Post # 17
believe it or not we won our honeymoon and didnt believe it. I was so excited and knew that we had to see how long we can hold it for lucky the travel agent said we can roll it over for this year!!! But we will be adding some extra days and go travel the West Coast a bit
Post # 18
MegK- where in SF are you staying??? I LOVE the W and Westin there. Love love love. I am thinking about getting a Starwoods card just so I can stay at the W there!
Post # 19
We went to Tahiti! we really wanted something off the beaten track and something that we knew we may never get to do again — it was PERFECT! my best friend worked for a hotel, so she was able to get us employee rates (WAY WAY WAY Less expensive than the normal prices).. which sealed the deal for us. Airline tickets were pricey — 4G for both of us…
and unfortunately, tahiti was SUPER expensive. they charge for everything there! so be aware! i did a lot of research before we went, but didn’t think it would be that expensive. with all the excursions and food our honeymoon probably topped $5,000. totally worth it though. 🙂
Post # 20
@Miss Pinot- we’re doing Paris, the Venice, Rome and Sorrento! 🙂
@LM- any advice for the Almafi coast? We are thinking of staying in Sorrento and then doing day trips to Positano and Capri
Post # 21
Miss Burgundy – We’re staying at the Westin St. Francis. It looks really awesome and quite centrally located. I travelled every week for business for a while which is how I racked up so many points. I do love the Starwood program.
Post # 22
We’re going all out as well, although I think we’ve been doing a good job of planning, finding deals and using credit card rewards.
Our estimate for our ten day honeymoon to northern Italy is about $4,500
Post # 23
I am really surprised so many people chose $6,000+! I have no clue what to do for a honeymoon but I definitely would love to spend that much.
Post # 24
@ BeachBride: the Amalfi Coast is wonderful (as are the other places you are visiting). We stayed Ravello, Positano, then we went to Capri for a week. Sorrento is a good base to get around for day trips. We didn’t stay there- but my wedding planner said it was her favorite!
I think Positano is a great day trip: lunch on the sea, shopping, a bellini at the Sirenuse (for a honeymoon treat).
Capri is also fun, though I am glad we stayed for a while since it is packed with tourists during the day, so a bit slow to get around, also, it could be hard to do everything in one day comfortably- like blue grotto, lunch, funicular, window shopping (getting the famous capri sandals custom made for you), etc. But I saw a lot of people doing just that, so I guess it might be possible or you can choose what is most important for the two of you.
If you have specific questions, please feel free to write me. I’m sure you will have an amazing honeymoon!
Post # 25
I"m going to Italy too! Milan, Venice, Florence, Amalfi, Rome, with day trips to Pisa, Tivoli, Naples/Pompeii. We are splurging but at this point we felt it was once in a lifetime for us. We are looking at over $10K
Post # 26
We’re going to an all inclusive resort and got a great deal because the economy is so bad!
Post # 27
My FH and I are very fortunate. Our honeymoon is going to cost between $1,000-$2,000. We are staying at a hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico where we were offered a FABULOUS time share to use! All we have to pay for are our flights and food! I am a Mexico lover, I lived there for awhile so I can’t think of anywhere more romantic and relaxing after our wedding!
Look into time shares if you are interested in saving money. Especially if you can find an all-inclusive one! Ours is not, but I am still very excited!!!!
Post # 28
britta7707 – I so totally agree with you! When other time are you going to have a purpose to splurdge! Thats why I was curious and started a poll to see if anyone else agreed!
kenziegirl – I wish we had $10,000 to spend on our honeymoon but it’s just not feasible! lol you are soo lucky! Thats is going to be an amazing experience!
LM – Capri must have been interesting! Thats a new one! I haven’t heard of anyone going there!
august15bride – I’ve been to the DR 5 times! Its a great island! Just be careful when you leave the resort! We always stayed in Puerto Plata but I know a lot of people that go to Santo Domingo! Where are you staying? I def recommend the jeep tours and 4-wheeling tour! They are both a lot of fun!
MightySapphire – We are doing hawaii!! Hopefully not spending $7k cause we just dont have that kind of money, but what were some of your excursions? Did you see my post about Hawaiian advice "Hawaiian Honeymoon!!!"? and "Hawaiian Island Hop"? I could use any advice and help I can get!!
Shay – Where you going on the West Coast?? Thats cool that won it!!
nada122 – I heard Tahiti is amazing! but also like you I heard its wicked expensive!!! I bet you have some great picture though!
angelastheboss– I’m with you there! I thought I’d get a lot of people spending between 2-3K so I was wicked surprised to see people spending more the 6K! They are so lucky to have that kind of money to spend!
lovelerae – What all inclusive resort you doing and where?? All inclusive is the only way to go!!