Guest Author - Sadiyya Patel
There are many reasons to want to save money on your honeymoon. Maybe you want to be able to spend more money on your wedding or maybe you want to save up for that new house you and your spouse will be buying. Either way, there are many ways to save money on your honeymoon and still have a fantastic time.
If you have any friends or family with a timeshare somewhere that they are not using, they might offer it to you to use and that would be their gift. This way, all you will have to pay is your traveling expense to get there plus some extra spending money. You can grocery shop and cook at the timeshare, making romantic candlelit dinners there instead of spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars eating out every night.
Another thing to consider would be a nice quiet bed and breakfast. You can usually find one a few hours away from home that could be quite inexpensive. It would also save you the airfare. You can stay for an extended weekend or for an entire week. The nice thing about this is that big breakfasts are included in the cost so that means you will only be eating a light lunch and dinner out. Some even offer dinner as part of a package.
If you and your soon-to-be-spouse enjoy camping, why not go camping for your honeymoon? You can camp in the woods or even on the beach at Lake Erie or some other lovely spot. Many campsites offer spots for around twenty to thirty dollars a night. If tent camping doesn't sound like fun, rent an RV and camp in style. Roast marshmallows and hotdogs over an open fire and truly enjoy the beauty of nature that is all around you for a very small amount of money.
If you really want to go somewhere exotic or far away for your honeymoon, then consider planning your wedding for the time of year that is considered off-season for tourists. This way, your travel expenses and hotel accommodations will be a lot more affordable. You can save yourself hundreds of dollars just by selecting a different month for your wedding and honeymoon.
One thing that you might want to consider is having your honeymoon in a highly sought after location, but simply cut back on the number of days that you stay there. Instead of a week in Hawaii, you could stay for three or four nights and finish the rest of your honeymoon back home.
As long as you and your spouse are spending quality time together, that is what matters most. Just think it through and consider all of your options and you will find it is possible to have and inexpensive yet fun and romantic honeymoon.