(Closed) Tell me about your honeymoon!

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Honeymoon details!
    $0-$1000 : (2 votes)
    3 %
    $1000-2000 : (6 votes)
    8 %
    $2000-3000 : (10 votes)
    14 %
    $3000-5000 : (15 votes)
    21 %
    $5000-7000 : (7 votes)
    10 %
    $7000-10000 : (9 votes)
    13 %
    $10000+ : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Europe : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Beach - not all-inclusive : (11 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Pinkmoon: We are having a Destination Wedding in FL so we are going to be there for a week, but our actual honeymoon will be a week long cruise leaving from Miami. The cruise was 2,500 and i’m estimating around 1,500 for our other expenses, not including the amount it costs to be in FL for the whole week.  

    Post # 4
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    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    we went to maui. DH’s parents paid for our hotel as their gift to us (totally awesome of them!!) so we splurged and flew 1st class. we flew alaska airlines out of california and it was the same price as coach on united- WTF. sooo worth it to go 1st class!! our total including airfare was about $3500 which means i voted wrong in the poll. :-/

    Post # 6
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    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It’s ridiculously expensive getting anywhere from NZ. We paid nearly $5k for return economy flights to Singapore then connected onto Thailand and Malaysia. That included our internal flights cost too. We spent another $4K on accommodation, tours and transfers. Then I estimate another $1.5k on spending money and food. We were away for 3 weeks.

     

    It was 150% worth it, best holiday I’ve ever had, memories to last a lifetime and we are both so glad we did it! 

    Edit to add: I’m quoting in NZD.

    Post # 7
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    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we went to maui. we booked our package thru costco and the total cost (including gas, souvenirs, food, etc) was under $3,000

    Post # 8
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    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    cruise!! we are flying coach to puerto rico, then leave for a 7 night cruise around the caribbean

    Post # 9
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    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Flying economy to Barcelona, spending 2 days there then going on a 12 night Mediterranean cruise. It’s going to cost about $6500-$7000 for both of us once all is said and done (though I voted $7K-10K just in case we do go over… 🙂 ).

    Post # 10
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    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Pinkmoon:  Carnival, I wish we had went with Royal Caribbean now, but we put the money down in Dec, before all their problems lol we are going to San Juan, Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, Grand Turk.

    Post # 11
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    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We flew first class to Tokyo (15 hour flight) for 5 nights, business class to Hong Kong for 4 nights, then first class home. 5* accommodations all the way. Flights and most hotels on points/miles. Spent about $7k for the rest of the hotels, dining, shopping and activities. Very expensive cities so it’s a good thing flights were free!  Had an incredible time!!

     

    Post # 12
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    54 posts
    Worker bee

    How timely! SO and I just finished planning our honeymoon itinerary and deciding on our budget this past weekend.

    We are big into adventure travel and go on lots of trips so we wanted to really splash out on our honeymoon. We picked Iceland and Greenland. Our itinerary includes 2.5 weeks in Iceland, including a 10 day Ring Road self-drive plus about a week in Reykjavik as a base for adventure activities. We have lots of activities planned, including ice climbing, glacier snowmobiling, caving in lava tubes, a volcano tour (inside the volcano!), fissure snorkeling, horse riding, hiking volcanoes, sea kayaking, plus many more day excursions like whale watching and Blue Lagoon). Our itinerary also includes about 8 days in Greenland. We are going to see Viking ruins plus spend some time in each of Nuuk and Illulissat as a base for activities like whale watching, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and helicopter tours, plus a midnight cruise of the Illulissat Icefjord (a UNESCO World Heritage site).

    In total, we have estimated that the trip will cost us at least $20,000, and probably closer to $22,000 when all is said and done. We plan to fly economy but are definitely going to splurge everywhere else. It may seem like a lot but it is absolutely our dream honeymoon and our wedding budget is only $8,000 so we will end up spending around the average cost for a wedding if you add in our honeymoon. 😀

    Post # 14
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    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    We went to Paris for a week last September. We stayed in Bercy, which is in the 12th arrondissement (district) of the city. It’s outside the main area of tourist attractions so it saved us money, but was still only a 10 minute ride to most of the major sites. 

    We spent about $2600 on our flights and hotel. Flew economy class there and got bumped to first class on the way back. We probably spent about another $1000 in food, souvenirs, excursions, etc.

    Best trip ever! 

    Post # 15
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    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Oh that sounds fabulous! We’ve only been to Hawaii one time, but we LOVED it. We got bumped up to first class and it was amazing!

    We’re going to Italy and Turkey, specifically Florence and Istanbul, for two weeks. For airfare and hotels it came to $5500. Airfare was $1900 total and then $3600 for the two hotels. I haven’t factored in spending money though, which I usually average to be around $150 per day so in the end it’ll probably be around $7500ish total.

    Post # 16
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    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Pinkmoon:  We paid ~$1500 each on our plane tickets to Rome. I estimate $1500 for food and entertainment (we are staying 6 days). And then our hotel–not too pricey but can’t recall the total. 

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