Have the honeymoon of your dreams without skimping on the wedding
Many people planning a wedding have some dream elements in mind – whether it is their ideal dress, a special location, or even an awe-inspiring cake! With your wedding date as a deadline and deposit due dates, it can be easy to focus on ensuring you pay for all these things before you start thinking about things like your honeymoon.
But after all the stress leading up to the wedding, and the deflated feeling some couples report after the event is over, due to the huge build up towards and heightened emotions on the day, the honeymoon can be an important opportunity for the two of you to connect as a couple, reflect on your new commitment and enjoy your newlywed status.
Most people have an idea of their dream wedding and focus on funding these elements during the planning stage. This can mean some couples see the honeymoon as something to fund once all the expenses for their big day are covered.
But after all the stress leading up to the wedding, the honeymoon can be an important opportunity for the two of you to connect as a couple, reflect on your new commitment, and enjoy your newlywed status.
Rather than compromise on the things you really want for your wedding, or forgoing a honeymoon altogether, here are some strategies to help you have the honeymoon of your dreams in addition to a wonderful wedding.
Sign up for holiday deal sites
Many companies offer special deals on honeymoon packages that are all-inclusive or contain special extras tailored for newlyweds, like romantic dinners or couples massages. Do your research and you can find a great deal. Popular sites like Luxury Escapes can help you organise an amazing honeymoon at a huge saving.
Take advantage of rewards offers
Weddings are really expensive, and they can present a great opportunity to take advantage of rewards points plans offered by credit cards – if you’re going to be spending something like $60k, why not get every extra out of it you can! Be sure that you’ve budgeted to pay off your credit card so you don’t incur interest, but often these points can add up enough that you can pay for accommodation, experiences and even a flight upgrade to make your honeymoon extra special!
Go a little later
A lot of couples these days don’t take the traditional route of exiting their wedding and heading straight off on honeymoon. If there is a destination of once-in-a-lifetime trip you and your partner have always wanted to take, why not delay your departure a little bit until after the wedding, stash a little more cash and do something really special. This also means that you get a second chance to relive the excitement of your special event after the initial wedding fever has worn off.
Want some more advice on how to make it happen? Check out these tips on budgeting for your dream honeymoon!