(Closed) I’m Confused

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Well, we are not doing an all inclusive honeymoon. So we’ll pay for our flights in full when we book them and pay for our hotel in full when we book it. And unless we plan an activity ahead of time, we’ll pay for everything else on the honeymoon.

Post # 4
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Pretty much… which most likely means all meals (except possibly breakfast) and all drinks (which if you dont drink doesnt matter, but if you do could get costly)… If you go through a travel agent or someplace like destinationwedding.com they may have payment plans… Personally I would never go and not do an all inclusive… we drink and eat enough to make it worth it…

Post # 5
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think everywhere is different. We are going on a cruise and my in-lawws paid in installments. Once you find a place you want to go I’m sure they’ll tell you

Post # 6
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Never feel stupid asking questions, silly – thats what we have each other for Wink

FH and I are going to Tahiti for our honeymoon. We booked through a travel agent and the only thing we needed to pay straight away were the flights.  The hotels in Moorea and Bora Bora required a deposit 4 weeks after we booked and then the balance gets paid some time before we fly out, I don’t remember when. Maybe it depends on if you use / don’t use a travel agent to do your booking?  Not sure if that changes things. Or maybe it also depends if you go on an all inclusive or not?

To answer your question – We didn’t pay for our honeymoon upfront Laughing

Post # 7
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

We’re doing an all-inclusive. We actually booked it through BookIt.com and they offer payment plans so that’s what we’re doing. It’s pretty nice!

Post # 8
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I didn’t have to pay upfront (just a deposit of $400 and the cost of trip insurance $200).  Our final payment is due 45 days before our check in day….which is….Wednesday!!!  We did have to pay for our flights upfront, but we got a pretty good deal, so it wasn’t too bad.  We did book directly through the resort, so I’m not sure if it’s different if you use a discount website like bookit or orbitz.

@jackie-o: I envy you everytime I see you post about your honeymoon. lol  I am so excited for you.  I have always wanted to visit Bora Bora.  I spent hours trying to figure out how it would somehow fit into our budget for a honeymoon, but no such luck.  It’s all good though.  I can keep saving and maybe we can take an anniversary trip there someday!  I can’t wait to hear about your honeymoon when you finally go!!!

Post # 9
746 posts
Busy bee

It depends on how you book it.

If you’re booking it online, you’ll likely have to pay for everything in full at time of booking.

If you’re using a travel consultant they may offer a payment plan. Typically though you will have to pay for the airfare in full at time of booking, a small deposit on the land portion, and the insurance. Final payments are usually due 45 to 60 days before departure.

Here’s a great article about some of the pros and cons of booking online vs. using a consultant.



Post # 10
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

We booked ours early, so we made a down payment and have the option to pay along the way, or just pay it all at once as long as it’s paid 45 days prior to leaving.

We paid for our plane tickets in full when we booked them.

Post # 11
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My plan is to pay for everything as it comes- plane tickets, hotel, car rental, etc.

Post # 12
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We booked ours today (YAY) to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico and booked through a travel agent. Today we had to pay a $250 deposit/per person and both of our travel insurance. Because we got an early booking deal (a savings of $2500!!) we have to pay the balance by the end of October to get the deal. But I remember last year when we went on Vacation we booked in October, paid our deposit then, but had until the month before our trip to pay the rest off. So it depends on what type of deal you are getting.

Post # 13
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We paid about half when we first booked it and we just got charged for the second half (woo hoo…not). 

Post # 14
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve never heard of a payment plan for a honeymoon.  We paid ours up front.  We booked through expedia and paid cash.  The flights and hotel with rental car were about 2K.

Post # 15
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We went thru a travel agency when we booked our trip to Sandels St. Lucia Regency. At the time we only booked the room, so we paid the deposit. Later, we paid for the flight up front, and we have to pay for everything about 60-45 (I can’t remember) before we leave.

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