So, we're getting married next May. Despite small setbacks such as our florist dropping us, the plans are coming along well. By the way, we reached out to some friends and were referred to a florist who is going to be fabulous, and within budget.
The next thing on my list is planning the Honeymoon. We're going big on this. We are planning to spend two weeks in Italy and Greece. Neither of us have ever been to Europe, so we didn't want to overwhelm ourselves with hopping around to Spain, France, etc. We picked the two countries that we wanted to see the most.
Thanks to my massive accumulation of Hilton Honors points, we will have our hotel stays almost entirely covered. We're actually up to about 330,000 points. The gorgeous four star quality hotels in Italy and Greece go for either 35,000 or 40,000 points per night. I'm going to continue to use my Hilton Honors American Express card for most of our wedding expenses, so that total should get close to 400,000 points by the time the wedding rolls around.
Our problem is the flights. I did a cursory search for airline prices for that time of year, and it looks like about $1,100 per person on the lower end. Ouch! Unfortunately, unlike Hilton points, I do not have any significant accumulation of any major airline miles.
If anyone has any tips or advice to help us keep our honeymoon costs down, it would be much appreciated. I know the obvious answer is to scale our plans down. Fewer nights, cheaper location. especially with the current Dollar/Euro rate, it's going to get costly.