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Budget Savvy Honeymoon Ideas

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A honeymoon, no matter how close to home, is good for your soul and good for your marriage! Check out these budget savvy honeymoon ideas!

Budget Savvy Honeymoon Ideas

How many of you would pay a significant amount of money to be done with wedding planning TODAY and move directly on to the honeymoon? Sometimes wedding planning can feel overwhelming and you just want it all to be behind you– are you picturing yourself and your sweetie sipping Mai Tais on a beach somewhere right now? We can’t say we blame ya.

Ideas for a Budget Savvy Honeymoon

Here are some general tips to consider if you are looking for budget savvy honeymoon ideas:

Take a Minimoon.

Perhaps you’ll spend just a couple of nights camping or stay at a cabin in the woods for a long weekend, rather than taking a full week to yourselves. No matter what, we recommend you take the time to get away after the wedding.

Think about your interests.

Maybe you and your partner are huge Lord of the Rings fans, so your dream honeymoon is to either go to New Zealand and explore where the movies were filmed. Or you both love scuba diving so you plan your trip around an epic dive location. Or maybe you go west to Yellowstone and Yosemite for some rustic camping. The pattern there is that you should consider planning a trip that incorporates your interests!

Consider a Road Trip

Are you and your fiancé comfortable on road trips? Draw a big circle around your house containing everything within say, a 5 or 6-hour radius (go wider if you have more time or really don’t mind driving). Chances are, there are quite a few honeymoon destinations contained within that circle. The money you save by driving, rather than flying, can loosen up funds for dinners out, tickets to a show, or renting kayaks.

Consider Alternative Destinations

Look beyond standard resorts and destinations that market to honeymooners. Do you like hiking or camping? Try a national park or park-hop between state parks. Enjoy restaurants, shopping, and culture? Pick a big city and find a great deal on a hotel, and then explore.

Check Daily Deal Sites

Check Living Social Escapes and Groupon Getaways regularly for deals on hotels and vacation packages. Sign up for an account (both are free) and you’ll get emails daily.  If you are flexible on location, you can grab a ridiculously good deal. The hotel in New Orleans looks good? Book it! The nearby spa is 50% off? Done. Flexibility is key, and don’t forget to read the fine print on which dates the deals are valid.

Use Travel Rewards

Use a credit card with a good rewards program for your wedding expenses. By the time your honeymoon rolls around, redeem your points for fuel cards, restaurants gift cards, or cash that you can use for your honeymoon.

A honeymoon, no matter how close to home, is good for your soul and good for your marriage! Start your new life off right by taking some intentional time away to reflect on your wedding day, connect with one another, and dream for your future!

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