Some couples are fortunate enough to have a honeymoon given to them by their families, but it doesn’t always work that way. Whether it’s a couple paying for their own wedding with tight funds, or there simply isn’t a lot of left over money in the budget, a honeymoon can sometimes seem out of the question.
Luckily, there are several alternatives to that big grand-scale trip to Fiji. We have found some great ideas to help couples that want to celebrate their new life together with a romantic and fun honeymoon.
Stay in the country
Think camping at Yosemite, visiting the Grand Canyon, skiing at Lake Tahoe, or lounging on the beach at the Outer Banks. As exotic as a European vacation sounds, the United States also has a lot to offer; most of which couples can get to by car. By choosing to drive can be a huge money saver, and even if you do fly, it will still be much cheaper than an international flight.
If a couple decides to get married during ‘wedding season,’ which is during some of the peak vacation times, flight and hotel prices could potentially be sky high. An easy solution is to wait the summer out until after Labor Day when prices drop drastically. This way, couples get that high class resort experience, but at a price that won’t break the bank.
With popular websites like Groupon and LivingSocial, where discounts are always 50 percent or more, it makes affording your honeymoon a lot easier. There are new deals for trips everyday at great prices, you just have to make sure you buy them in time because deals close within a week.
Just remember, a honeymoon is where you make it, not where you book it. The point is to celebrate your new marriage with the one you love, so don’t stress too much and have fun with it.
See You Soon,
~Paula & Martin Ramirez
Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.