Whether or not you're the one handing over the funds for the wedding of your dreams, you will find that putting together a wedding costs more than you thought or even set a budget for when you first got engaged. So while you're in the middle of picking and choosing what you want and what you need for your wedding day, you may want to get a head start on also making plans for your honeymoon.
Perhaps there's a destination you've always imagined going to for your honeymoon or you've already started to put together an itinerary for the post-wedding trip of your dreams. Either way, the top question you may find yourself asking is: Can we ask our parents to pay for our honeymoon?
Before you ask your folks to fund the trip of your dreams, map out an estimate of how much you think the trip will cost. If your parents are already paying for a chunk of your wedding, it may not be the best idea to ask them to shell out even more cash for your trip. But if you're paying for your wedding on your own, you could ask your parents if they would be willing to contribute to your honeymoon fund as your wedding gift.
See More: Best Honeymoon Destinations By Month
The other option you can consider, if you don't want to ask your parents to chip in for this expense, is to put a honeymoon fund on your registry. That way, guests can help pay for your honeymoon as their wedding gift to you, which, for some couples, beats getting a blender or a set of knives they don't need. If you want to break it down for your guests even more, certain honeymoon registries, like Zola, even let your guests pick and choose what part of your honeymoon they want to gift to you, whether it's airfare, hotel stays, or activities along the way.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.