One of the great things about a honeymoon fund (aside from getting extra cash for your epic vacation!) is that you can break it down into specific items and experiences to make your guests' gifting experience a little more personal. From a couple's massage to upgraded plane tickets to a cooking class all about local cuisine, it gives a fun insight into the adventure you have planned and helps your guests feel like they're buying you something specific instead of just writing a check. But do you actually have to use the money you received for the things your guests purchased? Here's the inside scoop.
While you should definitely still use the money for your honeymoon, there's no rule saying that SCUBA lesson your aunt purchased actually has to be a SCUBA lesson. You might decide that you'd much rather upgrade your standard room to a suite or an over-water bungalow, or arrive at your destination and realize that a helicopter tour would be more your speed. Or maybe you'd rather spend a few hours in a smaller seat on the airplane, then reward yourself with a luxurious day for two at the spa instead. It's your trip, after all! And if you land and are way too tired for that sunrise hike up a volcano, there's always a sunset cruise or a private dinner on the beach.
As we mentioned, though, you really should still put the money you receive as part of your honeymoon fund toward your honeymoon. Your guests are hoping to make that experience as memorable and exciting as possible for you, so put their generosity to good use! And if you come home with a little extra money in your pocket (perfect for that home improvement project you were thinking about!), we won't tell!