So finally, we’re at the conclusion of my wedding series. There are a few factors that play into saving money during your honeymoon and they are:
Paying for the hotel/rental
Food and meals
All of these things factor into how much money you can save on your honeymoon depending on what you do with each one. Here’s a good idea of how you can save with each one.
Paying for hotel/rental
- When paying for your hotel or rental property instead of going through Trip Advisor or kayak or anything like that, first find the state you want to go to and look on that’s state’s craigslist for rental properties. I tried this myself and got some great results *NOTE please do be careful if using Craigslist as there are many scams and bad people*
- Once you do find a rental you like, negotiate the price or try and get a deal if you can. I ended up negotiating a rental into half the price they were asking for just by suggesting it. 🙂
Food and meals
- One of the ways you can save on food is if you find a rental with a full kitchen that includes dishes. If you get a rental like this you can either bring your own food or shop when you get there.
- Avoid eating out each day. As I said before by bringing your own food you are saving a ton of money because while $30 will get you one meal by eating out it can get you many more meals if you bring your own food.
- Shop at Aldi’s or a wholesale store. By shopping at a food store that are more wholesale you will save more money per pound which will not only help throughout your marriage but on your honeymoon as well.
- Depending where you are going and why you’re going there you can often save on entertainment costs. For us, we mapped out many honeymoon options, what the things to do there were and the total cost were. One of our ideas was to go to Maine. For that we decided to have two real excursions that we thought would be fun. Those would be the only two paid excursions that we would do. So pick some things you want to do ahead of time, and stick to them.
- When it comes to travel, it really depends on where you are going. If you are going close by like we plan to (from Vermont to Maine) it is more cost effective to drive. If you are going farther you might have to take a train, bus or plane.
- Once you are on your honeymoon, determine how far the locations are that you want to go and decide whether or not you can walk, rent a bike, or take a trolley/bus. If you can’t do those things rent a car or take a taxi.
- Another idea is to bring your own bikes with you if you are driving, and that will save you money on gas and it will be a fun thing to do with your new spouse.
Now, there are some great ideas to save you money on your honeymoon, but I want to know what your ideas are!! Leave a comment and let me know how you plan to save/saved money on your honeymoon.