Amidst all the feelings you will experience on the big day, the excitement, the stress, the nerves, the happiness, when it all comes to an end, it’s hard not to wish you could relive the day over and over. However, if you already have your dream honeymoon planned out, it makes it a little easier to hug your friends and family goodbye as you jet off to paradise (whatever that may be for you).
When I think of a perfect honeymoon, i’ve always envisioned something tropical, beachy, and relaxing. I imagined laying out in the sunshine with unlimited alcoholic beverages with my new husband, taking a dip in the ocean every once and a while to cool off, and then eating massive amounts of fresh island food. Luckily, when it came time for Will and I to start planning our honeymoon, we were on the same page.
There were endless options to choose from, and even when we finally settled on a destination, we still had to choose the resort, then the room we wanted, and then the package and the number of days.
Although it was a bit overwhelming to have so many options, we realized that we could make it happen no matter our budget, and once we decided what that would be, it all fell into place.
To be completely open here, we made the decision that our honeymoon was just as important as our wedding day to us. We paid for our wedding completely on our own, and we did it for about $13,000 including both of our round trip tickets from London to south Florida. We also set up an account on Honeyfund for our friends and family to donate to our honeymoon in lieu of a wedding gift. We got some very thoughtful donations from friends and family, and after saving ourselves, we ended up with a $10,000 budget. We went big, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Everyone has different priorities, and we looked at all of our options, ranging from only spending a couple thousand, all the way up to about $15,000, and we found a ton of tropical options within that range.
Continue reading to find out how to plan your tropical honeymoon getaway according to your budget: