(Closed) How much did it cost?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ours cost around $5K for a 1 week stay in Cabo. That includes airfare, hotel with a room upgrade, food and drinks for the entire week. We bought a few small gifts, but other than that no other spending.

If your budget is tight, you might want to consider a cruise or a local honeymoon. There are a ton of cruise specials that make it a very affordable vacation. And if you stay local you don’t have to fly.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ours cost about $4600.  I think cruises definitely are a more cost friendly way to go they are usually well under $1000 per person.

My honeymoon includes a week Monday to Monday stay at Secrets resort in Jamaica..all inclusive..and airfair from Philadelphia to jamaica.

Post # 5
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5784 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We spent 8k (and used miles for our flights) but tons of people have planned cheaper honeymoons around here. I’d come up with a budget and plan from there. Staying local will save you a ton of $.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

This depends on where you want to go and for how long. You can find a place to go for whatever budget you and your Fiance are comfortable spending.

I would say what we spent on our honeymoon definitely wasn’t “normal”. We’re spending 12k on flight, hotel, and activities for 4 days on each Moorea and Bora Bora. We haven’t gone yet so I don’t have the total tally for the trip after food and stuff.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

We’re looking into a Disney honeymoon during Christmas/New Year’s after our wedding (August is a terrible time to go to Disney World, so we figured later during the holidays would be a lot nicer hehe). I want to stay at Animal Kingdom, and with the cost of the tickets + dining options we’re looking at around $5-6k I suppose.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ours was about $9K, including the first two nights, which we spent at a downtown hotel in the city closest to our wedding/reception venue and out of which we flew to our eight-day, seven-night, stay at a Caribbean resort.  There are many cheaper options — even in the Caribbean.  However, for my honeymoon, I really wanted to stay at an uncrowded, high-end resort where the rooms and grounds were luxurious, the dining was fabulous and the beaches were beautiful.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Deals are there but you have to look for them. If you posted your budget and your honeymoon wishlist people could probably help you look. 

As for us, we spent about $3,500 to go to Kauai for 1 week. The airfare/car rental/resort (Westin Princeville) was $2500 and we spent about another $1,000 there on food, excursions, gas, etc. 

I thought that was pretty cheap for Hawaii but the only way I found that deal was that I knew exactly what I wanted and I checked travelocity every day to see what the deal was. It was about 3,200 usually but for ONE day it dropped down to 2500 and i snapped it up. 

Post # 11
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We went to Jamaica for a week at an all inclusive resort (Jewel Dunn’s River in Ocho Rios).  It was around $4400 total with direct flights.  We really didn’t spend a whole lot of money once we were there, maybe about $400 between the two of us 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ours is probably going to cost about $7,000 without airfare. I know it’s a lot of money, but the honeymoon is what I’m looking forward to the most!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We spent more than we spend on a typical trip.  I think the trip itself (8 days in Anguilla) cost around $6000.  Then we probably spent another $1500 on food, activities, drinks, etc.  But that was eating out at nice restaurants pretty much every night.

There’s definitely ways to save money.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m going to Sandals St. Lucia!  But we’re spending a fairly big amount – about $10k.  And that’s with 5 nights at a butler level room at Sandals, and 4 nights at a boutique hotel in Barbados.  But our Sandals room is super pricey, they have much more reasonable options than what we picked out.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re planning to spend around $13K for a 16 day trip to Switzerland. But, the honeymoon is more important to us than the wedding, so we’ve budgeted more for it than for the wedding. Also, Switzerland is an expensive country in the best of times and these days the exchange rate makes it extra expensive. 

Maybe you can use my splurge to make your Fiance feel better about how much you will spend!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ours was about $4500 after you factor in the cost of the trip, spending money, passport fees, etc. We took a 7 day cruise to Bermuda and we were in port for 3 full days…

  • Cruise (in a suite): $2800
  • Bus charter to and from the port: $160
  • On board account: $600 (for everything extra that we paid for on board – mostly alcohol)
  • Spending $$ in Bermuda: $500
  • Expenses before leaving (passports, summery clothes, necessities we’d need on the cruise): approx. $500

 Grand total: $4560 give or take a few bucks. 

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