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Where do you even start to plan a realistic honeymoon budget when every online travel agency is screaming DEALS to you?
My Vacation Lady won’t be the first to tell you that your honeymoon should be special but we are the best honeymoon specialists that can make it special for you with nice little perks and amenities that you won’t get by booking one of the DEALS that you find online.
My Vacation Lady will help plan your honeymoon experience not just a trip so let’s talk about how to plan a realistic honeymoon budget.
2010 HONEYMOON STATISTICS From The KNOT (that’s right- 7 years old)
- Cost of a Honeymoon: $4,466, on average
These statistics are 7 years old and from a time that the economy was barely squeezing out of a recession- VERY different from today’s environment where airfare to Hawaii from the NY region is commonly $1000 + per person during the summer months. Airfare from the NY area to Europe is between $1200-$1500 + per person during the summer months.
Let me give you an example. David and Diane paid $4987.50 for their honeymoon in July 2010. They flew from Newark to Maui, spent 7 nites in the Fairmont Kea Lani with a jeep wrangler for 7 nites. They booked it about 6 weeks before they left. I just priced out the same honeymoon for the same dates in July of 2017.
In the least expensive room category available for the 7 nights, the price this year is $8294.21 with travel insurance (just as they had for their honeymoon in 2010)- that is 60% higher than the rates were in 2010. So if you use The Knot’s average honeymoon price in 2010 and use the same percentage of an increase, that would mean that the average cost of a honeymoon in 2017 would be over $7000.
Guess what!!! There is NO AVERAGE HONEYMOON when My Vacation Lady helps plan it. Every honeymoon is designed around your dreams and budget.
Over the next couple of weeks, in honor of #Wedding Wednesdays, we will help you figure out how to plan a realistic honeymoon budget for your special honeymoon.
My Vacation Lady is the only honeymoon specialist located in New Jersey to be awarded the top awards from Wedding Wire since 2011 and The Knot since 2013. Contact us to schedule your honeymoon consultation to find out how our personal approach to honeymoon planning makes My Vacation Lady the best honeymoon specialist to plan your dream honeymoon!