Cost of the honeymoon

How much are you spending on your honeymoon? How much do you think people *should* spend on their honeymoon?
Posted on March 11, 2007 at 6:36 pm
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Bonnie
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It depends on how rich you are I guess. =) One of my coworkers told me to skimp on the wedding and the rings, and splurge on a spectacular honeymoon!
Posted on March 12, 2007 at 11:48 am
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Holy Moly... my dream honeymoon is to spend a week in one of the Rondovals at Sandals St. Lucia. If, by some amazing miracle (sush as my FIL's wallet!), this honeymoon actually happened... it would be upwards of $11-12,000!!!!! Maybe I'm cheaper than most... but that seems like an outrageous amount of money!!! But wow.. just the pictures took my breath away... plus I mean, you get what you pay for! It's all inclusive PLUS *ahem* personal butler service!!! HELLO!?!?!
Posted on April 4, 2007 at 9:55 pm
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My two week honeymoon to Europe (Rome, Venice, Florence, Nice, Paris, London) cost about $10k. I know that was in the high end but we had a great time and I never thought that we spent too much. That was the most we've ever spent on travel. There are more affordable options such as cruises, which are all inclusive (room, food, entertainment & activities are all included).
Posted on April 5, 2007 at 3:44 am
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Yowsers, $10K sounds like a lot of money! But if you can swing it, sure why not. ;) My budget is much more modest ... a few thousand dollars at most.
Posted on April 5, 2007 at 9:59 am
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Our HM is currently at about $9500 for hotels and flights alone for 4 nights in Moorea and 4 nights in Bora Bora. So we're guessing when it's all said and done, it'll end up being around $12k. This is a trip of a lifetime and we're willing to splurge because it's our honeymoon! But of course that means no real vacations before this. The sacrifice is worth it. I say spend what you're comfortable with. It is your HM after all!
Posted on April 5, 2007 at 10:27 am
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Joe and I are probably going to be on the lookout for travel deals. Maybe a place like Hawaii will be cheaper in September?
Posted on April 7, 2007 at 4:51 pm
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We're going to a friend's in Beaver Creek. Its something to look out for, which friend has a vacation home they would be willing to let you use for a week?
Posted on October 23, 2007 at 3:19 am
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i think that you can control your price range as long as you don't go toooo over the top or opt for the best of the best of the best. but if you're like me, and want to do half adventure/half resort, than you should DEFINITELY go to a travel agent, who can help you get the honeymoon of your dreams at the budget you are restricted to. always, always set a budget before you plan, i say. my recently married and returned from honeymoon friend SWEARS by costco travel services. she says that her travel agent (free with costco membership) offered a WAY lower price (i think b/c they take VERY little commission compared to other agencies) and was very attentive to all of the details that she wanted for their honeymoon. its all about the details! okay, so i kind of wandered off into a big tangent, but you get the idea. my cutie and i are going to spend no more than $4,000. i hope this helps! =D
Posted on October 23, 2007 at 6:25 am
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We are going for 17 days of French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Tikehau). It is around $12K which I guess is on the high side. Our wedding was around $22K which in San Francisco is on the low side - but we didn't miss anything, just focused on the things that were most important to us. For example, while having photos was important, we didn't want to spend the usual $4K+ on them so we found a photographer that was around $1.3K instead and it was still great.

I don't think there is a limit on how much a honeymoon should cost...whatever you can afford and are comfortable spending.
Posted on October 23, 2007 at 2:29 pm
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I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but I know it would be at least $10k so I'm not sure we can do it since we're really trying to save our pennies to put a down payment on a house next year.. Why can't we just win the lottery? hee hee
I have a few friends who have HM in St. Lucia (Sandals) and they just raved about it.. They stayed at the Grande and I think the Middle of the road one.. can't remember the name. But they said they're both beautiful and you can swim and dine at all 3 of the sandals resorts which I thought was great!

~Jen
Posted on February 5, 2008 at 1:49 pm
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Margaret, we are honeymooning in Hawaii, in September! Maybe we'll see you there =) It sounded so traditional to me at first but since neither of us have been there before we decided there would be no better time! We're visiting Oahu, Maui and Kauai. I lucked out and won 4 nights at the Ohana East on Waikiki Beach in Oahu and my FIL is giving us 3 nights at his time share in Maui. We found good fares for roundtrips with island hoppers on Aloha and I we got a great deal on a Kauai hotel (travel industry rates are my best friend). So far with the airfare and Kauai hotel we are just under $1,100.00. I don't think there's a set price point of how much is too much, just whatever each couple is comfortable with. I know $10K is certainly out of our budget. If it wasn't for the free nights in Oahu we probably would be booking a cruise for our honeymoon.
Posted on February 5, 2008 at 2:26 pm
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okay, whew, i don't feel as bad for flipping out, since it appears i'm not alone. heehee...i almost had a nervous breakdown when we finally decided on the honeymoon we wanted (2 nights in tahiti, 5 nights in an overwater bungalow in bora bora) due to the cost.

we booked through costco travel based on my sister's recommendation, and they were super helpful! we would recommend booking through costco travel as well.

our 8 day trip ended up costing just under $8k, including travel insurance, etc. we paid for some extra meals too, since i've heard food is very expensive in bora bora.

i'm definitely excited and looking forward to our trip (and i keep telling myself that it's a once in a lifetime thing. =) heehee)
Posted on February 5, 2008 at 5:55 pm
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Hawaii is a great place for a Honeymoon. I always book through www.pleasantholidays.com. Sept through Dec is really inexpensive. 6 nights for about $700 per person to Honolulu. I am going to Thailand and Vietnam for my honeymoon. Complete booking cost me $5160.00 for 15 days. Airfare and Resort Stay.
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 4:19 am
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We got such a great deal!! We're going to Cabo in Mexico and are staying at a high end all-inclusive resort (top shelf only!!), we'll be staying in the honeymoon suite, which includes two massages, two facials, champagne, gift basket, fresh fruit upon our arrival, and a romantic private dinner for two on the beach. All of this, plus air fare for 2, and the room for 10 days---about $4200!!! The best part is that we could go there with literally, no money in our pockets, and still be fine since it's all inclusive...Score!!
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 4:28 am
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Were going to the Riviera Maya in Mx for a week. Cost is going to be $1500..plane and cabana
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 1:34 pm
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I wish I could have a honeymoon...actually I wish I would have listened to people and did that insead of the wedding,I just couldnt let the wedding go...you should get on agents email list so your the first to know the great deals that are out
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 4:58 pm
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Any of you having a honeymoon registry? FI and I want to spend ten days to two weeks in Tuscany and we are thinking of setting up a honeymoon registry. Any recommendations? I've looked at www.honeyfund.com, and it looks pretty good, although I am not exactly sure how it works.
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 5:29 pm
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we've been saving- well, he has been saving up!- our points on American Express and we've already taken one really cool trip to NYC that way. He is a platinum card member and their travel services are excellent.
I don't know the total cost- he's in charge of the honeymoon- but I do know it is a 5 star hotel and we are going for 10-14 days.

I don't think there are any 'shoulds'. Travel is important to some and not so important to others.
Posted on February 7, 2008 at 6:38 am
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We went to Europe for 3 weeks. Venice, Florence, Rome, Italy and Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. It cost us about 15K, not including flights, we used our FF Miles.
Posted on February 7, 2008 at 11:55 am
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ours is on the more modest side of the spectrum... for 3 weeks island hopping in hawaii we're comin in right at 6K... we're using FF miles for airfare
Posted on April 13, 2008 at 12:06 pm
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