Posted 15 November 2004 - 10:52 AM
Posted 15 November 2004 - 11:07 AM
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
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).
Posted 15 November 2004 - 11:16 AM
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.
Posted 15 November 2004 - 12:25 PM
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
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.
Posted 15 November 2004 - 03:41 PM
Just so blessed: Keely Grace, Imogen Elise, Jakobi Jai and my better half Steve
Posted 15 November 2004 - 04:01 PM
That said, I work in the travel industry and have some great deals which has made it a bit more affordable.
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Posted 16 November 2004 - 08:37 AM
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!!!
So I tend to read the magazines with the reality glasses focussed!!
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
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Posted 16 November 2004 - 03:40 PM
We're going to Manila so we can have my family witness our connubials 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!!!
Posted 16 November 2004 - 05:02 PM
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.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 05:18 PM
My fiance has never been overseas and we want it to be really special and exciting.
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