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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Airline, Cash Back, Cathay Pacific, Citi Forward, Credit Cards, Korean Air | 0 comments

Wedding Planning and Airline Miles

I’ve been an airline miles and points junkie for a long time now ever since college when I opened up a Chase credit card that gave me unlimited 5% cash back on a variety of categories! Those were the good old days and as you can see from my previous post, 2% cash back isn’t even a guarantee these days. Similar to a gateway drug, that Chase credit card was my gateway card and before I knew it, I was constantly trying to find the best credit card deals to quickly accumulate miles and points. Another credit card that I’ve had for eons is the Citi Forward credit card.

[Update 11/1/13] Unfortunately, the Citi Forward no longer offers new cardholders 5 Thank You Points per $ spent on dining and bookstores, such as Amazon. I no longer recommend opening this credit card.


To apply for the credit cards discussed and other credit cards, please see my credit card bonuses page

To apply for the credit cards discussed in this post and other credit cards, please see my credit card bonuses page


Even though I didn’t fly or travel that much in college, I would constantly read Flyertalk to learn not only about collecting miles but also about travel tips and tricks. It was always a popular site but back then, the community and the forums were smaller. Fast forward to today, and airline miles and points are now considered cool, banks give much bigger bonuses for opening credit cards (although redemption cost has also increased), and blogs dedicated to travel and collecting miles/points are popping up left and right.


Wedding Planning and Airline Miles

And while I already know a large part of what these blogs discuss through my own learning experience, that is not the reason I write on Wedding Spend. The truth is, a lot of these travel blogs know more about travel tricks and airline miles then I ever will, and they are constantly uncovering new strategies. The reason I started the blog was to document my own wedding planning process and to help many of my friends who got engaged shortly after me. Airline miles and points just happen to be a big part of the wedding planning process, because of A) the honeymoon and B) weddings are expensive so you will want to recoup as much of the cost as possible via cash back and airline miles and points.

If you are solely interested in learning about travel tricks, airline miles, and information of that sort, I actually recommend these other two blogs, which are popular.

  • Frequent Miler (really innovative ways to earn miles and points)
  • Million Mile Secrets (excellent step-by-step instructions to earn miles and points, especially for beginners)

If you are like me, however, and want to learn more about how travel tricks and airline miles tie into the wedding planning process, especially the honeymoon, then hopefully I can shed some light to help you save money while still having a fantastic wedding and honeymoon.


The Main Point

Traveling and airline miles are a passion of mine, and wedding planning is a fascinating topic that I want to learn more about every day. Those are some of the reasons why I started blogging – I felt I could add a different perspective than some of the other travel blogs out there. And while I don’t plan on doing trip reports on this blog, I do like to travel (preferably for free) and I do want to get you excited about planning your honeymoon so here are some pictures of flights I’ve personally flown in first class for practically free. You too can have a great honeymoon, and maybe even a luxury one, for very little cost. It’s not as expensive as the media portrays as long as you stay organized, manage your finances, and plan well.


Cathay Pacific first class

Cathay Pacific first class

Korean Air first class

Korean Air first class


Disclaimer: I may receive referral credit for some of the links above, which I appreciate




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