5 Honeymoon Money Saving Tips

The honeymoon will always be an important aspect of every wedding plan no matter how tight the budget is. While the wedding ceremony is the highlight of every relationship ending up at the altar, the couple will always look forward to the honeymoon and spending time together as a couple away from it all.

Every newly- wedded couple will always feel the stress of wedding preparations. Even couples who are wise enough and who are capable of getting a wedding planner will not be exempt from the after-wedding desire to be stress-free. Thus, almost all couples will always consider their honeymoon the best part of getting married.

The honeymoon is a time to rest after all the wedding-related stress; it is a time to enjoy the company of each other away from the peering eyes of friends and relatives.

While the majority of couples want their honeymoon to be wonderful, there is always the financial aspect that they have to contend with. The wedding ceremony may be the focal point of the whole preparation but the preparation itself requires a budget. With the cost of all the outfits alongside the venue, wedding services, the license, the wedding cake, the dinner and everything else, it soon starts to add up.

What usually happens is that the couple spends too much on the wedding preparation that they end up having little and sometimes no budget for the honeymoon. But who said a couple could not have a romantic honeymoon if they do not have a large budget?

A honeymoon is basically already a romantic event because it is the time when the newly- wedded couple bond with each other. This alone should make the honeymoon romantic and memorable. Of course, there are at least five ways to make a honeymoon a memorable event, even for a meagre budget.

Every couple should take note of these five honeymoon money-saving tips so they can have a fabulous time on their honeymoon without worrying about large financial requirements. Plus saving a little bit more money means you could treat each other to a gift to start the honeymoon, such as a gorgeous Tennis Bracelet or piece to remind you of your big day.

Don’t be afraid to ask for money/holiday vouchers in your gift list! 

Gone are the days when a couple has to suffer in silence while opening the fifth identical wedding gift they have received; a dinnerware set.

Through the wedding gift list, the couple can inform the guests that they want or that they are in need of money or vouchers towards their honeymoon.

This is nothing to be ashamed of anymore and your guest would appreciate the honest approach more, whilst you will appreciate being able to get away!

5 Honeymoon Money Saving Tips

Plan the honeymoon ahead of time and take advantage of offers and deals

Planning is still the best way to keep your costs down and being organised with your honeymoon is no different.

If you get time to plan ahead, you will be able to take advantage of packages and promotions depending on where and how you are travelling. Most providers will offer you some discount but you may also find that if you get in touch and explain it is a honeymoon, there may be the chance of a free upgrade or maybe even a free night’s stay.

As with most travel companies in the UK, the earlier you book, the better deals you get. However, there is also the added benefit of being able to split the costs out over a longer period too.

Stay closer to home

Your honeymoon does not mean you need to travel to the other side of the world and by staying closer to home you may find that the costs are a lot less.

The UK has some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery to take in, so don’t immediately plan to hop on a plane or boat as it may be cheaper to stay here!

However, with many of the travel industry trying to drum up trade, shop around for your deals and you may find it is better to head abroad!

Why not try being one with nature and go camping for your honeymoon instead of staying in an expensive hotel?

Couples who are nature lovers can go backpacking for their honeymoon and enjoy others’ company with only the moon and the stars as witnesses.

Now, this option is not for everyone, however, there are plenty of people who do love camping, so why change what you love doing?

Timing is important so plan your honeymoon, if not the wedding during the off-season

Tourist and honeymoon facilities offer as much as fifty per cent discount for tourists who would visit their establishments during non-peak seasons.

When you get married, it does not mean you need to get away the next day on the honeymoon. Be wise with your bookings and dates and make sure they work for you! Avoiding the school holidays and summer holidays will make your trip cheaper and hopefully less stressful!