Honeymoon plans, how much are you willing to spend on yours?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Did you spend...
    MORE than you expected on your Honeymoon? : (59 votes)
    41 %
    LESS than you expected? : (28 votes)
    19 %
    About the same... : (57 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2534 posts
    Sugar bee

    We spent about $3200 on our week long honeymoon to Paris. That included airfare, hotel, excursions, and meals. It was worth it because it was amazing!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We spent maybe $6-7k to go to Morocco and Paris for two weeks. It was amazing and no regrets on my part.  Paris was definitely the expensive part of the trip.

    Post # 5
    Member
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We will probably end up being between $5-10k on our Hawaii trip. Totally ok with that. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @FutureMrsSarah:  Ours is about $2500 for a cruise thats 12 days and goes through the virgin islands and the dominican republic including shore excursions. Food is included but alcohol isn’t so I would say we will probably spend $3000 total with extras and such. This seems pretty good to me for almost two weeks! Your France plans sound lovely! 

    Post # 7
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We spent 4k on our wedding, and 4k on our honeymoon! We originally planned on a more expensive honeymoon, but when we moved up the wedding date, we cut way back on the honeymoon!

    Post # 8
    Member
    723 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Ours is just under $4000 for a week at an all inclusive in jamaica including airfair and transfers to and from the resort. We upgraded our room so that was about an extra $1000 for the week. 

    FI doesn’t get paid time off – if he did we probably would have done two weeks in a non-upgraded room and it would have been about $4500-5000

    Post # 9
    Member
    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We haven’t set a hard budget on our honeymoon, but right now we’re looking at being spontaneous and finding a seat sale to an all inclusive in the Caribbean. So hopefully it’ll be $2000 when all is said and done. We’re already planning a monster trip for our one-year anniversary, so that’s where the big bucks will go 🙂

    Post # 10
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    9533 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think that sounds like a great plan! The south of France is pretty high on my travel wish list right now, so I, obviously, think it would be a great place to visit. 

    Honestly, we spent an embarassing amount on our honeymoon. All said and done about $20k (more than we spent on our wedding!). But we spent 3.5 weeks in Kenya and Malawi. And I don’t regret it for a second. I’ve always wanted to do a safari and I figured it would be better to do it now, before we’re caring for and paying for a child. So we went all out. Worth every penny.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    We’re spending about $4500 to go to NYC, Norway, Sweden and Iceland for two weeks. I expected to spend about $7500, so this has been fucking amazing. Thank you, Norwegian, for having the most wicked airfare sale I’ve ever experienced.

    Post # 14
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    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    To @FutureMrsSarah:  Your Honeymoon sounds AWESOME !!

    As a Canadian, Europe (including Southern France) is most certainly on my Bucket List.

    For our Honeymoon, Mr TTR & I went on a 1 Week Cruise in the Caribbean (after a few days in a Resort Hotel) … it cost us comparible to what many Bees spend on Caribbean AIs… but we had the advantage of waking up in a different country every day !!  LOVED it.

     

    Post # 15
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @FutureMrsSarah:  I assume you are referring to Tangier.  My husband and I loved Morocco, but would skip Tangier unless you were on your way to somewhere more incredible like Marrakech, Fes or Chefchaouen.  I can’t wait to go back to see the Saharan desert.

    Post # 16
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    9533 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @FutureMrsSarah:  You should definitely go at some point! It was awesome. And if you go to small camps, I think they would work really hard to work with your diet restrictions. 

    There are lots of great safari locations in Eastern and Southern Africa but I wanted to give a quick shout out to Malawi. A lot of safari’s in Kenya end with a stay in Zanzibar, which is what we were originally scheduled to do. But after reading some reviews it sounded like Zanzibar was just super touristy and not what we were looking for. We kind of stumbled upon Malawi and it isn’t really a very popular tourist destination and we absolutely loved it. They’re trying to build their tourism industry and have been making new national parks. But the big draw is Lake Malawi which has amazing snorkeling and SCUBA. Everybody was super warm and welcoming and nice. We stayed on Likoma Island on Lake Malawi and it was, literally, the safest place I think I’ve ever been. When we checked in they told us that they had never had a problem with theft and that there weren’t locks on the doors, but we didn’t need to worry. I wasn’t too sure about that, but we decided to just go with it and we would leave our camera and kindle and iPhone on the beach and wander off for hours while tons of locals came and went to the beach and we never had an issue. And when we went into town people were friendly and helpful. Great place to visit. 

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