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How To Go On A Honeymoon And Be On A Budget

Apr 29, 2008
You're chalking out the budget for your wedding with your fiancÚ. You've ticked off the catering, flowers, hall and decoration, wedding favors, bridesmaid dresses, the band, the photographer, the videographer - my gosh, what else!??! And now you find yourself left with (gulp) just pennies for your honeymoon. You don't have to feel low, if you can't afford to spend as much as you would on a wedding on your honeymoon. Use some creativity and some creative planning to make sure you have a memorable honeymoon on a budget.

First thing to do is go online. The Web has made the customer the king (earlier, people only said those words, they didn't really mean them!) and now you have a choice of travel packages, all from companies that are falling over themselves to get you to sign on the dotted line.

Traveling to your destination is the biggest expense on your honeymoon. Look for cheap airfares and discounted prices. Just do a Google search for those terms, and you'll find tons of companies offering you lowered prices on airfare tickets. Not all of these might be available at the same time that you're going on the honeymoon which is why you should plan ahead.

Once you have the fares all straightened out, begin hunting for cheap hotels. Cheap doesn't have to mean tacky, and filled with cockroaches. Budget hotels in fact, are a burgeoning industry catering to those who want clean and comfortable rooms and basic amenities, without paying unnecessary luxury taxes. Look into B&Bs. These have a undeserved bad rep, as tacky and cheap, and that's far from the case. Many B&B inns have separate honeymoon packages with separate private baths, a room service option for breakfast and meals in bed, and plenty of other options geared toward the honeymooner. Choose a picturesque town; check the local B&Bs and the kind of amenities they offer.

Travel during off season. A honeymoon during summer at a beach resort will always cost you higher than the same during winter when there aren't a lot of guests in residence. If you don't plan to be out of the room much anyway, traveling during this season will save you a packet on both air fares and hotel rooms.

Cruise vacations can also be a less expensive way to honeymoon. A week long cruise will include all kinds of amenities on board in one single package. Make sure to let the staff know that you're on honeymoon and you might be entitled to some freebees.

So there you have it! A few creative ways to save money on your wedding and honeymoon. So, go ahead, blow your budget on your wedding and still be able to afford a luxurious and wonderful honeymoon. Sometimes, even the less expensive tropical placed can feel like an amazing five star vacation after the stress of planning and executing a big wedding. So go ahead, don't be afraid to experiment with different ways to save and budget your honeymoon.
About the Author
This author lives in Flemington, NJ with her husband and 5 month old daughter and is an expert contributing author for a luxury wedding favors boutique offering variety of beach wedding favors, destination wedding favors.
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