(Closed) How’d you pay for your honeymoon?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: how did/will you pay for your honeymoon?
    Saved up during engagement or used cash already in savings : (80 votes)
    76 %
    Gifted from parents/family : (17 votes)
    16 %
    Took out a Private loan : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Used Credit Cards : (7 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    For the poll, I would chose the ‘other’ option if there was one. We  delayed our hm by a couple months so we could save money after the wedding.  In the end, I ended up using my bonus check from work and part of our tax return check to pay for our trip. Oh, we went 5 months after the wedding.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We used part of FIs tax return

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We’re not 100% sure yet, but we will be doing a combination of the above.  We’ll have a certain portion of our honeymoon budget saved up (not quite sure how much yet – if we continue as is we’ll have about 6K extra after wedding expenses, but if we can put aside a bit more in the last few months then it might be more), my parents are contributing some money (also unsure of the exact amount), and if we need to make up any difference, we will take out an additional loan on our mortgage.  We consulted with our broker and even with a 10K addition to our mortage, our monthly payments only go up by $73/month.  I wish we’d taken it out when we took out the mortgage and put that 10K into a high yield investment, but what can you do.

     

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Its part of our wedding budget so we are saving up to pay for it in cash. We want NO debt after the wedding.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We made it part of our wedding budget too… so we saved up before the wedding.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @simplifiedbride: Oh, ok.  Just so you know the polls allow for up 11 options.  There should be a ‘[+] option’ link underneath your current options to add more.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    we paid for the whole honeymoon with our tax return

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We’re using cash on hand and hope (knock wood) there will be a little bit of money-gifts from the wedding that can be used to supplement the trip.

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We’re using the wedding money gifted to us by FI’s parents and mine. We budgeted for 3k under what was gifted…but may end up using some of our own savings if we need to dig into that for unexpected wedding costs.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We are having a cheap honeymoon so we basically paid for it out of disposable income from one paycheck. The whole thing will be under $1000 though so its more of a mini-moon.  We are hoping to take a longer honeymoon later this year and hope to pay for that from money we get from the wedding + saving after the wedding.

     

    Its been a struggle to just pay for the wedding so we decided to a do a mini-honeymoon to take the pressure off of also paying for that as well.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    FI’s grandparents gifted us the cost of our resort stay, we’ll be paying cash/saving for activities, meals, gas, etc.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have an other…..FI saved on his own and he is paying for all of it. His gift to me 🙂

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