According to the popular saying, “who marries wants a home”, but, in addition, often, who marries wants to party and also wants a romantic, glamorous and incredible honeymoon trip to enjoy the first moments of life for two and already married!!! And, of course, all this has a cost or investment.
Faced with this situation, many couples are in doubt between having a great wedding party or an unforgettable honeymoon trip. There are also those who only remember to plan their honeymoon when they already have a good part of the budget committed to the party, or even those who are already buying and equipping their own house and prefer a simple party, but don’t miss a super romantic trip.
In any case, the good news is that you can have an unforgettable honeymoon trip without spending too much and planning a budget to maintain the couple’s financial health. Want to know how?
1 – Include travel in your wedding budget
If you plan to make the wedding party and the honeymoon trip, it is good to consider all expenses from the beginning of the planning, to balance the costs with the couple’s budget.
If you put off thinking about the honeymoon until after the ceremony has been prepared, you may end up with no money in your pocket for the long-awaited trip.
So, it’s best to plan ahead to take advantage of the best deals, get lower prices and have time to make changes to the schedule if necessary.
Take the opportunity to research prices and see if it pays to close a travel package or plan your honeymoon on your own. Generally, the second option is more affordable and, in advance, it is possible to prepare every detail for a memorable trip.
2 – Consider putting Honeymoon quotas on the gift list
The wedding gift list, in general, is used to help the couple furnish the house. But it can also help to finance the honeymoon trip.
There are websites specialized in the matter of weddings and travel where you can create a list of gifts, including Honeymoon quotas, and redeem the cash values to use as you wish.
This can be a good solution to avoid repeated gifts (or gifts that are not exactly to the couple’s taste) and also help in the realization of the long-awaited honeymoon trip.
3 – Choose alternative destinations
The Honeymoon is a unique moment, but to be perfect, it doesn’t necessarily have to be in Paris (or in another famous destination that is part of the couple’s dream). A trip to a much-desired (and more expensive) destination may even be better if planned at another time, when you don’t have to worry about the expenses of the wedding party.
The best thing is that you can make a dream honeymoon trip, even opting for alternative destinations. After all, what matters most is choosing a destination that has to do with the interests of the couple, to live magical moments with the ones you love.
4 – Prefer the low season
Even if the wedding is high season (May to September), postponing the honeymoon a little to travel in low season can pay off a lot financially. During the low season, not only the tickets are usually cheaper, but also the prices of tours and services.
In addition, in the low season, destinations are usually more empty. And so you can enjoy the trip for two with more romanticism and tranquility, without worrying about crowded attractions.
Just be sure to check the weather conditions of the low season destination so you don’t get disappointed with the weather.
5 – Stay tuned for promotions
If you already participate in a mileage program, check if it pays to exchange miles for tickets and other services at the destination.
In any case, to spend less on the honeymoon, keep an eye on airline promotions and also on others that you can enjoy in the city you are visiting. In fact, finding out about the destination is essential.
6 – Research the destination and plan extra expenses
Even those who close a travel package will probably still have some extra expenses in the Honeymoon destination. It can be with taxis, restaurants, bars, tips or even small travel gifts.
To spend less and enjoy the honeymoon trip better, it is best to research the destination beforehand. So you can discover attractions of interest (including different options and free alternatives), specific savings tips for the place (such as good and cheaper restaurants or cheaper places to buy small gifts), etc.
7 – Make an average of expenses per day of travel
Knowing how much you have for your honeymoon trip and how many days you will spend at the destination, calculate an average of how much you can spend per day. While traveling, this can help you better control expenses.
So, with some financial planning and a lot of love involved, the honeymoon trip can certainly get cheaper and still be a wonderful experience, full of special moments.
In Angola and beyond, the last months of each year are times when many weddings are held and when there are weddings there are honeymoon trips. Enjoy a lot and be happy.