Many newlyweds often ask what the honeymoon costs are going to be. It’s an awkward conversation, because on one hand, you’ve committed to a lifelong marriage that you’re not sure you can afford and on the other hand, you don’t want to rock the boat and risk it falling apart before the wedding. Couples who ask the question are usually concerned about the price. They want to know what they can afford so that they’ll know what to expect when they start looking at honeymoon destinations and different honeymoon packages. And to most newlyweds, the honeymoon is their largest stress.
Planning Your Honeymoon
But this is where the newlyweds should relax; there are many choices that can fit into their budget. The first question couples should ask themselves is whether they want to take a package deal or choose the various elements that they need to include in their own honeymoon. There are honeymoon packages that include all the food, champagne, flowers, wine, and so on for two. If this is what you’re looking for, you won’t have much to worry about; but on the other hand, if you prefer to do things on your own, you will have to spend time searching for the different elements that you will need.
A good way to determine the honeymoon costs is to consider where you’d like to go. Once you know where you want to go, figure out what the typical cost of that area is. If you want to save money, plan for a honeymoon well in advance. If you get engaged a year or two ahead of time, you will have some time to search for the best deals. This can be a great way to make the most of your honeymoon, since you can save money and really enjoy yourself.
Booking A Bigger Honeymoon
A big honeymoon expense that many couples don’t think about is renting a villa or a cabin. These can be great ways to cut honeymoon costs, especially if you are going to use them for a week or less. Many couples who are getting married often rent a small cottage in the countryside for their honeymoon. A lot of these cottages come with private pools and hot tubs, and they come equipped with everything that honeymooners need. They are a nice alternative to a hotel, and they can usually be booked up fairly quickly.
One thing to keep in mind when planning a honeymoon is the amount of time that you are willing to spend off of work. If you both want the wedding, then you can always get married and plan on a honeymoon. In this case, you may only have to consider honeymoon costs during the months when you will be going to be at home. If you have children, though, it might be better to plan your honeymoon for when they are sleeping over (their vacation time could extend), rather than for the week-end or month-end. You can still save quite a bit of money if you take care of all the details yourself.
You can also contact the bride or groom’s family and find out how much honeymoon money they are able to provide. Some families will only help with honeymoon costs if there are sponsors or attendants to assist in planning the trip. This way you don’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford it. The family will cover most of the costs.