6 Tips for a Budget-Friendly Honeymoon

A lavish wedding followed by a fantastic honeymoon is the perfect way to celebrate a new chapter of love and togetherness. With all that elaborate expenditure during your wedding, you are left with only a little amount for your honeymoon. But this does not mean that you cannot make it exotic. A proper planning can accommodate all your romantic dinners, posh accommodation, and sizzling massages. Here are some fantastic tips that will help you to cut down the unnecessary expenses and discover the perfect romantic getaway.
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Consult a travel agent


In the era of booking a flight and making online hotel reservations, the idea of hiring a travel agent might sound out of place. But, they are the best people to get you good discounts if you do not have a fair plan for where you wish to go, accommodation, etc. Based on your choice, interests and budget, they might come up with fantastic deals that might be impossible for you to get on your own. So, try hiring a travel agent to grab lucrative deals. Also, hiring them is not only restricted to honeymoon, you can consult them for family trips as well.  


Consider all-inclusive packages


Always do a proper research before buying a honeymoon package from an agent. They have several options ranging from budget, deluxe to luxury. Buying honeymoon packages will let you control your budget, since you know how much you are paying. Moreover, these packages cater to inclusions such as meals, sightseeing and adventure activities. Moreover, there are many agents who can customise a package for you as well. 


Make it short and memorable


A romantic honeymoon does not mean that it has to be a long one. So, if you are looking to save money on your honeymoon, consider an exotic location but keep it short. Plan your trip for 4-5 days, as they are enough to explore, relax, and enjoy this romantic trip. Plan a romantic resort retreat in the mountains, indulge in adventurous activities, relax and romance along the beach…ideas are umpteen!


Overseas or in India?


Well, it is certainly a myth that an overseas holiday is more expensive than a domestic one. It all depends on the destination you choose. An overseas honeymoon does not always mean huge expenses. There are several international destinations in South East Asia and Middle East which will cost you almost same as an Indian destination. So, if you have dropped the idea of an international travel owing to budget issues, think over it again. (Read: 8 Most Gorgeous Islands of Asia for Your Honeymoon)


Travel during off-season


One of the best ways to cut down on your honeymoon cost is to travel during off-season. It is not always necessary to leave for your honeymoon immediately after your marriage. Plan your honeymoon in off-season to enjoy fantastic discounts in addition to reasonable prices. You can get up to 50 per cent discounts on flight and hotel bookings. Also, places during the off-season are less crowded to provide you a secluded and romantic experience. 


Cut out unnecessary expense


Shopping is irresistible, especially if it is at an international destination. But, try to keep it minimal. It will save you a lot of money for sure. You can also cut down on transportation expenses by traveling via public conveyance such as metro, tram or bus instead of hiring a private cab.

A low-budget honeymoon does not mean that it would not be romantic and memorable. All you need to do is a smart planning to make this trip worth remembering.