Post # 1
I’ve been sorta dabbling in honeymoon options. I don’t know where to start.
There are a lot of sites online such as cheaphoneymoon.com and Jetsetter.com/honeymoon but I don’t even know which sites are dependable.
Is it better to book with a travel agent or just find the best rates and book on your own?
What we want/need is an affordable destination wedding. I really would like an all inclusive resort of some sort either in Hawaii, St. Lucia, US Virgin Islands etc. I would also like to do a honeymoon registry too.
what did you all use to book your honeymoons? What registry sites did you use in conjunction if any?
Post # 3
We used a travel agent and it was the BEST honeymoon decision that we made. She had access to all kinds of deals and discounts that we would never even know about.
The other plus about booking with a travel agent is that you can usually pay your honeymoon off in installments. If you book it yourself online, you’ll have to make the full payment.
Our travel agent also just had all kinds of knowledge about our destination that we wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere. She helped us out so much on making the right choice and making it affordable. Seriously, I can’t say enough good things. We praised our travel agent all week during our honeymoon for all the great things she did for us.
And if it helps, we went to Hawaii for our honeymoon, and none of the Hawaiian islands really has any all-inclusives. Hawaii is AMAZING and I’d absolutely suggest it as a honeymoon, but it you want an all-inclusive, the Caribbean is probably your best bet.
Post # 4
Thanks so much! You pose a reallly GREAT point about paying in installments with an agent and paying in full booking yourself. Good to know about Hawaii!
Post # 6
We went through http://www.CheapCaribbean.com, it was perfect. They offer a deposit program so you pay half when you book, and the other half three weeks before your trip!
Post # 7
We found our honeymoon destination on Jetsetter, but then discovered it was the same price on Expedia (and no need to hurry and book within the 2 days that we had on Jetsetter). By doing it on Expedia, we were able to book our airfare at the same time as well.
Post # 8
We booked through expedia and were also able to pay some at the time of booking, and the remainder due a month out.
Post # 9
We are going through a travel agent. The process so far has been fantastic!
Post # 10
We are booking through our AAA travel agent.
Post # 11
We booked online through couples.com. It’s an all-inclusive in Jamaica.
Post # 12
We used travel agent. We told her where we want to go, how long we want to stay at each location and our budget. She put together a package for us. She warned us that some hotel doesn’t have private bathroom and we would have to used share bathroom if we want to stay on low end hotel. It’s a good heads up, otherwise we might go for low end hotel and think we have a good deal when it’s actually not what we wanted.
Post # 13
We booked through a AAA travel agent and it was wonderful!!
Post # 14
We knew where we wanted to go and Orbitz had by far the cheapest price so we booked thru them. It was great!
Post # 15
@superh2ogirl: Great! Good luck booking and congratulations! Honeymoon planning is SO much fun!
Post # 16
We actually booked ours through travelocity. We were considering booking through the actual resort website, but friends of ours did that and their credit card number got stolen because the booking company didn’t operate in a secure server. We booked our flights and accomodations at the resort through travelocity, got trip insurance, and shuttle service to and from the airport in Mexico, all for $200 less than what we would have paid booking through the resort’s website, which included neither the trip insurance nor the shuttle service!