After planning a fairytale wedding, the only demanding wedding planning stretch is the honeymoon thought. After dealing with the list of gests, arrangements, family drama, seating charts along with making endless important decisions for months, the newlyweds can’t wait to fly away to a beautiful honeymoon destination.
Whether you have booked a five-star luxury European resort or are staying in a bungalow, you can save big on your honeymoon if you follow a proper plan. The following are some money-saving tips that will help you make wise decisions to enjoy amazing honeymoon without going bankrupt.
Important Honeymoon Hook-ups
Do not hesitate to tell everybody that you two are honeymooners. Believe it or not, this information could save you big bucks. Such information can work magic and can warm hearts of hotel employees and airlines and will persuade them to offer you a special discount or some additional services that are only available for newlywed couples. Before you could even find out, who knows you may be enjoying a first class flight with your beau enjoying chocolate cookies with a cup of coffee for free.
And who knows this information may even lead to an extremely warm welcome when you check in the hotel. Do not forget to remind them that you two are on a honeymoon. The hotel may offer compliments such as fresh strawberries, a bottle of champagne, a room upgrade or a special honeymoon suite at discounted rates.
Before you finalize the hotel or resort, look for your options as well as your ‘rewards’ thoroughly. There may be some extra perks you can take advantage of. Some even offer free nights stay that you can score just at the right time. Have you been using credit card with the point system? There are credit cards that offer some points every time you swipe them for a transaction. You can get upgrades and free stays with your earned points. You can use your credit card for your wedding expenses to make the most of your ‘expense rewards’ when you are planning your honeymoon.
However, be very careful and do not spend recklessly on your credit card. You may face long term troubles if you spend thoughtlessly for just some perks. Moreover, make sure you are prepared to pay off credit card debt faster in order to avoid ruining your credit score that you have maintained to date.
While many couples wish to fly for their honeymoon soon after their wedding, this may not be the right time if you have financial constraints. Wait for the right time if you can’t compromise on the honeymoon destinations. Places that are very expensive during the season are usually very reasonable during off season. You can take this as an opportunity and save big bucks on lodging and airfare. You can easily find the rates of different hotels according to the time of year. You must not forget you are on your honeymoon and not on your vacations. Visiting a secluded place with less people and less holiday rush is the ideal place for you. Waiting for a few days or months can save you a lot of money.
Being with your beau, you can comfortably excuse from the royal treatment and better spend that money into something better and more productive. As far as food is concerned, get some healthy breakfast bars or fruits from grocery and enjoy it in your partner’s arms by the pool side. Fortunately, there are some easy ways you can cut out on things on your honeymoon without feeling the lack of it. Just by skipping the breakfast in the hotel you can save hundreds of dollars that you can spend elsewhere, for example at a spa!
It is always advisable that you talk to people you know have been to your desired honeymoon destination to learn about that place completely. This is the best way to get the inside scoop on saving big on your honeymoon trip. You may get information about cheap lodging, traveling, packages and diners that you may not get elsewhere. This can also help you reconsider your decision of travelling to a specific place for your honeymoon.
Make sure you consider tax inclusive rates to prepare your budget, but do not forget to carry additional cash or credit card with you to meet some surprise expenses in a new destination. However, be very particular about your credit card payments and pay off credit card debt faster to maintain your back up so that you can plan another honeymoon soon without any issues.