Who Pays For The Honeymoon?
Who pays for the honeymoon is often a topic of discussion during budgeting and planning. Traditionally, the bride’s side paid for the wedding and the groom’s side paid for the honeymoon. This meant making all the arrangements along with funding it. Now, there are no rules and it is often planned and paid for by the couple and/or their families.
Some other alternatives couples choose to do these days include a surprise honeymoon or asking for fund contributions. The bride or groom will sometimes plan the honeymoon and keep it a surprise, but agree to split the bill. Some couples may also ask for contributions to their honeymoon fund on their registry site. The fund is a great way to splurge on some of those activities you may not usually treat yourself to. (Hello sunset massages on the beach!)
As you plan your honeymoon, one of the best ways to find a deal is to not include the word ‘honeymoon’ in your Google search. You have to trust me on this one. Often times attaching that word will cause you to pay for extras you might not really need. For example, a room that’s $100 through a regular booking will be $150 because they give you a glass of champagne at check in. If you’re on a tight budget, make sure to price it out if you find yourself looking into a honeymoon deal.
Caribbean all inclusive honeymoons are also quite popular. This can be a great way to not worry about carrying your wallet and you can indulge as much as you’d like. My word of caution is to pick one that is right for you. Check out each restaurant online and see what amenities are included and what is available for an additional charge.
Most importantly, before you go on your honeymoon, make sure you check all the things off your Post Wedding Checklist
Enjoy your trip!