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These Are the Best Credit Cards to Use for Wedding Travel in 2023

iQuanti: Many married couples will say one of their biggest wedding regrets is letting the costs get out of hand too quickly. It's not hard to do since the average wedding in the U.S. is $28,000. Luckily there are ways you can subsidize those costs, particularly your travel expenses, with credit cards. Here are the best cards to use for wedding travel costs and why.

1. The Platinum Card® from American Express

Annual fee: $695 + $175 for up to 3 additional authorized cardholders

Known for its excellent customer service and rewards programs, American Express is a top pick for wedding travelers. Their Platinum card offers 5X rewards on airlines and hotels. In addition to that, you'll have access to their Fine Hotels and Resorts program, which offers exclusive benefits like late checkout, complimentary breakfasts for two, and welcome amenities at each participating hotel, making it a great option if you plan on hitting up some high-end destinations. Platinum members also have access to the Centurion collection of lounges around the world, Delta Airlines' Sky lounges, and Priority Pass access to hundreds of airport lounges around the world.

Other benefits:

  • TSA Precheck or NEXUS fee credit
  • $200 in annual Uber credits
  • $200 airline fee credit
  • Free Walmart+ membership
  • $240 digital entertainment credit
  • $300 Equinox/SoulCycle At-Home credit
  • $100 year Saks credit
  • $189 CLEAR® credit
  • No foreign transaction fees

2. Chase Sapphire Reserve®

Annual Fee: $550 + $75 per each authorized user

Another top choice for wedding travelers, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® offers incredible perks such as 3x points on all travel expenditures and 5x points on flights purchased through the Chase Rewards portal. This card also comes with an impressive $300 annual travel credit that can be used for unexpected costs when traveling and Priority Pass access to airport lounges around the world. 

Other benefits:

  • TSA Precheck or NEXUS fee credit
  • Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection access
  • DoorDash DashPass Subscription
  • $10 Gopuff monthly credit
  • 10x points for hotels and car rentals purchase through Chase Ultimate Rewards® platform
  • No foreign transaction fees

3. Chase Sapphire Preferred®

Annual fee: $95 + $0 for authorized users

If the annual fees are a little too high for your budget, consider the Sapphire Preferred® card from Chase. This card offers many "lite" versions of the Reserve® at a fraction of the cost, such as:

  • $50 annual hotel credit
  • 5x points on all travel purchased via Ultimate Rewards platform
  • 2x points on other travel purchases
  • 3x points on online grocery purchases
  • 3x points on dining
  • DoorDash DashPass subscription
  • GoPuff $10 monthly credit
  • No foreign transaction fees

4. Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card

Annual fee: $0

If you're looking for a card with a wide variety of travel benefits without the expensive annual fee, the Travel Rewards card from Bank of America is worth considering. While it doesn't offer the luxury-based benefits of the premier cards, it's still a hardy card that can help get you extra perks for your honeymoon or wedding travel plans. Its advantage comes in the cards generous definition of what constitutes "travel." Some users have received the travel category for amusement parks, zoos, and even restaurants.

Benefits:

  • 3x points on eligible travel books through Bank of America® travel center
  • 1.5x points on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees 

The bottom line

No matter the card you choose, it's important to consider what costs you're expecting for your wedding and find the right card that gives you the most bang for your buck. Give any of these cards a try and you'll be sure to find a way to get some of those hefty travel costs subsidized easily without sacrificing the vision for your perfect day.

Contact Information:
Keyonda Goosby
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
(201) 633-2125


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