Five Ways to Make Your Honeymoon More Budget Friendly

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Planning a wedding can be stressful for anyone. The last thing you need is to extend that worry to your honeymoon. There isn’t any rule stating that you need to spend all of your money on an extravagant honeymoon. You can save money and still make memories that last a lifetime. Here’s how.

Look at airfare costs

Before you even decide on your final destination, look at the average costs of airline fares for each day of the week. There are some locations that get a lot of nonstop service from the United States. More exotic or smaller locations require a connection, usually on a smaller plan. You have to decide if you want to pay for another leg of travel.

Steer clear of traveling during the holidays

Prices will skyrocket during the holidays and special events. To illustrate, you can get a room on the Las Vegas strip for around $29 per night during the week– as long as it’s not around Christmas and especially New Year’s Eve. When New Year’s Eve rolls around, you can expect Las Vegas hotels that normally charge around $30 per night to jump to around $200 per night.

And, the more expensive hotels will climb as high as $500 per night. So, expect the highest rates during the winter season. There are also local holidays that command top dollar. Plan your trip outside of holidays and special events.

Try an RV honeymoon

When you embark on an RV honeymoon, you get more privacy and can avoid tourist traps. You can set your own schedule without worrying about airline costs, check in times or anything else. You and your spouse decide where you want to go and when.

According to Outdoorsy, the Airbnb for RVs, you can explore beaches, parks, hiking trails and towns you might never see taking a plane. You can also drive to a beach town or go skiing. The options are endless.

Volunteer

Your honeymoon doesn’t have to be a vacation the entire time. You and your spouse might dedicate a few days to volunteer for a charity. You can do anything from planting trees to building houses and helping the homeless. This time together will fulfill you spiritually while contributing to the community. Being on honeymoon doesn’t mean you can’t help others.

Research hotels thoroughly

Check out hotel rates on a variety of online marketplaces to see the general range. You also want to be flexible with your timing. It is often more affordable to vacation during a weekday than on the weekends when there is a higher demand for rooms, flights and cars. You should also check pricing on the hotels’ sites– they often have package deals not listed on hotel marketplaces.

You should also use a rewards card when book, or even a hotel card if you have one. You might get deals such as booking two nights for a free night in the future or gift cards for booking several nights in a row. When it comes to saving money, you don’t have to stay at a roach motel if you are flexible with your timing and research the best rates.

Planning and taking a honeymoon doesn’t have to cost your life savings. With a few modifications, you can enjoy a honeymoon that is both enjoyable and affordable.