(Closed) When did you pay for your honeymoon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
3767 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I think we booked like 10 months or a year in advance, at the time I just wanted to get it done!  In terms of prices I don’t know if it saved us anything or if it would have been better to wait, however I’m glad we got the big expense out of the way then rather than worrying about it now.

Post # 18
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We booked and paid for our flights in March for our October honeymoon. We booked our hotel through a travel agent, who needed a small deposit and the balance paid in full by mid-August. We’re making payments on it so it doesn’t seem like such a large payment all at once. 

Post # 19
1180 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

we’ve booked and put a deposit on our honeymoon, the balance is due in mid June.

Post # 20
9538 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We just booked and paid for flights and are in the process of putting down deposits for our lodging for both mini-moon (September) and honeymoon (November). We also have a honeymoon registry, but we planned a honeymoon we can afford even if we don’t get anything from the honeymoon registry.

Post # 21
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We booked about six months in advance through a travel agent. One bonus (of many) of booking through an agent was that we were able to pay in installments.

Post # 22
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re the procrastinators – we only booked our plane ticket a week ago for our honeymoon starting June 10, so only a month and a half ahead of time. Still have to find accomodations for a part of our trip.

Post # 23
9947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We went on a cruise… and we booked it a year in advance (when we were on a previous cruise).  It was $ 100 per person, and fully refundable.  Final payment for the “base cruise” (cabin payment) was due 75 Days before Embarkation.

We booked our airfare somewhere around that time… October.  And of course that was payable immediately.  (You have to make the choice… Fully Refundable Tickets or not.  That can be a bit of an issue… we buy Non-Refundable, but ALWAYS take out Trip / Travel Insurance when we book).

Balance due on our cruise was the day the left the ship… and that covered all our on-board expenses (we put it on our Credit Card)

Mr TTR & I are HUGE Travel Nuts, we travel a lot (and are semi-retired)… so I recommend that the most important aspect is you buy insurance… Trip Insurance, Travel Insurance and Travel Health / Medical Insurance.

That way if anything goes wrong, you can at least get some / all your money back (depends what type of insurance you actually buy).  I WILL NOT TRAVEL WITHOUT INSURANCE just too much can go wrong, so it is too much of a risk !!

So didn’t come home to too many bills… just the On-Board Cruise Expenses.

Hope this helps,


Post # 24
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Booked our honeymoon in March for our July wedding

Post # 25
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We booked in February for our December honeymoon and were required to pay $400 down. We also bought the tickets the same day, bc you have to make sure you can get there.

Post # 26
18 posts

I prefer pre-paying because then you have to fork over less at one time and have time to save back up for spending money while you’re there!

Post # 27
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We just booked our honeymoon for March 2014. We paid a $1500 deposit and then will pay the rest closer to the date.

Post # 28
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Booked our cruise about 3 months ago, only put down a $250 deposit and then the total amount is due in um…2 weeks.   I still need to book our “travel” to the port, which I think may be a chartered bus to and from.  

Post # 29
3616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We booked our honeymoon about 9 months out. At the time we booked it we were required to pay for our airline tickets in full and $500 to hold our hotel rooms. We went through a travel agent. If I remember correctly, the balance was due 2 weeks before our trip.

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