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How much have you budgeted for the Honeymoon?

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#1 Wendy.D


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Posted 15 November 2004 - 10:52 AM

I've been looking around in all these bridal mags and It seems like so many people spend an absolute fortune on their honeymoon! Am I the only one who is trying to keep the cost down or are do these people have too much money?? biggrin.gif
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Posted 15 November 2004 - 11:07 AM

I put $5000-7000 for ours, but as we have got a honeymoon registry it will really depend on how much our guests contribute to it as to how much it will actually cost us.

I guess that it realy depends on your budget as well as where you are going and for how long. We can only get a short time off work, so we didn't want to do anything involving long flights that took up already limited time, so Phuket it is.

It also depends on what is your priority. A friend of mine got married and spent $3000 on her dress and went to Adelaide for her honeymoon. I would prefer to spend less on a dress and go somewhere overseas for the honeymoon. Each to their own.

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 11:12 AM

Like Monky said it really depends on what your priorities are: i.e I could never spend $3000 on a dress or $1000 for cars for one day, BUT

We both love travelling so spent as much as we could afford (~$5000) on our honeymoon. I do not regret it one little bit- in fact I wish I had more time off so we could have had a longer holiday and not have to pack so much into so short a time (12 days).
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Posted 15 November 2004 - 11:16 AM

We are probably going tp be spending about $12,000 on our honeymoon as we want to go to Europe. We made the decision that this will prob be our last major holiday for quite a while as we are planning on starting a family fairly soon after the wedding and most likely will not be able to afford to do it again. Europe is somewhere that we always wanted to go so thought we would just do it while we can.

We are not spending this huge amount of money just because it is our honeymoon. We see it as a holiday of a lifetime so why not do it for a special occasion.

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 12:25 PM

We have 5 children between us and therefore our situation and responsibilities are vastly different to most peoples here. We are spending approx $2500 on ours and that will be for 10 days.

But we are looking ahead to when our 'load lightens' and we can take off whenever and to wherever we want.

We already have a few place ear marked as must be's.
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Posted 15 November 2004 - 01:53 PM

We are spending a fair amount of money on our honeymoon. Its about $9,000 for acommodation and flights and i figure about $4000 for spending money.

Its a lot of money but we both have never been overseas (we are going to Hawaii) and after the wedding it will be heads down bums up trying to pay off the home loan so we know it will a long time before we get to go on a holiday again.

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 03:41 PM

Nearly $7000 for the trip - we're going to Fiji for 9 nights and staying on a cruise ship and a resort after that. Then we have to add in spending money...
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Posted 15 November 2004 - 04:01 PM

We've budgeted about $7,500 for two weeks in Thailand at a six-star and a five-star resort. We are flying first class and have booked the biggest suites they had! We thought it would be the one opportunity that we could really go for total luxury.

That said, I work in the travel industry and have some great deals which has made it a bit more affordable. biggrin.gif

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 08:37 AM

Ditto Monkey and the other gals,

We have budgeted about $7K for our honeymoon (15 nights - Queensland Islands - I have a thread on it in this section), but again it's a holiday we've been dreaming about for a long time anyway - since before we got engaged!

Initially, with the cost of the wedding and our mortgage, we thought we'd just travel around Tassie but then we thought, nope, it's a great opportunity to have this holiday we've been dreaming of, and let's just go all out and have a great time and a decent long break.

We also have a honeymoon registry, so we'll see what happens in that direction.

Wendy.D, I agree that some of the couples featured in the magazines did have quite a bit of cash to burn!! According to the same magazines, our wedding cost puts up in the "budget" category (!). Although we're doing a lot ourselves (invitations, cake, music, borrowing family cars), it still doesn't feel like a "budget wedding" - nor, incidentally, does the cost!!! blink.gif blink.gif

So I tend to read the magazines with the reality glasses focussed!! wink.gif

The main thing is that to have the best holiday you can without over-committing. Some of the best holidays I've had have hardly cost a thing, so price is not always positively correlated with enjoyment level!!

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 03:07 PM

We're paying just under $5000 for the flights and accomodation then have to add spending money on top of that. We're going to Fiji for 6 nights then the Gold Coast for 5 nights and doing all the theme parks and everything. Thank goodness for Christmas and the masses of overtime with Australia Post! Keep sending those Christmas cards ladies! laugh.gif
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Posted 16 November 2004 - 03:40 PM

Ours is only 5K and that includes a second wedding and reception for my family, 10 nights in our favourite 5 star hotel, spa treatments, endless shopping and other fun day trips!

We're going to Manila so we can have my family witness our connubials laugh.gif and we loved it so much during our holiday last year we thought it would be a smashing idea to have our honeymoon there too.

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 04:13 PM

We are paying $6000 (not including spending money) for our honeymoon, we are spending 6 night's in Sabah, 6 night's in Langkawi and 2 night's in Kaula Lumper.
Neither H2b or i have had a holiday in 18 month's so it was time that we went and had a proper holiday.
We don't have the commitment of kid's or a morgage at the moment so we both decided that we could hold off buying a house for a few extra month's and have a proper honeymoon that we want!!!

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 05:02 PM

I chose Over $10,000

We are going to Europe for around 5 weeks. It will be my first and prolly last overseas trip (or at least until my future kids are all grown up) so we want to make the most of it. But it saying that it will cost as a whole over 10k but we had a honeymoon registry and got a little over $4000 and also got around $3500 in cash/cheques to spend on our trip. So maybe hubby and i will allow between 5k and 7k of our 'own' money for spending money, insurance and any extras that the other 'wedding' money will not cover.

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 05:18 PM

I had initially selected the 7000 but I realise now that we will spend over 10 000 for two weeks in Europe (including spending money)
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Posted 16 November 2004 - 06:33 PM

I chose between 2,000 and 5,000 but that will just be the money that we will be contributing ourselves. We plan to save up that much for spending money as we don't want to have to worry about not being able to do anything while we are away...we are lucky in the fact that my mum and dad have timeshare so are giving us two weeks of that and Simon's parents will be paying for our airfares to Thailand which will be around $2,000.

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