10 Ideas to Control Your Honeymoon Budget

A honeymoon can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It can also be a potentially expensive adventure. You just worked hard to save money on your wedding, so don’t succumb to the temptation to overspend on your honeymoon. Consider ways to control costs while on your honeymoon. Here are 10 ways that you can potentially control your costs before planning your trip.


10 Ideas to Control Your Honeymoon Budget

  1. Plan ahead

    The first thing that you will want to do is plan as far as possible. That is because you can potentially find lower prices on everything from airplane tickets to hotel rooms and other activities. Try to plan ahead, at least six months in advance, in order to get better prices. At that time, you will want to try to reserve the following:

    • Airline tickets

    • Hotel room

    • Recreational activities

    • Car rental

    • Boat rental, if necessary

    • Restaurant reservations

  1. Do not plan your wedding and honeymoon at the same time

    Your wedding can be a large undertaking when it comes to planning everything from the guest list to the photographer to the wedding cake. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you try not to plan both your wedding and your honeymoon at the same time. Allow yourself some time to plan your honeymoon first. After that, then you should look at planning the details of your wedding. Doing this could also help keep from blowing both the wedding and honeymoon budgets.

  1. Consider a destination wedding to save on your honeymoon

    One of the clever ways you can save on your honeymoon is to have your wedding at a destination where you will be spending your honeymoon. This could potentially allow you to save thousands of dollars.

    For example, you can plan to have your wedding and your honeymoon in Hawaii or Cancun. You can invite just a few guests. After the wedding, you can have a reception at the hotel where you will be spending your honeymoon. If you are looking to spend your honeymoon at some exotic destination, be sure to investigate potentially planning your wedding at the same place.

  1. Consider an all-inclusive package

    Some honeymoon destinations offer an all-inclusive package. This could potentially include an airline flight, hotel, meals, and more. Be sure to carefully check the reviews to ensure that the entire all-inclusive package is right for both of you. Overall, you could potentially end up saving thousands by getting the all-inclusive package.

  1. Shorten the length of your trip

    You do not have to spend seven to ten days on your honeymoon. It is possible that you can enjoy all the experiences that you want with a five-day honeymoon. By cutting down the length of your honeymoon, you can potentially save on hotel costs, meals, and even the cost of the flight. Be sure to calculate the numbers on a shorter honeymoon to see if you can realize any serious cost savings. You may also potentially save money by avoiding weekend travel. Most flights and hotels have higher rates on weekends.

  1. Use your registry

    One of the great ways that you can potentially save on your honeymoon is to use your registry. There are some hotels and other expenses related to a honeymoon that can be placed on your registry. In the case of a honeymoon registry, you will be asking your guests to gift money to help fund the honeymoon.

  1. Go on your honeymoon during the off-season

    One of the best ways to potentially save big on your honeymoon is to schedule it during the off-season. For instance, you can fly to honeymoon destinations like Hawaii and Bali during the times of the year when the hotel and flight rates are lower. You can potentially get some significant cost savings.

  1. Consider cheaper locales

    You do not have to go to the most expensive place in the world to enjoy an excellent honeymoon. With a little research, you can find a place that you will love on a budget. Here are some top budget destinations outside the U.S for honeymoons, including, Portugal, Thailand, Canada, Belize, Costa Rica, Bali, Croatia, and Riviera Maya, Mexico.

    If you’d prefer to stay closer to home, there are some great destinations in the U.S to take a honeymoon, including, Boston, New York, Mount Rushmore, Washington, DC, or even a beach vacation on the Florida coast.

  1. Stay within driving distance

    There is a chance that the perfect honeymoon destination for you is not halfway around the world. Be sure to look at areas without a one day drive to see if you can find a top honeymoon destination. By staying close to home, you can potentially save money on expensive flights. You also don’t have to deal with jet lag, missing luggage, foreign currency rates, or other hassles that come from long-distance flights.

  1. Book the cheapest room

    One of the smartest ways that you can potentially save big on your honeymoon is to book the least expensive room in a nice hotel. After all, you may be spending lots of time out of the hotel room. Do you really need to get the large suite with the ocean view? Booking the least expensive room could potentially save you hundreds of dollars a day. Over the course of the entire honeymoon, you could possibly save thousands of dollars.

Making the most of your honeymoon while staying within budget

Your honeymoon can be a special time where you can enjoy experiences that will last a lifetime. Be sure to make the most of your honeymoon trip without blowing your budget. Considering everything from less expensive locales to creative planning to get the most honeymoon for your money.

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