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Over or Under: 4k Honeymoon?

Maggie, on September 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Honeymoon 0 153
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In 2017, couples spent an average of $4,000 on their honeymoon (10 percent of their total budget!). Are you splurging or saving on your honeymoon? Are you over or under $4,000? (We don’t need specifics if you’re not comfortable sharing them, just let us know if you’re over or under!)

Another honeymoon fun fact: Couples spent on average seven to nine days on their honeymoons! Nine days of rest and relaxation is well worth the cost. Smiley smile


Over or Under: 4k Honeymoon? 1

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153 Comments

Latest activity by Ashley, on February 18, 2020 at 2:34 PM
  • C
    Super October 2018
    Cassandra ·
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    Over, we are spending around $5k
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  • ap2al
    VIP October 2018
    ap2al ·
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    Over, around $6k. We are doing a week long trip in the Caribbean with several excursions and an all-inclusive resort and spa. At this point, my FH and I are looking forward to that more than the wedding lol.

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  • Mac2Bee
    Devoted September 2018
    Mac2Bee ·
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    Over. I think it was about $3- 3.5k for hotel and flights. We probably spent close to $1k while we were gone.
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  • FutureMrsR
    Dedicated October 2018
    FutureMrsR ·
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    We still haven't booked one Smiley cry FH is in between jobs right now so we can't really plan something not know what his schedule & vacation time will be like. I am hoping to keep it under 4k, however.

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  • Happy Hedgie
    VIP September 2018
    Happy Hedgie ·
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    Under. We booked an Air BnB a few hours drive from our home for a week. House rental cost approx. $2000 and includes an hour-long couples massage. Our only other costs will be food, gas and any activities we decide to do (less than $500). For the most part, we plan to just hang out and relax at the house.

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  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
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    Under! Im hoping to knock off the last few states from my list or make a trip back to one of the countries I've fallen in love with!
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  • Kayla
    Expert January 2019
    Kayla ·
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    Way Under! Our honeymoon will be on our one year anniversary but we are taking a "mini-moon" right after the wedding which is why it will be very low cost.
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  • Rachel
    Super May 2019
    Rachel ·
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    Over, I don’t know the exact number yet, but just the resort was around $4,800 and the flights will be almost $2k. Plus we will go on an excursion or two. But that’s for all-inclusive, so at least we don’t have to worry about drinks and food.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    That sounds so exciting!!! What excursion are you most looking forward to? Smiley smile

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Nice!! How many states do you have left to visit?

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  • KarenO
    Master June 2018
    KarenO ·
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    Over. We splurged a bit and allowed ourselves $5,000 for our honeymoon. With travel insurance, it was just slightly lower than that. We did 6 nights/7 days an all-inclusive, all-adults resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with an upgraded room. It was wonderful.

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  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
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    6!!

    Alaska, Hawaii, Alambama, Vermont, Arkansas, and Louisiana!
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    Under! We booked a romantic cabin in the Smoky Mountains for a week! We plan to snowboard, tube, ski, visit Asheville, NC and also hang out in Gatlinburg, TN.

    We're from Florida so we are pumped to have a very wintery romantic honeymoon! Since its winter time the nightly cabin rates were lower. We got a gorgeous cabin with a hot tub, huge game room, large fireplace, entertainment center, and an awesome kitchen for about $700 total. All of the winter activities and of course eating will probably equal about another $1000. We plan on coming in at around $2,000 but that isn't including the $300 we just dropped on snow gear, boots, etc just to stay warm!

    We are soooo excited!

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  • MrsSnez
    Super October 2018
    MrsSnez ·
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    We're actually in the process of booking now!! We're looking at around 4800-4900 for flights and all inclusive resort for a week in Punta Cana, so a bit over average. We also want to do a couples massage and at least 1 excursion.
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    I think we were right about at $4k for our honeymoon.

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  • Shinee
    Expert September 2018
    Shinee ·
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    We're definitely under! We've decided to take a road trip up north in Michigan and spend some time exploring the scenic spots like Pictured Rocks, different water falls up there, and spending some time in Mackinac Island. Short honeymoon but I look forward to spending it with my FH.

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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    Will probably be right at that number. $3200 for resort and flights to Jamicia for 6 nights. Another $1,000 to spend on new clothes and to spend there.
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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    Not sure yet. The plan was around 5k but we went and decided to buy a house (we're under contract now) so we might just do a mini long weekend honeymoon after the wedding to Yellowstone and then save up and go do our original plan in a few years.
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  • E&M
    Master July 2016
    E&M ·
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    Ours was just under 4K CAD.
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  • M
    Super October 2018
    Michelle ·
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    I think about $1,000-$2,000 fpr our honeymoon.
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