Affordable Honeymoon Destinations!

A honeymoon is the first adventure a new married couple experiences together. It is important that it is unique to the interest of both parties. After spending on your wedding, you may be feeling like you don’t have a lot of options for destinations for your honeymoon. Below are three ideas of locations that you can go that won't hurt your wallet but ensure enjoyment for you and new spouse!

Whether you're looking for tropical weather, incomparable scenery, or colonial style architecture you have options. Here are some of the destinations you might want to consider:

Mexico

If you're set on a tropical destination Mexico might be the right pick for you. With breath-taking beaches and just the right amount of culture, it is always a good time in Mexico. The night life is something that attracts many of the tourists, along with the landscapes and incredible weather. All-inclusive trips help cut some of your main costs like food or beverage and entertainment. Who can really resist the sand, the sun, and the waves?

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Ireland

Formally one of the most expensive places to travel in the West of Europe, Ireland is priced much more ideal now. The more condensed part of Ireland still remains around the same prices but across the west coast they have become more economical. People go for the scenery; the rolling hills, and endless green. Little villages are scattered across the west coast displaying how quaint Ireland truly is. These villages are full of kind locals who are known around the world for their caring manner. It makes for a perfect romantic getaway, the one we've been dreaming of since we watched "P.S. I Love You". (by the way.. we LOVE that movie!!!) 

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Montreal

If you're looking to really keep the budget down. Plan your honeymoon locally. Montreal is Canada's own little piece of Europe; bursting with culture, wonderful food, and a great music scene. There is plenty of gorgeous architecture to experience while you explore the streets and shops. If you're looking for some fun, Montreal attracts people of all ages for the night life. All in all, Montreal is our own little taste of culture shock here in Canada and makes for an inexpensive but incredible choice.

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Keep in mind, many countries that are expensive have less expensive options. If you want to travel somewhere popular, look for surrounding cities that are easily accessible to help with lowering the cost of hotels, B&Bs and other sleeping arrangements. 

Bottom line - do your research and give yourself the time to do so.  Planning ahead is key.

The more time you have to save and plan the closer to your ideal getaway you will be!

Be sure to pin these fab locales to your vison board! Get those ideas flowing:)

~Happy Planning Lovelies!~

xoxo

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We thought we would start today's post off with an image that just takes-our-breath-away.

How could it not?

Paris, France.  The City of Love.  *sigh*

Lots to do and see while in Paris.... this could be the perfect location for that relaxing, romantic escape.  

Romantic dinners and picnics in the park. Getting the Royal treatment and finding yourself lost in the Parisian streets.  

Have we peaked your interest yet?  We know we are ready to jump on that plane!

Just one of the many popular honeymoon destination choices today, newlyweds have the difficult task of narrowing down their options.  

As we talked about in the blog post Planning Your Honeymoon, taking the time to plan your trip just as you have planned your wedding will result in a very memorable time away.

Here are some more stunning, locations that may just make your cut.

 

ITALY 

 

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 ASPEN 

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THAILAND 

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GREECE 

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NEW YORK 

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Whereever you decide to travel, our advice .....

do your research & make sure you plan for everything! 

 

~ Happy Planning!!! ~

 

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Planning Your Honeymoon

 

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Amidst all of the wedding planning details, one that needs to be considered is "where are we going for our honeymoon?"  Blindly picking a destination on the big old map just doesn't cut it!  This trip will be your first as a married couple and it will be worth the effort to find the perfect honeymoon destination you will love and remember!

Are you looking to relax on a warm, tropical, sandy beach? Are you wanting to do some sightseeing?  Or are you both the type to do something really adventurous??!!??  More and more couples are straying away from the traditional idea of what a honeymoon is supposed to be and making it more memorable for themselves.

Here are just a few tips to keep you on track when planning your honeymoon!

 

1. Discuss Budget

Kitchener Wedding Planner PlanningYou have just had the most amazing wedding and now it's time to relax as husband and wife!  You don't have to break the bank to do it!  There are a number of ways to work within a tight budget when planning your trip.  For instance, travel in the "off season" when things are cheaper.  All inclusive locations generally are less expensive and have special rates you can take advantage of.  The benefit of doing the all inclusive is knowing the cost up front which will definitely make planning the honeymoon easier!  No hidden fees.  No surprises.  

We can't stress how important it is to have a budget when planning your honeymoon.  The last thing you want to endure is having arguments about money during the trip.   

 

2. Do your Research!

Beginning your honeymooon planning may seem like a daunting task but soon after you start, you will realize you only have a handful of options that fit your situation.  Your "research process" could begin midway through your wedding planning or if you are really proactive.... you could already have the hidden jar of cash under lock and key that is just for that relaxing piece of heaven at the end of this journey!  There are 2 ways you could approach this process - Use a travel agent or go full steam ahead and do the legwork yourself.  For those of you that don't have the luxury of time in your schedule... a travel agent may be your best bet.  For the ones that want to do it themselves, be thorough.  There are a lot of websites that help find you the best deals rather than go through directly to the source (ie: the cruise line).  

3. Narrow down your list

Kitchener Wedding Planner PlanningBased on what you are wanting to do on your honeymoon and what you've decided your intended budget is to be, you can begin to narrow down the list of potential destinations.  It is best to have 2 or 3 possible choices.  Even if you think one may be beyond your budget, keep it on your list... you might just be able to make the most exotic locations work for you!  Once you've narrowed your list down, the next step is too look into more detail as to what each choice has to offer.  Are there package deals available??  Off season rates? Does one choice have more activities to offer than another?  All things to consider to plan the perfect experience.

 

These are just a few tips to help you get started with planning your honeymoon.  Just as in planning your wedding, take the time and plan your honeymoon as well. It will be well worth it! You deserve that little reward after this journey!

 

~Happy Planning! ~

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Unique Registry Idea !

While working with a couple for a wedding this June, we started talking about registries and the bride mentioned she found this awesome way of involving their wedding guests in the honeymoon plans!

Check out Honeyfund !

The couple gets to select a list of activities that they want to take part in and the wedding guests are able to "purchase" a part of their memorable, custom made honeymoon itinerary!

Just another way to make your wedding day yours!!!

  ~Happy Planning!  ~