When you get married, one of the most exciting things to plan is your honeymoon. But did you know that honeymoons can be expensive? The average cost of a honeymoon is $4,466, and that’s not including airfare! In this blog post, we will discuss some ways in which you can save money when planning your honeymoon. So whether you’re just starting to plan your honeymoon or are looking for ways to make it more affordable, read on for some helpful tips!
One way to save money on your honeymoon is to choose a destination that is off-season. For example, if you’re looking to go to Hawaii, you’ll likely find cheaper flights and accommodations if you travel in the months of January or February, as opposed to June or July.
Another way to save money is by booking your flights and accommodation well in advance. This will give you more time to look for deals and discounts. It can sometimes be better value to book your flights and accommodation separately, instead of a package deal.
One would assume a package deal would be the best option, but this isn’t always the case, and by booking accommodation direct with the hotel, they can sometimes throw in some extras like free champagne, or a room upgrade to their honeymoon suite for example.
When it comes to activities, there are plenty of free or low-cost options to consider. For example, many museums offer free admission days or discounted rates for couples. If you’re travelling to a popular tourist destination, take some time to research the best free things to do in the area. You may be surprised at how many fun activities there are that won’t break the bank.
One of the best ways to save money on your honeymoon is by using rewards points and miles. If you have a credit card that offers rewards, use it to pay for flights, hotels, and excursions. You could also consider signing up for a travel rewards programme like frequent flyer miles, allowing you to significantly reduce the cost of your honeymoon without sacrificing any of the fun.
And lastly, consider planning an intimate honeymoon rather than an extravagant one. This doesn’t mean skimping on the romance, but rather being mindful of your budget and choosing activities and experiences that are meaningful to you both. On your actual wedding day, you may have chosen things to make other people happy (we all do it), but your honeymoon is all about you both as a couple, so do whatever will make you both happy, and give you a honeymoon to remember for years to come.