With all the costs of planning a wedding, booking a honeymoon can seem a bit daunting. So in this post I will be concentrating on a few tips to keep the costs down.
Dan and I never really fancied booking a five-star resort on an island in the middle of the ocean somewhere that was going to cost a fortune. Instead we decided to go somewhere that is not too far away and meet up with some friendly faces.
Our honeymoon adventure will start on the Monday after the wedding as we are setting off to Split, Croatia. After a couple of days relaxing on our own we’re heading up the coast to the beautiful Tisno for a week long festival with friends.
We went to the same festival last year and knew we wanted to go again this year. So rather than booking an extra holiday we decided to turn the festival in to our honeymoon!
Here are a few more tips to keep your honeymoon cost down:
Just like any other travel, the earlier you book, the better the prices will be. Once you get engaged and you have discussed honeymoon plans, try to book your hotels etc as early as you can.
It’s crucial to know how to find the best deals. When booking flights, experts recommend booking them between 112 to 21 days before your departure, with a golden number of 54 days before.
Look into a variety of destinations prior to booking a honeymoon, as off-season is not synonymous with bad weather.
OTHER BUDGET DESTINATIONS
Going to the beaches of Thailand may seem a bit clichéd, but there is a good reason for it: you can find four-star amenities for two-star prices. Now, the plane tickets will probably be the most expensive part of the trip, but if you look around and plan in advance, you can find reasonably priced tickets.
Known as the “Isle of Enchantment”, Puerto Rico is a perfect honeymoon destination. It’s becoming easier and easier (and cheaper and cheaper) to get to Puerto Rico now that major airlines are flying there more frequently.
Portugal is one of the most affordable European destinations, less expensive than its neighbour Spain as well as the popular Greek Islands. It also retains much of its old-world charm, filled with ancient castles, picturesque fishing villages, and endless olive groves.