Saving on a Honeymoon

Honeymoons are a great way to relax and enjoy some newlywed intimacy in the wake of the stress of planning an executing a wedding. Unfortunately, honeymoons can also be very, very expensive. The best part of honeymoon expenses though are that they are totally optional. You don’t have to spend a small fortune on a honeymoon. You don’t even have to take one at all for that matter! More and more couples are choosing not to take a honeymoon or to postpone their honeymoon to some date in the future when taking a vacation makes more fiscal sense.

There are a variety of ways to save money on a honeymoon. Most of them don’t involve having to give up your dream of sitting on a tropical beach somewhere in the days following your wedding. Try these tips:

Travel Off-Season

You can save a small fortune if you visit your destination of choice in the non-peak season. For trips to the Caribbean, try going sometime in early December. Different destinations have different peak times, so do your homework and find the most affordable window to visit the destination of your choice.

Hunt for Deals

If you’re willing to invest a few hours bargain hunting for your honeymoon, you can usually come away with some great deals. Visit sites like TravelZoo.com and sign up for their email newsletters. You’ll receive an email each week with details on a seemingly too good to be true price for a vacation. But there’s no catch. The site works with resorts and airlines to put together discount packages for their readers. A good rule of thumb when it comes to traveling (or anything, really) is that retail is for suckers. Search around and find a good deal for your honeymoon. Don’t just pay the sticker price on the first resort you contact.

Look for All-Inclusive

Sometimes, not always, you can save a lot of money staying at an all-inclusive resort where your food and even drinks (alcohol included) are all part of the regular nightly rate. It’s not uncommon to find a nice four-star all-inclusive resort offering a rate of $199 a night. That’s $199 a night for both you and your spouse to enjoy beach-side accommodations with all of the food you can eat and beverages you can drink included. It’s not too good to be true: that’s really the way all-inclusive places work.

Try a Cruise

A fun and potentially very-affordable honeymoon option is to take a cruise. The benefits of a cruise is that your boarding and dining is included in the nightly rate. You just pay for added expenses like alcohol and any shore excursions, etc. A cruise is a great choice for a couple on a budget who aren’t entirely sure where they’d like to go for their honeymoon. Why choose one location when a cruise will take you to 3-5 different places? Check out information on Caribbean cruise ports to find a good deal on a cruise that departs from a drivable distance.

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Filed under: Honeymoons — vicky at 12:10 pm on Monday, April 11, 2011