Planning a wedding without a huge budget can be downright scary. The recent surge in DIY wedding concepts is evidence that today’s brides and grooms are cutting back. Here at The Man Registry, we are very excited about this trend. We definitely agree that there are ways to bring wedding costs down to meet your budget. And believe it or not, making the honeymoon a little more affordable is very possible.
The honeymoon is one of the bigger drains on the wedding budget. The trip is traditionally paid for by the groom – however, today’s couples often share the cost. Here are a few quick tips that may be helpful in your planning:
Consider a cruise
It may come as a surprise, but cruises are traditionally much cheaper than doing a resort. You want to remember that food is normally included in the trip cost. If you’re not big drinkers, you won’t be racking up a huge bar tab and your only other expenses will be souvenirs and on-shore excursions.
Keep the trip shorter
Depending on your destination, planning a weekend honeymoon is often more affordable than a week-long vacation. It’s not ideal, but it sure beats doing nothing or completely delaying the honeymoon.
Consider going on a U.S. road trip rather than leaving the country. Gas prices have fallen since their peak a few summers back, and if you use a trip planning website you can find cheap hotels along the way. Use the same website to find cheap lodging at your destination. One of the most popular trending honeymoon destinations are mountain areas. These spots are ideal for travel by car.
Do a short trip now and a long one later
Another alternative is doing a short weekend or one-night trip immediately after the wedding and then waiting until there is enough money to do an all-out trip.