(Closed) Just for fun: Who is paying for your Honeymoon?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Who is paying for your Honeymoon?
    We are! : (152 votes)
    82 %
    Bride's Parents : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Groom's Parents : (12 votes)
    6 %
    Our Gift Registry : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Other? : (14 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 46
    Member
    1581 posts
    Bumble bee

    We paid for our honeymoon, 2 weeks in Punta Cana DR, and we were gifted 500-1k in cash gifts that we used for outings and things we hadn’t budgeted for.  It was amaaazing.

    Post # 47
    Member
    153 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We are hoping on Australia but with a 6-7k price tag estimate we have to wait and see where we are sitting after the wedding. We’re delaying the trip 4 months so I’m hopeful it will be realistic!

    Post # 48
    Member
    5365 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    We got married in Hawaii and just went to a resort after our family left! We paid for it! Hawaii is amazing (it was our 3rd time, deff our fav place in the world) and you will love it!

    Post # 49
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee

    My dad owns a few condos in Maui that he rents out and he is giving us 10 days there as his wedding gift to us. We are planning on getting a new credit card with good travel incentives and then putting all our wedding payments on that to rack up points! (We already have the cash and will pay it off immediately!) So hopefully that will be enough points to get one or both of our plane tickets and then we will save a bit for excursions and food. 

    Anyone have a good airmile card they would recommend? 

    Post # 50
    Member
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    We are adding 10 days to work trips – luckily we will both be in Europe for work for an overlapping week this summer – so flights are paid for and then my credit card points hustle will cover the rest. Free honeymoon!

    Post # 51
    Member
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    shakeyourhips:  Chase Sapphire has an incentive where if you spend $4000 in the first three months, you get 50k points plus 5k points just for signing up – comes out to about $900 for travel. We opened a card in my name, put everything in it for three months, then opened one in his name (got another 10k for the referral) and did the same thing for three months. Total bonus points 120,000, or over $2000 – highly recommend!! It’s a high APR but I’ve never carried a balance on a card before so that wasn’t a factor in my planning. 

    Post # 52
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee

    josephine16: That sounds perfect!! Thank you so much for the recommendation! 

    Post # 53
    Member
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Honeyfund. We have literally more than we can handle with stuff at home, lol. 

    Post # 54
    Member
    47 posts
    Newbee

    gtijenn :  

    Ireland is stunning but have you researched enough? You might find a lot of it closed at Christmas xx 

    Post # 55
    Member
    3447 posts
    Sugar bee

    stephisaur:  We’re paying for the wedding and honeymoon. Almost 2 weeks in Canada. 🙂

    Post # 56
    Member
    2251 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    B & G of course! We delayed or honeymoon by a year and will spend our first anniversary in Cabo St Lucas, for 7 days.  I believe that weddings and honeymoons are a luxury and not a necessity,  therefore should be paid by the couple, IMO.

    Post # 57
    Member
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We started saving for our honeymoon years before we we even got engaged. We had these huge jugs of loose change and dollar bills that we saved for years without touching, joking that it would be the honeymoon fund, which our friends and family found odd, because it was long before we ever got engaged. A few months before the wedding, we started rolling the coins, and had enough to pay for our flights & lodging!

    Around that time my grandma & aunties started complaining about my registry at bed bath and beyond, saying that they wanted more options to choose from.  My registry wasn’t tiny by any means, so I still don’t understand this complaint.  However, instead of adding random things to it, or registering at another store, I decided to do a Honeyfund registry to pay for some of the fun stuff on our honeymoon.  People flocked to that that thing! In the end I only got like 3 things off of my traditional registry. Everyone loved the honeymoon one.  On the day of our wedding, DH’s uncle brought what was left of the registry out. It was such a sweet gift.

    We ended up spending $3000.00 on 5 days in St. Thomas, and we had a little money for our savings account when we returned home.

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