Post # 1
I’m a little confused, Do we pay for the honeymoon? or who ever is paying for the wedding typically pays for it? FI’s uncle has paid for all his cousins honeymoons in the past (not the uncles kids, he has no kids. His sisters kids honeysmoons) So im assuming he will pay for ours but you know what assume stands for.. and i feel really awkward bringing it up until he offers. Should we set up a honeymoon registry for the oppurtunity for him to contribute? We are taking a non-traditional honeymoon, so most likely there wont be a registry for it. We both snowmobile and we want to go to Finland/Norway for a week a few months after the wedding, when snowmobile season is peak.
Post # 3
Plan on paying for it yourself, then be pleasantly surprised if some assistance comes through. That keeps disappointment and confusion as low as possible.
Post # 4
I agree with @KristenGettingMarried
…we were planning on paying for it ourselves and my grandma offered to pay for some of it.
I think traditionally, the groom’s parents are supposed to pay, but everything is different now!
Post # 5
Typically the B&G pay for their own honeymoon so I’d bank on that. Then all the better if someone does offer to contribute!
Post # 6
I assumed that Fiance and I would be paying for it ourselves, but then my parents paid for our airfare! I think if you assume this, rather than the other way around, you will be better prepared in case no one offers.
Post # 7
Traditionally, I think the groom is supposed to take care of the honeymoon. But I’m not sure how many people actually still follow that. I think nowadays the couple usually pays.
DH and I paid for the honeymoon together. We paid for the whole wedding ourselves so we just put the honeymoon in our budget.
Post # 8
We budgeted to pay for our honeymoon ourselves in addition to the wedding, but we got a lot of money in wedding gifts that paid for the entire wedding and we had more than enough leftover to pay for the honeymoon from it too.
Post # 9
I think traditionally the groom’s family pays, but I have never known this to ever happen in real life. I plan on paying for ours ourselves.
Post # 10
I agree that the bride and groom typically pay for it. It’s nice if someone offers, but it’s not expected.
Post # 11
We aren’t having a traditional wedding ceremony so… I’m paying for the reception, and my honey is paying for the honeymoon!!! We’re probably splitting the booze cost for the reception;)
We’re 35. I don’t expect anybody to pay for anything but us!
Post # 12
Now-a-days the bride and groom normally pay for their own Honeymoon. Traditionally, I believe the grooms parents are “supposed” to cover it but I don’t think that really happens anymore.
We’re paying for our Honeymoon and short of a few friends being gfted weeks of family members timeshares, pretty much everyone I know has paid for their own as well.
Post # 13
My fiance and I are covering are honeymoon but would definitely be open to anyone offering to help. 🙂 We had always assumed it was coming out of our pocket and were fine with it.
We’re planning on a Disney honeymoon and his brother has already graciously offered to let us use some of their timeshare points to get a few nights at a nice resort.
Post # 14
We’re paying for about 50% of the wedding and the whole honeymoon.
Post # 15
i go by the “if your old enough to get married you should be able to pay for it on your own” motto for myself and fi
i would say don’t plan on his uncle paying for it, but if he offers thats very generous and kinda!
Post # 16
We’re paying for our own..i think it’s pretty standard nowadays to pay for your own honeymoon. But i agree with KristenGettingMarried, at least plan on it, and if someone offers to help out or pay for it entirely, then it’ll be a nice suprise. The plus side to that happening is that you’ll have some $ put aside to spend while you’re there