(Closed) Serious Honeymoon help needed!

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Would you rather go on your dream honeymoon or save the money?!??
    Dream Honeymoon (It's YOUR honeymoon!!) : (27 votes)
    60 %
    Save the money for the future! : (0 votes)
    Small trip and save the rest! : (14 votes)
    31 %
    Other... explain below : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I definitely think you can take an awesome trip for half or 75% of that money you received.  That was sooo nice of your father in law!  Save the other 25-50% for something in the future.  At least thats what I would do. 

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    What if you had a dream honeymoon for like $9,000 and saved the other $3,000? or something like that?

    Post # 5
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    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I say do a little of both. 6K-8K will buy you a rather nice honeymoon (certainly more than “small”) and you can put the rest away…

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You could have a great Honeymoon for $5-$6k. If I were you, I would spend half on an awesome honeymoon and then bank the other half. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’d have a great honeymoon and save whatever was left over–you won’t need nearly that much for a great honeymoon, unless you’re going to have a total blowout and spend like crazy.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Um WOW! $12,000 for your honeymoon?! That’s pretty amazing and honestly, you can spend 6-8k and still have your dream honeymoon, like some of the other posters have said, and save the rest. I would love the spend that much and just go all out for 2 weeks, who wouldn’t, but to me, you can still have it all and save some and I promise you, you won’t regret it!

    Why not pick one city or split the week between both? Or, you could even wait until your 1st anniversary and go to the next city. Save the rest for your 1st anniversary trip if you didn’t have anything else to really want to use it for.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We spent 2 weeks in Europe last May for my fiance’s leave (he’s in the army) and we traveled every day to different cities and sightseed, rented cars and took the trains, ate out for every meal, bought things and we spent about 4k. We stayed in a really nice lodge in Germany and granted, did get a military discount so maybe it would have been about 6-8k honestly but we had an amazing time and did everything we wanted to. The only thing that would probably jack up the price would be the hotels. If you’re spending 4-500 a night on the nicest honeymoon suites, then yea, you can easily get up there but if you’re picking places that are about midrange, theyre still so nice and you’re not just blowing money.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I forgot about airfare. That was about $800 to Munich and I booked it at 2 weeks notice. You just have to research and I went coach and was fine with it. International flights are nice than domestic with coach. That’s a way you can cut costs without really sacrificing any part of your honeymoon. Use that money for a splurge dinner or splurge suite one night.

    Post # 14
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    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Our honeymoon will only cost about $3,000 (parents are paying $1,000, we’re paying $2,000) and it will be our dream honeymoon.  I say spend less and save some.  I think you can probably manage it.  Just don’t stay in the most expensive hotels and be sure to eat cheap most of the days of the week.  Splurge on only a couple of really nice meals. Also, a lot of activites can be done that are free or cheap–like hiking, viewing monuments or museums, etc.

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I agree with all the PP.  You can definitely shop around for deals on flights and hotels, and then save the rest.  You can probably do a pretty amazing honeymoon on $6K!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m probably not the best to provide advice on this one, but I’m a live in the moment kind of gal.  Why not spend the money on a honeymoon?  In a few years, there will be kids and additional responsibilities and you might not have the opportunity (and if you do, you’d probably choose not to because someone needs something) to go on a “dream” vacation.  

    If you’re not going into debt, or don’t have debt that the money could pay off, I say go for it. 🙂

    Fiance and I are spending 2 weeks traveling Italy and this is our “dream” honeymoon as we hope to have children within the next 2-3 years and we don’t yet own a house.  We’ve budgeted 10k for the 2wks and so far, unlike the wedding, we’re well under that budget. 

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