Post # 17
Do you have a rewards credit card? If you are extremely disciplined with paying off a credit card and know you will have the money coming in to pay it off with, using a rewards card could be very helpful. I always try to coordinate big purchases ( or any purchase for that matter) either through my frequent flier account or my rewards debit card. By going through my frequent flier account, I’ve saved up almost enough points for a domestic roundtrip ticket…wish I had thought to do that before we went on our honeymoon. lol I hadn’t cashed in my points on my debit card for about 2 years and ended up having enough points to fly my grandpa to Colorado for Christmas…so, you never know…a rewards card could end up helping out w/ the honeymoon.
I hate putting things on my card with the thought that “hopefully we’ll get the money to pay it off.” It just seems like everytime we do that, some little emergency comes up that has to be paid off first and next thing you know, that balance on the card is just sitting there, and the money you thought would pay it off with, had to go somewhere else. I’m just too much of a worrier though. I’d be worried to put it on my card and then not receive any money at the wedding. We got tons of wrapped gifts and our wedding, but very few monetary gifts, so your plan wouldn’t have worked for us.
Post # 18
Thanks for the advice. I have money saved already so I’m not super worried about not being able to pay for it. I’d rather use money we acquire from the wedding so I can use my savings for other things but I am prepared if we don’t receive much money. I also have a rewards CC so I will def keep that in mind.
Post # 19
Fiance and I are putting a little bit of $$ every month into a joint savings account to put toward the honeymoon. Any extra cash we get (birthday gifts, xmas gifts, etc) go straight to the honeymoon fund. We have about $1500 right now and are hoping to save around $5k for the honeymoon. We refuse to go into debt over it and will be sure to have the money up front!
Post # 21
We’re doing a month long Contiki Tour arround the Mediterranean (Parts of Europe, Greece, Egypt). The tour is going to be about $2800 per person for 30 days. The tour includes accomadations, transfers, most meals, and most entrance fees into tourist attractions. There are some extra add ons so we are budgeting to bring some spending money with us.
Our flights to Europe will be paid by my father as a wedding guest (on his air miles thank goodness!). These will be about $1500 per person round trip.
Everything said and done our honeymoon will be costing us just under $10,000 but this will include trans-continental flights, accomadations, food, tours, and transportation for 30 days.
Post # 22
Wow some of these brides are going on extravagant honeymoons! Good for you girls! I just want to go somehwere tropical and relaxing. I love the sun and I love chillin on the beach. From the sounds of it, Sandals are great resorts. I’m excited!
Post # 23
we’re going to honduras.
we could have done it for about $1500 cheaper, but we splurged on the room and will splurge on excursions.
of course it’s possible to put a honeymoon on a credit card. whether it’s a smart idea or not is really dependent on your financial situation. we didn’t need to do that though as we had been saving money for the wedding/honeymoon for awhile when we booked it.
Post # 24
We are going to Aruba for 7 days and with flight, resort, etc it is around 5k.
Post # 25
We’re doing a mini driving honeymoon right after. Then next year we’ll go to Europe.
You could always set up a honeyfund and have people give directly to it. But you’ll have to pay for a good portion beforehand with the flights. If you reall want to do that then pay with a card and pay it off after. It’s kinda dangerous to expect a certain amount of cash though.
Post # 26
My Fiance and I are going to an all-inclusive in the Riviera Maya for $2,800, including air. A very experienced travel agent helped us find the deal and encouraged us to go for it (the area that we will be in is far away from Cancun proper, since Fiance was worried about some news reports re: security issues). Just in case, we bought travel insurance ($80 per person) that is a cash policy.
Here’s a link to our resort: http://www.eldoradosparesorts.com/hotels/el_dorado_casitas/
Post # 27
When we finally get the airfare, it’ll be about $800 for the both of us, which will be charged then paid for in full (I use my credit card for *everything*, then pay it off each month also). The hotel – Westin St John – is reserved, but they don’t require payment until you check out, and we’ll be doing the same. Then anything else – food, shopping, activities – will be done the same also. In total, I’m estimating about 2500 for 8 days at St John.
Post # 28
That looks awesome! I wish we could go to Mexico. My fiance refuses to go there due to the current safety issues. I think he has something personal against Mexico though.