You’ve spent so long planning the wedding, but how long have you spent planning the getaway? Once the big day is over, it’s time to switch into relax mode.
However, you’ve just spent a fortune on flowers, centre-pieces and hiring the music.
What if we told you it’s possible to have the honeymoon you deserve after spending big on your special day?
Here’s how you can save on your big day:How To Save Money On Your Wedding Without Sacrificing Style
Are you worried about how you will be able to pay for a honeymoon after spending so much on a wedding? Here are four ideas that will allow any couple to save money while travelling together after their nuptials.
1. Take A Cruise From Home
Cruises are not only fun, but they set the stage for a couple to have some romance.
This is a popular honeymoon idea because you get so much by paying one price; food, entertainment, fun in the sun and the opportunity to head to more than once destination without packing and paying for accommodations more than once.
There are manycruise options available so there’s always something to suit your taste and budget.
If you and your beloved want to save on a cruise honeymoon, consider shortening the length of your journey. It is surprising how much excitement and bliss can be crammed into just a few days on a trip.
According to the accounting experts at Robinson Accounting, another way to reduce the price of your trip would be to drive to the location of your cruise will sail from. They explain; “Most cruises embark from capital cities such as Sydney which is home to a world-class public transport system across the city. Look for one that is close to where you live. Since most cruises do not set sail until the afternoon, you will have plenty of time to get there from home, which means you can nix a hotel stay”.
2. Combine The Wedding And Honeymoon
A weddingmoon allows both of these special events to be held at one time.
Today, there are many resorts that offer free weddings to those who book a stay that lasts at least three nights.Or, pick your dream destination and have a beach wedding to save even more on costs.
Wedding celebrant Darren Moransays combining your wedding and honeymoon is less stressful. He explains; “When you plan your wedding and honeymoon as one, you cut the frustrations, workload, and stress of having to plan two separate events and you also save yourself some considerable travel time”.
A destination wedding is not ideal for all, but if it is, take advantage of the situation and enjoy having your honeymoon and wedding in paradise.
3. Consider Last-Minute Travel
Weddings and honeymoons are usually planned far in advance.
The anticipation is one of the things that many couples look forward to. If saving money is really important, then avoid making plans too soon and wait until the last minute. This is when many are able to snag the best deals.
These discounts apply to airfare as well as the cost of vacation packages.
The only drawback is that you will have to be flexible since many of the locations you have dreamed about may not have any availability. Keep in mind that your room at the resort may not be the best ever, but letting someone on the staff know that you were newly married may lead to a free upgrade.
4. Go Camping
If you are an outdoorsy person, you should consider going on a camping trip for your honeymoon. You can stay overnight at a national park as long as you make a reservation far in advance, so start making plans as soon as you can.
If you are someone who is unsure about how much you will enjoy cooking and sleeping out in the wild, you can rent camping equipment for cheap instead of making a major purchase. As well as renting equipment, it’s important to wear the right clothes.
The fashion experts at Tierra Almahave an exclusive tip and state “Wearing the best clothing for camping can make a big difference in your enjoyment of the trip. Camping is a romantic and intimate way to start your married life. Scratch the bikinis for your island getaway and focus on quality clothes that keep you warm, cosy and practical. Remember, there’s no such thing as bad camping conditions, just bad clothes!”.
Or you could still choose tomake it a more traditional honeymoon and spend your last night at a hotel where you can clean up and enjoy the luxurious comforts with your spouse.
As you can see, saving money for your dream honeymoon is possible. Just because there’s a little less left from the big day, itdoesn’t mean you have to skip this altogether. The idea is to cut corners and reduce costs as often as possible, even if it means you won’t get that dream floral arrangement.
Before you head to paradise, here are some honeymoon essentials you MUST consider when packing for your getaway: 10 Things To Put On Your Honeymoon Packing List
Charlie Wilson is an Australian writer and uni student living in Melbourne. He is passionate about technology and the latest innovations. Charlie also has a love for animal welfare, regularly taking breaks from work to volunteer with the local pet rescue.