If you’re lucky, you know what you want. And if what you want is a wonderful honeymoon, then you need to plan for one.
However, you might look at your wedding budget thinking the honeymoon of your dreams is impossible, but do not fret. The following are a few things you can do to afford this.
Every destination has an offseason for various reasons. This could be during winter when things get too chilly, or maybe it’ll be during the rainy season. Find out when the offseason is and get tickets around that time. You should notice a significant discount on your flight, car rental, and even your hotel. The only thing you have to worry about is adjusting your wardrobe so that you can deal with off-season weather. This might seem less than ideal, but things can still turn out great.
Cut the Ring Cost
Rings take up a lot of your budget, and they don’t have to. People used to insist on spending a small fortune on the rings, but couples are getting more practical and less traditional. Some folks are opting for tattoo rings instead of real rings, so your options are endless. If you want the honeymoon of your dreams, opt for cheap engagement rings then use the savings for the honeymoon. The same goes for wedding bands. Just make sure this is something you both are willing to sacrifice. If one partner wants a certain ring, then this may not work out.
A lot of cash goes up in smoke because of the venue. You can consider something a little non-traditional, and you can save more than you imagine. For example, why not hold your wedding reception in a restaurant? These may only charge you for the food and usually come without a venue fee, which can be substantial. You could also look for a family farmhouse that’ll rent their space out to you, or maybe rent out space in your local brewery. Strange locations may seem odd at first, but it can offer an exciting feel to your wedding.
Used is Good
Finding money for a beautiful destination honeymoon can lead you to the second-hand route. Many folks have been able to pull off crazy but wonderful weddings with used items. For example, there’s nothing wrong with looking for a second-hand wedding gown or going to a consignment shop for your wedding dress. You could also consider asking your married friends for centerpieces that you could borrow. Look in thrift stores for other things you could use to decorate your wedding venue as well. To do this right, try to start shopping as early as possible because finding the right stuff can take some time.
The cake can cost a lot, especially if you try to buy something traditional, but if you’re willing to think outside the box, you might end up saving a lot more. There’s no rule about serving a wedding cake at a wedding. You could serve ice cream cake, frozen yogurt with brownies, or you can serve cupcakes. Maybe you’re getting married during the blueberry season and want to incorporate that fruit into your wedding by serving delicious pies. Try to apply this idea to everything else you’re going to be serving to your guests.
Your destination honeymoon awaits. All you need to do is follow some of these suggestions. Permit yourself to be different even if folks don’t want you to be because this is your wedding, after all.