Eight Ways to Save Money on Your Honeymoon

honeymoonYou’ve officials survived the wedding, the last thing you want is to worry about spending more than you can afford on your honeymoon. Here are a few ways that you can plan a fun, worry free honeymoon without breaking the bank:

1.) Put some miles on your marriage – Plan a road trip! Hitting the open road with your new spouse is a great way to get away without spending a fortune. You can map out a unique route to get to your end destination, while visiting exciting tourist spots along the way.

2.) Open travel cards – Use this card for all of your wedding expenses, from the cake to the dress to the venue. That way by the time you have to pay for the honeymoon, hopefully you will have racked up enough points to buy the flight to your dream destination at a discounted price.

3.) Get others to help out – A new trend in the wedding world is to sign up for sites like HoneyFund.com, as opposed to asking for physical gifts. The site allows attendees to “donate to the cause” instead of buying you that bread maker that you may never actually use.

4.) Trade spaces – Ever thought about swapping houses with someone? In addition to saving money on accommodations, having access to a full kitchen could also keep meal expenses down.

5.) Wait until the last minute – Of course sometimes booking early can get you good prices, waiting until right before you are ready to get away could save you even more. Save up money while waiting for your travel window to open, and then snatch that getaway at a great deal!

6.) Go off-season – Regardless of when you decide to take your honeymoon, it’s always a low season somewhere. Hit the beach in the summer months or hit the slopes in the winter. By going off-season you can save quite a bit of money.

7.) Go all-inclusive – The upfront sticker price might seem like a lot, but remember that the cost will include not only your sleep accommodations, but also your food, drink and, most of the time, various entertainment options.

8.) Make it quick – Not every honeymoon needs to be a lavish three week excursion. Look into romantic packages locally and weekend getaway deals.