(Closed) Who pays for honeymoon?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
4885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
3221 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with 

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@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
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
2453 posts
Buzzing bee

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
876 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I agree that the bride and groom typically pay for it. It’s nice if someone offers, but it’s not expected.

Post # 11
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
7 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
3196 posts
Sugar bee

We’re paying for about 50% of the wedding and the whole honeymoon.

Post # 15
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 Wink

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