Want to save money on your honeymoon without sacrificing luxury? Deputy Content Editor of Secret Escapes, Emma McWhinney gives us her top money-saving tips for newlyweds.
Money-saving Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon
Your honeymoon should be an unforgettable experience. Don’t let your budget get in the way of planning your dream vacation. Check out these 6 savvy money-saving tips make your budget go further.
Check for weak currencies to help you get the best value for money while you’re away. While you’re planning your honeymoon look into which currencies offer you the most money for your pounds. Cashing in on changes in the exchange rate can make all the difference to the price of a quick bite to eat and a gourmet, five-course dinner.
Many couples put their honeymoon on the back burner because they’re too wrapped up in planning their wedding. While some last minute deals can certainly help soothe the purse strings, it’s a myth that flash deals can only be booked a couple of days in advance. Head to online travel sites like Secret Escapes where you can book breaks up to a year in advance. Don’t leave it to the last minute and risk settling for a destination and being disappointed.
Booking a package holiday can keep the planning process stress free and can also save you a lot of money. If you want to take the stress of planning out of your honeymoon, why not book a package which is specially curated by experts to include the added extras you’d otherwise end up splurging on?
Many of Secret Escapes’ deals offer luxurious extras such as 3-course dinners, champagne on arrival, late check-outs, spa treatments and guided tours! What better way to celebrate your marriage than being treated like VIPs!
Mini-Moon to Honeymoon
If you’re getting married in peak holiday season, follow in the footsteps of celebrities and book a mini-moon. Book a long weekend or even a city break in one of the stunning destinations Europe has to offer, like the South of France or Italy.
You can save your honeymoon for off-season dates to bag the best rates – plenty of destinations like the Caribbean islands boast year-long tropical climates. Choosing off peak dates allows you to honeymoon in style with the extra spending money you have saved.
Check the Calendar
Researching national holidays and events in specific destinations can keep costs down. Try and avoid busy times of the year such as school holidays or when local festivals are happening. At these times, hotels will raise their prices as they know that their rooms will be in high demand. You’ll also find by avoiding these peak times you’ll find getting reservations for top restaurants and bars much easier.
Don’t keep it a secret
Everybody loves a newlywed! Mentioning it’s your honeymoon really can open money-saving doors for you! Some hotels and airlines will give you added romantic extras such as complimentary champagne or chocolates. You may get really lucky and manage to get a free upgrade on your flights or hotel room (this isn’t a guarantee though!).
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