Post # 1
Ok, we’ve decided that instead of spending more money on our wedding, we will put that money towards our honeymoon. We are actually way under budget, which is great. I was thinking of using the leftover money to make some upgrades to our reception (chairs, longer tablecloths, etc.) But instead, Fiance and I have decided to use that money towards a nicer honeymoon. Originally, we were thinking of going somewhere cheap (maybe Mexico) and now we are thinking of going to Europe.
Do you guys think we will regret this? Should I just put the money towards something wedding related? I’m not having the most glamorous wedding, so I know I can easily put that money towards making it super nice. But is it really worth it? Any thoughts on this?
Post # 3
I don’t think tables or chairs are going to matter as much to you down the road as the memories you’ll make on an amazing honeymoon!
Post # 6
Honeymoon! We’re hoping to do this. We’re having 2 ceremonies (one in April and one in September – different cultures) that we’re being super careful with money on (and accepting all help offered lol) with the hopes we will have enough for our dream honeymoon which is currently a secret haha. Good luck!
Post # 7
As long as you are skimping to the point that it will negatively impact your guests (cutting back on food or drink, fewer chairs then people, etc) then I think it would be fine to put the money towards the honeymoon.
Post # 8
Honeymoon, without a doubt! A wedding’s just a day, a honeymoon can become a dream trip. 🙂
Post # 11
Do you really want to go to Europe? If that’s been your dream, then heck yes go for it. If you’re just making a minor upgrade to the honeymoon (say if Mexico and Europe rank equally for you) I’d splurge on a massage in Mexico or an all-inclusive resort and upgrade a few of the wedding things. Or even just save the money! Obviously, you’re going to remember both, but I wouldn’t spend money on a trip unless it was a total dream of mine.
Post # 12
@mcj040916: that depends, how long is your honeymoon? 1 wk, 2 wk or more? if you only have 1 week, then don’t waste your money on europe. you won’t have enough time there. think about length of flight there and back and jetlag. if you have more than 2 weeks for your hm then yes to europe. if you have less than 2 weeks, then go to a resort in mexico but upgrade to an adults only, all-inclusive, with concierge service and room service all day.
Post # 13
@mypinkshoes: also a really good point!
Post # 14
Honeymoon, definitely. This is what we’re doing-having a small, simple wedding and putting the extra funds towards our honeymoon. We love to travel though.
Post # 15
We upgraded our linens. The day after the wedding I was hounding all my friends and family members for photos of the reception space so I could make sure they actually gave us the upgraded linens that I paid for because guess what, I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE!! Which means, none of your guests will notice either. Go for the honeymoon!
Post # 16
@ieatunicorns: Haha, I am not cutting down on anything that will affect our guests. As a matter of fact, we aren’t cutting down on anything. We were just lucky enough to have my mom give us a generous amount of money we weren’t planning on.
@bookworm88: It is a dream of ours. We both love to travel.
@mypinkshoes: We are thinking of doing 2 weeks =)