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Planning Your Honeymoon on a Budget

9 Great tips for planning your honeymoon

Posted: April 4, 2018

Planning Your Honeymoon on a Budget

The moment when the date of your wedding gets decided upon, the first thing that comes to mind is the honeymoon. It is the time when that bucket list finally gets to see the light and then comes out the numerous names of places that the both of you intend to visit on your honeymoon.

While some get sponsored for their first holiday trip as a couple while the rest have to pay for the expenses themselves. Even though the honeymoon is a one-time opportunity and going out and spending quality time is the motive, not always can you splurge on visiting exotic locales and need to limit yourself due to budgetary constraints.

While a low budget becomes a prime concern, that doesn’t mean you do not get to go for a honeymoon. Instead, you can follow these tips to have a great trip without having to spend much.

Get to know what the both of you want – Do you intend to have a relaxing weekend just to let go of that wedding stress? Is it the delicacies of a certain place that you intend to explore or simply want to spend some quality time with each other amidst peace and tranquility? Put that down on paper and only focus on what you need and nothing that people suggest. It is your honeymoon and you would make it just the way you want it to be.

Get help from a reputed travel agent – Believe it or not, making individual bookings for a holiday is known to be far more expensive than something that is booked through a travel agent. Do you know why? Well, they are into the business of arranging trips and transits for people and are the ones who receive those discounted rates from the hotels, the airlines, other transportations and amenities that guests get to enjoy. While you approach them for your honeymoon, it is likely that you would receive the best deals and offers while also being accommodated in the best places.

Look out for off-season holiday spots – There are those times when it is perfect for people to visit a certain place but it isn’t just the peak season for visitors and tourists to come by. This way, you not just get to be a part of a great locale but also pay less for the transportation as well as accommodation that would otherwise shoot up when it is the peak season for their business. You never know when you get lucky with it!

Do not travel to the other side of the globe – If you intend to save money, remember that most of the money would be gone just to pay for the flight tickets. Therefore, shorter the distance, lesser would be the transportation expenses. There are likely to be numerous tourist destinations around your location and exploring them can be a great idea as long as you are with your partner.

If possible, make booking early – There is nothing new in it when they say that last minute ticket prices are way higher than what it was six months back. The demand for it increases as the dates get near and that is why prices shoot up. Whenever your wedding date is fixed, try to make bookings for your honeymoon soon after. This way, you save money as well as receive the best amenities that the rest have paid double for.

Keep an eye on the sales that hit the news – There are times when due to low demand for traveling, the airlines or probably the hotels come up with discounts. Never miss an opportunity to grab these offers especially when you have made plans on which place you intend to visit for your honeymoon. These offers come cheap while making you travel in comfort just as the others are.

Look out for alternate traveling modes – if it is a place n far away, you could consider skipping the flight and opt for trains or probably road trips. This way, you get to explore the land as well as a stopover for photography or to try out local cuisines. You get a memory and experience that stays with the both of you for a lifetime. This way, you save a lot of money when you compare both.

Consider checking websites of hotels – Not always do they advertise about their discounts and offers and simply put it out on the websites for visitors. You never know when you hit the jackpot and receive accommodations at the cheapest price without having to compromise on comfort. These offers sometimes come with complimentary meals or probably sightseeing offers as well. Therefore, keeping an eye can sometimes work wonders.

There is no harm in bargaining – There are times when you arrange for the booking all by yourself and have to go by what the hotels are offering you. There is no harm in bargaining with them and asking for the final quotes while also revealing the offers made by their competitors. This way, you receive a quote from their end with discounts just so that they get to retain you as their client.

Follow these tips diligently and watch yourself enjoy a honeymoon like no other.

Article by Sarah Bennet.
"Sarah is a creative writer in Holiday Factors, a leading online holiday marketplace in Dubai, UAE"