Dear All, kindly help here,
should the couple spend a fortune on honeymoon? how long should one spend on honey moon? where is the best place? by the beach or in the greens?
We went to Puerto Rico for a week on our honeymoon, and had a great time! That being said, I think it really depends on your budget for your wedding and how much you can afford to spend and where you enjoy spending time. I love relaxing on the beach or by the pool in the sun! This is really something only you both need to decide on together!!
First off welcome to PW!!!! And congrats on your engagement.
Now on to your questions:
should the couple spend a fortune on honeymoon?
It is honestly different per couple. What you can afford to spend. Some can't spend too much, others can. Personally I think a honeymoon is not like any other vacation so I splurged more than i would on a normal vacation.
how long should one spend on honey moon?
Again another personal question. That can depend on where your going, how much time to take off from work..etc..
where is the best place?
Another personal decision. Where have you wanted to go? Are you beach goers? Do you want all-inclusive? Are you more of history buffs? Are you nature lovers? Are you a party couple? Are you a private couple? Do you want to do alot of things? Or are you content just laying around?
We went to St. Lucia since it was a good mix of nothing to do with fun things to do.
by the beach or in the greens?
This again depends on the couple. What do you like to do? Are you more beach goers and just want to relax on the beach. Or would you prefer something more secluded and shaded on a mountain. We did both. Our Resort (Jade Mountain) was on the side of a mountain so it was very lush. The beach was at the bottom of the mountain so we just needed to walk or take a quick shuttle to the beach.
I agree with the other girls.. everyone is different, and it depends on your preference! I also spent a little more on the honeymoon than I would a normal vacation, just because it's a super special vacation! We are going all-inclusive to Cancun for 11 days :)
Welcome to PW!! My FI & I are going to Las Vegas for a full week and we are keeping it under $2000. But if we go over by a few or then we won't care because it's our special week together that is definitely deserved! :))
I agree with pmnunes83, everything depends on what you enjoy and what you want to do.
FI and I are spending more (we've been together 6 years and never gone on vacation). We feel that it's a special time and we want to do something amazing. I believe we're looking at 2 weeks for the honeymoon. We basically live at the beach (in FL), so we didn't want to go anywhere "tropical". We love history and FI is an artist we've decided to go to Europe. =)
I have to agree with what everyone here has said. We would like to stay under 2000 as well but like others have said, if we go over we are not concerned in the slightest. We splurged on a lot of it just because we figured it is our honeymoon, so why not? We are taking a week off and going on a cruise. It just depends on your preferences, budget, etc.
my daughters wedding was in aug. they decided to delay their honeymoon at the time simply because he got a promotion at work that week and didnt want to start then go away. they are going in july to Orlando. They got super cheap tickets on direct air last week, her aunt has a time share their so thats free for them to use. they love going to the beach. But like all the other girls said, do what is simply best for you, if you dont like the beach, go to the mountains. No matter where u go you can choose to simply do relaxing things and just go site seeing thats much cheaper or you can plan on hitting all the tourist things that cost alot more money. its simply what you guys decide to do.
YOu can use honeyfund.com, this way your guests pay for part/all of your trip. It's fabulous!
DH and I decided not to spend a ton (but not to go cheap either). We went to a city about an hour and a half drive from where we live (just far enough to get away from everyone) in the mountains of North Carolina. I found a deal on expedia.com for a really nice hotel.
I researched and was able to get discounts to local attractions and discounts at a few restaurants too.
In the end, we spent 4 days and 3 nights on our honeymoon. I know that's not very long to some people, but it was perfect for us. We spent about $2000.
By the way...be sure to tell people you're on your honeymoon. They will give you all sorts of free stuff. Our little guestroom was originally supposed to be $200 per night. They upgraded us at no extra charge to a big suite that would have originally cost $500 per night. We also got lots of free champagne/wine and desserts on the house.
And if you book your trip for weekdays rather than a weekend that saves money too. And it's not as crowded either. The room we paid for would have cost $170 more per night just for being on a weekend night.
Here's our honeymoon pics if you want to see: http://www.projectwedding.com/biography/list/Legentry/the-honeymoon-recap
It's totally up to you guys! Each couple is different. Depends on what you guys are into and how much money you want to spend. For instance, we went to Vegas on vacation and we didn't gamble. Who doesn't gamble in VEGAS??? Lol. We don't! We like sight seeing and tours so that's what we did when we were there.
You and him put your heads together and I am sure you will come up with something you want to do!
Yes, it all depends on the couple. As soon as we were engaged I talked to FH about taking a cruise and he thought it was a great idea. As soon as I was able to start looking we decided that since most of the Caribbean cruises leave out of Florida maybe we should take a trip to Walt Disney World too. So our honeymoon begins with a week-long cruise and ends with 5 days at Disney World. We're so excited! We're spending a lot but only because we'll probably never do this combo of things again (or for this long) and because it's our honeymoon - we're going to make it special.