If you are planning on taking a honeymoon trip, whether it’s close or far away, the beginning of wedding planning is the time to plan your honeymoon too.
Your honeymoon budget is part of your wedding budget. Keep in mind that it’s not the destination that is most important, it’s finding a great place for the two of you to connect and relax and enjoy!
Plan ahead and do your research. Discuss what the two of you would enjoy doing together. Do you want to lounge on a tropical beach or go skiing?
Do you want to go on a cruise or play at a theme park? Using a travel agent could be a big help time-wise and they are very knowledgeable in finding the right trip for you. Be sure to find one through a recommendation and ask about any fees you may have to pay.
Get clear about you ideas. This is a trip of a lifetime!
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Money Saving Tips For Travel
Saving on any type of honeymoon will involve planning early. Book as early as possible for the best deals. There are tons of travel deals out there and discounts abound!
A great general tip is to honeymoon off-season for the area that you are visiting. This could mean big savings!
Plan a trip that is within an hour or two away from home. Check out nearby resorts, Bed & Breakfasts, local beaches, spas and getaways. We are all guilty of not visiting beautiful spots close to home. Now might be the time! This option saves travel time, obtaining passports, buying airline tickets, etc.
If you’re the outdoors types, plan a camping honeymoon. Most campsites have lots of activities choices like canoeing, fishing and hiking. We recommend you check out “Glamping”!
Many companies and clubs offer travel discounts on everything from theme park tickets to flights. Check this out if you belong to AAA, AARP, Costco, Sam’s, BJs Wholesale, Professional Organizations and Unions, or through Credit Card promotions. Sometimes you can also use student and military IDs for discounts as well.
Don’t forget to use your frequent flier miles and any other rewards programs you participate in.
You may want to consider a Honeymoon Registry/Fund. This is where your guests can gift you through the registry and the money goes for your honeymoon expenses.
Some couples prefer to shop around and check things out for themselves. There are great online resources, but try to compare prices by calling destinations directly. They will often give you a better rate.
While shopping around and booking your honeymoon. Be sure you are aware of any hidden costs and taxes that will be added.
Things to Consider Before Traveling
- If you are traveling out of the country, be sure to apply for your passport early and check out any health or vaccine requirements for your destination.
Account for all expenses when budgeting. Consider airfare, lodging, meals, tips, transportation, souvenirs and any extra activities or excursions.
Check the weather for where you’re headed and for the time you will be there.
Pack properly. No one likes to over pack OR under pack!
It’s a great idea to photocopy your plane tickets; passports and emergency phone numbers and then keep them separate from your wallet, like back at your hotel locked up!