Post # 31
All in we spent about $10k on a trip for 8 days to Croatia which included flights from Chicago. We splurged on nice dinners and a nice hotel. Also on activities, we wanted to have fun when we were there, so I guess in all we splurged on most everything. 🙂
Post # 32
I’m going to go against the grain here! We are staying in the UK for our honeymoon straight after our wedding in a couple of weeks. The accommodation is costing £600 for 4 nights/5 days. We probably won’t spend much more than £100 on food and activities, £200 at a push! We will be taking an abroad honeymoon next year but we’ve agreed we won’t spend more than £1000 for both of us. I did always dream of going somewhere like the Maldives, flying first class etc etc and although we could afford that it would use up a fair portion of savings and we would rather save the money! So we are looking at going to Santorini, Sardinia or Sicily for a week instead so flights will be cheaper and we can splash out on a 5 star hotel!
Post # 33
We’re just going to a nearby island for 3 nights so I’m gonna say $1,000 for the ferry, accommodation, bike hire etc. We did get a nice little refurbished ‘honeymoon chalet’.
Post # 34
We spent about $5,000 on an all inclusive in Jamaica (including flights) for 7 days, 6 nights. It was a smaller resort (35 max capacity), which we ended up loving. The food was amazing, the drinks were amazing, and the staff was so warm and friendly. There wasn’t anything to really splurge on since it was all inclusive, but we did decide to spend more overall on the resort we really wanted than compromising to save money. It was so worth it!
Post # 35
awwww haha don’t be discouraged! Our honeymoon budget is so ridiculous to me that I haven’t told anyone what we spent on it (only people on the Bee). I feel stupid telling my family I dropped pretty much the same amount on our honeymoon as I did on our wedding, especially because my dad is so frugal. But to put things into perspective, Fiance and I live a VERY minimal lifestyle. We both have pretty decent paying jobs but choose to live in a tiny 3bedroom, 1bath house (worth about 130 000 CAD… so not much lol) and we both drive old cars. We put most of our money into savings to go towards vacations and trips. We’re not very materialistic so our honeymoon was our “splurge”. But you can definitely find an amazing honeymoon for WAAAAAY less than that! Funny story actually… I’m the “saver” in our relationship and I actually suggested to Fiance that we go camping for our honeymoon.. his reply was “there’s no way I’m doing any work at all on our honeymoon. We’re going somewhere where somebody else can cook for us.” Lol 😅
Post # 36
Ours was $5000. We went to Disney world for 6 nights and stayed at a moderately priced Disney hotel. We also did the dining plan. We splurged on souvenirs and one fancy meal that wasn’t part of the dining plan
Post # 37
We went to St John for 10 days and it ended up being about 2500 for everything. We had one free flight on points and a hotel hookup so it was only 100/night vs 250 and 50% off food at the hotel. We didn’t really spluge on anything as our intent for the honeymoon was just a cheap beach getaway rather than a once in a lifetime kind of trip.
Post # 38
We are spending around $4k (USD) for our 9 day honeymoon to Ireland. Flights were $1400 for the two of us, hotels/b&b’s are about $1k total, plus car rental (we are roadtripping throughout the country), gas, sightseeing, food, etc.
Post # 39
We are spending around $6K when we go to Hawaii in May. The flights were gifted to us by FI’s dad with all his points. We are splurging on the hotel (FI’s idea) and some excursions. We are viewing this as a once in a lifetime trip because we want to start TTC a few months after we get married.
Post # 40
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
$2636 for an Eastern Caribbean cruise on Harmony of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. Upgraded to superior ocean view room w/ balcony. $1890 for Jetblue Mint suite flights so $4526 which will probably be closer to $5000 after gratuity and a couple excursions. Its about the same cost as our wedding. Could have cut costs further with economy seats but I can’t do economy…airlines suck so badly nowadays, economy is frickin awful to me and traveling 2-3 times a year is our only extravagance in an otherwise boring life of paying bills and saving. 😄
Post # 41
We spent right under 4k for an all inclusive resort in Cancun for 6 days and 5 nights! It has a private pool and hot tub in the room, all food and drinks included- so that’s our big splurge!! We think it was way worth it to not have to worry about anything and just be able to enjoy it, and we’ve been saving for a good while.
Post # 42
Do you mind my asking which resort you’re staying in in Bermuda? Grotto Bay was the only one that I could see that offered an all-inclusive add on. Curious if that’s what you’re doing?
Sorry, OP, forgive me to hijacking your thread!
Post # 43
- Wedding: June 2017 - The Olmsted
We will spend about $15,000 usd on our honeymoon. We decided to take a 4 week honeymoon from the US. We will spend the first two and a half weeks in Italy (Venice, Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast). Then to Barcelona for 4 nights and take a week-long Mediterranean cruise. We will spend the last few nights of our honeymoon in Paris.
We splurged on our honeymoon because we love to travel and this may be the last chance we get to take an entire month off of work.
Flights to Venice and back home from Paris were purchased using airline points and a small $10 fee per flight.
Accommodation: using airbnb to save a little of our budget for other experiences and activities. $2,400
Food budget: $2,900 (about 100 euro per day)
NCL cruise: $1,700 (includes a drink package)
Spending money on cruise: $500
Excursions: $600 (mostly diy, we do not like group tours)
Transportation(train, ferry, flights, taxi): $1,500
Spending money: $1,500
This will truly be a once in a lifetime trip for us so we are okay with splurging during our honeymoon. We will most likely cut back on travel for the next couple years to replenish our travel savings account.
Post # 44
- Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church
We went to Gatlinburg, Tennessee because we are basic. We stayed for six nights and we drove there from Philadelphia. We spent about $2500 total. Our biggest expense was the cabin we stayed in, which cost about $1200. Everything else we did – the aquarium, the arcade, restaurants, hiking – was pretty cheap or free. Our biggest splurge was probably the couples’ massage we got.
Post # 45
We spent just over $1,900 for 5 days/4 nights in Ponta Delgado, Sao Miguel, Azores. That price included:
– Gas to/from airport
– Parking at airport
– Lodging (Airbnb)
– Rental car and gas
– Travel insurance
– Food and alcohol
We essentially sat out by our private infinity pool or lounged around the entire time. Definitely worth it for us, and we were able to stick to our <$2k budget.