Honeymoon Budget: Here’s How To Get Extra Spending Money

Honeymoon budget bride and groom holding each other tight and kissing

Imagine your honeymoon budget surpassing your wedding budget. Newlyweds holiday planning is part and parcel of getting married. Like every savvy DIY bride 6, 9, 12, 24 or 36 months away you’ll be heading of somewhere nice. So how do you get extra spending money?

With honeymoons costing between 1.000 and 4.000 euros, this is double of what you spend on a normal holiday. Perhaps you can find a bargain at Sandals resort in the Caribbean sun. Or have an adventure away at the River Hill Himalayan gardens? Is your wildest dream an intimate vacation with your H2B in one of the worlds lesser-known natural wonders?

Look no matter how many hours you spend dreaming about an extravagant destination wedding. Picking the perfect honeymoon is like selecting your bridal party. It’s time consuming, costs lots of energy and is stressful. So, how do you celebrate those first magic moments together as a married couple without worries? Tactfully ask your family and friends for a gift of money. Here’s how…

Honeymoon Budget

Start with cash wedding  gifts from family & friends

worthy wedding gifts man leading woman holding bouquet up steps

Honeymoon budget gives you the ability to enjoy those first magic steps as newlyweds. In fact, you don’t have to spend a fortune to have an amazing time together.  image parekcards

Tip 1Exempted wedding gifts

Did you know that every tax year you can get wedding or civil ceremony gifts of up to £1,000 per person?  Well, in the UK this is known as your ‘annual exemption’. But do your family and friends’ contributions have any implications for the inheritance and tax-free threshold? Find out at your local tax office today.

Tip 2• Honeymoon bargain shopping top tip

Progressing through the best package holiday deals for different price options is exciting. Similarly, there are financial challenges ahead but you want to indulge during your honeymoon. So, allow your honeymoon to be funded by your guests generosity. The obligatory boxed gift, presents, and useless stuff is passé and cash wedding gifts are in!

Tip 3• Calculate your honeymoon budget

Secondly, relax don’t feel pressured to create a mid-priced, upmarket or luxury honeymoon of a lifetime on a tight budget. It’s a fact, splashing out on a top holiday knocks extra holes in your pockets. But, a cash present from next of kin fill your purse to the brim. So, welcome a donation of cash. And remember the guest’s monetary presents will go a long way.

HAPPY wedding gifts budget bride and groom holding hands and running

Wedding couples love to receive worthy wedding gifts to set them off on their honeymoon! image flickr.com

Tip 4• Honeymoon destination budget

Now, I’m not talking about a pot of gold, crown jewels or a treasure trove but a gift of money for your month or more of travelling abroad. By receiving a sum of cash you’ll make planning your love getaway much easier. Whether you plan a spring, summer, fall or winter holiday 2021. Be bold, look for somewhere new, unfamiliar and go where newlyweds love to go.

Tip 5• Cash wedding  gifts for honeymoon

Another thing, whatever destination and climate you choose, have you thought about a familymoon?  Well, it’s a great way to combine your wedding with a honeymoon. Family and friends can pay for their own trip instead of a wedding gift. And you can share the amazing wedding photographer’s snaps immediately with everyone.

Tip 6• Honeymoon budget “Thank You”

Additionally, don’t forget to thank everyone for their monetary contribution and for attending your wedding. A card of thanks gives you the opportunity to express how much you appreciate their support. Plus it becomes a memorable honeymoon experience and a special souvenir of your overseas marriage celebration! Here’s  some wedding “Thank You” card wording inspiration.

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How much your guests’ donation gift should be for the honeymoon budget!

Immediate family  € 50 < € 150
Special relatives  € 50 < € 150
Distant relatives  € 35 < € 50
Close friends  € 35 < € 50
Colleagues  € 20 < € 40
Acquaintances € 20 < € 40



Finally, before you arrange your dream wedding and start looking at the month-by-month honeymoon planner. Use these beautiful request gift of money phrases your loved ones will appreciate your thoughtfulness. A short and sweet poetic message will do the trick. Nothing lightens the mood like a rhyme or poem, right?

  • Your presence at our marriage celebration is all that we wish for. However, if you want to give a gift, we will be grateful for a small cash donation towards our future plans/house renovations/second honeymoon/etc.
  • While your attendance alone is what we request, if you wish to buy us an anniversary gift then we have a small gift list at……., however monetary contributions towards our future life together would also be greatly appreciated.
  • If you were thinking of giving a present to help us on our anniversary wedding day. A gift of money in an envelope would really make our day extra special!
  • We have an anniversary gift list for you to see, because as you know we both can never agree. So help us achieve our dream to continue our married life in blissful happiness with cash or vouchers. It will truly help us commemorate our ………..wedding anniversary day!



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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a ceremonial wedding - symbolic marriage officiant with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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