A honeymoon should be a time for new spouses to relax, unwind, and celebrate their marriage. But weddings can be quite expensive to throw, so many couple find that their honeymoon budget isn't as large as they would like it to be. Not having a ton of extra money doesn't mean that you can't have a honeymoon or that your trip has to be sub-par. There are many ways to have an amazing honeymoon when the budget is tight; use the following tips to achieve your honeymoon dreams:
1. Check Out Vacation Packages
When it comes to traveling, vacation packages can be some of the best values out there. In many cases, airlines and hotels provide discounted prices to travel companies that make purchases in bulk, and then travel companies pass the savings on to their clients. Depending on where you want to go for your honeymoon, there is a good chance that you will save a substantial amount of money if you choose a vacation package instead of booking each aspect of your trip separately. It is possible to find good vacation packages yourself online, but if you want to save time and have the help of an expert, it is a good idea to consult a travel agent who knows all of the best deals.
2. Consider a Honeymoon Registry
Wedding registries have been around for a long time--in the past they were designed to help newlyweds outfit their first home together with all of the essentials. But with more and more people living together before getting married, it is not uncommon for new spouses to have all of the household items that they need. If you and your soon-to-be spouse do not need a blender or more towels, consider setting up a honeymoon registry instead. The concept is very similar to a traditional registry and allows your guests to contribute to your honeymoon fund if they would like to. Some travel agencies and large hotel chains offer honeymoon registries, and there are also several online companies that specialize in this concept.
3. Travel During the Off-Season
Traveling during the off-season can result in huge savings since the demand for airfare and accommodations are lower. Begin by using the month of your wedding to find out what destinations are off-season during that time and then narrow down the destinations until you find one that fits your budget. The destinations that are off-peak will vary depending on when you're getting married. For example, many islands in the Caribbean have their off-season during the summer months due to hurricane season, and many North American coastal towns and beach resorts are much less expensive in the fall and winter when summer tourism dies down.