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 to make it special. Many times we can offer our honeymooners 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.
Average Honeymoon costs from The KNOT (based on 2019- pre covid pricing)
Based on an internal study of over 27,000 couples who got married in 2019, the average honeymoon cost is $5,000.
The cost of a honeymoon will fluctuate based on where you go, the time of year you travel, duration and any upgrades you make for your trip. While the national average cost of a honeymoon is $5,000, our data finds that one in ten couples will spend over $10,000 on their trip
You can use these statistics if you like but traveling pre-covid is pretty different than travelling in 2022 and if we look back on the Knot’s 2010 stats, the average price of a honeymoon was about $4450.
Let’s look at it this way. I posted this back a few years ago to see how pricing has changed since 2010.
David and Diane paid $4987.50 for their honeymoon in July 2010. They flew from Newark to Maui, spent 7 nites in a stunning resort in Wailea on Polo Beach with a jeep wrangler for 7 nites. They booked it about 6 weeks before they left.
I priced out the same honeymoon for the same dates in July of 2019. In the least expensive room category available for the 7 nights, the price in 2019 was $8000.00 with travel insurance (just as they had for their honeymoon in 2010)
So now- 2022, I priced out the same package for 1 week in July, using new nonstop flights on United from Newark to Maui- same hotel, same room, same car and travel insurance with a cancel for any reason benefit.
Are you sitting? $14,905.94
Well, there are lots of reasons for that insane pricing but most have to do with supply and demand.
- Hawaii is our top honeymoon destination for a number of reasons and many are covid related. No covid testing is required to fly back to the mainland from Hawaii. That means, tons of people want to travel to Hawaii, especially Maui and the prices are soaring.
- More honeymooners are hesitant about every changing covid protocol in Europe so domestic travel is even more popular and Hawaii is the closest you will get to paradise within the 50 states.
Do you have to spend $15,000 for a honeymoon? Absolutely not but what we are trying to tell you is that there is NO AVERAGE HONEYMOON COST when My Vacation Lady helps plan it. Every honeymoon is designed around your dreams and budget.
My Vacation Lady is the only honeymoon specialist located in New Jersey to be awarded the top awards from Wedding Wire and The Knot 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!