How To Save Money On Your Honeymoon
It’s critical to have a wedding budget established as you plan your wedding. However, many couples fail to consider establishing a honeymoon budget too! If you are looking to save money on your wedding, shouldn’t you look to save on your honeymoon as well?
Here are some surefire ways to save money on your honeymoon:
Start planning early
Keep your eye on the rates well in advance of booking. This will help you to determine the packages which are the most competitive.
Doing your research in advance will help you receive a ballpark idea of total costs which is essential when trying to stick to a budget. Remember to consider things like must-do activities and must-try restaurants!
One of the best ways to save money is to travel during the destination’s off-season. It’s important to do your research as this varies upon destination. Shoulder seasons can also have great rates so keep an eye on those months that straddle peak season and off-season.
Scheduling your honeymoon several months after your wedding has become common for newlyweds to save money. Holding off on your honeymoon can also be nice for those with lots of out-of-town visitors. You will have more time to spend with friends and family after the wedding rather than dashing off to paradise.
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Create a honeymoon registry
Many couples are living together before marriage today so there isn’t always a need for extra sets of towels or a new set of knives. Some wedding couples have chosen to create a honeymoon fund for guests to contribute instead of products you may already have.
Start earning travel rewards
Whether you have frequent flier miles or use rewards credit card, this is a great way to help cover the cost of travel. If you spend an average of $100 at the grocery store each week, why not start earning travel credits on that?
Ask an expert
Don’t hesitate to reach out to a destination travel specialist. A destination travel specialist can help you maximize your budget and save money on your honeymoon.
Your honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With a few helpful strategies, you’ll be on your way to your dream vacation for a fraction of the cost!
Megan Velez is the Vice President of Product at Destination Wedding Travel Group, the world’s leading destination wedding and romantic travel planning company. Destination Wedding Travel Group, which encompasses GayDestinationWeddings.com, DestinationWeddings.com and LuxuriousDestinationWeddings.com, has worked with nearly 25,000 couples and half a million guests to plan dream destination weddings around the world. For more information, visit DestinationWeddings.com.