeymoon, but that wasn’t the make or break point for us for buying a home. We would have needed to save for a few years either way.

    On a personal note, I’m glad we took the big honeymoon, as now that we’ve been married for two years, it feels way more difficult for us to justify that kind of expense on any other vacation, haha! It was worth it to me, and it didn’t interrupt our timeline really.

    Post # 15
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Home!! We spent a lot of time in our room on the honeymoon anyway, and it would have been a waste of a trip if we did a honeymoon-extravaganza in Italy or something. You’re gonna be exhausted right after the wedding. As a suggestion, there are often 7-day Caribbean cruises by Carnival you can get under $2000 for a nice sized room with window.

    Post # 16
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @amandasouthcarolina:  then I would buy a house. I would rather have a house than an expensive honeymoon 🙂 maybe farther down the line you guys can go on a big trip.

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