Post # 1
We are having a hard time deciding on how much we should plan on budgeting for our honeymoon. What are ya’ll spending or spent?
Edit: And I guess I should add that if you want to post where your going and for how much that would be helpful too 🙂
Post # 3
We’re not 100% sure yet, since we have had to delay it to next year. We originally budgeted $8k for a trip to Europe. Now it will be something less, but not sure exactly.
Post # 4
We are going to Playa del Carmen right after the wedding for a week, and airfare and the hotel only cost $1300 total. I’d like to take a trip to Europe some time, but right now it’s just too expensive and we didn’t want to put off a honeymoon for later.
Post # 5
We are doing a weddingmoom- Breezes Bahamas all inclusive for 7 nights + air $2200!
My parents have been there before and said while the hotel rooms are not 5* you dont spend much time inside and the grounds were amazing! and out of all the tropical places they have been Bahamas has been their fav
Post # 6
We’re going to St. Lucia, staying at the Sandal’s there. Its just under $4,000. Its kinda expensive but we wanted something special and RELAXING. So I can’t wait to just do nothing! I’m sure the cost will be worth it 🙂
Post # 7
$3800 for 8 days/7 nights at the Excellence in Punta Cana in mid June (peak season)
If you are leaving from St Louis, most of the time you’ll get stuckw ith connecting flights. BUT there ARE non-stop flights from St Louis to the Riviera Maya and Jamaica but you need to work with a travel agent for them.
I highly recommend this. It took us SOOO long to get to the DR and back it wiped us out. We went to Cancun in April, nonstop flight, and were there in less than 3 hours. It was glorious and we enjoyed the trip more without the hassle of travel. Just FYI =]
Post # 8
Ours ended up being more expensive due to the fact that we had to cancel one honeymoon and book another (lost on the cost of trip insurance & change in flight fees, etc)…so now after all is said and done, we’ll probably spend around $5100. Our current honeymoon (hopefully no changes) is at the Sandals Royal Bahamian.
Post # 9
We originally budgets 10k for a Europe trip but then decided we wanted a more relaxing beach vacation. We came back down to 8k and are looking between Antigua, St Lucia and Turks and Caicos. High end all inclusives run 800 – 1000 a night
Post # 10
We are going to Napa and San Francisco. Our airfare was $900 and our hotel in San Fran for 2 nights will be about $500. With car rental, food and excursions I am thinking this honeymoon will end up costing us $3,000 to $5,000.
We are saving some money because we are staying in FI”s parent’s condo timeshare in Napa which will cost us nothing because it’s a gift from them.
Post # 11
We’re spending $5,000 on 10 nights in Hawaii (Honolulu and Maui). I plan on a few thousand more on meals and stuff while we’re there.
Post # 12
I believe our honeymoon is being booked at this very moment by Fiance. *fingers crossed* We’re going to South Africa and Mozambique. For sure the biggest trip we’ll be taking for the next 5 years, and I’m almost embarassed to say how much we’re spending on it…about $20k. But it will be an absolutely amazing experience and I could not be more excited!
Post # 13
Our goal is $3,000 including meals and excursions. not sure where to yet!
Post # 14
Be prepared for some sticker shock! Since you are getting married during high wedding season, you will also be traveling during high travel season, so everything is going to be more expensive. We are going to Paris for about $5,000, but thats in July. However, I have been to Paris is February and my trip, for the same amount of time, was half that price. Ugh.
Post # 15
@hilsy85- That sounds AMAZING! How long are you gone for? What are you planning while you’re there! My best friend’s parents did a year long (it may have been longer, I can’t remember) Honeymoon traveling all over Africa and ended up bringing home a monkey with them, LOL! Ahhh the 60s…..
We’ve spent about $6000 for our 10 day trip to our private island in Belize. That includes just under $1000 for the Airmiles taxes, fees and insurance. We’ll likely spend another $1000 once we’re down there on miscellaneous day trips, etc. I’m a-okay with that!
Post # 16
hilsy85- I am jealous of your honeymoon! My parents live in Mozambique and really want us to visit them, but I don’t think we will be able to afford it in the next few years that they live there!