Cheap Honeymoon Ideas
Just because you want cheap honeymoon ideas doesn't mean the honeymoon won't be enjoyable.
Yes, we would all love to go 5 star all inclusive to a beach paradise
but you also have to be realistic. A honeymoon is only a week or two
out of your future lives together, so it's not worth getting into debt
For this reason I have compiled some of my favourite cheap
honeymoon ideas so that you can have your pick of the discount
So if you don't have much money in the budget for a honeymoon, don't despair, you can try the following:
My Favourite cheap honeymoon ideas:
- Home swap - This is a great way of seeing
different countries which may otherwise be out of your budget. Another
bonus is you get to stay in a proper home with all your usual amenities
there to enjoy. You can save a substantial amount on accommodation as
you only have to pay for the flights (then if you use a budget airline
and book early you can save even more). Who said affordable honeymoons
- Camping - Ok, this
isn't going to be everyone’s idea of a perfect budget honeymoon, but
you can potentially save a substantial amount of money as camping fees
are normally a lot less than hotel accommodation.
Plus you'll be able to come and go as you wish and many of the best honeymoon
resorts will have areas nearby where you can camp. At the end of the
day, if you don't like the site you can pack up and move somewhere else.
Do, however, research your camp sites before booking to make sure you
know what services are available and that it's not next to an airport etc.
- Stay local
- (This is possibly my favourite of the cheap honeymoon ideas). If you're anything like me you probably have some fantastic locations right on
your doorstep (like the picture above), but because they're relatively convenient you haven't
felt the urge to visit them. By staying
local you can save the cost of the air fare which can be a substantial part of your honeymoon costs.
- Stay with some friends
- Again, maybe not the most popular of the cheap honeymoon ideas, but
it makes for a very cheap honeymoon. Friends won't charge you to stay
for a few nights (good friends anyway!), but you should at least take
them out for a meal or two or buy them a present to say thanks. This will still
be a lot cheaper than flights and hotel rooms plus it makes for a very
- Use family and friends holiday accommodation
- Do any of your friends or family have a holiday home or apartment? If
so ask them if they would be prepared to let you rent it off them for
the honeymoon. You will normally get a very good rate, or if you are
lucky they might even let you have it for free as a wedding present.
- House sit - you can house sit for friends or check out the many websites for people looking for house sitters to keep an eye on their properties while they're away.
- Stay at a Hostel
- Traditionally we think of hostels as shared dorms full of lots of
people in very basic accommodation. However, if you do a little research
on line and speak to the hostel locators you can find private hostel
rooms for two at locations all over the world. They'll be more
expensive than regular hostels but they will be cheaper than traditional hotel
- Use any of the budget airline companies - The
budget providers now fly to most of the popular locations around Europe and
the rest of the world. But book early in order to get their best prices.
- Stay at casino hotels
- These hotels provide top notch rooms for less than you would expect.
They do this to draw you into their casino, where they hope to relieve
you of more money. So if you have good will power (and only if you have good will power) this
may be an option for you.
As you can see from the
cheap honeymoon ideas above, you have lots more options over and above the cheap
honeymoon packages and the other usual options.
So if you think your
budget won't allow for a honeymoon, think again, you just need to get
creative with your ideas, think outside the box and you should be able to
get an affordable honeymoon that suits your budget.
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